Friday, July 31, 2009

Kate Seredy, Vintage Children's Book Illustrator

These Kate Seredy illustrations are too charming not to share. These are from Lazy Tinka, which I'm writing up as a listing right now. I'm also sending a biographical link about Kate Seredy.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Vintage Halloween

I love Halloween. It is one of my favorite holidays, in the middle of one of my favorite seasons. Nothing evokes Halloween for me quite like great vintage Halloween decorations.

I recently listed this huge lot of little vintage Halloween jack-o-lanterns. They are little nut cup sized plastic pumpkins. Some are rigid plastic and some are the more pliable (older) plastic. They are really, really cute.

Currently having a bidding war on these (yay!) and had to send a few photos.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fun with Dick and Jane

One of my favorite things to find, research, and list -- Dick and Jane books. I have some beauties up this week. Have to also include a photo of a 1950 vintage Scott Foresman math game that I found. Two more boxes of vintage readers to list. Some of these photos were too great not to share, though!

Scott Foresman here:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pause for Living - Mid-Century Style

Love these mid-century suburban lifestyle photos from Pause for Living Magazines published by Coca-Cola in the 1950's. I'm writing these up for eBay, and had to share these pics - great fun!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Everybody Loves Cute Animals - on Valentines!

My wonderful faithful blog readers will know that one of my favorite things is vintage Valentines. I especially love animal Valentines. I'm going through a huge estate lot of vintage ephemera and scanning and listing cards this week. There were a few 1940's - 1950's vintage cards that are just too cute not to share. I especially love the little photo Valentine that features a cute puppy dog lifting a kitten up to mail a card. Very sweet!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Claudius and J.R., Two Special Dachshunds

I would like to introduce two special Dachshunds who are great friends to my family.

Claudius is the sewing Dachshund. He creates amazing handcrafted Dachshund items, like the Christmas tree skirt and afghan pictured, despite the help of his parrot siblings, Willis and Petrie.

J. R. Ferguson is 21 1/2 years old Dachshund but doesn't have the paperwork to prove his true age. Some of the books for auction are the end of J. R.'s collection as he is no longer actively selling on Ebay.

Claudius and J.R. sent some special Dachshund goodies for me to sell at auction to help with ongoing vet bills for my Dachshund Barney Fife. Claudius sent handcrafted items, and J.R. sent a big box of beautiful vintage books. What great friends they are! The doxie goodies they shared are all available at the link below:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Old Atlanta Restaurants and Bars - as Seen Through a Vintage Matchbook Collection

I recently lucked into an amazing BIG collection of old Atlanta - Georgia - and Southeastern USA matchbooks. (The photo above is just a very small portion of this collection.) Some neat ones here! Anyone remember any of these restaurants or bars? I love hearing about old restaurants, and would love to hear your memories of these places. A few of these are still around. Some are local and some are national chains:

  • The Country Place at Colony Square

  • The Magic Pan - a Creperie

  • 57th Fighter Group

  • The Original House of Pancakes

  • Fisherman's Cove

  • Quinn's Mill

  • Mick's

  • Burt's Place - Burt Reynolds theme bar / restaurant at the Omni International in Atlanta

  • Williams Seafood - now in Atlanta

  • Savannah Fish Company

  • The Green Jacket Restaurant

  • Petite Auberge

  • Hillary's - Lenox Square

  • People's

  • Pelican's Landing

  • Le Peep

  • Dailey's

  • The Lark and Dove

  • The Hungry Fisherman

  • Victoria Station

  • Mother Tucker's Food Experience

  • Little Gardens Restaurant and Lounge

  • The Sun Dial

  • Ireland's Home o' the Original Stake an' Biskits

  • The Abbey

  • The Lion and Unicorn

  • Lion's Den - CNN Center - great picture of the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz

  • Molly Malone's Chowder House

  • Malone's Bar and Grill

  • The Upper Crust Famous Stuffed Pizza

  • Carlos McGee's

  • D.B. Kaplan's

  • E.J.'s - E. Andrews Drive, Buckhead

  • Houlihan's Old Place - great art nouveau style graphic

If you'd like to take a peek, here are all the vintage matchbooks: