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Deanna Dahlsad
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Yesterday we went to our first rummage sales of the season, then hit the thrift shops to spend the last of what cash we still had in our pockets. At the Moorhead Thrift Shop I ran across a few choice albums, including this one: Looks like we’ve…
Yesterday we went to our first rummage sales of the season, then hit the thrift shops to spend the last of what cash we still had in our pockets. At the Moorhead Thrift Shop I ran across a few choi...
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Is Your Bed Dirty?
You may know why we do the laundry , but Missy Tannen, president of luxury linen company Boll & Branch, says we are doing it wrong .
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Tips On Storing Cookies
These tips on storing cookies come from Cookies Galore (from Frances Barton of the General Foods Corporation, copyright 1956). Store cookies in a refrigerator if they are the no-bake type. Store baked cookies in a tightly covered metal or earthenware contai...
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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+Mark Frauenfelder on, well, being Mark Frauenfelder
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Found this while investigating just which laundry detergent Dolly Parton did the ads for… Super kitschy cute 1950s ad for Duz.
Found this while investigating just which laundry detergent Dolly Parton did the ads for... Super kitschy cute 1950s ad for Duz.
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April's "Macaroon Of The Month" Recipe: Scottish Cookie-Roons
From Aunt Jenny's Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies & Other All-Time Favorites , here's the recipe for Scottish Cookie-Roons. Don't forget to start with the basic recipe here !
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#Vintage Marketing To Women Was A-Wash In Premiums

Some people think that the only premiums that came in boxes were in cereal boxes for kids. Sure, there were those coupon books and other early loyalty programs designed to bring people back to certain department stores, gas stations, grocery stores, and…
Some people think that the only premiums that came in boxes were in cereal boxes for kids. Sure, there were those coupon books and other early loyalty programs designed to bring people back to cert...
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While searching for those 70s sex feet, I stumbled into these kitschy vintage bare feet salt and pepper shakers. I guess not all of them are vintage; but they nearly always have bright red toenail polish. Why anyone wants to put bare feet on the table,…
While searching for those 70s sex feet, I stumbled into these kitschy vintage bare feet salt and pepper shakers. I guess not all of them are vintage; but they nearly always have bright red toenail ...
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In the 70s, footprints were big things. Sometimes they were quite literally big things; such as the giant, and very fuzzy, footprint rugs my sister and I had in our room. (See other things that may have been in your bedroom back then.) Other times, the…
In the 70s, footprints were big things. Sometimes they were quite literally big things; such as the giant, and very fuzzy, footprint rugs my sister and I had in our room. (See other things that may...
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How To Identify Common Garden Insects
Clear illustrations on identifying common garden pests from 4-H Bulletin number 52 , the 4-H Vegetable Gardener , from the Michigan State College Cooperative Extension Service, East Lansing. Second printing of First Revision, June 1953. NOTE: The suggested ...
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Wunnerful, Wunnerful, Easter #kitsch

In case you were wondering why there was such a liberal use of the #LawrenceWelk on Tweety Machine tonight, hubby & I were Live Tweeting tonight’s PBS showing of the 1979 Easter episode of The Lawrence Welk Show. (Live Tweeting is like a Mystery Science…
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I found this rather spectacularly mod commercial for Yardley’s Slicker Dollys Bus Lipsticks while researching this vintage lipstick tube. (Found via Kate Baird’s Yardley Pinboard.)
I found this rather spectacularly mod commercial for Yardley's Slicker Dollys Bus Lipsticks while researching this vintage lipstick tube. (Found via Kate Baird's Yardley Pinboard.)
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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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June 21
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