Paper Dolls for Boys

Raising 2 crafty boys and thrifting every chance I get.

Vintage Color History August 28, 2010

Filed under: Vintage Photo Friday — twlowenstein @ 8:53 am

I started Vintage Photo Friday a while back but let it slide once I went back to work, along with dinner, laundry and naps.  I miss it.  I think some folks are still trucking with it and I am glad.  I Stumbled Upon these and had to share.


These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.

Barker at the grounds at the state fair. Rutland, Vermont, September 1941. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Backstage at the “girlie” show at the state fair. Rutland, Vermont, September 1941. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

A crossroads store, bar, “juke joint,” and gas station in the cotton plantation area. Melrose, Louisiana, June 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Shulman’s market, on N at Union Street S.W. Washington, D.C., between 1941 and 1942. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Louise Rosskam. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Orchestra at square dance. McIntosh County, Oklahoma, 1939 or 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress


Rural school children. San Augustine County, Texas, April 1943. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by John Vachon. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Link for more photo goodness.

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Goodbye Summah August 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — twlowenstein @ 7:44 pm

Nobody wants to hear a teacher complain about the summer ending.

I get it.

So I will shut up and post a photo.

Later dearies.

 

I could totally live there, for the summer. August 23, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — twlowenstein @ 8:51 am

I am dreaming about this house.

 

Favorite Thrift Ever August 11, 2010

Filed under: Thrift Scores & Pat and Charlie — twlowenstein @ 12:24 pm
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People are always asking me what my favorite thing I ever thrifted was.  Okay, no one has ever asked me before.  What the heck?  It’s the perfect question.  So if someone were to ask me this thoughtful question I think I would have to answer a roll of waxed twine.  It’s been 4 years and it seems like a magical replenishing spool.  I have used it to package my etsy packages, wrap birthday presents, as clothesline to hang kid art, in craft projects and just as a beautiful piece of functional art sitting on the counter with a pair of scissors sticking out at the ready.  I love it.  I’m using it at the moment to wrap around my paint by number frames (more details to follow on exciting new plan of action concerning my PBNs).  Will photo both projects when finished but in the meantime, I was wondering:  What is your favorite thing you ever thrifted?  Could it be more exciting than mine, probably not but give it a go.  Link back with a post on your blog or if you don’t have one or are lazy, just leave a comment!

Let’s hear it:

Potty Mouth Mama

The Rinrins

Ranch Dressing with Eartha Kitsch

Thrifted Treasure

I’m starting small, let me know if you want me to add you to this link.


 

Summer, Thus Far August 7, 2010

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All shots taken with various iphone apps.

Long live the iphone, best camera I own.


 

Our Song of the Summer August 4, 2010

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If you have not checked out Thao Nguyen yet, please do.

Our whole family busted some serious moves to this song on our road trip to NC.