Category Archives: Vintage Collectables

February Avant-Garde …Floral Friday

This week has been about extending boundaries into my personal frontier. In other words experimentation in style beyond what is usually conventional for me. What might not be conventionally pleasing? What might cross over into the Avant-Garde? The light green … Continue reading

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Mellow Yellows …Floral Friday

Commercial artist Harvey Ball is recognized as the designer of the ubiquitous “Smiley”. He said it was simple–“I made a circle with a smile for a mouth on yellow paper, because it was sunshiny and bright.” I don’t know if … Continue reading

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Novelties …Floral Friday

I had been searching through one of the “tote” storage containers in the basement for a specific car-shaped planter to use as one of this week’s Floral Friday projects. During the process, I not only found the car, but two … Continue reading

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Succulent Groupings …Floral Friday

It’s difficult to do gardening during December in Nebraska unless it’s done indoors. This is where small containers and succulent plants come together in harmony. I think succulents are some of the most attractive plants. They’re pleasing to the eye … Continue reading

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Fake Roses …Floral Friday

Over the years, I’ve accumulated a variety of artificial roses. Some of them are stylized roses, others are dollar-store roses, and a few of them are extremely well-executed copies of roses. Today’s projects feature a few of the more interesting … Continue reading

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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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