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 1,983 photos, 181 members
- Factory Records 1,292 photos, 424 members
- Alain Delon. 314 photos, 71 members
- Serendipity Vintage & Handmade 17 photos, 7 members
- Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell 10,134 photos, 10,060 members
- Sign of the Frog (Giant Frogs/Toads and Signage) 101 photos, 230 members
- wardrobe_remix 95,064 photos, 22,651 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Postcards 684 photos, 52 members
- Girlie Magazines 613 photos, 564 members
- 1962 543 photos, 51 members
- NOH8 Campaign 16,385 photos, 1,413 members
- Dirk Bogarde 525 photos, 20 members
- Movie_Posters 6,094 photos, 1,243 members
- Charmed to Meet You! 8 photos, 50 members
- Vintage Jewelry & Photos of Vintage Jewelry 2,653 photos, 370 members
- Squirrel Photography 33,091 photos, 5,195 members
- Mid-Century Illustrations 561 photos, 76 members
- Vintage Animal Figurines 195 photos, 14 members
- Rephotography. 687 photos, 313 members
- Movie and Television screen shots 2,503 photos, 315 members
- Dead Meat Architecture 3,275 photos, 125 members
- On My Desk, Nightstand, etc. 61 photos, 51 members
- Bedside Books Backlog 123 photos, 123 members
- Your Side Of The Bed 256 photos, 72 members
- What's on your nightstand? 42 photos, 36 members
- Your books 77,040 photos, 14,171 members
- Famous graves and tombs 3,847 photos, 195 members
- ??What's on your desk?? 4,888 photos, 1,325 members
- Antique Cat Photos 1,047 photos, 296 members
- All Classic movies (B movies and the rest from 1960's 70's and 840 photos, 271 members
- Illustration MEAT Up 1,656 photos, 144 members
- Toy Food 110 photos, 41 members
- Pet Indignities 102 photos, 17 members
- Classic MOVIE STARS Gallery 11,718 photos, 544 members
- Sign of the Horse (Giant Horses & Signage) 273 photos, 219 members
- Showa Period Japan 1945-89 1,001 photos, 192 members
- 80s Revival 2,718 photos, 196 members
- Ultra Swank Photo Group 18,439 photos, 535 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Advertisements 777 photos, 95 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Stores 178 photos, 27 members
- Creative Boards 357 photos, 256 members
- Inspiration Boards 4,559 photos, 4,300 members
- Vintage Receipts 11 photos, 12 members
- Movie Tie-in paperbacks (MTIs) 681 photos, 50 members
- Facing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers 1,013 photos, 825 members
- Things that make you say "huh?" 458 photos, 52 members
- Vernacular Photo 16,854 photos, 522 members
- Beautiful Black & White--VINTAGE Illustrations 14,729 photos, 418 members
- Vintage Holiday Advertising 2,658 photos, 152 members
- Vintage Black and White photographs 14,637 photos, 252 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