Tag Archives: Plants

Fans and Fashion

Fans and Fashion

By Kathryn Hanna Quick History of Fans. The ubiquitous cooling instrument for hot weather and making a fashion statement – ahhhh, the hand fan. Over the millennia, hand fans have evolved from simple implements of cooling to courtly status symbols to essential fashion accessories and much more. Evidence for the use of hand fans dates […]

In Living Color

In Living Color

Vintage Seed Catalogs Story & Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson From the mid-1800s onward, many a wintry day passed faster as mailboxes welcomed colorful seed catalogs, chock-full of the latest seasonal offerings from Gurney’s, Earl May, Burpee’s, and other gardening industry “names.” Seed companies were in the business of selling attainable dreams, and America was buying. […]

Antiques Peek: May 2017

Antiques Peek: May 2017

Watering Cans Can by Jessica Kosinski Whenever the weather permits, many of us like to be out in the garden planting, weeding, and, of course, watering. Some people reach for the nearest hose to do that, but others prefer the tradition of using a watering can. This month we’re taking a peek at antique watering […]