Friday, July 25, 2008

Favorite of the Week - Dean Walley - The Little Girl Story

I just love this cute little book by Dean Walley. This was published by Hallmark Books and I have always done well with the small Hallmark books by Dean Walley. This book is called The Little Girl Story: A Child's Experience of Growing and Helping. It was published in 1970, and has illustrations by Arlene Armacost and Gloria Nixon. It's about a little girl's life as she grows from toddler to "big girl" of 4 or 5 or so. Cute!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Christmas in July!

I couldn't resist sharing a few photos of some very old glass Christmas ornaments that I have listed on eBay this week. I love vintage and antique Christmas and always have a number of vintage Christmas books for children and boxed ornaments (i.e. Shiny Brites -- I love them and try to keep a few boxes online all the time). These ornaments that I listed tonight are really unusual. Check out the tiny Bordeaux wine bottle ornament -- it's glass! They are older (I would date these as 1900's to 1940's vintage) and really unique. Here are a few photos - and a link to my Christmas goodies!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Favorite of the Week - Moulin Rouge Ashtray

Hi again,

This is my first blog post in a while! I'm going to start a feature that I'll call "Favorite of the Week." I'll post a photo of my favorite recent listing, and tell what I find interesting about it.

My favorite this week is a retro ashtray with a Moulin Rouge motif. It is heavy yellow glazed pottery with a great Mid-Century Modern/Eames era design (similar in style to California pottery ashtrays). The design is labeled Moulin Rouge and it has a vintage Paris motif. I would date this as 1950's to early 1960's.

I don't smoke (never have) but I just love the look of this piece.