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 1,332 photos, 430 members
- Alain Delon. 362 photos, 72 members
- Serendipity Vintage & Handmade 17 photos, 7 members
- Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell 10,377 photos, 10,802 members
- Sign of the Frog (Giant Frogs/Toads and Signage) 102 photos, 231 members
- wardrobe_remix 92,213 photos, 23,710 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Postcards 752 photos, 58 members
- Girlie Magazines 774 photos, 573 members
- 1962 590 photos, 57 members
- NOH8 Campaign 16,375 photos, 1,407 members
- Dirk Bogarde 525 photos, 21 members
- Movie_Posters 6,272 photos, 1,297 members
- Charmed to Meet You! 8 photos, 50 members
- Vintage Jewelry & Photos of Vintage Jewelry 3,005 photos, 374 members
- Squirrel Photography 37,439 photos, 5,724 members
- Mid-Century Illustrations 607 photos, 89 members
- Vintage Animal Figurines 205 photos, 15 members
- Rephotography. 680 photos, 315 members
- Movie and Television screen shots 2,729 photos, 330 members
- Dead Meat Architecture 4,697 photos, 125 members
- On My Desk, Nightstand, etc. 61 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 78,938 photos, 14,207 members
- Famous graves and tombs 4,082 photos, 209 members
- ??What's on your desk?? 4,976 photos, 1,347 members
- Antique Cat Photos 1,063 photos, 303 members
- All Classic movies (B movies and the rest from 1960's 70's and 840 photos, 280 members
- Illustration MEAT Up 1,660 photos, 147 members
- Toy Food 178 photos, 45 members
- Pet Indignities 109 photos, 16 members
- Classic MOVIE STARS Gallery 13,148 photos, 560 members
- Sign of the Horse (Giant Horses & Signage) 279 photos, 219 members
- Showa Period Japan 1945-89 999 photos, 193 members
- 80s Revival 2,850 photos, 197 members
- Ultra Swank Photo Group 20,916 photos, 606 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Advertisements 821 photos, 108 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Stores 200 photos, 27 members
- Creative Boards 351 photos, 256 members
- Inspiration Boards 4,665 photos, 4,318 members
- Vintage Receipts 11 photos, 13 members
- Movie Tie-in paperbacks (MTIs) 814 photos, 52 members
- Facing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers 1,000 photos, 817 members
- Things that make you say "huh?" 484 photos, 54 members
- Vernacular Photo 17,867 photos, 546 members
- Beautiful Black & White--VINTAGE Illustrations 15,795 photos, 481 members
- Vintage Holiday Advertising 2,704 photos, 168 members
- Vintage Black and White photographs 16,544 photos, 291 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