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Appreciating Vintage Glass Punch Bowl Sets

Appreciating Vintage Glass Punch Bowl Sets | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
I know some collectors will find this inherently evil, but I like to use my collectibles. In fact, one of my favorite things about the holidays is using my vintage glassware. One of our family traditions...
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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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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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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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This Holiday Season Celebrate Postcards!

This Holiday Season Celebrate Postcards! | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Perhaps it comes as no surprise, but the evolution of the postcard contains many advances that took place during peak holiday seasons.The history of postcards begins with calling or visiting cards, cards...
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A history of postcards

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Tips For Selecting Games For The Family To Play At Holiday Time

Tips For Selecting Games For The Family To Play At Holiday Time | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Board games and other tabletop games are a great way for families to connect at holiday time. Rather than breaking off into different age groups, the generations can sit and interact together, creating...
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Washing Those Fine Holiday Dishes

Washing Those Fine Holiday Dishes | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
(It's More That "Just A Tradition!") At holiday time, we all bring out the fancy china and silverware --  the old china and silverware if we are lucky enough to have it. Age, material, and condition issues...
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Along with the protection of your pieces, there are environmental reasons as well as health and other benefits for you & your family.

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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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Practical, Yet Thoughtful, Gifts & Stocking Stuffers For Collectors

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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

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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 Tormorrow
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.