I am totally addicted to the pursuit of gracious living. To that end, I collect cookbooks, etiquette guides, marriage manuals, health and beauty advice books, decorating and craft guides, modeling manuals, cocktail recipe books, entertaining guides, and any and all housewife ephemera from the 1950s through the early 1970s. Oh. Also: teen ephemera (anything from dating books to yearbooks), aprons, serving trays, tv trays, ugly paintings, and cat figurines. I think that about covers it!
Have I told you about my addiction to certain classic male movie stars? Sal Mineo, Dirk Bogarde, and Tab Hunter are my favorites!
- BBC Wales Music 1,955 photos, 181 members
- Factory Records 1,337 photos, 434 members
- Alain Delon. 336 photos, 72 members
- Serendipity Vintage & Handmade 17 photos, 7 members
- Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell 10,402 photos, 10,956 members
- Sign of the Frog (Giant Frogs/Toads and Signage) 103 photos, 230 members
- wardrobe_remix 91,715 photos, 23,891 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Postcards 762 photos, 61 members
- Girlie Magazines 870 photos, 586 members
- 1962 601 photos, 58 members
- NOH8 Campaign 16,367 photos, 1,401 members
- Dirk Bogarde 525 photos, 21 members
- Movie_Posters 6,300 photos, 1,312 members
- Charmed to Meet You! 12 photos, 49 members
- Vintage Jewelry & Photos of Vintage Jewelry 3,086 photos, 378 members
- Squirrel Photography 39,066 photos, 5,872 members
- Mid-Century Illustrations 630 photos, 94 members
- Vintage Animal Figurines 209 photos, 17 members
- Rephotography. 677 photos, 314 members
- Movie and Television screen shots 2,780 photos, 331 members
- Dead Meat Architecture 5,355 photos, 124 members
- On My Desk, Nightstand, etc. 62 photos, 49 members
- Bedside Books Backlog 123 photos, 125 members
- Your Side Of The Bed 251 photos, 71 members
- What's on your nightstand? 41 photos, 36 members
- Your books 79,462 photos, 14,243 members
- Famous graves and tombs 4,153 photos, 215 members
- ??What's on your desk?? 5,085 photos, 1,353 members
- Antique Cat Photos 1,074 photos, 309 members
- All Classic movies (B movies and the rest from 1960's 70's and 840 photos, 283 members
- Illustration MEAT Up 1,646 photos, 149 members
- Toy Food 196 photos, 48 members
- Pet Indignities 109 photos, 16 members
- Classic MOVIE STARS Gallery 13,686 photos, 564 members
- Sign of the Horse (Giant Horses & Signage) 281 photos, 220 members
- Showa Period Japan 1945-89 999 photos, 193 members
- 80s Revival 2,878 photos, 200 members
- Ultra Swank Photo Group 21,703 photos, 620 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Advertisements 840 photos, 111 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Stores 218 photos, 27 members
- Creative Boards 352 photos, 257 members
- Inspiration Boards 4,700 photos, 4,319 members
- Vintage Receipts 11 photos, 13 members
- Movie Tie-in paperbacks (MTIs) 901 photos, 53 members
- Facing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers 997 photos, 813 members
- Things that make you say "huh?" 495 photos, 57 members
- Vernacular Photo 18,358 photos, 552 members
- Beautiful Black & White--VINTAGE Illustrations 16,076 photos, 484 members
- Vintage Holiday Advertising 2,945 photos, 179 members
- Vintage Black and White photographs 17,245 photos, 305 members
"Love your photostream! ♥
It keeps me entertained! Especially all the food ads. It could take me up to 20 minutes to find out 1 ingredient, and that is an accomplishment..."
July 1st, 2008
Dania Hurley says:
"Miss Sharon is sweet, funny, and damn smart! Check out her posts everyday and like Bill Cosby once said, "if you're not careful, you may learn something before it's done!" But not without having laughed your hinder off."
May 12th, 2008
"If the regulars at the Algonquin Round Table had a mid-century supper buffet to snack from, this is what they would be talking about."
April 16th, 2008
Paula Wirth says:
"Truly fabulous. The Art of Gracious Living is alive and well once more. Kids, listen up and follow her lead. Sit up straight, and for god's sake, learn some manners. Or at least, which fork is which."
September 10th, 2007
"Get ready for some side splitting laughs! Looking at all of Charm & Poise's great vintage stuff brings back memories for us boomers. The comments bantered about keep me up laughing way past my bedtime! She & her fellow cohorts are hilarious!"
September 8th, 2007
John McNab says:
"Charm and Poise has introduced me to a whole new world of disgusting food. For this, I am forever in her debt."
July 17th, 2007
"miss sharon's collection makes me happy! viewing her photostream is a pleasure and a hoot! :D fav, fav and fav!"
March 10th, 2007
"It's always great to visit this photo stream! Genuinely beautiful vintage advertising, and the comments are so much fun to read."
January 1st, 2007
"Charm and Poise has an amazing amount of cool stuff. Her collection of retro ads and pictures is amazing, and she has a wonderful, witty sense of humor to boot! One of my favorite Flickr people."
August 13th, 2006
- March 2006
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- Visiting Assistant Professor
- Cushions and Barley Sugar