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There's no People Like Snow People!

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I have been so busy I haven't written in a while, shame on me! I want to tell everyone about winter coats and amazing hats and so much more but its Christmas time and the other half of me--the artist has been busy. You can find my latest vintage down the green rabbit hole adventure here:
http://artfulrabbit.com/?p=3305

The Shoe God Has Spoken

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If you love shoes, especially vintage shoes, you need to read this amazing interview with Jonathan Walford. The link to his interview with Collectors Weekly is shown below. All hail Collectors Weekly for their phenomenal work in the arcane worlds of collecting Good Stuff!

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/an-interview-with-vintage-shoe-collector-jonathan-walford/

I am a shoe hound and I am always on the hunt for the next thrilling shoe. A large part of my hunting is bringing home what I have found in my travels and doing research. I always want to know the story of what I am holding in my hand--or on my foot.

It amazes me how little really good information is out there on shoe styles. Are there names for heels besides the ubitquous "kitten heel" and "Stilettos" and "Platforms"?What about the shoes that don't have high heels but just a tiny little heel? I know there are Cuban heels and stacked heels and today I discovered there are Spanish heel…

The Curious Case of the Sugar Bowl

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In a jaunt to a local antique store to pick up some very expensive wax for chalk paint, which is another story, I came up on this sugar bowl. I looked it over and was fascinated. Curious and Curiouser...

It had a price tag of just $8.00 and I was attracted by its toile pattern on black and white transferware. Two Italian gents are poling a gondola on the side and and having a chat on the lid. There are misty castles in the background. Ah romance...

One handle is intact and the shape is lovely. Its about six inches side to side, four inches tall about four inches wide. This bowl would have held a powerful lot of sugar, back in the day when sugar was just becoming commonly available.

I wondered about sugar because this is a sugar bowl. I discovered these fascinating tidbits at WholeVegan.com: "1792 Anti-Saccharite Society forms in Europe to protest effect of sugar on people's health. It induces a British sugar boycott through Europe. The British East India companies, whi…