Category Archives: Vintage Collectables

Desktop Auditions …Floral Friday

We’ve been conditioned to think of our computers whenever we see or hear the word desktop. For today, I’m thinking of the actual desktop where I park my computer. I like to place a flower arrangement at the corner opposite … Continue reading

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Prefab Fakes …Floral Friday

My summertime pause continues into day two with a break from inventing floral arrangements for today. Instead, I glanced around the house for some normally overlooked items. These are artificial or artistically manufactured plant-like forms. One of my all-time favorites … Continue reading

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Yank Magazine, September 7, 1945

Yank magazine was one of those morale building things regularly passed out to soldiers in World War Two along with cigarettes and chewing gum. It was positive propaganda, cartoons, and pin-up girls–just the right thing in the mind¬†-numbing pressure of … Continue reading

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LOOK September 10, 1940

A magazine from dad’s old stash is probably one of the most interesting periodicals I’ve ever held in my hands. The publication date is one year before the tragic attack on Pearl Harbor. The issue of LOOK is a glimpse … Continue reading

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Wooden Cars

This week I stumbled across a used coffee table book at the Goodwill Store. It was nothing special, but the topic interested me. It was a collection of photographs of American cars that were manufactured in the 1940s. I quickly … Continue reading

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Texture Experiments …Floral Friday

When we think of floral arrangements, shapes and colors come immediately to mind. What is often overlooked are textures. ¬†This week, I purposely focused on texture as the foundation for style. As it turned out, the texture of the design … Continue reading

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Three July Projects …Floral Friday

This is the time of year I like to stay indoors, surrounded by air conditioned comfort. I make no pretense of enjoying severe heat at all. The truth of the matter is that the combination of heat and high relative … Continue reading

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