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ran23

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ran23

I had a 7 1/2 ft tree for many years.  donated that last week.  Mini-tree in the house and decorations hanging all about.  still festive.   

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I threw my 7ft tree out two years ago when I first decided to sell here.

I didnt decorate last christmas assuming I'd have the agents here taking photos & xmas decorations dont look good in real estate ads after the season.

I've had so many obstacles in getting ready to sell & now most of the locations I've been considering moving to is burning up with some 50 houses burnt & 3 lives lost.

This is the second time Ive planned on moving & both regions have been burnt out.

 

I'm not impressed with having those apple trees increased in price, even from their factory outlet. So, no apple trees for me. 

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Ran, I never imagined you to wear a Polo.

I was sure you'd wear a 3 piece suit even when gardening. 

 

Psssst... are they black ?:D

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All Uniqlo brand: White with light check pattern,  Red trim with red/white pattern,  and a beautiful Navy--you have to see the pattern up close. 1 & 3 are my favorites so far.  Sellers sent me discounts,  poor time to be buying for myself.  or not.  I paid my Prop Taxes last week, I deserve this. 

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ran23

My only brown shoes (Brogue Boots) are starting to fall apart.  with all the holiday bills, I did find a good pair of AE Cap Toes in dark brown on the bay. 

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Early December I was looking at these christmas items but they were too pricey ..

Today they were reduced..greatly  reduced, so I bought them. This was $130 now $41.70

Winter Bakery 2019 Etagere 34cm

 

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A gold metal star  comes in two sizes..29cm about 12inch

was $129 now $38.70

 

The 24cm star was $89.95 & today its $26.95

https://www.villeroy-boch.com.au/shop/toy-s-delight-royal-classic-large-star-gold-29-cm.html

 

I'm going to be really annoyed if I die before next christmas & cant display my treasures.

 

 

 

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ran23

I shrunk my favorite blue pinstripe shirt.  A ebay seller just offered me a deal on one.  A BB that will be my replacement soon. 

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These Allen Edmond's Wilberts 1951, are a very dress casual shoe, for denim or chinos. they do not take polish, just conditioner.   interesting.  

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I bought a couple of these hammered/beaten  metal stars for this years christmas displays.

Theyre about 10 & 12 inch high by about 1&1/2 inch wide . Nice welding job... Made in India

Toy's Delight Royal Classic Medium Star Gold

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I paid $12 ea for these metal  squirrel nutcrackers because theyre cute &  on sale from $40.

I bought 3 for next christmas's  gifts & will add a bag of nuts for the occasion.

 

I bought one for me when it was reduced to $20  but $12 is a better bargain.

 

Winter Bakery 2019 Nutcracker Squirrel

 

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Well, everything I was wearing was discounted.   Brooks Polo sweater, AE Brown shoes, J. Crew Wool Jacket, this Sunday morning in Trader Joe's.  I reached, not in front of, but excused myself, reaching for the spinach.  The gentleman was in a beautiful Camel Hair Overcoat and nice shoes.  I was in that vegetable section for a while and didn't see him talking to anyone.   He he is telling me about mixing Spinach and another green mix.   Just a strange morning, seeing that I am not used to people talking to me much.    life. 

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Ahhh you've got style ran!!

Ive been watching TV lately when it was to hot to do anything else.

 

Two docu's I really enjoyed would suit you .  Posh hotels in London.

They'd not let me in with my jeans & t-shirt but you'd fit in admirably.

 

I dont know if I was mixed with another baby at the hospital but I feeI was born to be rich. :rofl: 

 

https://www.theritzlondon.com/

https://www.theritzlondon.com/2017/06/27/puttin-on-the-ritz-christmas/

 

https://www.thesavoylondon.com/

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ran23

I know I wanted basic Brown Loafers and did a ebay search for them. I was looking at some worn AE because they can be resoled.  then I saw a good looking pair with rubber soles added, just what I wanted.   Patriot model?    looked that up--> $695.00, hand sewn uppers.  I looked at what other stuff he sold, pretty much high end sneakers.  I got these for $49.  I do not think they have been outside for any length of time.   happy

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