Monday, May 4, 2009

Ephemera...

"Ephemera" has to be one of the most beautiful words in the English language.

It has a mystical, magical quality to it.

I actually like to say it over and over in my head. Go on, try it..."ephemera, ephemera, ephemera." Sounds soothing, yet intriguing, don't you think?


For several years, ephemera -- game pieces, clock parts, handwriting, photos and more -- has been an excellent seller. This weekend at Kane was no exception.


What other types of ephemera would you like to see us carry? Post a comment and let me know. What do you do with your treasures -- collections, collage? Let us know that, too.



Ah, ephemera, stuff with the "taint of life" on it, to quote Rebecca Purcell. In the vintage world, that's what it's all about. Next we're off to Grayslake. Don't forget to get your mom a card this week! And come and see us. xo



5 comments:

Joan: but actually pronounced Jo Ann said...

I love the thumbnail pictures with the blog links.. Good for your readers and for you to see when people do new posts!! And I think it makes your blog pretty! xo Joan

ann at greenoak said...

love your show reports...im so jealous and would love to have your schedule for a season...plus a big truck lots of money and a willing guy....
anyway we are going to springfield and im hoping to find lots of good stuff.... and i go by your good advice on flea shopping and look for dealers with a lot of one thing and then try to buy all or in quantity....
im not too picky , if its old and interesting and priced right i might be a buyer....looking for, saps, lockerbaskets, doorknobs, porchposts, etc etc and little stuff too for my steampunk etsy shop....
cheers...ann

Kathleen said...

I know! I love this stuff!! choses éphémères ... fleeting things...

tobie said...

Look at all this great stuff...
love it all!

Anita said...

I have bottles and boxes full that I just don't can't part with- dominos and buttons and rhnestones and bingo cards and scrabble letters, game peices and dice! Nothing valuable and a non-lover would probably throw them out...