Wednesday, June 28, 2017

McCoy Strawberry Cookie Jar

I found this 1950s McCoy strawberry cookie jar #263 for $15 at a local thrift store! It is 9" wide by 11" tall of glossy red cheer! Guess what's going to be in my kitchen forever?

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Florida Sunshine

How cheery is this can of sunshine?! In the '80s my mom's friend went to Florida for spring break and brought this back for her. The can contains "48 average sniffs of pure Florida air" and the label offers a "suggested dosage: for daily pick me up, take two large sniffs before breakfast." Quite the novelty souvenir. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bring Back the Flour Sack

This grandma's flower garden quilt was made by some of my female relatives in the 1930s. 
It was likely created using their old dresses and flour sacks, and the whole thing was pieced and sewed by hand, which is absolutely incredible! Some of the hexagons are torn off with wear. 
Now the cheery quilt hangs on the wall behind my computer and art desk, inspiring vintage style designs!
This is my new surface pattern design motto, and this is my start to the return of the calico!

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Store with a Smile

I snapped this photo of the original sign painted on the brick of Shaw's in Perth, Ontario. Sounds cheery!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Limited Edition

My friend Anni gave me this oh-so-appropriate plaque. It's literary wit, 1950s atomic style, and quirkiness in a pleasantly coloured decorative accessory! It shall forever be on my bookshelf.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Grandma's Ship

 My grandma painted this delightfully nautical scene when she was a teenager.
 The sunlit sails and the texture of the waves and clouds are so summery.
Best of all--here's a snapshot my grandpa took of it as a brand new creation!

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Watercolour Paradise

These framed vintage Nicolas Markovitch, a.k.a. Marc watercolour prints are likely from the 1920s to 1940s. They left their Value Village lodgings and now radiate summery paradise sitting on my shelf!
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