November 24, 2009

Aqua Velvet + RE

Hi there : )

We are doubling up letters today - mainly because finding Q is proving to be getting trickier and trickier! If you have any Q suggestions feel free to drop me a line...

Aqua Velvet

Amy Henderson's
Aqua Velvet store has a nice mixture of original works, 1930's WPA reproduction prints and vintage goodies. I have chosen pieces from her artwork collection to share with you today.

"One of my favorite slices of vintage americana are posters created during the 1930’s-1940’s by various artists commissioned by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) as part of President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” initiative. Many of the artists worked in a very simplified graphic illustration style with bold hand-lettered typography.

The original silkscreen, lithograph and woodcut posters not only had great eye appeal but were assuredly very effective in publicizing health and safety programs; cultural programs including art exhibitions, theatrical, and musical performances; travel and tourism; educational programs; and community activities throughout the United States."

(images and quote from Aqua Velvet)

visit Amy's
read Amy's


A while ago over at Kickcan and Conkers I was introduced to a great UK store 'RE'. Inspired, owned and operated by Simon Young & Jenny Vaughan, RE is chock-full of all sorts of treats and goodies - and available online too!

"More of our products are presented online; our most REcent finds, some favourites; some raRE or REmarkable; some REcycled; some REscued and REstored; and look out for REgd. - our unique range of originals and textiles designed by RE, and made locally whenever possible."

I love shops that take you on a journey, through the past and the present... RE does just that.

(image and quote from RE)

visit the RE

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I hope you enjoyed this little journey into Q and R...S is next (obviously! ;)...

see you soon! xxoo


Kickcan and Conkers said...

Two wonderful sites, love them both :)

Amanda said...

Oh my - I can't go past those rolling pins! I have a thing for old kitchen 'bits'! Will be checking out that site right away!...