Kirking of the Tartan

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 in All Blog Posts, Gifts, Travel

Kirking of the Tartan

Sometimes when you see a handkerchief, a certain individual immediately pops to mind.  When I saw this silk souvenir from Scotland, I immediately thought of Jim Osborn, for two reasons: one – Kirking of the Tartans, and two – well, you’d have to know Jim. Jim Osborn is one-of-a-kind.  Delightful, adventurous and fun, he had an impressive career in media that spanned decades. He was VP and General Manager of KGO-TV (ABC) in San Francisco, subsequent to serving as VP and GM of WXYZ-TV (ABC) in Detroit.  He oversaw all facets of operations including sales, news, programming, promotion,...

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Artiste Extraordinaire

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 in All Blog Posts, Gifts

Artiste Extraordinaire

When I found this handkerchief with its soft gray border showcasing Van Gogh’s painting of a gypsy caravan, I knew exactly what I had to do – gift it to my artist friend Elizabeth Barlow. . . Van Gogh invites the viewer to join this vibrant and inviting scene of sun washed travelers with their gaily painted carts.  So, too, Elizabeth’s paintings draw you in; they tempt you to pause and enjoy. Her art tells a story, beckoning you to discover the unspoken tale contained in the image. Let’s take a look. This painting is titled Happy Birthday, and you know from the sheen of the satin the present...

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