Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Vintage Valentines - 1950's to 1960's Die-Cut Cards

Working on some sweet Valentine listings today -- just wanted to share a few pictures with you!  These are all 1950's to 1960's die-cut cards for children (all unused).  They are in my store - vintage Valentine cards at Birdhouse Books.

Here's a little Jack Russell Terrier dog who enjoys bowling:

Mary and her little lamb have gone to school:

The little girl's an angel, but the little boy's a devil:

Yackety-Yak, an old fashioned teenager talks on the phone.  (This one reminds me of the telephone scene in Bye Bye Birdie!)

A cute little doll falls back into the arms of a brave toy soldier:

An adorable Terrier dog paints a message on a fence:

Monday, December 27, 2010

Snow Days Sale by the Great Sellers at OnlineBusinessSuccess

If the weather outside is frightful where you live, enjoy some relaxing time browsing last-week-of-the-year sales by your trusted friends from Onlinebusinesssuccess. There's something for everyone here - and we hope you'll find exactly what you're looking for!

Birdhouse Books - 25% off storewide (This is my store -- hope you'll visit!)
Vintage children's books, collectible cookbooks, ephemera (especially holidays)

Bitz of Glitz - 15% off storewide

Nicalucks - 25% off storewide
Books--mostly rare and antiquarian

Depression Glass Warehouse - 15% off books

Janes Variety And Gift Shop - 10% off storewide
New women's clothing and accesories, collectibles, flower seeds

Book Corner Cafe N More - 25% off storewide
Vintage Collectibles including books, racing items, ephemera and more

FamilyNiteMovies - 3 separate stores! - 19% off through 12/31
http://stores.ebay.com/samican2 - Sweaters, coffee mugs, dishware and misc.
http://stores.ebay.com/familynitemovies - Family movies

FreelandEnterprises - 10% off storewide
Jewelry, Makeup, Personal Care, Clothing, Hunting, as well as a little of THIS N' THAT......

10% on BLANKETS in Stock through JAN 10, 2011

Stacey Kaye's Collection
Everything on sale $1.50 off
Magazines and Keychains

My Moms Books
20% off
Selling Books and Sewing Patterns

The Acquisatory
20-25% off Harmony Kingdom Limited Collectibles and some jewelry:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Vintage Christmas Greetings

I hope your Christmas is magical!  Thanks for reading my blog this year.  I appreciate you all.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Girls in White Dresses With Blue Satin Sashes

Okay, I've seen The Sound of Music more times than I can count, but this vintage Christmas postcard immediately reminded me of one of my favorite songs!  

Friday, December 17, 2010

Free Shipping on Vintage Ephemera

In honor of Free Shipping Friday, 12/17, I just wanted to send a reminder that I offer free shipping on over 1200 beautiful, frameable vintage cards in my store.   They make great gifts!   Christmas, Easter, Valentine's, postcards, dogs, cats, retro children - lots of sweet cards ready to gift, whether framed or on their own!

Click here to visit Birdhouse Books - Free Shipping on Ephemera!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas ... in Vintage Paper

This has been a long - but fun - day of researching and listing vintage cards.  I have Christmas postcards, Christmas cards, photo cards, and even Christmas seals.  They're all going online tonight in my store:  click here to visit the Christmas department at Birdhouse Books!  I wanted to share a few photos with you. 

This fabulous 1920's Art Deco card folds out into a parade.  It reminds me a bit of the illustration style of John Held - absolutely lovely!

An old fashioned Santa Claus is ready to climb down the chimney with a sack of toys on this charming postcard:

A little girl on this Whitney postcard enjoys her sled:

I think this is my personal favorite.  In this early 1900's vintage postcard, children play with their new toys including a hobby horse and a bugle by their beautiful, old fashioned Christmas tree.  Santa Claus peeks in on the left bottom corner of card.

This Victorian era card features two angels decorating a little dollhouse sized church:

On this photo card, a little boy decorates the Mid Century fireplace mantle with a MERRY CHRISTMAS garland:

This charming 1960's vintage West German card features the Wise Men and their camels against a black background - very unusual design!

Another of my personal favorites!  A glamorous Mid Century woman paints a greeting, while wearing a red flocked coat. 

A sweet little angel is accompanied by lambs.  The angel's wings are made of feathers.  The picture inside the card shows the angel and lambs playing on the stars - lovely!

Remember old fashioned Christmas seals for Christmas card envelopes and packages?  I have 2 separately listed packages of them available for crafting or holiday paper decorating:

This lovely three-dimensional card has a winter scene of a Christmas tree surrounded by old fashioned people.  It stands up and is so pretty!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Vintage Christmas Card of the Day - CELLULOID CHRISTMAS TREE & Stamp

I love this 1940's style card -- it features a celluloid "window" with a Christmas tree illustration.  It's very unusual and such a great example of 1940's World War II vintage holiday art.  My celluloid cards are located at this link.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Vintage Christmas Card of the Day - Vintage Christmas Card TERRIER DOG AND SLIPPER 1940s

This 1940's card is so cute!  It features a little terrier dog playing, while another sleeps in a slipper. Vintage dog cards are some of my favorites, and this is such a great example of 1940's vintage illustration.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vintage Christmas Card of the Day - Scottie Dog and Grandfather Clock

This card is absolutely adorable on so many levels.  It's a slim card (collectible), it's embossed, it features a fabulous Grandfather Clock, and best of all, it features the most adorable Scottish Terrier. Oh - and it's unused!  You can peek at: Christmas Scottie Dog Card, and here's a pic as well!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Vintage Christmas Card of the Day - Santa Claus with Jingle Bells

Vintage Santa Claus themed Christmas cards are some of my favorites, and I always love adding them to my store.    This jolly Santa has old fashioned, colorful jingle bells and so much vintage charm.  I would date this as 1940's from the design.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vintage Christmas Card of the Day - 1940's GIRL Die-Cut & Unique

I love this one -- 1940's GIRL Die-Cut & Unique.  It features a pretty die-cut 1940's young woman, with Christmas greetings on the front of card and New Year's inside.   So stylized and WWII vintage!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Vintage Christmas Card of the Day: Wirehair Fox Terrier, 1940's, Flocked

This adorable Whitman card was probably sent to a child long ago in the 1940's.  It is die-cut and flocked, and my personal favorite vintage Christmas card of the day!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Vintage Christmas Cards

I'm enjoying going through a huge crate of vintage Christmas cards here, scanning them and listing them on eBay.  Most are Mid-Century / Eames Era and they are absolutely fabulous!  Just wanted to share a few of my favorites here - the rest are in my store on eBay - please click here.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Retro Craft Freebie - Dachshund Ornament to Cut Out and Make

My favorite things list definitely includes retro craft projects.   They are so much fun, and a great way to recreate your own little artifacts from another time and place.  These craft cut-out pages are Christmas ornaments to cut out and assemble.  For sturdier ornaments, you may want to reinforce them with foam board, mat board, or cardboard.   They look so cute when hung with ribbon from a vintage look Christmas tree!   I'm including two pages from a 1967 children's magazine here for you to print or share with your favorite child or crafter.  Included:  a little red Dachshund dog, an angel, a bird, a snake, a Christmas stocking, and a church.  Have fun!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Vintage Christmas at Birdhouse Books

Getting ready for the holidays here with many fabulous vintage additions to my store!   Just wanted to share a few vintage Christmas treasures with you:

Carrington kiddie Christmas card of a boy skiing:

Beautiful Arts and Crafts - Mission style Christmas card:

Lovely Old World style glass bluebird ornament:

Late 1960's - early 1970's vintage Shiny Brite ornaments, in original box -- old fashioned family scenes, little girl in bonnet, more:

Beautiful vintage Christmas ornaments with indents and glitter - made in Romania.  Mint in original box:

Knee-hugger vintage Christmas tree elf - so cute and nostalgic:

Donegal Belleek Christmas ornament with Claddagh design - mint in box:

Santa Baby Christmas music compilation from Starbucks -- great music, fun for a Christmas party:

I Rode the Pink Pig -- photos and memories of the Pink Pig ride from Christmas time at Rich's Department Store in Atlanta:

Good Housekeeping's Christmas Cook Book from 1958:

1960's vintage Christmas stickers -- groovy!  In Tune With the Times:

Vintage Christmas stickers from Hallmark and Norcross - 1960's vintage:

Fitz and Floyd Charming Tails ornament featuring a mouse flying on the wings of a dove - so cute!

One of my personal favorites -- an Eames Era candy dish in the shape of a Christmas tree -- possible California Original:

As always, you can find these vintage Christmas treasures and more in my store on eBay:  Birdhouse Books