Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday's Muster #29

There must be a difference between collecting and saving. But if you save similar items, you soon have a collection, right? Well, these are Architectural Digest magazines that I have saved since the 1990s. There are a couple in the stack that feature western (Old West) decor, but today I'm showing the Hollywood issues I have. These highlight homes and interiors of film stars. some directors, and other behind the scenes people. If that type of thing interests you, these magazines really are a plethora of info.

Marilyn Monroe's last house.

Jean Harlow's stagey residence.

They even go as far back as the silent era. Here is Rudolph Valentino.

Bogart and Bacall.

John Wayne. Like that asymmetric display of art on the wall?  I do.

An unlikely chef-- Boris Karloff. Notice the vintage stove?

Lovely Doris Day. I'd take this house, thanks!

Natalie Wood in the 1950s. How about that TV??

This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many, many more celebrities and their digs in these pages. Some current (well, as far as the 90s were concerned) stars too.

Fun reads!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

ICAD: Getting Down To The Wire

Well, folks, this is the last full week of ICAD photos to share. July sure flew by, didn't it? Up first, is mostly clippings from a photo magazine, plus a little scrapbook paper. This was one of those projects that took on a life of its own. Most of this week's were like that; I started with one picture, and "voila."

Watercolors and markers

An old cookbook clipping, watercolors, markers, and scrapbook paper. Oh yeah-- rick rack, or do you spell it "ric rac"?

I started with the pattern image in the center then pulled out a 1970s magazine.

The only prompt I followed this week: trees. Scrapbook paper, marker, and printed text.

An ode to Leos. The lion was cut from wrapping paper.

This one definitely took me where it wanted. I added different scrapbook papers to an existing pattern then the words found their way on and some black and white flowers.

Only five more cards to go! Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Estate Sale Saturday

Since that last estate sale was very close by, I did go back on Saturday when everything was half price. There was a lot left. Below is my haul. Two large Christmas tins, one of those glass strawberry jars, and a 1979 macrame instruction magazine.

Pretty satin and gold ball ornaments and some more vintage sewing notions.

Mod polyester blouse. I tried it on to get an idea of the size, and it actually looks really nice.

This coffee table book I picked up at a garage sale that was just in the next block from the estate sale.

Lots of nice movie stills.

Glad I went back.  Have a good day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wacky Pack Wednesday Battle

A non-food Wacky Pack for this week. How about that? Everyone knows what this is spoofing, I'm sure.

Paddle balls have been around a heckuva long time. Are you good at it? I'm average, I'd say.

Have a fun day! And I almost forgot it's Wednesday!!!

Eat Five A Day

No, not cookies; the title is referring to fruits and vegetables, and that is this week's theme at Shopping Our Stash. I had a couple of these peas playing cards in my stash so started there. I also added old Dennison fruit seals and some trading stamps.

Maybe I should point out this is a note card. Might be nice to know, right? On the right is the envelope.

Eat something healthy today! And thanks to SOS.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


A lot of us post flower photos this time of year; I know I have already with more on the horizon too, I hope. However, I thought an ode to the bud was due since some of them are very interesting. The first three are dwarf type sunflowers.

This is a zinnia. Doesn't it look like someone took a black marker and outlined the edges? Pretty darn cool.

Thanks for viewing!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday's Muster #28

Today's collection is one that I actively add to when the opportunity arises. These are actual photos of horses and draft horses, mostly from the 1920s. None of these folks are related to me. I have shown a couple of my family's farm photos before. Most of these orphan photos were purchased on Etsy within the last couple of years.

This is the back of the large photo above. Another photo burned into the paper. Weird.

The photo on the right is part of my blog banner.

As you can tell from my banner. I do like old horse photos. A lot of hard work and history in these images.

Thanks for looking!