One Woman’s Vintage Pin Portfolio

A memory from long ago:  My mom and I  are wearing our pajamas, watching QVC and sitting on her bed with all of her Joan Rivers brand jewelry strung out in front of us.  I’m trying on long, long strands of gold-colored glass pearls, mom is picking through a shallow drawer full of egg pendants.  …

Purse Parade! Welcome to My New Obsession

I have never, in all my life, cared much about purses and handbags.  I’ve never spent much money on them, or sought out particular designers, or cooed and gasped at some super cute new style on display in the department store.  I’ve looked at purses much like I look at cars:  as a mode of …

Destination: Pawhuska, Oklahoma–Yeeeeehaw!

When I mentioned at the end of my last post that I would next be reporting in from Pawhuska, Oklahoma, I had no idea the excitement that would generate—which is a testament to the overwhelming popularity of Ree Drummond (a.k.a. The Pioneer Woman) who has put the town on the map.  OK, I’m a little …

Animals and Antiques in Omaha, Nebraska

It’s June, so it must be time for a visit to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska.   My niece Mary and I established a new annual tradition last year of making a road trip in June to Omaha’s amazing zoo.   Mary’s birthday is in June, and since she’s an animal lover, I …

Destination: Midway Antiques Expo, Columbia, Missouri

The drive from Kansas City to Columbia, Missouri is long, occasionally very scenic, and seemingly devoid of restaurants! Where is a McDonald’s when you’re dying for one? My destination on Memorial Day was the Midway Antique Expo Center on the western edge of Columbia. I forgot to take pictures of Midway, which is too bad, …