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photos of crafts, plants, vintage finds, and other fun stuff

amy_b

amy_b
Location
Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Birthday
February 14
Bio
Collector of crap, maker of stuff, taker of pictures. Botanist. Dilettante.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2008 8:30AM

old wig, NEW DOG

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Say hello to Stanley.  Like the terriers pictured in SOME VERY NAUGHTY DOGS, Stanley is a rescue pup.  Stanley is a chug--pug and chihuahua.  We don't know if he was an accident or an attempt at one of those "hybrid breeds".  

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2008 1:46PM

SOME VERY NAUGHTY DOGS

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I was NOT encouraging this.   Stella (left) and Frankie (wig).
 
 
 
AUGUST 25, 2008 7:01PM

Unfortunate Foodstuffs: The Return

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Mid-century images have always appealed to me. Even if the stories weren't good, I'd probably watch "Mad Men" for the scenery alone--I love the clothes, the furniture, and those huge pitchers of Bloody Marys in the conference room.
 
JULY 19, 2008 8:53AM

I am a collector.

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I am a collector.  I have always been one.  I’m pretty sure it’s a genetic thing.  It’s definitely in the family.

 
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The basic problem is this—I like stuff.  Pretty stuff.  Weird stuff.  Old stuff.  I also love pe… Read full post »

JUNE 29, 2008 3:12PM

my local: BREAKFAST

 

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Norman, Oklahoma's Diner. Where we go when we go to breakfast.

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Blueberry pancakes.

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Biscuits and gravy.

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Exterior shot includes an accidental capture of former football coach Barry Switzer.… Read full post »

JUNE 27, 2008 5:06PM

would you like a WEENIE?

 

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Some new vintage cookbook scans are posted here. Enjoy some frightful food of the past!

JUNE 24, 2008 5:23PM

spiritual GUIDANCE

 

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Facing crisis? Anxious? Discouraged? Tempted? Select a woe and spin the wheel! The appropriate biblical passages will reveal themselves to you. Who needs church? Close up here.

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JUNE 23, 2008 5:35PM

advice for OLD MAIDS

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Don't become a cross old maid if you can't get anyone to marry--try to live like other women--don't show your dissapointment. See a larger version here.
JUNE 12, 2008 4:57PM

daintiness ALWAYS WINS

 
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Poor Sue. Tim won't give her any lovin' because of UNDIE ODOR. Good thing she discovered new quick Lux! A humorous old ad from my flickr archives.
JUNE 10, 2008 7:09PM

A GUIDE TO MEN

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Subtitle: "Being Encore Reflections of a Bachelor Girl". Please enjoy portions of this fine 1922 publication.

JUNE 10, 2008 10:38AM

LACK of decor-um

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Remember the 70's? OK, I don't either. Not really, anyway. I was born in 1971, so I was a young'un. Anyway, check out some decorating hints of the day, brought to you by a swinging' product called "Eurodecal".

JUNE 6, 2008 8:19PM

happy birthday

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This gigantic mylar balloon plays a special birthday version"Rappers' Delight"--up to fifty times, according the the label. They look like trashier (if that's possible) Bratz dolls, don't they?

 

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JUNE 2, 2008 6:42PM

Growing Up and Liking It!

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A vintage (1949) health brochure. Includes advice such as "Jitterbugging is something you'd better put off until another day" and "wash your hair if you want to". Complete scans can be found here.

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JUNE 2, 2008 6:41PM

Unfortunate Foodstuffs

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Presenting "Baked Stuffed Salmon", a photo from a series of unfortunate foodstuffs. Uh, I'll just have the bread, thanks.

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JUNE 2, 2008 6:40PM

parties with PUNCH

 

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Because nothing says "party" like the Board of Temperance.
A publication of the Methodist church, 1953.

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