Category Archives: Vintage Collectables

Smileys …Floral Friday

Today’s Floral Friday theme is self-explanatory. I decided to gather several porcelain Smiley objects into one post. Two of them were gifts and the rest came from thrift stores and garage sales. Why? Well, the sky was dark with overcast … Continue reading

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Milk Glass …Floral Friday

This week’s featured containers are three hobnail milk glass vases created by Fenton Art Glass Company. These popular collectables feature traditional styling cues and solid American craftsmanship. Fenton milk glass is still widely available at antiques stores, second-hand shops, and … Continue reading

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Decorated Vases …Floral Friday

Today we have three decorated Japanese vases to see. Each has its own distinctive style and sensibility. As in the past, the vase is the main influence for the floral design I create. The first container was signed with the … Continue reading

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Thrift Store Day

I’ve been packing boxes with “gently used” stuff that has been accumlating around the house. I’ll place them in the car and bring them to a couple of thrift stores. I divide them between an independent and Goodwill. The independent … Continue reading

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August Still-Life Practice …Floral Friday

This week’s trio of arrangements came about by wanting to pair a few knick-knacks with a few special floral containers. I wanted every aspect to reflect simplicity. The three projects had to include a small amount of whimsy. The terra … Continue reading

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Blooms And Clocks …Floral Friday

Coincidentally this week, the project counter contained several alarm clock projects as I cleared some work space for some fast, simple floral projects. The clock projects were mostly complete, so I didn’t disturb them. The vases were very small bud … Continue reading

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Thrifting Time

A few dozen local thrifters and I are in first name acquaintanceships with most employees at our local thrift stores. We form an informal clique that shares stories about our “hunting finds” and tips with each other. We laughingly admit … Continue reading

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