Category Archives: Vintage Collectables

Musically Inspired …Floral Friday

I decided to play “Kosmos”, an old LP record by the late Isao Tomita yesterday. He released the album back in 1978 and is one of the first “import” records I ever purchased. It is one of a series of … Continue reading

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Thrift Pottery …Floral Friday

Medium small and old is the theme for this week’s collection of floral projects. These three are also the result of some thrift store browsing earlier this week. I admit that I bought the decorated pitcher because of its brand … Continue reading

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Vintage Re-imagined …Floral Friday

While going over some vintage pottery with the feather duster earlier this week, the idea to use a few of the items came to mind. I chose three pieces I don’t recall ever using for Floral Friday. A Mozart concerto … Continue reading

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An Old USAAF War Map

I have a World War Two air navigation map from the United States Army Air Forces in my map collection to share with you today. It came from the estate of an Army veteran, so it’s something appropriate to ponder … Continue reading

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Simple Stoneware …Floral Friday

A couple of the things I like about stoneware art pottery are that the artisans’ individuality shows through and that it inspires me to express my own individuality. The raw, sturdy nature of this type of pottery looks and feels honest. … Continue reading

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Flower Bowls …Floral Friday

The sky was dark with overcast all week so any attempt to use natural lighting for today’s projects was futile. Then,  experimentation with artificial sources came to mind for photographing today’s three projects. A mid 20th century Frankoma black and orange … Continue reading

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A Splash Of Orange …Floral Friday

My friend Jorge is a thoughtful, spur-of-the-moment kind of guy. This week, he brought a batch of orange miniature roses as a surprise, for no special reason at all. He knows I’m somewhat partial to the color orange and I … Continue reading

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