Monthly Archives: February 2012

Beatles Photos by Richard Avedon 1968 Look Magazine

UPDATE this magazine was sold in December, 2012. Enjoy these photos. This collectible vintage issue of Look magazine is for sale in an Etsy shop HERE. These photos by Avedon were printed in Look as a fold out poster insert … Continue reading

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A Shamrock Is Not A 4-Leaf Clover

It is that time of year again.  When I was a girl, Saint Patrick’s day was a holy day, not the commercial mess it has become in the USA.  In addition to the green beer and stereotypes of drunken hooligans, … Continue reading

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Coping With Downton Abbey Withdrawals – Jane Austen & Dickens Treatment

If you have loved the Masterpiece PBS series Downton Abbey, you may be feeling withdrawals from the drama after last night’s finale of the season.  Until the third season is aired, where do we turn for our romantic fix?  Never … Continue reading

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A Vintage Valentine

My mother collected post cards and greeting cards.  In the shoe box of cards (vintage now but from her time) was this beautiful vintage valentine, die cut, embossed and layered.

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Mr. Darcy, The Heart Throb Valentine of Pemberley

“… and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend.” Chapter 3, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The above design … Continue reading

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Meh, A Very Happy Unvalentine To You

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?  Meh? Then I created this design for YOU! You can find it in my Cafepress shop online in the Candy Hearts Section HERE. (You are not alone).

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BBC News – Art historians find copy of the Mona Lisa

BBC News – Art historians find copy of the Mona Lisa.  This is a fascinating video report by the BBC.  It is so exciting to see this new discovery of a Mona Lisa work done by Leonardo’s student at the … Continue reading

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