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Big Bang – Small Bucks Jewelry

Big Bang – Small Bucks Jewelry

on Nov 4, 2015

Big Bang – Small Bucks Jewelry. You see them piled up at estate sales and garage sales, unloved and unwanted.  But before you walk away take a good look. These little pieces of jewelry pack a big design punch for the money. These are cluster bead earrings.   With seemingly an unlimited amount of variations, these clip earrings from the late 50s and early...

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Beijing Hats

Beijing Hats

on Oct 28, 2015

Beijing Hats Madge and Mr. Madge recently returned from a trip-of-a-lifetime through mainland China.  First stop was Beijing.  It was a hot August day and our itinerary took us through the Temple of Heaven park, Tiananmen Square and to the Forbidden City.  Despite the heat most locals were impeccably turned out putting us Americans in their place. In between dodging...

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How to Dress – 1944

How to Dress – 1944

on Oct 20, 2015

How to Dress – 1944 Last month Madge was rummaging around in one of her favorite Savannah antique haunts and came out with a fab haul of vintage fashion magazines.   After blowing the dust off the stack she found this gem, and since it’s Autumn, here’s a fun back-to-college issue of Glamour from 1944.  It’s interesting that while the cover...

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September 23 – Today in Hat History

September 23 – Today in Hat History

on Sep 23, 2015

September 23 – Today in Hat History. Publication of Phantom of the Opera, 1909.     The Phantom of the Opera (French: Le Fantôme de l’Opéra) is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux. It was first published in serial form in the magazine Le Gaulois from September 23, 1909, to January 8, 1910. It was published as a book in April 1910 by Pierre...

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July 31 – Today in Hat History

July 31 – Today in Hat History

on Jul 31, 2015

July 31 – Today in Hat History. Mary Vaux Walcott     She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a wealthy Quaker family. After graduating from the Friends Select School in Philadelphia in 1879, she took an interest in watercolor painting. When she was not working on the family farm, she began painting illustrations of wildflowers that she saw on...

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