We hardly ever see hats with nice millinery flowers around here and I have never seen this tin with the ballerinas before. My favorite take-homes!
The shore of Lake Erie. This was the first time I have been to any of the Great Lakes. I adore how they call it a "sweet water sea"! It was overcast that day but the temperature was mild and there was no wind at all. Perfect for walking along the shore.
Niagara played a very pivotal role in history so the whole visit to the museum was fascinating and our tour guide was more than happy to share every single thing he knew. 8+).
Something I found particularly interesting were these prisms on the deck of the ship. I couldn't get a good picture below deck but they are shaped like a diamond and project light to the interior of the ship. Oh my gosh, those are some cramped quarters and hard to imagine 50 or 60 crewmen slung from the rafters in hammocks.
Only I would visit a maritime museum and come out with pictures of buttons and needles - lol! I wish I could have gotten better photos of the uniform buttons but they were behind glass. If you click them bigger you might be able to make out some of them. They had a great collection.
The carved MOP button is my favorite. I think the brown ones with the black stripe are Bakelite. Sadly, every single one of the green metal rhinestone buttons is missing some rhinestones. I can't bring myself to toss them so maybe I'll find some green rhinestones in a poke sack one of these days. Stranger things have happened!
It turns out I am STILL missing a few comments (not as many as before) so I apologize if you have left one and I haven't responded.