Each week Natalie the Explorer invites us to share our week’s events over coffee. Because we moved into our rental, where Vince’s sister lived, this has been a super busy week for the Ingrao family – all three of us. So this afternoon, even though my garage is packed so full that only one car will fit into it, I’m going to relax with a cup of coffee and a visit with all of my online friends.

Terri Webster Schrandt has a leather theme going this week on Sunday Stills, so I will weave the public art together with Terri’s leather challenge. Since all the pictures are taken with my cell phone, I’m linking to John’s Cell Pic Sunday as well.

Weather in Prescott

It’s 56 with sunny skies right now perfect Arizona weather. It’s been great moving weather, but not so great for sitting inside in front of a fire reading. I’ve been working on the book about Katherine Johnson, one of the inspirations for the movie, Hidden Figures.

PPAC Vancouver Public Art

During our memorable blogger meet-up in Vancouver, Terri from Second Wind Leisure, Kirstin from Loving Life, and I found several pieces of public art I haven’t shared with you yet. Without the mountains in the background, this mural has only minor amounts of brown in it. The mural tells the history of the shipping industry in the early days.

Once you see the entire mural and even the one next to it, the leather brown colors pop.

More Leather Looks in Vancouver

I loved the rich brown in these next pictures and they’ve just been waiting for the theme of leather to show themselves.

Thank you again Natalie for hosting PPAC and combining it with Weekend Coffee Share.

Coming up on Always Write

  • WQW Quotes for each Wednesday – Two more days to share your memorable trips. Be sure to visit the links to see some amazing trips.
    • November 23: Holiday: Thanksgiving, Gratitude
    • November 30: Abandoned or Artistic Buildings/or Writer’s Choice/ or YOUR WOTY Review
Cup of Irish coffee

57 responses to “Weekend Coffee Leathers for You and Me”

  1. dinah Avatar

    Beautiful pictures! And lovely to meet you!
    💜🙏💜

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much.

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  2. Mthobisi Magagula Avatar

    Interesting stuff here Marsha and Vancouver seems like the place to be this festive season, it is great for hanging out with friends🔥🔥🔥🙌

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for stopping by. Have you ever been there?

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      1. Mthobisi Magagula Avatar

        No Marsha but one day is one day😂

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  3. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

    HI Marsha, the murals are fabulous. There is some amazing public art in Vancouver. Your leather pictures are interesting.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you. We all loved the challenge of finding leather photos!

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  4. Kirstin Avatar

    I love those choices Marsha! The books are very cool.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Kirstin. We all got different pictures with some similarities. LOL 🙂

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  5. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    love the mural and the irish coffee Marsha. I broke the eggnog and whiskey out last night. It’s early in the season… this could be trouble! 🤣

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I had some eggnog about a week ago at a friend’s house. Yum. I could never break out the whiskey – not a fan! 🙂

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  6. restlessjo Avatar

    Love the leather bound books!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I was rather pleased with myself for finding them. It was like being on a scavenger hunt with Terri and Kirstin finding Terri’s different themes. We got several similar pictures, but I think they missed the books. Ft. Vancouver was a very fun place to visit and we spent several hours there.

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  7. photobyjohnbo Avatar

    We woke up in Albuquerque this morning and after a long day of travel yesterday, I’m finally getting the opportunity to review and comment from my laptop.
    My iPad, for some reason, doesn’t let me log in to sites not hosted by WordPress. In any case, I really like that leather image with the hanging furs. It has an abstract feel that I find interesting.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much, John. Terri, Kirstin and I took similar pitures at Ft. Vancouver. I loved Terri’s hook picture which was nearly the same thing, just higher up. I’m glad you are back into laptop territory. I’m sympathetic after being without internet service except for my phone for a few days. I’m finally getting back into the swing of it a little bit. 🙂

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  8. Toonsarah Avatar

    Great mural, and I’m impressed you found so much leather to share 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      haha I’m impressed that we found so much leather, too. I didn’t even include leather shoes or coats. Terri meant the color as much as the material so I thought the plums were a great addition. I love leather, don’t you?

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      1. Toonsarah Avatar

        Yes, leather has so much character, especially old leather 🙂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I agree. I love leather, the smell, the feel, the durability, and the beauty. My favorite is the feel of leather. We have some tile in our kitchen that feels like leather and even though I’m not a fan of tile counters, I love it because of the smooth, warm feel.

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  9. joylennick Avatar

    Hola Marsha, Good luck with the move and ‘sort out’… So enjoyed all the art-work! Our eldest son is a natural artist. I ‘dabbled’ but no comparison (water colours ages ago.) Don’t forget to put your feet up! Hugs x

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you, Joy. I am so amazed that people can paint what they see. I can paint or draw what I take a picture of, but somehow the three dimensions illude me. So good for you to have dabbled. You should compare yourself to someone different, LOL. A little girl that my mother taught in pre-school years ago was the youngest of seven children. She would do some amazing drawings for a four or five-year-old, but would crumple most of them if Mom didn’t get to her first. The reason: they weren’t as good as her teen-aged sister’s drawings. Here’s to a good cup of coffee, and putting our feet up and sipping life’s bounty! 🙂

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  10. Sadje Avatar

    Lovely pictures Marsha. Hope the move goes smoothly

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Sadje. I’m so slow. I work for a few hours, then I’m ready for a break! We probably won’t be thoroughly moved for a month. Got to stop and blog and jump into the autumn leaves. 🙂

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      1. Sadje Avatar

        You’re welcome. Your time. I’ve had many moves and when moving in the same city, I’d move house room by room. Get one room completely shifted and then do another. My own bedroom and kitchen at the end.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I’m so lopsided. In this case I have to leave enough things in each room that I need to show the house and then many things that I use every day. Scattery! 🙂

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          1. Sadje Avatar

            Tough time for you. I hope you get it done without much trouble

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Thanks, Sadje. I expect life will settle down soon. 🙂

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          3. Sadje Avatar

            All the best my friend

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            Same to you, Sadje.

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  11. Photos by Jez Avatar

    Those murals are fantastic, Marsha 👏 So colourful & with a story to tell; the leather containers are the winner for me, don’t know why, but I just love them 😃

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That’s exactly how I felt, Jez! They were really cool. I’m not sure what they held. They were hanging empty on the wall. Fun place to visit if you ever come this way. 🙂

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      1. Photos by Jez Avatar

        It’s a shame we don’t make more things out of leather nowadays; unfortunately one of those crafts that may soon be lost 😩

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          The cows will appreciate it, but you are probably right. It will be a list art, but I don’t think it will end for a while. Leather furniture is still popular, as are coats.

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  12. Susanne Swanson Avatar

    I love your Leather Looks in Vancouver gallery! 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much Susanne. That’s high praise from such an expert photographer as you are. It was fun finding them.

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      1. Susanne Swanson Avatar

        Thank you!! 😊 I feel the same way about you!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thank you so much! 🙂

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  13. Natalie Avatar

    Marsha, Thank you for your weekend coffee share. I love the beautiful and colourful murals and the leather containers in Vancouver. Hope you have a great week this coming week and a happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you, Natalie. Thanksgiving is almost here! Time flies. I hope you have some fabulous plans. 🙂

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  14. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Isn’t it great to dust off those leathers and share them today? Those are some great shots, Marsha! I still shake my head and wonder why I didn’t see those, LOL! The mural looks pretty amazing too from both perspectives. I see the artists signed them too. That Irish coffee looks double-delish about now. Let’s try to chat tomorrow–we have family visiting starting Tuesday. Hope all is well as you get moved!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I’m just seeing this, LOL. It was great to chat. It’s almost like you are just around the corner – except for the snow. Our leaves are all swept up and it looks like we are ready for some snow around here. Last year the first snow was in December, so we are almost there. 🙂 Have a great Thanksgiving. I’ll look forward to hearing how everything went. 🙂

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      1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

        We have to drive out the airport today to pick up the “kids”; supposed to be freezing rain and snow mix, ugh. I’m letting Hans drive 🚗

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I don’t blame you! I love my picture of Hans driving. See if this works. https://tchistorygal.files.wordpress.com/2022/11/hans-comment.jpg

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          1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

            I love this what a great pic, Marsha!

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Isn’t that a great one. I haven’t used it on my blog, but I love the picture. It was the perfect snapshot as we were driving down the road to Green Bluff. 🙂

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          3. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

            I have some vivid photos to share this Sunday from our trip, we sure got a lot of mileage out of our time together 📸

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            We really did. It was like being on a 10-day scavenger hunt for photos. That might be a fun activity to have for a blogger meetup.

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          5. Marsha Avatar

            It was wasn’t it. We’ll talk about it. I’ve got a couple of meetups scheduled in January.

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  15. Pepper Avatar

    Beautiful murals and leather goods. 😊

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you Pepper.

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  16. Tofino Photography Avatar

    when you say Vancouver,I always think of Vancouver by me and not the one down the coast.
    I love the murals! Too bad they can’t have something like that in Vancouver’s Chinese district. It would get destroyed by taggers and others alike!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      We didn’t get to the Chinese district. We squeezed a lot into a few hours, but had to miss that. I love your Vancouver, too. The Bouchart Gardens are my favorite place in the world. 🙂

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