My doll house! I was 7 almost 8 the Christmas I found this in the Sears wish book and then under the tree. This was a little before the cowboy and civil war sets. I loved rearranging the rooms and making up stories for the doll house family. Mine was the one on the right - The Colonial Mansion. Lots of prime playtime and make-believe! Definitely one of my favourite childhood memories.
Decoration Day received its name from the laying of flowers on the graves of the fallen soldiers during the Civil War.
In 1868 General John A.Logan issued a proclamation that "Decoration Day" should be observed nationwide. It was observed for the first time on May 30 of the same year; the date was chosen because it was not the anniversary of a battle.
The northern states quickly adopted the holiday; Michigan made "Decoration Day" an official state holiday in 1871 and by 1890 every northern state followed suit.
The earliest Confederate Memorial Day celebrations were simple, somber occasions for veterans and their families to honor the day and attend to local cemeteries. At its Decoration Day on April 25, 1866, Columbus, Mississippi commemorated both the Union and Confederate casualties buried in its cemetery.
Following WWI, Decoration Day became Memorial Day and has been ever since a day to honour all those who have served in the military.
This one of those projects that I've wanted to do for years.
A very oversized book covered with very small frames.
I've been collecting the frames for years
at treasure sales, flea markets, swap meets,
garage sales and antique street fairs.
There will be a myriad of steps to this altered book, including searching out the ephemera scraps to go behind the frames, affixing everything... I plan to take out most of the inside pages, make 6 to 8 spreads and filll them with abstract collage.
We are all artists--so when creativity calls, be sure to answer!
Growing up in Azusa, California, my kindergarten teacher gave me an "unsatisfactory" in
Cut&Paste, and I believed her for 50 years. Now I am a mixed media artist and work in a library.