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Vintage Overexcited Mothers

Posted in absurd, art, humor, vintage with tags , , , on May 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This post began as a search for vintage Mother’s Day images, but what I found was a series of domestic ladies who are altogether TOO expressive. Look at all the exciting things women can do!

Have you ever seen anyone so excited about pots and pans?
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Grocery shopping!
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Drinking tea!
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Driving!
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Smoking!
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Doing the dishes!
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Wondering where the bacon went!
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And my personal favorite: the utterly unparallelled rhapsody of cleaning!
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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Happy Easter

Posted in absurd, art, easter, ephemera, photography, vintage with tags , , , , , on April 5, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Wishing a very Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!

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Easter-Greetings

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A Small Collection of Comic Screams

Posted in art, comics, vintage with tags , , on March 5, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’m hunkered down in bed with a vicious migraine so please enjoy this small collection of the screams in my head until I return tomorrow.

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See also: Migraine Art

Bailey Henderson

Posted in sculpture, sea, vintage with tags , , on February 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Toronto based illustrator and sculptor Bailey Henderson works in a variety of mediums; oil paint, bronze, resin casting.

I’m partial to her Monstrorum Marines series, which recreates the images of mythological sea beasties depicted on Medieval maps.
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Her detail is as fine as the pen and brush strokes on those antiquated documents. Gorgeous.
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Her bronze castings are nice done as well.
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Oddities Store

Posted in antiques, creatures, medicine, oddities, taxidermy, vintage with tags , , , , , on February 18, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

If it has “oddities” in the title, there’s a good chance I’ll go down a massive rabbit hole exploring it. Thus, Oddities Store was an enjoyable find indeed.

I desperately need these:
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They have bisected animals…
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Bell jar skulls of all sorts…
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Fish sticks (literally):
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Diaphonized beauties:
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Skulls on plaques:
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Lovely shadow boxes:
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And…Lung Salve!
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Browse the rest of the collections at the Oddities Store.

Albert Besnard: Images of Death

Posted in art, death, skulls and skeletons, vintage with tags , , , on February 3, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

French painter Albert Besnard has a series of figurative Death pieces, in which the ominous bony figure shows up boldly or furtively…blending into the crowd and shadows, startling those he encounters as an unexpected guest, or simply looking dapper.

Shhhh…
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While he is also known for his success in watercolor, pastel, oil and etching in portraiture, landscape and decoration, I particularly like this little collection I’ve assembled here.

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A Fish With an Accordion

Posted in absurd, art, oddities, vintage with tags , , , , on January 27, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Today…a fish with an accordion. And a lotus flower. Very little information surrounds this mysterious vintage gem…but it deserves its own post.

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So there you have it.

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