One of my favorite boxes to pull down from the attic at Christmastime as a kid was the box of Christmas books. Filled with Golden Books and more, I’d read pretty much everything in there by the end of the season. Here are a few of my old favorites! Advertisements
Today I’m continuing the series of posts on my great-grandma’s beautiful vintage jewelry! She’s here to help us ring in the beginning of the holiday season; after all, Thanksgiving is just one short week away. These are a few festive Christmas pieces I inherited from her and I can’t wait to wear them all season … More Throwback Thursday: Great-Grandma’s Vintage Holiday Jewelry
Abraham Lincoln is certainly best known for his Emancipation Proclamation, which helped to end slavery in the United States. But he also issued the Thanksgiving Proclamation, a document which forever set aside the final Thursday in November as American Thanksgiving (later changed to the fourth Thursday of the month.) The proclamation is a beautifully crafted … More Throwback Thursday: Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
Little me as a pumpkin for Halloween, 1995! My mom set up a makeshift photo studio in our hallway with black fabric and snapped some pretty darn cute (if I do say so myself) Halloween shots. I wouldn’t be surprised if she made the pumpkin costume too!
Every company goes through a process of discovering their image and branding as they get their feet under them. For Strawberry Moon, it was a pretty short process: the idea to sell vintage books online came to me and a few weeks later, I was open for business, believe it or not! One of the … More Throwback Thursday: Strawberry Moon Branding, circa April 2013
Last month I shared some photos of my great-grandma and the vintage jewelry I inherited from her and thought this Throwback Thursday is the perfect time to share some more! These are some of my favorite pieces as they feel very fall – perfect for September and October with blue jeans and a big chunky … More Throwback Thursday: Great-Grandma’s Vintage Jewelry
A somber Throwback Thursday this week but an important one. I hope to someday be able to visit the museum and memorial in New York. How many of you have visited?
We’re throwing all the way back to the Roman Empire today and the destruction of Pompeii on August 24 in the year 79. The city wasn’t rediscovered and excavated until the 1740s but once word of its well-preserved marvels spread, artists and intellectuals flocked from all over Europe to see it. The vast majority of … More Throwback Thursday: This Week in History… The Destruction of Pompeii
When my Great-Grandma Lou passed away at the beginning of this year, just a few months shy of her 100th birthday, I inherited some of her fabulous vintage jewelry. She had great taste and a lot of spunk: her bedroom was bubblegum pink, she danced at her son’s 50th wedding anniversary (in a teal sequined … More Throwback Thursday: Great-Grandma’s Vintage Jewelry
I was digging through some pictures and things a while back and ran across this old polaroid of me at a craft fair, circa 2000. My first business was “Cool as a Cuke Products;” I made magnets and turned handmade paper into bookmarks (some things never change!) The precursor to Strawberry Moon? Probably! (Gawky? Most … More Throwback Thursday: My First Business