Sunday, December 31, 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
I'm back from my 5-day trip to Phoenix. So wonderful to feel that 74-degree sunshine, although Phoenix residents find it chilly! Here are some bakelite buttons from an antiques market in Scottsdale.
This precious home-made school room was priced at $250. A steal.
Saturday, December 23, 2017
This is quite a production for a Christmas Card -- it's a 6-page stapled booklet with witty verse and lively illustrations that evoke the mid-1950s...
...when people still shopped "downtown" instead of the mall.
Men still wore hats and there was a lot of fabric and swing in a woman's coat.
I couldn't help but think about how some people relish the mad rush of Christmas shopping! This card certainly makes it all sound like madcap fun.
Something about the faces of this comic couple reminds me of Pete and Trudy Campbell of Mad Men. Perky and eager to please!
I loved finding this card in an antique shop sometime over the last year and a half.
The McMeans who sent this out sound like real cards, you should excuse the pun!
Nice little signature illustration on the back, too.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
I love the graphics on this needle book and it's one world message. It's made in Germany, which has me stumped. Could this have been made during the Third Reich? It doesn't seem likely. That's why I date it circa 1920s.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
This 4x4 print appear to have been removed from a book; there's no printing on the back.
It has a perfect November kind of mood about it.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Monday, September 4, 2017
Pat Rooney saved her outfits from the 1960s-early 1970s -- and we are glad she did!
Who can forget the platform shoes?
Sweet Mary Janes in bright orange.
Beaded handbags were trendy.
A fabulous velvet minidress with large white collar.
I'm betting this poster hung in Pat's room.
Friday, September 1, 2017
Sandy threw many people off with the wig! She created a clever paper doll set
that featured the outfits she wore at the convention.
Sylvia Kleindinst showcased her original art
Anita Korsonsky, attending her first convention, displayed a paper castle from her collection.
Karen Hunter's amazing artwork -- she captures the stars from some of our favorite TV shows.
That's Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham from Downton Abbey) top left, and
Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York from Bewitched.
Karen also collects Betsy McCall paper dolls and figurines that she shared in Special Exhibits.