Things We Liked This Week (2/11/18 – 2/17/18)

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Our favorite finds from the internet this past week.

Dot (AtticandBarnTreasures.com) –While I was sorting through some inventory the other day I ran across a child’s kaleidoscope from the 70’s. You remember those tubes of colorful wonder don’t you? So I thought to research the invention of this gadget…. hope you enjoy what I found in this article of  The Forgotten Kaleidoscope.

JayDee (ThirdShiftVintage.com) – I love the steampunk style, and think it would be fun to visit these steampunk inspired places.

Laurie (NextStageVintage.com) -In this age of texting and email and social media, I wondered: is there was such a thing as a telegram anymore? Imagine all the pivotal movies in books and movies that wouldn’t exist without telegrams. Spoiler alert: you can. Count on Atlas Obscura to get to the bottom of it.

Linda (SelectiveSalvage.com) –  How’s this for a place to get away from it all? La Maison Picassiette, a cottage on the outskirts of Chartres, France that was completely covered in mosaics scavenged by a cemetery caretaker named Raymond Isidore.

Mary Ellen (AuntHattiesAtticVintage.com) –   This post contains several of my favorite things – photography, women’s history and fashion history. 10+ Vintage Photos Of Women That Stirred Controversy

Pam (VintageRenude.com) – Now that we all carry smartphones and have access to the world at our fingertips: here are some new ways to use the camera besides just taking selfies and cute pics of the grandkids. 5 incredible ways to use your smartphone camera.

Tina (GirlPickers.com) –  It’s no secret I am an animal lover so when I saw this three-part special on PBS where the animals are equipped with cameras, I set the DVR.  It’s called Animals With Cameras.

 

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Things We Liked This Week (2/4/18 – 2/10/18)

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Our favorite finds from the internet this past week.

Dot (AtticandBarnTreasures.com) – Looking to create a green space? In your home? On your wall? Oh yes, please! Check out this DIY for Living Walls.

JayDee (ThirdShiftVintage.com) –  Well, the Minnesota Super Bowl has come and gone. It was exciting to have such a big event here in our state! Millions of people were here and got a chance to enjoy Minnesota. In Winter. They survived our sub-zero temperatures. We survived the temporary increase in population. “Minnesota Nice” prevailed. And one of the nicest stories I read after the Super Bowl was a program where visitors could leave behind their no-longer needed warm jackets and boots for the homeless. Click “wherever you’re going, it’s warmer than here” for the full story, and to see how our “Minnesota Nice” has rubbed off on our visitors. 🙂

Laurie (NextStageVintage.com) – It’s the Olympics! I’ll be binging on curling, nordic skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping, speed skating, luge and bobsled. Which reminds me there are a lot of small museums that celebrate winter sports history like the New England Ski Museum in Franconia Notch, NH; the Alf Engen Ski Museum in Park City, UT; the Lake Placid Olympic Museum at Mt. Whitehead, NY; and one of my favorite online museums, the New England Lost Ski Areas Project.

Linda (SelectiveSalvage.com) –  I love to look at old photos, especially the ones where you have no idea what the backstory was so have to come up with your own. Take a look at this collection of “Weird, Wonderful Photos From The Archives” of the Atlantic to see what you think the story behind them was. 

Mary Ellen (AuntHattiesAtticVintage.com) –   With all of the excitement over the Super Blue Moon and also the recent SpaceX Launch, I am reminded of seeing a not-so-typical “marble” in my friend’s shop. It was a small glass planet created by Massachusetts artist Josh Simpson.Josh Simpson Glass

Pam (VintageRenude.com) – Need something a little lighthearted to take your mind off the dive bombing of the stock market this week? Me too! How about a look at the 157 new emoji coming to a phone near you this year?

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

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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.  

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Things We Liked This Week (1/21/18 – 1/27/18)

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Our favorite finds from the internet this past week.

Dot (AtticandBarnTreasures.com) – Are you facing a kitchen re-do? Considering the popular trend of open shelving? Here are 8 Dos and Don’ts of styling, upkeep and installation.

Laurie (NextStageVintage.com) –  Avocados are having their moment. When I’m being a snob, I say things like I loved avocados before they were trendy–but that goes back to when I was a kid and my mom served sliced avocado with a dab of mayo as an appetizer before dinner. The follow up fun part was growing the seeds into awesome houseplants. Here’s how.

Linda (SelectiveSalvage.com) –  I enjoy reading about predictions at the start of a new year and I get an even bigger kick out of looking back at the end of the year to see if any of them came true. I wonder how InStyle’s “Top 10 Home Decor Trends of 2018” will play out?

Tina (GirlPickers) -A supermoon, a blue moon AND a total lunar eclipse!   Super Blue Blood Moon coming January 31st.

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