Monday, May 30, 2011

In Memoriam

Rows of Tombstones - Black and White
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

Moina Michael

Photo: C.Steinberg

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Poulet la Poste

More Estate sale fabulosity! Bought this from a chicken owner this weekend. Ain't she sweet!

I adore rich and vivid lithos, especially on metal.....

I scooped up these measuring cups in delicious Aqua.

Though this sale didn't yield a yitload (Sue's word), this was only Phase 1 of her liquidating. I'll be getting an email for Phase 2 and possibly a preview before the actual sale. She is an avid junker and mixed-media artist, so I'm looking forward to it!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Cooking in History

How abfab are these recipe books! I spied these at an estate sale today, and scooped them up for Etsy or Ebay.  

The silver one is an aluminum binder that closes up like a box. Recipes are from Pillsbury Flour Mills, dated 1933. 
This appears to be an early example of those cookbooks you add recipes to as you get them.  
 Each recipe is removable, cut the size of index cards, but made from thin paper. Remarkably good condition for its age.
Lots of history within this book. The cover was designed by a commercial artist, founder of a very successful graphic sign company, still in existence today.
Clearly a labor of love, it was originally assembled by the Ladies of St John's Guild of Wisconsin in 1949. This book was obviously a very successful fundraiser, as this copy is from their 8th printing. 
They had a Milwaukee designer create these beautiful category sketches, depicting local landmarks.
I find it thoroughly charming that it was published using each guild member's hand-written recipe and name, rather than typed to look the same. Really gives it that small town feel, like a community of women who exchanged recipes over the years.
The charming cartoons throughout the book were drawn by a young lady who is a descendant of a prominent artist from the 1800's. She is now a board member of the Museum of Wisconsin Art.

These two culinary treasures appearing on Etsy and Ebay tonight!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Chloe, My Spiritual Teacher

This post is dedicated to Beethoven the Cat, who traveled his life journey with Donna of Funky Junk Interiors. She recently had to say Goodbye to her beloved feline teacher, and decided to host a link party in his honor, with the theme, Pets In Our Home. So here's to you, Beethoven. My Chloe gets extra love, each and every day, with you in mind.
Beethoven & Donna

We can learn a lot from our furry companions............

The best home accent is a Kindred Spirit.

There are beautiful views everywhere, no matter how small.

You can turn any spot into a photo op.

You don't need a mansion to be happy.

And to quote one of my favorite ads......... the most important place in the World.

Link to Funky Junk Interiors
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Unidentified Oregonian Object.................

No more cruel jokes, Mother Nature.

The flowers are in full bloom now.......

And they don't like to swim.......

Happy May Day!
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