Category Archives: Vintage Collectables

Old Pots …Floral Friday

The last week of the month rolled around. It seemed like as good of a time as any, to sweep the basement floor. Fortunately, I’ve been able to keep the 100-year-old basement fairly well organized throughout my years in this … Continue reading

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Orange Viking Glass …Floral Friday

The mid 20th century modern style remains popular this year. I’m guessing this is because people see items from the postwar 1940s through the 1960s as representing an optimistic, progressive mindset. The simplicity of modern design makes it adaptable to … Continue reading

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Contrasts …Floral Friday

I wanted bold expressions so as to add pizazz to the house this week. One of the most simple techniques to create assertive styling is through the use of contrasting colors. Today, I offer three very simple still-life compositions to … Continue reading

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Larger Haeger Vases …Floral Friday

On the spur of the moment, I decided to¬†wash some vases to use this week. Three of them are a bit taller than the containers I usually utilize for Floral Friday arrangements. They also happened to have been manufactured by … Continue reading

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Cacti And Succulents …Floral Friday

For the most part, I like to display small plants in proper planters rather than starter pots. It was time to transplant a few out of their plastic pots and into more decorative containers. A small, dark brown USA Pottery … Continue reading

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Happy Camera Day

I finally decided to retire the old Kodak “Pocket Instamatic” on a chilly October day in 1981. I was tired of paying for fuzzy prints, expensive drop-in film cartridges and Flashcubes.” I remember browsing the selection of new and used … Continue reading

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Indian Brass …Floral Friday

It was time to take some brass vases off the top shelf of the project supplies unit and dust them off. They received a short soak in soapy water, a quick rinse, and a gentle buffing with an old terry … Continue reading

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