“Amber Glow” Treasury on Etsy

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Our sterling silver wire-wrapped rough Amber piece really shines in this striking collection of Amber jewelry, curated by gothictoggs on Etsy. We’ve had this piece in our stock since we were in Tennessee, it’s been holding out for just the right person. Thanks to gothictoggs for featuring Quarter Moon Curios!   ‘Amber Glow’ by gothictoggs […]

Free 4th of July Retro Clip Art from 1961

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Hey baby, it’s the Fourth of July! “Free Clip Art Friday” comes early this month, featuring some great July 4th retro clip art from 1961. I love how both the cookout clips show the  husband holding the kebob an the wife holding the drinks. If you use any of this artwork, please feel free to […]

Free Clip Art Friday: Retro Art Fathers Day 1961

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This month’s Free Clip Art Friday features vintage Father’s Day ad clipper artwork from 1961. Hope you enjoy! If you use any of this artwork, please feel free to share links to your creations in the comments below. Note: The clip art from this collection has been scanned from vintage graphic design industry clip art […]

Here’s to June Brides – Tie a Double Knot!

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Last Sunday, June 10, 2012, my brother and his sweetheart were married by comedian and celebrity Judah Friedlander at the Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Jay and Sam had an adventure they will remember for the rest of their lives. A few days from now, on June 15, Allan and I will celebrate the […]

HOW-TO: DIY Wedding Thank You Cards “From the Heart”

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First comes love, then comes marriage… then comes the sending of “thank you” cards for all the lovely wedding gifts! DIY weddings are increasingly popular, especially now that the Pinterest craze is catching on. Just in time for June wedding season, this tutorial will show you how to make do-it-yourself “thank you” cards using recycled […]

“It’s the Summer – of Love” Treasury on Etsy

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Few things say “Summer of Love” like the iconic concert poster from the Monterey Pop International Festival in 1967, created by the late, great artist Tom Wilkes, and featured here in this Etsy treasury list, “It’s the Summer – of Love” curated by howtobooksandmore. ‘It’s the Summer – of Love’ by howtobooksandmore If you remember […]

Wit & Whimsy: Wine Much, Laugh Often

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Wine Much, Laugh Often – good advice, hanging outside the back door of the Cosmic American Outpost in Pioneertown, where Quarter Moon was included in a pop-up shop the summer of 2011.

Kitschy Kitchen: Who Thought Wheat Germ Could Be So Fun?

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I have a soft spot for vintage recipe books, especially ones with retro artwork and dated designs. This little gem from 1968 was a promotional recipe booklet for Kretschmer Wheat Germ. This cookbook has it all… ugly colors, funky artwork, and recipes I might actually use! “Recipes With Something Special” features more than 60 recipes […]

Wit & Whimsy: Pinterest – A Blessing and a Curse

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Here’s a little Pinterest humor for you. Can anyone else relate?

Free Clip Art Friday – Retro 50s Spring Gardening Set #2

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Something about Mother’s Day and May inspires colorful visions of flowers, plants and gardening. This month’s Free Clip Art Friday theme is “Garden Time”. Hope you enjoy! If you use any of this artwork, please feel free to share links to your creations in the comments below. Note: The clip art from this collection has […]

Wit & Whimsy: Remember to Breathe

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Remember to Breathe – Breathing is so much easier, up here at 4,500 feet elevation! This helpful reminder is painted on a wall at Rimrock Ranch Cabins, just a stone’s throw from where we live. It’s a cute little place, with affordable rates. I’d recommend it to anyone visiting the area who doesn’t want to […]

Recipe: Carrot Orange Ginger Muffins with Cranberries

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This delicious and healthy snack is packed with flavor – so good, you’ll be reaching for another! Carrot Orange Ginger Muffins Recipe Ingredients : 1 c grated carrots 1 c fresh squeezed orange juice orange zest from one orange 1-inch slice of ginger root, peeled and grated 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 4 Tbsp melted butter […]

Free Clip Art Friday – Retro 50s Men’s & Women’s Fashion

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Every time a new season of Mad Men comes out, the buzz is all about the vintage clothes and fashion from the era. Hopping on the bandwagon, this month’s Free Clip Art Friday brings you more genuine advertising clip art from 1958, featuring vintage men & women’s fashion. Hope you enjoy! If you use any […]

Wit & Whimsy: Convenience Creates Apathy

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Convenience Creates Apathy – This thought-provoking statement was found painted on the driver’s side door of an abandoned VW in Joshua Tree.

“The Feldspar Group” Treasury on Etsy

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Our rainbow sheen Labradorite mineral specimen looks so much prettier surrounded by these gorgeous and flashy feldspars in “The Feldspar Group” treasury collection. As much as I love the bright, neon color flash of Labradorite and Rainbow Moonstone, I’m partial to the Sunstone featured in this treasury by JunkDrawerToo, mostly because it’s so hard to […]