Monthly Archives: December 2012

WWII Christmas Collecting

I love the 1940s…the style, the design, the home furnishings, and the heart and spirit that surrounded the War years. I also love Christmas, and vintage holiday items, so when these two things converge, I am always engaged. I collect … Continue reading

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Holiday Ephemera

Now that my my tree is trimmed, I’m focusing on some finishing touches in the decorating department and gift wrapping. As such, I’ve been using a lot of great holiday ephemera (paper items that were not used or discarded and … Continue reading

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Flea Market Gifts

Most people who are closest to me know that I take flea marketing pretty seriously–in fact, it’s really at the core of who I am.   As such, I not only buy for myself and for clients, but I also buy … Continue reading

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The Angel Tree

I feel like Christmas really kicks in for me, not when I see the tree at Rockefeller Center, but when I visit the Angel Tree at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.   It is a beautiful site to behold and every … Continue reading

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A Folk Art Pull Toy As Holiday Decor

This weekend I was shopping the flea market for rugs and artwork for a client, and what I found was a pretty fantastic wrought iron and wooden pull toy. It’s all handmade and probably dates from the early 1900s, although … Continue reading

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