Things We Liked This Week (1/28/18 – 2/03/18)

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things we saw

Our favorite finds from the internet this past week.

Dot (AtticandBarnTreasures.com) – We are ready for spring and we know you are too. While it is still too cool to plant, it isn’t to plan! I hope you enjoy these 15 tips for Designing a Garden. Be sure and check out the “Design” and  “How To” tabs too!

JayDee (ThirdShiftVintage.com) –  I love vintage prints, labels, ephemera, and posters – so I was excited to read this week that a large collection of vintage movie posters are being digitized and made available online. Over 10,000 movie posters from the 1920s through the 1970s! There are currently around 4,000 posters already done. Here is a link to the Movie Poster Collection article and here is a link to the actual collection. I can think of so many ways I would use these digital prints! Do you have a favorite?

Laurie (NextStageVintage.com) – My winter goals are having enough throws and pillows on the couch to watch Midsomer Murders in comfort. Full disclosure, I am on Season 15; I like new and old Barnaby somewhat equally; and I would never attend any kind of festival in Midsomer because they are invariably murder scenes.

Linda (SelectiveSalvage.com) –  As a lifelong collector, I love reading the back stories of self made artists and what it took to make their work collectible. In the case of George E. Ohr, the “Mad Potter of Biloxi” it took time, over a half a century, for him to be recognized as one of the major pioneers of American ceramics. Keep your eyes open when you’re out antiquing;  you never know if that wild teapot is actually a piece of “Pot-Ohr-E”. 

Mary Ellen (AuntHattiesAtticVintage.com) –   One cold winter morning, we were enjoying our coffee and viewing the fresh dusting of snow on our field within our wooded area. I noticed a rock out there I had never seen before. Before our eyes the “rock” stood up and shook itself off and under the snow was a beautiful red fox! 19 Magical Photos of Animals in Winter Enjoy!

Pam (VintageRenude.com) – small town at the center of the Italian island is selling fixer upper homes for just one Euro. Have you ever thought about moving to Italy, perhaps the island of Sardinia? Well, now’s your chance. This . But you have to act fast.  In an effort to revive the city of Ollolai, the town’s Mayor is offering 200 homes for sale for only one Euro. How tempting!

Tina (GirlPickers.com) – “Instead of playing jazz with musical instruments, we play jazz with a needle and thread” is the phrase that drew my attention to this article in Collector’s Weekly about The Beautiful Chaos of Improvisational Quilts.  

Have you found something on the internet this week that you would like to share? Post the link in a comment below!

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2 comments

  1. The idea of playing jazz with a needle and thread is a wonderful one, Tina. I’ve never heard the expression “improvisational quilts” before (they were “crazy quilts” in my vernacular), but improv is exactly what they are. Thanks for sharing the article with a fellow quilt lover.

  2. I had never heard that term before either Linda and like you, I too would have labeled these as a “crazy quilt”. They truly are works of art and worthy of their own category.

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