Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday Smiles 254


Once again, I am sharing a few more of these photos from the History Museum each Friday, along with some funny stories, quotes, verse, or jokes I found when I was cleaning my office. 

I'll share the funny stuff first, then you can see and enjoy the photos of the museum. By now you know I'm here for Annie's Friday Smiles.

Fun is like insurance: the older you get the more it costs.
                  ~Kim Hubbard

We are all here for a spell.  Get all the good laughs you can.
                  ~Will Rogers

An old golfer whose eyesight was failing him feared he would have to give up golf.  He couldn't see where his ball landed.  Nonsense, says his friend.  Just get an old partner with 20/20 vision.  He can tell you where your ball lands.
The golfer with poor eyesight is delighted with the suggestion.  The next time his friend sees him, he asks how the scheme worked.  "Well, I found an old friend with excellent eyesight; he had no trouble following the flight of the ball, but by the time we got up the fairway, he's forgotten where it lands."

I read in the newspaper that a couple of California raisins died, and they suspect a cereal killer.

There are three periods in life: youth, middle age, and "how well you look."
                                    ~Nelson Rockefeller

Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
                                           ~Frank Lloyd Wright

Now for more photos from the museum, this time in the South Hall on the 2nd Floor and the final room on the 2nd Floor.

The beautiful wooden table in the center of the room caught my eye.


The marble and inlay of this piece were beautiful, but not really my style.



The Grandfather Clock was impressive, but the color of the wood was all wrong.  I'd prefer the oak that beautiful door is made from.

Now I know some people really like this stuff, so I photographed it.  I even own some silver plate, but I don't like to clean it, which takes the fun out of owning it.




I understand it's important to have this under glass for security reasons, but it makes it difficult to photograph.




I'm always lamenting how my furniture looks like it is dusty when I photograph it in the winter.  Well, I know that furniture had been dusted that day, but it certainly looked dusty to me.  At least now I don't feel so bad.

Next time we will visit the third floor, or at least part of it.

Thanks for joining me today as I visited Annie and her lovely smiles.  A smile to start the weekend is always a good thing.

20 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

the trouble with beautiful old furniture, is you need a beautiful old house to show it off in! thanks for sharing this part of your trip to the museum

Valerie-Jael said...

There are some beautiful things in the Smithsonian, thanks for sharing! Have a fun Friday, hugs, Valerie

Annie said...

Love your funnies and as for the photos .....you certainly kept the best til last. That stained glass is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Annie x

chrissie said...

Started the day with a laugh-thank you Elizabeth. The I looked at the wonders of the museum. Your photographs are so beautiful

Love Chrissie xx

Angela Radford said...

Oh my! I am wondering how long it must take to get round all this, it's gorgeous and the funnies are brilliant today. Have a lovely weekend, Angela xXx

kaybee said...

Good to have a morning giggle - great funnies! That museum is one I'd like to visit too.

My name is Erika. said...

The raisins and the cereal killer joke made me laugh this morning. I have this FRiday morning want to sleep brain, big time! :) But I did love seeing all the beautiful old furniture. Wow. They are gorgeous and quite outstanding. Not my style, but it does open a little window into the past. Tose Victorian Days were quite ornate and people must have had homes that were like museums. :) Enjoyed my visit to the museum again. have a great Friday! Hugs-Erika

Rike said...

Thank you for the jokes and the eyquisite photos from the museum - it is joy to look at all!
Wish you a happy weekend! Rike x

RO said...

I really enjoy those Friday Funnies Elizabeth! Something about that tall mirror is calling my name, and is so beautiful. This museum has some great pieces, and I love that you share them. Happy Friday and HUGE Hugs...RO I had a bit of good news yesterday that I was praying for, and was a goal for 2018. I don't how they found me, but someone is paying me to link back to their sites from my abuse posts. Of course I'm thrilled about the chance to monetize the blog, but it's even more exciting to be able to reach others who need to escape the horrors of domestic violence. Yay! Hope your day is as special as you are! Hugs...RO

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fabulous jokes - the Rockefeller quote speaks to me as I reached the " how well you look" age at least my daughter thinks that !
This furniture is wonderful. I would love to live with some of this pieces - but such furniture is much too expensive for me nowadays. Wonderful silver and the stained glass window is precious!
Happy Friday Elizabeth!
oxo Susi

mamapez5 said...

Thanks for sharing some more of your museum visit. Unfortunately my internet is on a go-slow tonight, and some of your photos would only open half way, but I too loved the big wood dining table and it's vase of sunflowers. Some of the other pieces are too ornate for me, but of course, in the right setting they are stunning.
Have a lovely weekend. Kate x

Meggymay said...

Thank you for the Friday smiles . The photos were lovely and I was drawn today to the silverware, so beautiful.
Yvonne xx

CJ Kennedy said...

Enjoyed the jokes. The ornate furniture is beautiful, but not my style either. Too many nooks and crannies to dust. I love the dining room table with the state flower, sunflowers. I love the cherry grandfather clock. Silver is easy to clean just use toothpaste. Delightful shine and minty fresh. Stay safe and warm.

Rita said...

Cute jokes!
I love dark/darker woods better than light woods. Different strokes--LOL!
So much to look at there! Wow! :)

Incipient Wings said...

haha, the golf joke is hilarious,,and right now, I can relate..I forget everything!
A lot of these gorgeous pieces remind me of my aunt's house. She had a beautiful old clock, similar to the one on the marble topped table..it was a noisy thing!
The silver in the cabinets also reminds me of her. She had many lovely pieces.

Jeanie said...

The silver is stunning. I don't mind cleaning silver once I get started. It's kind of a zen thing. But the getting it all together, getting the stuff out (it's not exactly neat), drying it up after -- not fun. That said, I noticed my grandmother's tea pot/sugar/creamer in my china cabinet looking a little the worse for wear when I was doing Christmas stuff. A good snow day activity. It's time.

Sharon Madson said...

Loved the funnies, especially the raisins and the cereal killer! Nice tour of the museum, just wasn’t sure what museum, but still enjoyed it. Thank you.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Okay cereal killer got me...ha ha. Love the ornateness of the museum collections but would not want to have to take care of any of it. Keep it simple is my motto. xox

Lowcarb team member said...

I did enjoy your funnies, thank you.

I loved looking at your photographs, a great selection, and that stained glass is just beautiful.

All the best Jan

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the funnies - especially the golf one!! (me and T I think….well…not the golf!) The furniture is certainly beautiful - the mirror caught my eye - but definitely need a grand house -not a modern apartment! Hugs, Chrisx