Tuesday, November 24, 2009

WWII Vintage Christmas Cards in Patriotic Colors

Still going through my BIG box of vintage Christmas cards. One tip on dating World War II vintage Christmas cards ... many were red, white, and blue incorporating these patriotic colors into a holiday theme. Here's a nice example with poinsettias.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

More Vintage Christmas Cards

Sunday afternoon finds me listening to Holiday Traditions (1940's to 1960's Christmas music) on XM radio and listing vintage Christmas cards online. There were a few more that I love so much I wanted to share with you. The card with the gold carriage has a celluloid "window" behind the carriage. This dates it to 1940's vintage. I love the Mid-Century whimsey of Santa on a magic, flying carpet, too! These should all be in my eBay store by this evening:

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas Records - Cover Art

The thing I love most about old vinyl records is the cover art. These vintage Christmas records have such wonderful 1950's - 1960's cover art that I wanted to share. We had one of these Sound of Christmas records when I was a little girl, and I remember listening to it through my childhood. Of special note with these records: Santa's Musical Grog is signed by the band on the back, and the Roger Williams record has a Gurley candle snow man on the cover. Love those Gurley candles!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vintage Christmas Ornaments

I'm having lots of fun today researching and listing vintage Christmas ornaments. Most of these are Eames era, mid century glass. They are really beautiful! A tip about identifying vintage glass Christmas ball ornaments -- look at the silver capper at the top of ornament and look for maker's mark or country of origin, i.e. Shiny Brite, Made in Poland, etc.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Vintage animal illustrations by Dahlov Ipcar

I absolutely love vintage picture books illustrated by Dahlov Ipcar. Her animal illustrations are so exceptionally charming! She is still living and about to turn 92. I wanted to post a link to her website and a few illustrations from her books I Like Animals and Brown Cow Farm. What an amazing depiction of animals! Her website is: http://www.exitfive.com/dahlov/

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mid-Century Christmas Cards

One of my favorite vintage items -- mid-century vintage Christmas cards. The "Auntie" snowman card is mechanical -- the jar opens to reveal a baby snowman. So cute! I especially love the card with the 1950's vintage Christmas photo inside.