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Diner Coffee

Diner Coffee

Who doesn't love the shape and feel of a good diner mug? The REAL light cream, the weight of the mug, the perfect curve of the rim... it's more than a cup of coffee, it's a simple pleasure. Rather than clutter up this simple image with other items, I wanted the mug to be the center of focus. The tiny coffee bubbles and subtle cream floating atop the coffee is an familiar site begging for a sip! Sit a while with this cup of coffee- it never needs a refill! Great coffee lover gift or Christmas gift for coffee drinker!
8" H x 8" W

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Delicate Beauties

Delicate Beauties

Delicate vintage Christmas ornaments, 6" x 6" Oil on panel
6" H x 6" W
$180.00    
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White on White: Adirondack Style

White on White: Adirondack Style

This trio of simple shapes and forms caught my eye while walking through the village of Schroon Lake. Once, this shed was part of the Wood's Lodge. The white China bowl was filled with delicate pine needles and leaves. The shadows were just as interesting as the shapes themselves. Each component well worn-in, yet collectively, they form a dynamic composition.
White on White
16" H x 20" W
$2100.00    
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Shaken, Not Stirred

Shaken, Not Stirred

10" x 10" Oil on Gessobord
As classic as an American summer, the "Dirty Martini" is best sipped.
10" H x 10" W
$330.00    
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Get In Classic Car Painting

Get In Classic Car Painting

Opening a car door seems like a ritual we don't even think about. We've opened car doors our whole lives, yet, their design is somehow unnoticed. I wanted to bring attention to the slick design of a car door- the balance and placement of the key, the door lock, the button to push...all simple elements, yet all come together to make a strong visual statement. I love the light and shadow this white car produced. The warm, creamy color of the car reminds me of buttercream frosting! This painting would enlarge very well as a print for any decor. It's bold composition and subtle use of color leaves the viewer satisfied. The vintage car was photographed in the Adirondacks. It's classic subject matter will spur many conversations!`
Get In is a metaphor for life. Where will your journey take you? Open the door, and Get In.

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8" H x 8" W
$300.00    
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Chenille Morning

Chenille Morning

Unmade bed with vintage chenille bed spread, sheer curtain blowing in summer breeze, milk glass lamp and Westclox clock. Classics in any home during the 50s, 60s or 70s. There is a certain quietness to this painting, a certain mood of stillness. "Morning" would be a nice addition to any decor, especially French Country, Modern or any summer home. Whether it's a house in the Hamptons or the Adirondacks, this quintessential painting will spur memories and make any room more cozy. A perfect gift!
8" H x 8" W
$300.00    
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Wacky Birthday Cake

Wacky Birthday Cake

If there is one cake I remember best as a kid, it was Wacky Cake. My neighbor made this cake, and soon it found its way into our holiday traditions. Made without eggs, the depression era cake uses vinegar as a secret ingredient! Buttercream frosting sealed the deal! Today is my birthday. And what a better way to share my birthday with you…here’s a piece of cake. Honestly, I have a fond memory of my mother making strawberry cake for my birthday, with strawberry frosting. She covered it with foil so it would survive our drive to the Adirondacks. The hot weather melted the frosting, and the cake was a disaster. But my mom made if for me…that I will cherish forever. Happy Birthday to me!

PS. I did make a wacky cake for this painting. I cut the piece out and wrapped it in plastic (not foil!) and will enjoy it later tonight!

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Life Preserver

Life Preserver

There was no avoiding it. At some point during the summer, you would be tied into an orange life preserver. If you were lucky, it had dried from the previous wearing. You would put your arms out wide while your parent would strap you in and make it as tight as they could. Then, with your chin to the sky, they would tie it around your neck. It may have saved you from drowning, but I always felt suffocated! And the smell! They always had an aroma of sweat, Coppertone and mildew. But I’d give anything to smell that again!

PS. I was on a quest to find a life jacket for this painting. I did find one on eBay in it’s original wrapper, from Sunny’s Surplus from 1960 for $2.99. Hanging with honor in my camp!

The original has sold, but the prints are FABULOUS!
6" H x 6" W

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All Packed Frontier Town

All Packed Frontier Town

Sitting on a made bed, with a white chenille bedspread, this vintage blue suitcase sits closed, but not clasped. On the top, rests a red felt Frontier Town hat with a sheriff's badge. This whimsical painting will complement any rustic decor, child's room, lodge, camp or cabin decor! Frontier Town hat and badge was a staple of any child growing up in the 60's or 70's.
8" H x 8" W
$300.00    
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Highlighted Route

Highlighted Route

Long gone are the days of paper maps and highlighters to plan the vacation route. Back in the day (!), usually Dad (because he was the driver), would have his coffee and decide the route to the vacation destination. This still life with the glasses, citronella candle on the vintage green picnic table, has carved in it some initials. Great gift for traveler!

I enjoyed the color in this painting! Red and greens always a hit!

Oil on gessobord panel.
8" H x 8" W
$300.00    
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Who's Thirsty?

Who's Thirsty?

10" x 10" Oil on gessobord
We didn’t have water bottles- there was no sippy box, pouch or fancy energy drink. If you were outside playing, and you were thirsty, you would simply turn on the spigot, bend down a bit, wait for about 10 seconds until the cold water reached the end of the hose, then take a long, long gulp swallowing, swallowing and swallowing. Of course, you would then offer the hose to the next sweaty, out of breath neighborhood friend. If you were on your game that day, you might remember to turn off the hose. Or, your father might step in huge puddle and yell out ” Who left the dam hose on?”
10" H x 10" W
$300.00    
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Coke and a Smile.

Coke and a Smile.

10" x 10" Oil on Gessobord.
I feel for this generation that didn't get to experience the Real Thing. The commercial- apple trees, honey bees and snow white turtle doves. Everyone knows things go better with Coke. Especially the mountains! Taking a freezing cold Coke out of a galvanized bucket of ice- there is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer's day. It adds life! It's a natural!
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10" H x 10" W
$330.00    
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Blue

Blue

Blue, 3"x 3" Oil on canvas
Plump little bluebird that caught my eye in my backyard. We are fortunate to live in New York where this little bird has made his home.


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(Mr. Harvey's) Suntea

(Mr. Harvey's) Suntea

10" x 10" Oil on Gessobord
Ever since elementary school, I have tried to recreate the taste of suntea my 5th grade teacher, Mr. Harvey, made one day. I remember it's wonderful color and fruity taste! Such a great summer tradition!
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10" H x 10" W
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Sunday Breakfast

Sunday Breakfast

Not Saturday, or a weekday, but for whatever reason, my father felt Sundays were the day to eat donuts for breakfast. Most Sundays, there would be two white waxed paper bags filled with glazed, jelly or cinnamon twist donuts from Golden Krust Bakery sitting on the dining room table, next to the Sunday paper. We would all fight over how many we got to eat. Three felt like a breakfast- one just wasn't enough. As far as donuts go, the glazed seems the least decadent. It's so light! This particular donut was delicious- and it was breakfast, except on a Friday!
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6" H x 6" W

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Frozen Pink Lemonade

Frozen Pink Lemonade

10" x 10" Oil on Gessobord
After ripping the plastic strip off the can, removing the aluminum disk from the end, Iwould hold that can for a few seconds then wait for the "scccuuuupppppp" sound as the plop of pink creamy ice fell into the pitcher. I remember being in such a hurry to make it that filling 3 whole cansof water seemed like an eternity. The sticky, gooey mess would be left on the counter, along with whatever utensil could find to make it. Then, after selecting a glass as impressive as this pink drink, I would find the perfect spot to enjoy it. The ritual involved with pink lemonade hasn't changed much and while buying a carton may seem easier, there is something about the canned frozen pink lemonade that remains my prefered method of classic, summer-must enjoyment.
10" H x 10" W
$330.00    
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Cherry Kool-AId

Cherry Kool-AId

Cherry Kool-Aid with vintage aluminum ice cube maker 10" x 10" Oil on gessobord

Making Kool-Aid was hit-or-miss. First, you had to have packet. Chances are, we didn’t have enough sugar to fill the measuring cup. Next, to find the pitcher- (dump out whatever old drink was brewing in that!) After accidentally snorting the unsweetened powder when you opened it, get your spoon, add sugar, stir, then pray that you would have ice in the ice-cube maker! If all was right with the world, you would have the perfect sugary cup of cherry Kool-Aid. All in a summer’s days work!
10" H x 0" W x 10" D   
$300.00    
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Ripe Watermelon

Ripe Watermelon

Nothing says summer more than a slice of watermelon! 6" square oil
6" H x 6" W

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Tub O'Soda

Tub O'Soda

It was July 16, 1971. The perfect summer day as I recall. My father was hosting the annual work picnic. I won a green raft that day for my athletic ability in the egg race! It was my biggest claim to fame as a 9 year old. I remember reaching into a tub of iced cold soda with what seemed like every variety ever invented. It was sheer heaven- all the FREE SODA I could drink! Pull the ring tab- wear it on your finger for a bit before carelessly dropping it somewhere in the grass. Take that long first sip…..ahhhhhhhhhh. Life was good.

Note: Look close! These cans are painting in the era of 1970's!
Oil on gessobord
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10" H x 10" W
$480.00    
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Three Friends

Three Friends

Delicate ornaments ready to be hung. 6" x 6" Oil on panel
6" H x 6" W
$180.00    
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Frozen Milk Truck

Frozen Milk Truck

Once upon a time, a man driving a white truck, wearing all white would deliver glass bottles of milk to your doorstep. This truck once delivered milk to homes in Saratoga County: kids headed off to school, dad's headed off to work, Mom's planning the baking of the day. Different times. The cool blues in this painting, combined with the warm red tones make it pleasing to view. Lots of details for the car enthusiasts!
This truck can still be found in Ballston Spa, Saratoga County. It really is like a work of art that changes with the seasons.
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12" H x 16" W
$900.00    
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Salty Cucumbers

Salty Cucumbers

Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s meant pouring salt on just about everything. It also meant that anything was “snackable”, even cucumbers. Political correctness for food hadn’t quite hit mainstream. There were no “low sodium” foods, or very few. Snacking in the summer required creativity. With three brothers and sisters, scavenging for snacks meant taking a trip out to the garden and picking a ripe cucumber. I would cut it into thick slices and sprinkle salt on each slice. And that’s how we ate cucumbers in summer, as it was….
6" H x 6" W
$180.00    
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Adirondack Coleman

Adirondack Coleman

11x14, Oil on linen. Vintage Adirondack Coleman lantern. Growing up camping deep in the Adirondacks, my parents would sit by the light of this lantern after the kids went to sleep. I can still hear the hum and feel the warmth it provided.
14" H x 11" W

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Hot and Cold

Hot and Cold

This two faucet porcelain sink with the rubber stopper was in an old Adirondack Motel. Imagine the couples it saw? The hands it cleaned? With a tiny bar of Ivory soap, this sink in it's many tints of white, cleans up quite well! Perfect for bathroom decor! The vintage feel will inspire memories!


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Mom and Dad's Sleeping Bag

Mom and Dad's Sleeping Bag

True story: My father fished this sleeping bag out of the upper Hudson River (Newcomb) around 1957 (ish!). After a little restoration (washing!), he and my mother used as their sleeping bag when we would go camping. Now, I have the sleeping bag at my camp. I wonder who left it by the Hudson all those years ago? It is truly the most cozy red flannel sleeping bag. The book in the painting is called Camp Fire Girls- the chapter I randomly opened for this still life is called The Seashore. Enjoy! Adirondack lover Christmas GIft!
8" H x 8" W
$300.00    
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Indian Beads

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Adirondack Coleman Stove

Adirondack Coleman Stove

Classic Coleman Stove with the kerosene red tank and vintage coffee pot, set on a picnic table in a wooded area. This perfectly vintage set up is surely to remind viewers of those special camping memories...early morning making coffee or late in the afternoon. The classic red and green color combination will brighten any decor. A rustic gem, this vintage camping set-up will be a wonderful addition to any camp, lodge or cabin decor. Perfect for reminiscing about "the old days", this realistic contemporary artwork will quickly become a treasure, and quite possibly a family heirloom!
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8" H x 8" W
$300.00    
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Mom's Chair

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No Hands!

No Hands!

Going for a bike ride without a destination was a top ten pastime as a kid. You just jumped on your bike and started pedaling. Ride in the middle of the road, no helmet no hands- just the air through your hair! The only serious riders were the Italians (Breaking Away). I remember my yellow bike with a banana seat. My father ran over it multiple times because I left in laying in the driveway. Take the challenge: just go out and get on your bike and start pedaling!

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Glamour

Glamour

Growing up in the 60's and 70's, I would see my mother sitting at the kitchen table putting these curlers in her hair. She had this beauty ritual. Dip the teasing brush in the water, tap off the extra, brush her hair from root to end, the place the curler (without pin)at the end, then tightly wind the roller to her scalp, pushing one pin in to hold it in place. She kept her curlers in an old box under the sink, with her teasing brush. I recreated the scene, with every girls go to magazine, Glamour. I read Glamour religiously as a teen. I composed this still life painting to bring your eye to the brush and corner of magazine, where reality meets fiction. A fun painting for remembering the women in our lives. Perfect girl for Mom, sister, aunt, grandmother or anyone who loves Glamour. Classic, vintage, simple- all my favorite elements of a good still life painting.
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$300.00    
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A Perfect Peach

A Perfect Peach

That first bite of a peach can either be heavenly or so, so disappointing. Knowing when to take that first bite is the trick! So, you buy them at the farm stand and wait. Wait some more. You pick it up. Nope. Still slightly firm. Maybe now…skin seems to depress ever so slightly when you press down. Ehhh…wait one more day. Finally. Time to take the first bite. Napkin in hand….and….it’s….just perfect. Soft, juicy, sweet, the perfect peach. A definite summer must, enjoying a perfect peach.
$300.00    
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Untitled


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Genius Tupperware

Genius Tupperware


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Sugar Daddy

Sugar Daddy


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Last Piece

Last Piece


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A Little Lemon

A Little Lemon

Everything always seems to be better when it has lemon in it. There was Lemon-Up Shampoo, and Lemon Pledge, Realemon Juice in a fake lemon plastic bottle. A little lemon goes a long way. It just seems to make everything a little better. Food tastes better with some lemon. The house seems cleaner when it smells lemony. Maybe its the bright color or the happy shape of a lemon. Whatever it is, I’m glad the lemon is here to stay.
6" H x 0.25" W x 6" D    Weight 1 lb
$180.00    
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Grandma's Shortcake

Grandma's Shortcake


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There's Always Jell-O

There's Always Jell-O


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Blueberries

Blueberries

Fresh Blueberries in a colander 6" x 6" Oil on gessobord.

As a kid, blueberries were sparse. If we were lucky to buy some from the farm stand, they would be small and precious. These blueberries were purchased from the Adirondack Buffalo Farm in North Hudson, NY, just a few miles from my camp. I placed them in a colander we had when we went camping as a kid. These berries were so plump! I can’t wait to make some muffins or pancakes with them!

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Cinnamon Toast

Cinnamon Toast

Cinnamon Toast on Wonder Bread, 6" x 6" Oil on gessobord

If you weren’t feeling too lazy, why not jazz up regular toast with some cinnamon sugar? A few slices of Wonder Bread, some butter if we were lucky, but it was usually margarine, cinnamon and sugar made the summer vacation a bit more exciting! This was a step above cereal as a breakfast alternative. French toast and waffles were next and pancakes- real pancakes made from the box! But cinnamon toast was great anytime. I remember experimenting at a friends with cinnamon sugar! We used confectionery sugar, butter and cinnamon and made a paste. To this day, I remember how that taste. We would eat it by the spoonful. I’ve grown up (some) but still love the taste of perfectly made cinnamon toast.
6" H x 6" W
$280.00    
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Merry-Go-Round

Merry-Go-Round


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Pickles!

Pickles!


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Stewarts Strawberry

Stewarts Strawberry


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Twinkies, of Course

Twinkies, of Course


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First Step

First Step


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Merry-Go-Round and Round

Merry-Go-Round and Round

Prior to the salad spinner, there was the neighborhood merry-go-round. Being spun at a nice speed could be a very relaxing experience. You could lay down and look at the trees and blue sky above. Unless your brother was the spinner. Or anyone else, for that matter! They would start holding the bars and running with the merry-go-round. You would just beg “stop” “slow down”! Like a tag team, they would take turns gripping on and giving it a good push. You were at their mercy. There was no stopping it. You might be left on for five or ten minutes while everyone else got on their bikes and peeled out! Eventually, you would be able to stick your feet out to drag them into the dirt to stop it-if you had sneakers on. If not, it would simply spin, slow, spin, slow and finally, you would stop and then the whole earth would start spinning!
6" H x 6" W
$180.00    
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Pick Up Sticks

Pick Up Sticks

Bored on a rainy summer day? How about hours of fun playing Pick Up Sticks! Remember pressing down on the pointy end or carefully sliding one away from the others? Such focus…such determination! Almost as gripping as Barrel of Monkeys….oh wait! There’s an idea…!
6" H x 6" W

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Dots

Dots

Fun and colorful Dots are a happy candy! Yes, most candy is happy, but the color of Dots is truly beautiful. It reminds me of the color of stained glass! Forgive me glass blowers, but I could lost in the shimmer of light coming through a Dot. Not to mention, they’re tasty, too! If only there were more than five in a box....

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Hats Off to Frontier Town

Hats Off to Frontier Town


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Squeaky Clean

Squeaky Clean

Squeaky Clean!

Bath time with Ivory soap was a given as a kid of the 60’s and 70’s. At least it was in our house. After a long day (or week) outside playing tag, jumping rope, riding bikes and playing in the dirt making roads with match-boxes, taking a bath was inevitable. The soap seemed to be everywhere. In the kitchen, there was Ivory liquid. In the laundry room, there was Ivory Snow, and of course, the bathroom had its bars of Ivory. Ivory seemed to get you squeaky clean- the day’s dirt (or weeks, sometimes) would settle at the bottom of the tub, the Ivory floating on the top. It’s fresh, clean smell is one I will never forget. For this painting, I bought a few bars to photograph and suddenly, I was 8 again, covered in dirt and wanting to be squeaky clean.
6" H x 6" W
$180.00    
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Bread and Butter Pickets

Bread and Butter Pickets

Grandma's Bread and Butter Pickles, 6" x 6" Oil on gessoboard
Pickles is a fun word to say. And, they are fun to eat! My grandmother used to make bread and butter pickles. She always had on an apron (which she made) that was trimmed with rick-rack. There were special pickling tools and jars…a entire days worth of a process just for some pickles! The pickles were more precious than her tomatoes. We would only get one jar, with a special label. “Grandma’s Bread & Butter” with the year. I always thought she was stingy with her pickles, until I tried making them! It was so much work for such a small little condiment. Until I discovered that Vlassic makes a pretty mean sweet and sour pickle. Now, I eat pickles all year long! I bet you have a few jars in your refrigerator???
6" H x 6" W
$180.00    
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Black and White Cookie

Black and White Cookie

6" x 6" Oil on Gessobord. SUch a great classic cookie, as Jerry Seinfeld said "look to the cookie!" in reference to healing America's racial divide! I just like the cookie! Which side to eat first?!
6" H x 6" W

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Matchboxes and Spoons Vintage Toys

Matchboxes and Spoons Vintage Toys

My brothers and I could would spend hours under the deck with Matchboxes and spoons. Spoons were the multipurpose tool for making roads, digging holes, smoothing the dirt, basically your perfect construction vehicle!
6" H x 6" W
$180.00    
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It's a Rotary

It's a Rotary

Making phone calls as a kid required patience, and time. Dialing the phone was an art form. When a phone number had 7-8-9 or a 0 in it, you better have a strong finger! If it slipped just a bit, you risked getting a wrong number, then starting the whole process over. Then there was the clunky, heavy receiver which would bruise your ear if you spent more than ten minutes on the phone! A private call required several steps. First, a location that you could get the phone to! We would sneak the phone as far as the cord from the wall would go, then take the receiver with you and hope no one tripped on the cord (or it would pull out and you would get disconnected). Phone calls were a special event. When the phone rang, aside from it ringing, you would announce "The Phone..." in hopes that someone would answer it. There was no caller ID, no call waiting, no machines- just plenty of wrong numbers and hours of fun making crank calls!

P.S. The number on the painting was my grandparents, who lived in Albany, NY. It is the only number I remember from my childhood...probably because of the letters!

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Saltwater Sweetness Taffy

Saltwater Sweetness Taffy

I hope they never change the way salt water taffy is packaged. The little wax paper on the ends that you simultaneously twist to unwrap. I love the colorful stripes- a playful work to paint! Candy lover Christmas gift!

Great piece of pop art for any decor, especially mid-century Modern!
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8" H x 8" W
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Lime in the Coconut

Lime in the Coconut

As the Harry Nilsson song goes, you put the lime IN the coconut! I loved that song as a child. It never made sense to me (still doesn't) but its a catchy tune. This lime and coconut still life was fun to set up and paint, especially cracking the coconut!
The sliver of green on the lower left slice has a luminescent quality I strived to reproduce.

This modern still life would look great hanging in a kitchen or bar area. The texture of the coconut has a nice rustic quality.
8" H x 8" W
$300.00    
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Waffles!

Waffles!

Room temperature butter and Aunt Jemima syrup are all I need. Oh and waffles. Yes, I like a little waffles with my syrup and butter. Waffles used to be square and come in small boxes, at least that’s what we always ate. Store bought, freezer burnt waffles. Nothing but the best. It didn’t matter…frozen waffles were the summer’s best weekday breakfast, along with a frozen can of Orange juice. Add 3 cans of cold water and stir. I looked all over for frozen square waffles and I don’t think they make them anymore. Eggo cornered the market on the round waffle. On a side note, no waffles were eaten during the photographing for this painting…but I have half a box left for tomorrow!
6" H x 6" W

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Little Red

Little Red

Vintage little red ornament
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Stuffed Love

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