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Deanna Dahlsad
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Collector’s Weekly has a well-thought-out article about a ‘revival’ that defies modern explanation, and tries to identify why Grandma’s House, for those of us in our thirties and forties, is such a specific set of style choices. At it’s most basic, the…
That Old-Timey Look
That Old-Timey Look
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Antique Tobacco Trading Cards: Sex In Advertising, Or Sexist Collectors?

In 1885, W. Duke & Sons inserted “sexy” trading cards of actresses in their packages of Duke’s Cigarettes. This act is said to have led to Duke’s becoming the leading cigarette brand by 1890. Widely heralded as the birth of sex in advertising, i,e. the…
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Getting Crafty With Crochet Thread - Without Knowing A Single Stitch!
My grandmother likely never imagined a time when sewing and needlework in general would be out of fashion... But had she known that people would be sitting around with balls of crochet thread in attics and whatnot, she would have liked this idea for turning...
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Look, a “TV” brand — as in a branding iron to imprint “TV” onto your cattle. Or your couch potatoes? Spotted at one of our local antique malls. I am finally getting through all the random, potentially amusing, pics on my phone. So check my other blogs,…
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I spotted this pair of vintage crochet (or knitted?) potholders at one of the local antique shops and I had to go back to snap a pic of it because it drove me that nuts. I know it’s a small thing, a petty thing — and, since this about little underthings,…
Petty Knit Picking
Petty Knit Picking
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Bottoms Up Cookie Decorating
Ever wonder why those jelly glasses have embossed bottoms? It's not just so that kids are in a hurry to drink their milk so they can see the face or image on the bottom. It's so you can use them to decorate sugar cookies! Simply grease the bottom of the gla...
Bottoms Up Cookie Decorating
Bottoms Up Cookie Decorating
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Giving Thanks - & A Little Fall Decor DIY

Looking for something to mix into your Fall decor — something that will work with your country burlap and chicken wire looks as well as it will with more simple styles and even more elegant looks? Perhaps something that will work not only for today but…
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Every so often I get a VHS urge; I have boxes of old VHS video tapes that I’ve gotten from relatives, exes, rummage sales, and who-knows-where.  Many have no labels, and many aren’t what the label says, so I put them in my VCR and fast-forward to see if…
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Just scored a pair of vintage playground rides — and brought them into the Fargo location of F.A.R.M.! Both are believed to be made of cast aluminum, with modest wear to what’s believed to be original paint. As always, contact us with your interest. We…
Vintage Playground Rides, Anyone?
Vintage Playground Rides, Anyone?
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There’s few things that make me go, “What’s that – I need one!” than when I saw this guy: Three wheels, a space-age half-steering wheel, and a grill off a muscle car? This is the Probe Jr., a pedal car made from the late 1960s to early 1970s.  I can’t…
The AMF Probe Jr, 1970s
The AMF Probe Jr, 1970s
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