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Early 1900’s Promotional Desk Organizer

Welcome to one all. Today’s shop offering is a wonderful old brass desk organizer. This piece might have been overlooked by quite a few people before someone with the curiosity of a cat (me) picked it up and opened the lid. I love this kind of surprise.  Look at all these cool old tools!  Little… Continue reading Early 1900’s Promotional Desk Organizer

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Noise Makers- Happy New Years Retro Style

Welcome to my Friday blog post. Today I’m featuring NOISE MAKERS.  Yes, I really felt the need to shout that but it’s appropriate, don’t you think?   Are you hosting a New Years Eve party this year?  Is it just going to be a ‘come as you are’ party, more formal, or maybe you like… Continue reading Noise Makers- Happy New Years Retro Style

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BSA Badges from the 1990’s

Hi everyone.  Just a quick hop onto the blog today. BSA – Boy Scouts of America.  I was born and raised in the West, in an area with a pretty sparse population count so for me, nature craft was just part of growing up.  But for thousands upon thousands of kids BSA was their ticket… Continue reading BSA Badges from the 1990’s

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Victorian Christmas Tree Fairy Lights

Welcome Back. Today’s little bit of History is brought to you via the art of Christmas Tree Lighting. Back in the 1800’s when the first Christmas tree was presented with lights it went like this:  melt a blob of candle wax onto a limb and then press the lit candle into the wax.  (I expect… Continue reading Victorian Christmas Tree Fairy Lights

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Antique and Vintage Horse Brass

Hi All.  I’ve got a truly unique listing going up in my shop Old Raven on Etsy today. Horse Brass  Yep, that’s what I said.  Here’s a quick definition from Wikipedia: “A horse brass is a brass plaque used for the decoration of horse harness gear, especially for shire and parade horses. They became especially popular… Continue reading Antique and Vintage Horse Brass

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Tart Tin Christmas Tree Forest

Welcome to one and all.  My twinkling Christmas lights are up, it’s snowing and I’ve been making adorable little Tin Christmas Trees. I’ve posted a ‘how to’ if you want to make your own. https://oldravencreates.com/2019/11/29/repurposed-tart-tins-christmas-trees/ I’ve also already posted links to a couple of the trees pictured above.  Instead of doling these out one listing… Continue reading Tart Tin Christmas Tree Forest

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Tart Tin Christmas Tree with Red Trim

Hey everyone – how’s your weekend going?  Snowflakes are falling outside my window as I write this and I have ‘Very Snowy Spruce’ scented wax melting in the burner so my whole house smells like the mountains. In my last post –  https://oldravencreates.com/2019/11/29/repurposed-tart-tins-christmas-trees/ – I did a step out ‘how to’ for making these cute… Continue reading Tart Tin Christmas Tree with Red Trim