Using Glass Cloche Domes to Display Collections

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A favorite way of calling attention to groupings of “smalls” in the shop is to cover them with a glass cloche.  Here are a few vignettes I had the fun of putting together today. Bell jars are perfect for putting small mementos and collections out in … Continue reading

For the Love of a Midwestern Barn

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Last week, my busy and private friend, Margaret Cox and I got together for a day that started with cappuccino at her beautiful home near Rockton, Illinois. Margaret and her husband, Kevin Darrah, own a company, Darrah Barns, that installs barn … Continue reading

Happiness Collections – Easter Egg Ladies

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One of the ways I have fun in the shop is to ask people why they collect a certain thing. It is a fascinating way to enjoy the unique aspect of other people’s life experiences. I have found many Mid-Century Asian figurines for one of my long-time … Continue reading

Upstairs Vintage

Living above my shop is all pros and no cons. I don’t have to drive to work and I can bake oatmeal raisin cookies and offer them while still warm to people who come in on a winter day. The … Continue reading

Gift Wrapping Idea for Mailing a Small Present and a Snowy Road Trip with Janet

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If you do a quick search on Google Images for vintage postcards, you’ll find hundreds from which to create a unique presentation package to send through the mail.  Print it on cardstock, wrap your small parcel,  and mail off the … Continue reading

Create a Reusable Stencil for Decorating Vintage Painted Furniture

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The Graphics Fairy web site is a free resource of over 4,000 vintage images for any creative work that you can dream up. Block Posters is the go-to spot for free image enlargements. The Graphics Fairy has a dozen tutorials on how … Continue reading

Christmas in Black and White

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            I dream in color, but many of my memories of the 1950′s are in black and white. Some of what I think of as memories are probably remembering the black and white photographs we … Continue reading

Sehnsucht Christmas Memories

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Decorating my Christmas wreath last week in kitschy 1950′s and 60′s ornaments brought nostalgic and bittersweet family memories  to mind. There is a German word that best describes my thoughts that day. We don’t have an English word for it. … Continue reading