Saturday, July 29, 2006

"Proud to Say I'd Never Abandon My Pet" Campaign

Last Friday I wrote a post on my other blog saying less animals would get abandoned every holiday season if only campaigns focused on praising and rewarding good pet owners, instead of giving time and attention to those who were bad and cruel. It started me thinking anyone could make such a campaign, so why not me?

You can read all about the "Proud to Say I'd Never Abandon My Pet" campaign here and you're welcome to join it at any time! It couldn't be easier: just link to the campaign's blog and write a post on your site saying you didn't abandon your pet when you went on holiday this summer, and never would. Anyone who does this will be linked back. Go ahead and blow your own horn, you deserve it! You're setting up a good example for others, and more people should be like you.

This invitation is good for those who don't have a pet right now, as long as they agree with the premise that responsible pet owners don't leave their pets to die when they go on vacation.

A million thanks to everyone who spreads the word! :)

Metal Garters, 1930s

"Stockings held up by decorative metal garters, to match gold kid evening shoes. Band garters became popular in addition to suspender garters, and young women and dancing 'flappers' scandalised their elders by rolling down their stocking tops so that they could be seen just above the knee."

Scanned from "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.

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Friday, July 28, 2006

Vintage supplies

Vintage supplies, originally uploaded by Soie Belle.

Naiad Einsel, Good Housekeeping Magazine illustration, 1962

Naiad06a.jpg, originally uploaded by leifpeng.

From the site:

Good Housekeeping magazine
Illustrated by Naiad Einsel
November 1962

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Brunelleschi, 1920s

Brunelleschi 004, originally uploaded by normavalentine.

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Fashion in Hollywood

Portuguese magazine "Cinéfilo," page 25. 29 December 1928, 1st year, N.19. 32 pages -- 1 escudo.

Those are Holywood actresses Ruth Taylor, Marion Davis and Dolores del Rio.

Marcello Dudovich, Fiat Balilla ad, 1934

Marcello Dudovich, La nuova Balilla per tutti, poster. Colour lithograph. Italian, 1934. Fiat archives.

Scanned from "Art Deco 1910-1939" edited by Charlotte Benton, Tim Benton and Chislaine Wood.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Art Nouveau sculpture

Art Nouveau sculpture, originally uploaded by vidalia_11.

'Loie Fuller' a gilt-bronze table lamp, by Francois-Raoul Larche, ca. 1900.

Antique mirror

Antique mirror, originally uploaded by vidalia_11.

François-Raoul Larche, Table Lamp, 1901

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François-Raoul Larche, depicting Loie Fuller. Table Lamp, 1901.

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Scanned from Gabriele Fahr-Becker's "Art Nouveau".

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Jazz Age 6

jazz age 6, originally uploaded by kristina images.

Recipe for "Caipirinha" cocktail

Scanned from "Vintage Cocktails" by Susan Waggoner and Robert Markel.

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Monday, July 24, 2006


Devereaux, originally uploaded by Vintage_Knitting.

From the site:

Fleisher's Knitting and Crocheting Manual" from 1922 Edition 19

jazz age 5

jazz age 5, originally uploaded by kristina images.

Siboney Rum ad

Scanned from "Vintage Cocktails" by Susan Waggoner and Robert Markel.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Tivoli, Copenhagen

Tivoli, Copenhagen, originally uploaded by Jan Tonnesen.

Vogue Hats 1919

Vogue Hats 1919, originally uploaded by lisanne001.

Bonnie Cashin, Vogue magazine cover, 1927

Bonnie Cashin, Vogue cover, watercolor and pencil illustration, 1927.

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