American The Beautiful - The Exchange Column Way
There was actually a time when the government was promoting ecology with the campaign "Keep American Beautiful". Of course, to Middle American this meant bedazzling garbage cans. Which I think is a great idea!
Just think, somewhere in some dusty box is a letter from Lady Bird Johnson congratulating someone for thinking of painting scenes of Old Mexico on garbage cans. Get thee to ebay with your letter Mrs Dugan.
(from Women's Household, of course)