Thursday, June 2, 2011

What Are YOUR Hobbies?



We all love LOVE buying vintage treasures, I know many of you have turned it into a business.

But once in a while I like to combine my love for vintage with one of my favorite hobbies: art.

Won this collection of wonderfully vintage calligraphy pens for a song yesterday. I don't do much calligraphy lately, but I know these will look good in a mid century ceramic cup on display in my Studio.


I've collected vintage art supplies over the years because art is something I've been doing, well, my whole life: Brushes, artists supply box, older paint palettes, watercolor tins... Things like that. Some I use, some I display.

I have the set of oil paints my Grandmother had, or sent to my Mom (I forget which), and brushes that were Grandmas.

So I was curious if any of you have other hobbies, that you try to buy vintage items to represent or use?
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13 comments:

  1. I love to scrapbook and sew, and I dabble with some of the mixed-media or collage, though I'm not that great. I love incorporating vintage notions, doilies, bits and bobs into my various projects!

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  2. Oh yes, I used a lot of vintage ephemera when I did ATCs and Altered books (I still do, just haven't had the time to do it in a while).

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  3. Poker chips - old Bakelite chips...simply awesome and pretty. Paper chips are cool and you could for a while buy Marlboro clay chips with Marlboro miles...and I don't smoke but the chips are great for a Saturday night game with the gang. And to many hobbies to mention

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  4. Love your calligraphy pens! I paint and do calligraphy and make items out of precious metal clay. I have some of my mom's and my grandmother's brushes, but I hadn't ever thought about displaying them. That's a great idea.

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  5. What a really cool thing to collect! Blogging has turned into a great hobby and with that comes pictures taking. I also like to go to flea markets and garage sales, etc and then blog about what I've found and the adventures that we run across.

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  6. Great question! I love to cook so I buy mostly old kitchen things. Using pretty vintage things makes cooking a lot more fun too! We also love to listen to old records so quite a few records and record players come through here.

    Those calligraphy pens are beautiful!

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  7. Mmm, no. Vintage IS my hobby, LOL!

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  8. I'm with Kitty - vintage is my hobby. So is blogging about vintage (y'all can come to my link party at dearhelenhartman.com, btw, and share the fun)
    The art supplies are like works of art in their way right.

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  9. it's a little harder to translate my hobbies (stand-up comedy and unicycling) into design, but I like a challenge. I also do photography occasionally, and I've been looking for a brownie camera clone to use for decor purposes.

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  10. Photography, knitting, reading...

    Man, I love to read. I love to get lost in a book. My favorite book is "The Thirteenth Tale." It's written so well, it's gothic-y with a lot of twists and turns. I've read it four times I believe and listened to it on cd once. It's so good every single time.

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  11. I feel this is a great great collection, functional yet very stylish! Calligraphy is a beautiful thing! xx

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  12. Hey, is this the same seller who sold you the Pier one sculptures?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Mid-Century-Abstract-Sculpture-pair-Art-Sculpture-RETRO-/260800050093?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb8e4f3ad

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  13. Nice catch!!!

    At least this seller admits they are "unsure of it's age". No, not the same seller, but two of the three same sculptures.

    Funny thing is, I still love them. I just don't like that they were misrepresented. Seller got her negative feedback, though ;)

    Thanks for letting me know!!!!

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