Preservation Bumper Stickers

Something fun for your Monday!  A historic preservation bumper sticker, just in time for road trip season. You know you want one – or rather, your car wants one!  After I lost Derby and my preservation bumper stick from Mary Washington, Vinny went on a search for a look-a-like bumper sticker. Without luck, he decided to create a bumper sticker just like my old one (what can I say – I know what I like), but he added a flamingo for Preservation in Pink. It is even better than the old one!  And now my car continues to get double takes wherever we go. It is always entertaining.

Proudly displaying my Preservation in Pink bumper sticker. My car is very happy.

And this bumper sticker launches the Preservation in Pink CafePress store. Right now, the bumper sticker is all that we’re selling, but it will grow to include mugs, shirts, etc.  Money earned from the store will go to fund web development and upkeep for Preservation in Pink.  Check out the image and link on the sidebar. Thanks in advance for your support!


Gifts Galore

Black Friday: something you may avoid or something you may adore. Shopping online is certainly a hassle free way to shop today. If you’re doing such, I suggest supporting the Cornell Preservation Studies Student Organization.   Check out their shop on CafePress, where you can find the slogan “Preservationists Make it Last Longer” accompanied by a house illustration.  Proceeds will support the CPSSO’s work weekend in the spring.  From Anne Turcotte, a preservation student at Cornell and a fellow UMW graduate, shared this link and the following information:

The house in the illustration is “Big Vic,” a plan popularized by George F. Barber, who operated an architecture firm which sold mail-order house plans out of DeKalb, Illinois in the late 19th century. Built versions of Big Vic can be found all across the country. The illustration and the phrase were developed by alumni of the Cornell Historic Preservation Planning program.

The mousepad version of Preservationists Make it Last Longer, from CPSSO on CafePress

The mousepad version of Preservationists Make it Last Longer, from CPSSO on CafePress

Thanks, Anne!