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I'll Keep You In My Hoosegow, Valentine

I'll Keep You In My Hoosegow, Valentine | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Isn't this a creepy, abusive-stalkery-type valentine? It takes the idea of a prisoner of your love to a whole new (low) level -- complete with gun! You're the one I've been looking for, My chase is...
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You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
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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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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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Serving Up A Rustic Primitive Thanksgiving With Stoneware Bowls

Serving Up A Rustic Primitive Thanksgiving With Stoneware Bowls | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
While other holidays are more festivals of lights, glitter, and vibrant colors, Thanksgiving for me has always been about the simple, rustic look. (And the food, of course!) But there’s just something...
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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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A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes

A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, my husband & I attended an auction at the Cass Country Historical Society. The museum was deaccessioning hundreds of items in order to raise funds to replace the historic St. J...
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If you find this inspiring, I've also posted some tips on how to make your very own folk art family tree here http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/2014/10/making-folk-art-family-tree.html

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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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The Halloween Tradition Of Romantic Tricks & Treats

The Halloween Tradition Of Romantic Tricks & Treats | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Halloween was once steeped in the tradition of belief that the veil between this world and the next was thinnest at this time of year and so was considered a time when fortunes could be best told. ...
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I also wrote an in-depth article on Halloween doll history for the Dolls By Diane newsletter; if you aren't a subscriber, and would like to read it, I can get you a copy :)

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I also wrote an in-depth article on Halloween doll history for the Dolls By Diane newsletter; if you aren't a subscriber, and would like to read it, I can get you a copy :)

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Desperately Seeking 80's Madonna Fashions?

Desperately Seeking 80's Madonna Fashions? | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
UPDATE 10/18/2014: I've a pair of the black Desperately Seeking Susan boots for sale in my Etsy shop! Speaking of 1980's-Desperately-Seeking-Susan Madonna & boots... Fans of the film Desperatel...
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Tips & places for the iconic fashions.

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Review: Kommissar, the cold war board game

Review: Kommissar, the cold war board game | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Deanna Dahlsad escapes Soviet Russia, sends her friends to Siberia, and braves the wicked Kommissar in this 1960s-era board game.
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Salvaged Antique Church Fixtures and Furnishings

Salvaged Antique Church Fixtures and Furnishings | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
This past July, a fire broke-out in the historic St. John's Lutheran Church on the grounds of Bonanzaville in West Fargo, North Dakota. Bonanzaville, a pioneer village with 12 acres, 43 historic bu...
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Let's Talk About Sex -- With & For Youth With Disabilities & Special Needs

Let's Talk About Sex -- With & For Youth With Disabilities & Special Needs | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
As a parent, I've long been upset with the sad state of sex education in this country. As a parent of a (now adult) child with special needs, I'm even more upset. Children and even adults with spec...
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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Cleaning Antique Bottles Found In The Dirt

Things Your Grandmother Knew: Cleaning Antique Bottles Found In The Dirt | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

To safely clean old antique glass and vintage bottles (without paper labels) found in the dirt, here's what you do

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I Think You're Missing The Big Bottom Line In Those "Skinny" Subway Ads

I Think You're Missing The Big Bottom Line In Those "Skinny" Subway Ads | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Have you seen Subway's latest ad ~ the one with the woman who reminds us to "Eat Fresh!" and stay healthy & slim so we can fit into our sexy Halloween costumes? Jezebel did. And out came the re...
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It’s Halloween: Let’s Talk Creepy Dolls!

It’s Halloween: Let’s Talk Creepy Dolls! | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
My friend Kat from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada (best known at at the Halloween Forum as -- wait for it! -- “Kat in the Hat”) makes these fantastically creepy horror dolls by cannibalizing old dolls....
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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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The Best 5 Games For Family Gatherings

The Best 5 Games For Family Gatherings | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
As I wrote in my previous guide, Tips For Selecting Games For The Family To Play At Holiday Time, there are some things to consider when generations come together to play board games. If you'd prefer to...
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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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Why Collect?

Why Collect? | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Not only is is obvious (and lame) to say that the reasons for collecting are as varied as the collections themselves, but I've already discussed that the m
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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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A Beginner's Guide To Flatware

A Beginner's Guide To Flatware | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Just a few weeks ago, my husband and I were working in the antique shop when a woman came in and asked about a vintage set of flatware. With the holidays coming she wanted a pretty set for her family gatherings....
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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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Nostalgia Drives The Collectibles Market

Nostalgia Drives The Collectibles Market | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
I was reading "Don't Count On Old Bikes Selling High" by Lynn Hopper, and one passage really stuck out: Nothing else drives the antiques and collectibles
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Bingo, Anyone?

Bingo, Anyone? | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, there was a collector who thought collecting vintage Bingo games would be one of the easiest things to collect... I nearly always foun
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Quick & Easy Halloween Party Treats | eBay

Quick & Easy Halloween Party Treats | eBay | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
If you’re a busy parent struggling to come up with yet another treat or snack to make for yet another child’s Halloween holiday party, I’ve got a clever -- and fast -- idea: Ghost Cookies. The advantage...
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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
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