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A Tour Of Fair Oaks #Antiques Workshop @FairOaksAntique

Workin’ in our own workshop today — it’s equal parts storage, office & shipping headquarters, photography studio, and workshop or creative space. Just like us, this space is put to many uses! Since Antiques On Broadway closed, and we left Exit 55…
Workin' in our own workshop today -- it's equal parts storage, office & shipping headquarters, photography studio, and workshop or creative space. Just like us, this space is put to many uses! ...
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Evelyn Nesbit aka Evelyn Thaw, who we discussed in conjunction with of sex scandals and reports of roofies in 1910, is making the news rounds again. This time it is at The Daily Mail, with lots of photos; but she was also at the BBC at the end of 2014.…
Evelyn Nesbit aka Evelyn Thaw, who we discussed in conjunction with of sex scandals and reports of roofies in 1910, is making the news rounds again. This time it is at The Daily Mail, with lots of ...
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Pink Poodles - And Other Mid-Century Kitsch Dog - Alert!

Contrary to contemporary thought, these kitschy puppy prints were not sold as nursery items. Adverting for this very set reads, “To bring new decorating dash to the walls of your home, or to spice up a children’s room or den, place these lovable puppies…
Contrary to contemporary thought, these kitschy puppy prints were not sold as nursery items. Adverting for this very set reads, "To bring new decorating dash to the walls of your home, or to spice ...
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March's What I've Been Reading (& Writing) Report #women #history

As I mentioned, I’m downsizing; so lately, I’ve primarily been focused on listing in our Etsy shops. (1, 2, and, now, 3.) This has led to lots of posting at Things Your Grandmother Knew and Kitschy Kitschy Coo. (But don’t worry, the next stack of ephemera…
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Molded Sugar Cubes
From a 1956 Wilton's molds booklet , details on using candy molds to make fancy sugars for hot and cold beverages. This would be great for teas, wedding & bridal showers, and other fancy events. "Remember," it says, "you can make them in advance and keep th...
Back in Grandma's day as well as today, Home Ec includes: Food, nutrition and health; textiles and clothing; shelter and housing; consumerism and consumer science; household management; design and technology; food science and hospitality; human development and family studies; education and ...
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The Saturday Morning Cereal Flashback Post #vintage

It’s Saturday morning, time to eat your cereal! How many of these vintage Post cereals do you remember? Personally, I was most happy to recall the old Post-Tens and Treat-Paks. So much cooler sounding than today’s “assorted” or “variety” packs. I don’t…
It's Saturday morning, time to eat your cereal! How many of these vintage Post cereals do you remember? Personally, I was most happy to recall the old Post-Tens and Treat-Paks. So much cooler sound...
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Most definitely a “save the baby” post. A 1955 Jockey ad; via.
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Dames & Dogs #86 #vintage

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Where Are My Vintage Cookbook Fans?
I found this nifty quote on a Facebook Page called Cookbook Love . If you love -- or even hate lol -- vintage cookbooks, you should follow the Page. And the blog too. From that Page, I found another cool Page, Vintage Recipe Cards , which also has a website...
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It's OK To Eat The Pink Elephants #vintage #kitsch

OK, normally I save the food recipes for Things Your Grandmother Knew — but this? This is not food. …Technically edible; but not food. Plus, it involves pink elephants. And pink elephants are pretty darn kitschy. A recipe from a 1956 Wilton candy & food…
OK, normally I save the food recipes for Things Your Grandmother Knew -- but this? This is not food. ...Technically edible; but not food. Plus, it involves pink elephants. And pink elephants are pr...
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Getting Ready To Garden? Simple 25-By-50-Foot Vegetable Garden Plan
From a vintage 4-H vegetable gardening booklet comes this handy little chart on succession planting. While the veggie varieties are suitable to northern climates (specifically Michigan, where it was published) there are sound ideas for the beginning gardener.
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Monthly Vintage Macaroon Recipes
In 1952's Aunt Jenny's Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies & Other All-Time Favorites (a promotional cook booklet featuring Spry shortening) there was a "Macaroon Of The Month Calendar" -- naturally, I had to share it. wink Each recipe begins with this basic ...
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Introduction
Deanna Dahlsad, an avid collector of many things but especially kitsch and "things pertaining to female history".

Deanna was raised in a family of antique collectors and dealers. Her childhood was filled with the obligation to wake early on weekends and dig through the tossed-away bits of other peoples’ lives. Happily, she was able to use these skills in the service of her own collecting interests: vintage clothing, pin-up art, Gene Dolls, nudie magazines, pulp novels, cosmetic jars & compacts -- anything that documents the history of women -- as well as vintage textiles & random collections as whims allow… She also has a weakness for printed matter, and so ephemera and books are hoarded in quantities too large to be called "collections".

The only thing she loves more than collecting -- and her family -- is talking-err, writing (nearly anything but bios for herself); in the guise of antique dealer and writer, she has found a way to justify both her obsessions with objects and her unnatural appreciation for discussing them.

Any rumors that she found her husband, Derek, at a thrift shoppe are unfounded.

She runs Inherited Values (yup, another collecting website), Kitsch Slapped (a feminist look at pop culture, past, present &, sometimes, future) and Ululating Undulating Ungulate (an art site) -- among others.

She and her husband run Kitschy Kitschy Coo and, when they remember to list things for sale, sell at We Have Your Collectibles.  There's more; but check out the links list ~~~>

Featured in Collectors News: "Dahlsad is a touchstone of where women have been, what they wore, and how they carried themselves to get there. She is a historian of how powder puffs and nail polish have both ensnared and enshrined the image of womankind."

Presenter at the Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) and Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA) Joint Annual Conference, 2008: Museums & Web 2.0: Slaying Dragons or Titlting at Windmills? Blogs, YouTube, MySpace - Using Social Networks for Museums.

October, 2009 interview on The Ephemera Show (podcast).

Presenter at the Bookmark Collectors Virtual Convention (February 20 and 21, 2010); asked to return again for 2011.

She's been a paid staff writer at Collectors’ Quest (these are her columns) . Under he own name, and a plethora of pen names), she's also been a columnist at Backwash, b5, Gadabout Media and too many other companies, websites and print publications  to name.

Most of the time, she feels her objects are cooler than she is. Aside from appearing all over the internets, items from her collection appear in such places as the Virtue, Vice, and Contraband: A History of Contraception in America exhibit at the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum (at Case Western Reserve University) and The Hingham Shipyard Historical Exhibit.

Along with writing for Collectors' Quest and Kat Caverly of No Evil Productions, Deanna has been a paid web consultant for them. Those clients and numerous others have been provided professional services via her company Big Mouth Promotions; these services have now been expanded via U.P. To The D.L. with Laura Brown.

You can find/follow her at Twitter and Facebook contact her via email at Deanna.Pop.Tart@gmail.com.
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  • Alverno College
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