Category Archives: Vintage Collectables

Fancy …Floral Friday

Earlier this week on flower project day, I dressed up for a funeral wake to honor an acquaintance. The funeral home is near the downtown district of town, so afterwards, I swung by the supermarket to purchase a few grocery … Continue reading

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Tres Animales …Floral Friday

While going through my seemingly endless supply of vases and planters, I noticed some mid 20th century ceramic critters. These have not been used since at least a few years, so the time had come to put them to use … Continue reading

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Still More Brass …Floral Friday

A recurring vase material for Floral Friday is Indian brass. Many people have an affinity for brass due to its rich appearance and versatile ruggedness. It is manufactured in many shapes–much of it by hand. I enjoy Indian brass because … Continue reading

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On Cherish An Antique Day

One of dad’s side-gigs was antiques dealer. Although he had a state sales tax permit and an assigned area of the basement to display his small vintage and antique items, he only occasionally sold very many antiques. Dad also acquired … Continue reading

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Vase Work …Floral Friday

Today’s projects began with my decision to clean and polish a vintage Indian brass vase. After four applications and buffings, the vase looked presentable again. The two remaining vases were slightly dirty but cleaned up in a jiffy. Assembling flower … Continue reading

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Late March Experiments …Floral Friday

I get a bit antsy around this time of year and want to climb outside of my comfort zone. I can do this while causing no harm to man nor beast by tinkering with unorthodox floral techniques. There’s nothing radical … Continue reading

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Vintage Vases …Floral Friday

I decided to randomly choose a storage tote from the basement and select a few vintage collectables to use for today’s projects. All three are at least eight decades old. They presented an opportunity to create some vintage floral stylings … Continue reading

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