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Flea Market Find!

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I call it an “8-bit Dragon”.  Bamboo beads.  6.5 x 7″.
It’s a hot pad.  It’s called a trivet. In my vocabulary, a trivet is generally metal and has three legs.
A rose by any other name is a trivet.
I have two of them. Sigh.

Hang Here

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It’s all right, mom, Owl just hang here for a while…

Fallen

“Fallen” is a band.  And anyone can tell you

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Cloth Ice Cream

These were in a shop window in Jonesborough TN.  Fun idea!

Trump Rock?

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This rock face on Stock Creek Road near Mabe VA does rather resemble President Trump.  Sort of…

Capital Airlines

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In 1957, when this mailable listing of flights and costs (Knoxville to Washington DC – $28 and change) was printed, Capital was flying high with their Vickers Viscounts (eventually foreclosed on by Vickers).  Hard times were soon upon the company and it was sold to United in 1961.  The piece is 4 x 9″, folded.

French fan

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This lovely French fan, in paper and very fragile, dates from the early 1900s.  At the lower right is “Eventails Duvelleroy” (“eventails” is “fan” and “Duvelleroy” was the company that made the fan.  Over on the left side, there’s a sketch of two men, one on either side of what appears too be a crest.  Each man is wearing a sash and they both have walking sticks.  Then “Hotel Knickerbocker Restaurant”.   The Knickerbocker Hotel was only in operation from 1906 to 1920.
Duvelleroy returned women’s fans to society in Paris, after they’d been out of fashion since the late 1800s.  They’re still in business producing remarkable fans.

Every time I open this 14″ fan, something falls off.  It’s the paper backing, not the mount, that’s coming apart.  The gold pressed details on the guards is still visible.  All in all, pretty good for a centenarian.