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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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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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Simple & Minimal, But With Plenty Of Holiday Spirit

Simple & Minimal, But With Plenty Of Holiday Spirit | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
For those who like simple and minimalist design -- with an emphasis on what holidays really mean -- Scrabble letters and trays offer great ways to spread the holiday spirit.Materials Needed: * Scrabble...
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The Stall & Craft Collective (Exclusive Interview!)

The Stall & Craft Collective (Exclusive Interview!) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
The Stall & Craft Collective is an online craft & gift marketplace, and events directory, which launched in June of this year. This October, they've reached over 30,000 unique visitors and ...
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Making Spirit Bottles

Making Spirit Bottles | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
There are many stories and legends about trapping spirits or imps in bottles, and they are especially fun to make and display at holiday time. When you see these, you may be tempted to not even cle...
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Decorating Your Home For #Halloween With Vintage Graphics #eBayGuides

Decorating Your Home For #Halloween With Vintage Graphics #eBayGuides | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

#If you want something more spook-tacular than the usual contemporary orange and black crepe paper streamers and the traditional cut-outs of orange pumpkins and black cats, consider decorating with antique...

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Signs From Antique Wooden Shingles

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On a barn pick, I got a rather large box of antique wooden roof shingles. Since there are times one just has to put the piles of supplies to use, I began making a series of classic signs, such as "...
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The Whirligig Project

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Early in May, we sold a bunch (but not all) of our old dairy cream separator funnels or cones in our Etsy shop to a lady in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. The lady was Kat, called "Kat in the Hat" ...
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Create A Casual Vintage Holiday Table Centerpiece Using An Old Wooden Drawer

Create A Casual Vintage Holiday Table Centerpiece Using An Old Wooden Drawer | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

As I’ve said before, I like useful collectibles — and, because I don’t like anything to go to waste, I like to find new ways to make use of old things. Just because something is “old and just laying around,” doesn’t mean it can’t be salvaged or re-purposed. Like the vintage refrigerator crisper drawers, I knew these old wooden desk drawers I’d found could do something new and fabulous… Worn, paint-chippy wood is so charming!


Immediately, I thought of the holidays and the need for low centerpieces which wouldn’t get in the way of seeing family and friends.

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There's still time to make this for the holiday!

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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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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
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.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.