Category Archives: Vintage Collectables

Deluxe …Floral Friday

We like to have a little pizzaz in our lives, even if it’s done in a small way.  I have three examples of what can be done to add just the right touch to a special place. An enameled copper … Continue reading

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Something About License Plates

When was the last time you or your family played the license plate game?  I probably last played it just before I got my driving permit because the license plate game is rather distracting. There are several variations of how … Continue reading

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Encore Plus d’Animaux …Floral Friday

While dusting and reconfiguring some shelves yesterday, I stumbled across some vintage animal themed planters.  Right away, I decided to freshen up the arrangements in them. One of my favorites is the mustard yellow McCoy tiger.  A simple array of … Continue reading

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Some Magazine Ads From 1959

I’ve been carefully culling the mildewed, and spoiled contents of the black steamer trunk that was stored in the basement of an old house dad owned. Some of the vintage newspapers and magazines are so contaminated that I’ve had to … Continue reading

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April Planters …Floral Friday

As a salute to the middle of April, I decided to feature some planters that were manufactured in the middle of the last century.  Because, why not? The light green Shawnee Kenwood 1301 smaller than medium container lends itself to … Continue reading

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An Issue of “American Boy”

I’ve finally opened up the second “time capsule” metal trunk that has been stored in dad’s old basement the past few decades.  It’s more mildewy than the green trunk mentioned in an earlier bluejayblog post. The artifacts are fewer, most … Continue reading

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Enjoy An Antique

I will probably never have a completely contemporary, modern home even though that is what really appeals to my asthetic sensibilities.  The twist is,  that vintage items and antiques are fascinating to me, too. My mind will be eclectic the … Continue reading

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