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Holidays: The Kids' Table

Holidays: The Kids' Table | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
When I was a kid, our big family gatherings had the traditional kids' table. At first it was fun to hang out with your cousins, having those chocolate-milk-bubble-blowing-contests without garnering...
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Miniature Bibles On Greeting Cards

Miniature Bibles On Greeting Cards | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Did you know you can get a patent for a Bible? Not a copyright, but a patent? If so, why did it take until the 1940s? These were some of the questions I had when I discovered this vintage Christmas...
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Ghosts Of Christmas' Past: Toys

Ghosts Of Christmas' Past: Toys | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Looking for Kitschy crafts to scan I found myself shopping for children's toys -- in 1962's Today's Woman Christmas Ideas magazine (1962). So now you do to
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Preserving Memories With Glass Mason Jars

Preserving Memories With Glass Mason Jars | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Both our daughters are not at our home this Christmas, but living in their new homes this year. One daughter is in town, in her latest apartment; the other is out of state, stuck in her dorm and unable...
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13 Gift Ideas For Collectors

13 Gift Ideas For Collectors | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
What Can You Give The Collectors In Your Life This Holiday? We collectors often think we are easy to shop for. But the truth is, it's not so easy. While each collector knows their collections very well,...
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Holiday Shopping In The Classifieds - In The '60s | Collectors' Blog

Holiday Shopping In The Classifieds - In The '60s | Collectors' Blog | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
No, they're not action figures, they're Sport Star Statues. Eight inches tall, they feature such sport legends that only last names are needed for identifi
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Collecting Rudolph and Other Reindeer Games

Collecting Rudolph and Other Reindeer Games | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer was born in 1939 as a marketing gimmick. This may surprise you, but the amazing thing is, Rudolph still draws 'em in. Rud
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More Christmas Decorating Tips For Collectors: Greeting Card & Ephemera Edition

More Christmas Decorating Tips For Collectors: Greeting Card & Ephemera Edition | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
I know a lot of people look forward to Christmas simply because they can rotate their regular collections, swapping out the usual for holiday decorations.
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Simple, Festive & Affordable Holiday Tables | eBay

Simple, Festive & Affordable Holiday Tables | eBay | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
It’s easy to get carried away during holiday season. Each and every holiday seems to demand its own fancy set of decorations. However, with a little planning, you can easily change your dining room table...
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Don’t Throw That Old Christmas Tree Stand Out!

Don’t Throw That Old Christmas Tree Stand Out! | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
This Fall, my parents and I both set up as vendors at a flea market. When I saw them putting this vintage Christmas tree stand out I was instantly smitten. But, like many folks now, we usually set up an...
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One of the images for the recycled projects was graciously allowed to be shared by Laurel of Chipping With Charm!

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Your Guide To The Tackiest In Ugly Holiday Sweaters

Your Guide To The Tackiest In Ugly Holiday Sweaters | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Ugly sweaters, especially ugly Christmas sweaters, have taken on a life of their own. Inspiring more than giggles and guffaws, these tacky textiles have encourage gag gift giving and even spawned  their...
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Christmas Decorating For Collectors Who Want To Show Off Their Collections

Christmas Decorating For Collectors Who Want To Show Off Their Collections | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
The holidays, with all their visitors, are the perfect time for showing off our collections. And what collector doesn't want to show off their collection?! Instead of replacing your antique and vin...
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Lots of simple holiday decoration ideas for collectors to use to show-off their collections!

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Lots of simple holiday decoration ideas for collectors to use to show-off their collections!

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
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I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
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In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
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The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
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Sexuality as a human right.
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You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.