Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Retro Pottery Net: A Website Featuring Retro, Vintage and Mid Century Pottery


Introducing Retro Pottery Net: A Worldwide Website For Mid-Century Ceramics   

I was poking around the internet this morning and I landed on a site which I think I might  stay on the entire day...it is called "Retro Pottery Net".  If you love Modernist designs you will be in heaven with what you will find on Retro Pottery Net. The site is the home of Ray Garrod, an Australian, former art educator with a passion for ceramics. He taught Art & Design, Ceramics and Art History to adults and secondary school students. In 2009 he started his blog as a reference site for Mid-20th-Century ceramics. You will find an extensive photo gallery of all the major designers worldwide and superb editorial content including fact files and reference blog posts. When I visited the site I was visitor number 1,101,322. Now that's a lot of interest in Mid Century pottery!
Image courtesy of http://www.retropottery.net/ 

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

Monday, February 16, 2015

Something Retro Fishy On My Pinterest Board


1950s Fish Images Featured On My Pinterst Board  

There is Something Fishy going on one of my Pinterest Boards. That is because I love Retro Fish designs and I added a board to collect patterns and images with fish designs.  Fish motif was a common design element during the 1950s influenced by Scandinavian designers who liked minimalism, functionality and simplicity. The importance of fishing communities in Scandinavian countries also played a role in the popularity of fish related designs.

 1950s Fish: Simplicity in Design

You will find textiles, ceramics, wall hanging, functional kitchenware and more with lots of Fishy fun. A simple fish image is a fairly easy shape to reproduce and when you repeat fish shapes you can then create interesting patterns. This may one of the reasons why you will see so many objects using a common fish shape. Visit Something fishy at
https://www.pinterest.com/kitschnstuff/somethings-retro-fishy/

The kitchen towel shown is typical pink and aqua colors. It was originally posted on https://www.etsy.com/shop/fuzzandfu
   
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link:
C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

Monday, January 19, 2015

Getting Into The Shark Tank Mentality: Who Wants To Make An Easy To Seal Dog Poop Bag?

Binge Watching Shark Tank: Incubating Creative Ideas


I have been binge watching "Shark Tank" on television the show where budding entrepreneurs go up in front of the "Sharks" to pitch their business ideas. I've been catching past shows right on You Tube. After watching episode after episode of this business themed reality show you find yourself getting into the Shark Tank mentality......thinking about how you too can invent something or create a better mouse trap which will make a lot of money.

What's On My Drawing Board For Shark Tank

Sometimes your mind wanders to silly ideas like how to make a better dog poop bag that is easy to seal when you are trying to pick up doggie stuff when you are wearing thick winter gloves. Or how to improve on dental floss so it doesn't stick to your fingers when you try to throw it out in the gargage pail.


Who Wants To Seal The Deal On A New Dog Poop Bag?

The Shark Tank show is very engaging and entertaining and I wonder why I'm first getting into it now.  Hey, I'm not a T.V. person.....I'm always behind on shows. But I am an idea person and a very creative thinker. Anyone want to partner on a better way to pick up dog poop and seal the bag with thick winter gloves on?

Bottom image courtesy of


http://antiques.lovetoknow.com/image/128299~Vintage-valentine.jpg

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Group Forum Moderators Needed to Lead Antique and Collectibles Groups on I Antique Online.com

Antique and Collectible Groups Need Moderators on I Antique Online.com  

Did you know that we are looking for group forum moderators for many of our group forums on I Antique I Antique Online.com ? Take a look at our grand list and let me know if you would like to moderate one of these groups or help out in some way. You can send me an email at Dianne@cdiannezweig.com telling me more about your interest in being a moderator. These are volunteer postitions. Even if you visit one of these groups and see that there is a moderator, you may still be able to lead or help out that group. We are making changes for
2015.

Featured Groups

Collector Groups
China-Pottery-Ceramics

Kitchen - Dining  

Furniture

Home, Style, Decor

Decades

Ethnic-Global
Linens & Textiles

Sewing-Buttons

Doll Related


Toy Related Groups
Hobbies-Sports

Movie-Records
Camera-Photography


Kitsch-Pop Culture

Paper, Ephemera, Postcards, Books Advertising

Party, Holiday, Celebration

Soda Fountain & Soda Pop

Not Just For Guy Stuff

Medical-Pharmacy

Vintage Clothing

Art-Craft Related

Business And Social Media Related Groups

Educational

On The Lighter Side

State/Regional

  



C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

Super Hero Valentines Featured in Vintage Valentine Cards and Collectibles Forum on I Antique Online.com

Fun Collectible Super Hero Vintage Valentines on
I Antique Online.com 

Christmas is over and guess what's next on the vintage parade...yep vintage VALENTINES. We have a very active group called "Vintage Valentine Cards and Collectibles" on my site I Antique Online.com  Today there is a fun collection of whimsiscal Super Hero themed Valentines. If you love Valentines, be sure to add your favorites to our group forum on I Antique Online.com

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Vintage Laundry Collectibles on Pinterest.com


Popular Vintage Laundry Collectibles

I'm inviting you to come take a look at my Pinterest Board dedicated to Vintage Laundry collectibles. Here is the link:
http://www.pinterest.com/kitschnstuff/vintage-laundry/
You will find the following popular laundry collectibles on my Vintage Laundry Pinterest board.

1. vintage soap boxes
2. laundry magazine adveritising
3. childrren's toy laundry accessories
4. clothespins
5. laundry sacks
6. irons
7. little homemaker toys
8. laundry sprinkers
9. soap dispensers
10. laundry bottles
11. starch collectibles
12. laundry tubs and washboards
  
Top image courtesy of http://thewasherwoman.blogspot.com/
Dreft image posted to Pinterest see: http://www.pinterest.com/kitschnstuff/vintage-laundry/

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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