Tank Tags

Tank Tags are a part of the Petroliana category of collecting.


Porcelain or aluminum tags were to be attached to Gasoline and oil storage tanks and/or pumps. Many became station key holders for office and restrooms.

Most date from the 1940s through the 1970s.


Sheet Music

Vintage sheet music is art to the eye and the ear alike!

Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

I have a few Skywatch Friday posts stored up, photos are ready to go but have had no time to write a coherent paragraph about them.There are good things to come friends there really are!

In the meantime here are a couple of photos taken at the Reagan Presidential Library on a sunny day this Winter a few weeks after the funeral services for Nancy Reagan were held on site.

If you are ever in the Simi Valley area in Southern California the Reagan Library is well worth a visit.

Not only are the views from the gardens spectacular; there are ever changing exhibits in the museum galleries and a very tasty cafeteria style dining area.

Read more at:  https://www.reaganfoundation.org/

Thanks to the Skywatch team once again this week!


Recipe Boxes

Found on the counter or in the cupboard of most 20th century kitchens Recipe boxes are filled with cherished food formulas to feed families!

I have a real love and weakness for these little tin beauties. They just cannot be beat for keeping notes, recipes or what have you the old fashioned way on 3 x 5 cards!

The plaid and Autumn Leaf patterns are my favorites.


Quackery: The deliberate misrepresentation of the ability of a substance, a device, or a person to prevent or treat disease.

Since the beginning of commerce offers of Miracle cures and questionable methods were abundant. Human nature seeks out hope and it also finds ways to fill that need for hope that don’t always work out so well.