Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Creative Florist

The Creative Florist is up for voting in Spoonflower and Betabrand's Double Take Challenge! 
"I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address." 
--Joe Fox in You've Got Mail (a cute and witty movie, by the way)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Vintage Louisbourg Pennant

I got this fun '60s or '70s felt pennant from an antique store shortly after my trip to Louisbourg.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Back in Time for Dinner

Historians, decorators, costumers, and foodies unite! This documentary, Back in Time for Dinner is mind-blowing! It is the journey of a family in Britain living one year per day through the 1950s to the 1990s, behaving and eating according to the era. Their meals are based on the National Food Survey, a survey completed by households once a year from 1940 to 2000 in which participants documented all the food they bought and ate in a week. It is fascinating to see how societal events and technological advances altered food habits. 
The 1950s--A real contrast of the austere '50s in Britain to the prosperous '50s in North America!
The 1960s--"You get a fridge and then you burn your bra."
The 1970s--This epidsode made me want to eat hummus.
 The 1980s--Because marmite really gives a whole microwaved chicken the "golden" look.
The 1990s--Variety is key.
...and beyond!

Monday, July 11, 2016

1950s Porch Dwellers

I found this photo in a Country Living magazine. Such youthful summertime bliss!

Saturday, July 09, 2016

The Painted Watermelon

Every summer I pick these cute wooden watermelons out of my seasonal d├ęcor object boxes and sit them on my shelf. The small one was painted by my grandma, and the large one by her fellow-artist friend. 
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