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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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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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Practical, Yet Thoughtful, Gifts & Stocking Stuffers For Collectors

Practical, Yet Thoughtful, Gifts & Stocking Stuffers For Collectors | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

It’s that time of the year again, when people ask me, “What gifts can I get the collectors in my life?”

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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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Vintage Pin-Ups For The Nursery | Inherited Values

Vintage Pin-Ups For The Nursery | Inherited Values | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

Once upon a time, brightly-colored graphics on pressed layers of cardboard in the shape of characters from nursery rhymes, Mother Goose stories, and other childhood tales covered the walls in baby nurseries and children's bedrooms.

 

 

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The story of vintage Dolly Toy Co. coardboard wall decor for nurseries and children's rooms. (Lots of pics, including vintage advertising, and a surprise celebrity!)

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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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You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.