Category Archives: Vintage Collectables

Boxes …Floral Friday

I’ve been going through the vintage postcards, old key fobs, trinkets, and small bric a brac stored in small boxes. The boxes, themselves, are attractive in their own right. It seemed like a good idea to use them as props … Continue reading

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Cleaning My Teddys

I decided to go through a small box containing non-functioning watches, cheap plastic watches that need batteries, and various parts, bracelets, and straps. I came across a badly scarred Armitron plastic sports watch that I cast aside because a new … Continue reading

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October Pairings …Floral Friday

I often like to create floral projects that reflect a non-floral artifact. When the projects are finished, it’s fun to display the end results with the objects that inspired the concepts. We have three arrangements with their inspirations this week. … Continue reading

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I Just Discovered More Postcards

My father was a prolific pack-rat, but he was not a hoarder in the popular sense of the word. When he wasn’t designing and building bridges and highways, he was collecting antiques and vintage stuff to sell. He actually sold … Continue reading

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Defrosting The Fridge …Floral Friday

The humid days of the warm season had pretty much practically passed this week. That meant it was time to do the bi-annual chore of defrosting the refrigerator. It’s an apartment size Coronado appliance that was sold by the now … Continue reading

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New Old Stock

I settled into the easy-chair, took a couple of slow, deep breaths. Then I reached over to the old portable cassette tape recorder and pressed “Play”. Instantly, a loud, mid-range tone blasted out of the recorder’s speaker. This was alarming … Continue reading

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Sunflowers …Floral Friday

I enjoy the rustic colors and appearance of sunflowers in October. So I was tempted to utilize them in this week’s projects. There is an auxiliary theme of cylindrical shaped containers. Here is how the experiments turned out. The tall, … Continue reading

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