Monday, November 20, 2017

Vintage Finds This Fall

I've been lucky enough to find some great vintage treasures these past couple of months, and wanted to check in and share them with you.
At Vintage City I found this blue bird platter hanging on the wall.  Any kind of blue bird china has been on my wish list for quite sometime, so when I saw this one and found it to be very reasonably priced I bought it! 

Some people make jewelry out of the blue bird part (see example below), and while they are beautiful, I didn't want that to be the fate of this beautiful platter.
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Also found at Vintage City was a little box of Gelatine, with all 4 packages inside, and a small McCormick Cake D├ęcor bottle with little chocolate bits still inside (Yuck, I know, but I'm keeping them in there for authenticity).



They both sit on my little shelf of "smalls" in my kitchen.
And last but not least, I found this precious little Christmas card.  I just love the antique stove!
That was it for our trip to Vintage City.  Tune in next time for treasures found at the flea market!
Until then, have a happy, vintage day!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Vintage 1980's Commercials #3

This one is such a classic.  Every time I hear Fur Elise I think of this commercial.
That's all for today.  Until another time, have a happy vintage day!!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Vintage 1980's Commercials #2

This commercial for Sun Light Dish Soap in 1989 is one I stumbled across the other day.  It's quite clever! Through the magic of cause and effect, the cat does the dishes.
That's all for today!  Have a happy vintage day!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Vintage 1980s Commercials #1

For the next few Fridays I'll be posting some fun, nostalgic commercials from my youth.  There are so many jingles that I recall in my head as soon as they are heard!
Here is one I couldn't help singing along to.
Turn up the volume and enjoy the 80's memories.
That's all for today, have a happy vintage day!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Cookies Fail

Well, I attended the radio play that the high school performed, and they did a great job.  As I was walking into the theater, I saw that a little girl had one of my radio cookies.  Her grandmother said in hushed tones, "Sit down right here dear, and you can eat your house cookie."
Ummm, okay, I guess they DO look like little houses. Chalk that one up to a cookie fail.  Haha!!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Old Time Radio Cookies

My daughter's High School  Playmakers Group is putting on a Vintage Radio play this week.  As usual, I signed up to make cookies for them to sell at intermission.  These are what I came up with.
 Little vintage radios!

None of them are the same, I cut them by hand, and none of them look "perfect" but that's okay.  I also made circular cookies with white frosting, intending to put a Hitchcock head on each one, but they didn't look right AT ALL so we left them with only their white frosting.

I also set up all of the Radio and news equipment I had on hand to create a fun cover photo for my facebook page.
Thanks to my Dad for loaning me his KEYZ radio microphone.  There is a mix of eras in this photo, but I don't care haha!  It was fun to put together.

 That's all for today!  Until another time, have a happy, vintage day!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Jell-O Chiffon Pie Strawberry Filling Box

On my most recent trip to Vintage City I found this adorable, PINK Jell-O box of Chiffon Pie filling.  I just love that they dot the "I"s with stars, don't you?  Imitation Strawberry flavor pie filling...I wonder what that tasted like.  I've heard it said that everything tasted better back then.

I'm not positive, but I'm dating the box anywhere between 1958 and 1962.

Here is an ad from my June 1958 Ladies Home Journal

I also spotted these little potholders that my daughter said were homely, but I think are darling.  Maybe some little girl was trying her hand at embroidery?  Maybe she sat for hours on her grandma's back porch practicing her blanket stitch while Grandma sat next to her and knitted, all the while keeping an eye on the little girl's stitching.  Who knows, but for the cost of a bottle of Coca-Cola, they are now mine to love.

This black velvet purse called out my name and it will be perfect for a night out on the town.
That's all for today!  Happy treasure hunting everyone and have a happy vintage day!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Marx Dollhouse

This was one of those poker face moments I thought would never happen to me at a garage sale.  I nearly squealed when I saw this dollhouse because it was one of those treasure I thought I'd NEVER come across (at least not one within my budget).  Somehow I managed to keep it together.
 A Marx dollhouse!

As you might be able to see, the house is missing a wall between the bathroom and child's room.  There are holes for the little metal tabs to go into, so I know there WAS a wall there at one time.

The bathroom and part of the baby's room, below.
And here is the living room.
And I just LOVE the read and white kitchen with it's little red clock on the wall, red and white tile and curtains!

The little plastic sink has drain boards!  And look at that 1950s fridge.

And here is the kid's room or baby's room.  I like the decorations on the walls.
Here is the master bedroom.  (And no, that's not a subliminal billboard message through the window making you crave Taco Johns, it's just our cat's sleeping box that happened to be behind the house when I shot these photos.)
And the cute little laundry room on the end.  Now, some of these I have seen as a garage, one was even a bomb shelter (1962) that I've heard is very rare as they were made in small quantities and didn't sell real well.  I like that mine is a laundry room because....well, I like happy laundry rooms!

 And here is the mark that makes it a MARX. 
Originally, I think it's suppose to have a little patio tent like thing that stood over that patio, but mine is missing many pieces including the chairs for the kitchen table.  My mother said her kitchen chairs were ivory, just like the table, with little red seats.
Below is a similar one from the 1952 Sears catalog.  The one in the catalog is fancier with a den on one end (we call them man caves now), and a breezeway. And how much FUN would that gas station be for playing!?

Now, according to the internet and the big wide world of pinterest, there was another tin, lithograph, dollhouse manufacturer called T Cohn and the T Cohn 1948 house was a popular one it seems.  Here it is.
It is very similar and has the "Victorian" looking living room furniture and red and white kitchen chairs my mother remembered hers to have.  (Mom, it almost sounds as if you had Cohn furniture, but a MARX house just like mine.)
Here's another shot of a Cohn house from Pinterest. I thank up and down the person who posted these online, they are so much fun to see!
I really like the Cohn style furniture better because it is a bit bigger and has a bit more detail than the Marx furniture I got with the house.
Until another time, have a happy vintage day!!

Monday, August 28, 2017

A Trip to Art Main

Art Main is one of my favorite stores in town!
Way back in early June, my daughter and I visited the store and bought new pencils, pens and such to experiment with.  This trip I bought some gray colored Artist tiles among my usual things.
Once home, I made these.
The white Faber Castell chalk pencil was fun to use on the gray tiles.

I've been busy tangling again and hope to show a few examples soon.
Until another time, have a happy and creative day!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Vintage Garage Sale Finds

My folks came up a few weekends ago and we did some garage sales together.
I was lucky enough to find these nifty little items.
A cute little S&P set that are grain elevators!  I've seen these at the flea market before, but they are always a bit out of my budget.  Good things come to those who wait!  After cleaning them up a bit they turned out pretty cute.

I also found some small US flags at the same sale.
Also found a few goodies for the daycare.  All in all it was a good day of "sale-ing"
That's all for today!  Until next time have a happy vintage day!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Vintage Sewing Kit

Way back in May, my Uncle Stan called me and asked me to stop by next time I was in the neighborhood, he had something to give me.
He had 3 or 4 little sewing kits and let me have my pick of the litter.
I chose wisely.
Squeeeeeee!  Look at the cute little spools of thread and the cute little scissors!

I found another one on EBAY and they say it is from the 1950s (they want 40$ for that one) and over the past few months have only seen this other one on line that is BLUE, most seem to be red. 
Mine looks pretty identical, except it's missing the white, ribbon bow and mine has a yellow, plastic thimble! So, I think I have all of the pieces to my kit, which is nice to know.
Here is the one from EBAY (below).
He even gave me this pack of needles (made in England!)  Thanks Uncle Stan!

That's all for today!  Until another time have a happy stitchy day!