Monday, March 5, 2012

Vintage Wood Type

These are beautiful examples of old wood type. A means of communication with ink and paper.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Circus of FUN

These children's book illustrations are kitschy! They bring back memorable images of colorful scenes that made reciting the alphabet fun and maybe easier.  I found this vintage book and had the orange mats professionally cut. The frames are 8"X 8" in size. I wonder who owned this book and where they are today.


I am learning about display vignettes from my friend and mentor Glenda at Mishawaka Antiques. I have had a booth there for 6 months now and I am a "newbie" to the dealership side of antiques.  Glenda has an amazing ability to whip up a gorgeous display vignette that will take your breath away and transport one to another time and place. Her co-owner Scott is equally as talented. I call him" Edward scissor hands" He works so darn fast and "Voila!" it is finished and beautiful! They share their experience and knowledge with all the booth owners and their eye for design has a huge following that keeps growing. Just walking into the store is visual experience of textures, styles, color and history. Every time I am there I notice new treasures that make me smile and swoon. I am so lucky to be apart of this haven of vignettes!