Saturday, April 25, 2009

Living Like a Do-Bee

Ah the sweet mysteries of life and love and fine manners. The Romper Room Do Bees were always kind and helpful and of course, mannerly. A Don't Bee was always tired and grouchy. The Romper Room show ran on t.v from 1953 to 1994 and was both franchised and syndicated so that local affiliates could run their own shows. Mr. Do-Bee, an over sized bee, taught children how to polite . There was also a "Mr. Don't Bee" to show children exactly what they should not do (like spit, cuss and hit their friends...) If you know someone who might need a refresher course, this would be the perfect book.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Featured in An Etsy Treasury

Thanks to Bellalulu on etsy for including in her featured treasury one of the items in my shop ~~ a vintage 1940's book about Peggy's Pokey and her farmyard pets. This book has 12 beautiful color illustrations and black and white line drawings by Corrine Malvern. It's the first time that one of my items has been featured in a treasury. What's a treasury? A treasury is a member-curated gallery of short-lived lists of 12 hand-picked items each. Members can feature their favorite items, items selected on a theme, or just whatever they like. Check out Peggy's Pokey here...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Enamel Jewelry From the 1960's

The 1960's brought a new vision to jewelry that wasn't the kind that belonged to Mom. It was metal and cool and punchy and just a little "flower power."
Here's an example in those famous patriotic colors, red white and blue.