28 September 2009

Morsel Monday: Issue 10



Back Then, Someday, and Meanwhile:

It stands quietly near the railroad tracks.
On a dirt lot, no pavement.
It's all brick and broken, nearly hidden from the road.
A pair of elderly brothers here in town own it,
and use it for a personal storage bin.

I want it.


The Varina Knitting Company . . .
or it was in 1933.
It ran for twenty some years, aiding the growth of our tiny town.
And in World War II,
it was a major manufacturer of socks for American soldiers.

I love it.



It would be perfect, I think.
A renovation. A renewal.
A new beginning with old roots.

The depth of the building would be ideal.
For a store front.
For a studio.
Offices.
Storage.
Classes.
Even wine tastings on a back patio.

Some landscaping.
Some reclaimed hardwood floors and paint.
A chandelier.
Shutters.
Color.
Light.
Fresh windows and a large door.

And of course . . . a hand painted sign . . .

I see it.



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Kelly's Chicken Pot Pie

a dish passed on to me just this evening from she who is
my best friend and the closest I will ever come to having a sister.

4-6 boneless chicken breasts, cooked
1 frozen bag of mixed vegetables
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can chicken broth (from cooked chicken)
1 stick margarine, melted
1 cup milk
1 cup self-rising flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Cook chicken breasts and break up in bottom of casserole dish.
Add vegetables.
Mix together soup and chicken broth; pour over contents of dish.
Mix together margarine, milk, flour and baking powder; pour on top of casserole.
Bake at 350 for 55 minutes to 1 hour.

Enjoy!
Love ya!
~Kelly~

18 comments:

  1. i can see it happening. one soldered piece of silver at a time. a slow precess but worth the wait.

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  2. OMG, JJ!! That would be BEYOND incredible!!

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  3. Somewhere amongst the storage, studio, offices, classes and back patio for wine tasting don't forget a little corner just for the monkey and his playthings.

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  4. I can absolutely see you there: make many wishes - they often come true :)

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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  5. Now THAT is exciting!!! LOVEN' that building...and all the history. Priceless. It is good to dream a little and that dream is a good little dream!
    Happy Monday from Canada!

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  6. that would be most excellent and lovely. :)
    (another hug from canada!)

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  7. line #2: "A Renovation. A Renewal." =
    RR or Rosy Revolver!!!! Yes!

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  8. I had a flash of Fried Green Tomatoes, one of my favorite movies when I saw your post, the building would be great. I'm keeping my winning thoughts coming! can't wait to see who it's gonna be!

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  9. Ohh I love it Jess! Looks better even in the photographs!

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  10. I can see it too, keep the dream alive.

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  11. ...Varina Knitting Company...aka Rosy Revolver Studios...NEVER...oh never...give up on that dream...never let go...

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  12. What an incredible building! And an incredible vision....
    :)

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  13. Cheesy but tasty, you have been given an award of kreativity and have been featured on my blog...come on over and check it out:
    http://www.ourperspective.net/Home/Cats_Blog/Cats_Blog.html

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  14. That building is so beautiful and carries so much history with it...Thank you so much for sharing!
    xoxo

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  15. I love it too! So fun! I hope you get it! xoxo

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  16. You're right. There are so many old wonderful buildings around that are being neglected, luckily, a lot of developers are coming into Durham to buy those old buildings & refresh them.

    Pam

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  17. Hey I will go in with you on that studio. :) That is a gorgeous spot!

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