On this Memorial Day let us remember those who gave their lives defending this flag and all that it represents. Let us remember that as the living we also have a duty to defend our freedom and the Constitution that governs us. We must vigilant, proud, and strong in our support of our great country.… Continue reading Happy Memorial Day 2019!
The Fabulous Fifties! Americans were fascinated and obsessed with rockets and jet engines and car designers gave them just that with the designs of the 1950's. Hood ornaments, tailfins, and lots of chrome reflected the culture of America at that time. 1959 brought an excess of space age details to automobile designs. Fueled by the… Continue reading Back in the day – part 2
Ah, how I love anything vintage and this display of classic cars has my name written all over it! I was not disappointed with any of them and secretly wished I could have a ride in at least one...or two...or all of them! As a child and young teen I would see some of these… Continue reading Back in the day – part 1
My love of Blue Willow pottery drew my eyes to this piece immediately. While the blue and white designs on porcelain attracted me it was the images on each plate that kept me staring. Domestic scenes fill the porcelain plates - scenes of kitchen tables, living room couches and chairs, empty dining rooms, and dishes… Continue reading Gross Domestic Product
Shadows on the stairs at the McNay Art Museum intrigued me as much as any of the art. I would love to have sat down on the top stair and watched the light move through the lattice!
If you read my Doorway Into the Past blog then you know about the McNay Museum of Art that I featured there. Marion Koogler McNay bequeathed her Spanish Colonial-Revival home and surrounding 23 acres to be preserved as a museum of modern art. Her collection of 700 pieces of European and Southwestern art pieces formed the core… Continue reading Made of what?