Saturday, November 21, 2015

Black Americana, Snow and Turkey!

Certain areas of collecting are often hard to understand. Black memorabilia is collected for many different reasons by people of all races and nationalities. Not all Black Americana collections have a negative connotation nor are they amassed due to bigotry. Many uplifting aspects of African-American culture can also be incorporated into a collection. Black Americana consistently falls into one of these difficult to fathom categories, especially when dealing with items produced from the '20s through the '50s which consistently stereotyped African-Americans. The derogatory nature of these items reflects a very different time in American history when it was acceptable to have black stereotypes not only in the home, but everywhere.

I personally, love to collect, and create my own Black Americana goods.

That nasty 4 letter word *SNOW* has been mentioned to many times during the past several news broadcasts....seems to be a good time to meander in my clutter and conjure up some more holiday wares.

Nearly 20 humans coming for the big Turkey feast this week, I feel the need to hire a maid and cook (oh wait, mother is hosting the feast, so scratch that request! xoxo


Kays Kids said...

Love your pine cone snow man.

BumbleBeeLane said...

I've always loved Black memorabilia too.Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!~Amy