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 1,324 photos, 430 members
- Alain Delon. 354 photos, 72 members
- Serendipity Vintage & Handmade 17 photos, 7 members
- Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell 10,316 photos, 10,697 members
- Sign of the Frog (Giant Frogs/Toads and Signage) 101 photos, 231 members
- wardrobe_remix 92,759 photos, 23,580 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Postcards 739 photos, 56 members
- Girlie Magazines 732 photos, 571 members
- 1962 580 photos, 57 members
- NOH8 Campaign 16,381 photos, 1,406 members
- Dirk Bogarde 525 photos, 21 members
- Movie_Posters 6,235 photos, 1,288 members
- Charmed to Meet You! 8 photos, 50 members
- Vintage Jewelry & Photos of Vintage Jewelry 2,960 photos, 374 members
- Squirrel Photography 36,603 photos, 5,612 members
- Mid-Century Illustrations 590 photos, 86 members
- Vintage Animal Figurines 203 photos, 15 members
- Rephotography. 680 photos, 315 members
- Movie and Television screen shots 2,668 photos, 328 members
- Dead Meat Architecture 4,335 photos, 125 members
- On My Desk, Nightstand, etc. 61 photos, 49 members
- Bedside Books Backlog 123 photos, 124 members
- Your Side Of The Bed 254 photos, 72 members
- What's on your nightstand? 42 photos, 36 members
- Your books 79,266 photos, 14,207 members
- Famous graves and tombs 4,012 photos, 204 members
- ??What's on your desk?? 4,912 photos, 1,342 members
- Antique Cat Photos 1,056 photos, 300 members
- All Classic movies (B movies and the rest from 1960's 70's and 840 photos, 279 members
- Illustration MEAT Up 1,655 photos, 148 members
- Toy Food 175 photos, 45 members
- Pet Indignities 106 photos, 16 members
- Classic MOVIE STARS Gallery 12,838 photos, 556 members
- Sign of the Horse (Giant Horses & Signage) 279 photos, 219 members
- Showa Period Japan 1945-89 999 photos, 193 members
- 80s Revival 2,802 photos, 197 members
- Ultra Swank Photo Group 20,353 photos, 592 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Advertisements 810 photos, 105 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Stores 197 photos, 27 members
- Creative Boards 351 photos, 256 members
- Inspiration Boards 4,643 photos, 4,316 members
- Vintage Receipts 11 photos, 13 members
- Movie Tie-in paperbacks (MTIs) 788 photos, 50 members
- Facing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers 999 photos, 820 members
- Things that make you say "huh?" 483 photos, 54 members
- Vernacular Photo 17,884 photos, 544 members
- Beautiful Black & White--VINTAGE Illustrations 15,577 photos, 476 members
- Vintage Holiday Advertising 2,695 photos, 163 members
- Vintage Black and White photographs 16,113 photos, 283 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