Category Archives: Vintage Collectables

Using Orchids …Floral Friday

I mulled over how to approach today’s theme for several days.  At the urging of a fellow blogger, I was encouraged to write an in-depth article about the use of orchids in floral arrangements.  In the end, I decided not … Continue reading

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The Time Capsule

The sturdy green metal trunk has been stashed away in the primitive basement of dad’s oldest house for at least a few decades. Before that, it was in the basement of my childhood home for as long as I can … Continue reading

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Tall And Dry …Floral Friday

Spring cleaning has arrived so it’s time again to cull the supply bins.  There have been several items waiting to be used, but have been put on hold for one reason or another.  Dry stems have accumulated over the past … Continue reading

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March Experimentation …Floral Friday

Some of the best things of life are spontaneous. Sure, it’s good to have goals and plans for major aspects of living, but there is a lot to be said for creative impulses, too. Life is too short not to … Continue reading

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The Soviet Manned Space Program (Review)

I like to browse the used book shelves at the local Goodwill Store.  Most days, I come across mostly old cookbooks, religious titles, novels that never made any top ten lists, and coffee table books.  Once in awhile, I do … Continue reading

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Early March Experiments …Floral Friday

A few handsfull of wire vine are the inspiration for today’s creations.  I wanted to find out if the vine would make a good foundation and mechanical for some avant garde arrangements. For the first try, a vintage McCoy planter … Continue reading

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The Auction

The long, drawn-out process of closing dad’s estate took a big step towards closure a couple of weeks ago. I hired a reputable auction company in order to liquidate all of dad’s household goods and personal belongings. I also took … Continue reading

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