Monday, September 27, 2010

Vintage Sunday School Postcards

These vintage Sunday School postcards have fabulous baby boomer vintage illustrations.   They really capture a time and place so well.  They have a linen finish, but from the style of illustrations, I would date them as 1950's to early 1960's.  I'm adding Sunday School postcards at my store:  Sunday School postcards at Birdhouse Books

Thursday, September 23, 2010

With a Vintage Song in My Heart ...

I grew up loving music from my parents' and grandparents' generations -- Great American Songbook, big band, Broadway, swing.  I have always enjoyed vintage sheet music and old fashioned songbooks because they combine these old fashioned songs with great retro cover illustrations.  I've sold vintage music for years in my store, but am clearing out this category as I focus more on vintage books and ephemera.  I'm having a HUGE box lot sale that I'd love to share with you -- Vintage Sheet Music Lot HUGE 60+ Pieces 1910s to 1970s and Vintage Song Book Lot 16 Books BIG BAND Broadway POP.


Going out of the Sewing Pattern Business

I've really enjoyed selling vintage sewing patterns, but have decided to focus my stock primarily on books and ephemera, so I'm having a huge box lot sale with three gigantic boxes of vintage patterns on eBay.   If you'd like to peek, you'll find them at this link - just click here.  If you'd like a preview, here are a few of the patterns included.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mid-Century Modern Hotels - DC, San Francisco, Chicago

I have 100's of mid-century vintage motel and hotel postcards to scan and list on eBay.  Couldn't resist adding a few to my store today, and sharing them with you.   This is the Executive Hotel in Washington, D.C.  I love the retro cars featured in the foreground!   Beautiful detail in this retro art work.

This is Villa Roma in San Francisco -- San Francisco's most elegant hotel and cocktail lounge.  Gorgeous mid-century architectural design!

The air-conditioned Sherman, Chicago -- "Chicago's only loop hotel with drive-in garage."   1961 postmark. 

1950's Vintage Modern Bedside Table

I found this cute little vintage bedside table for $5.00 at a yard sale.  It was in need of paint, and my friend (who loves to work with old furniture) kindly volunteered.  He brought it over yesterday and I am delighted with it! 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Sale!

Hi all!

I'm having a huge 20% off Labor Day weekend sale (through Tuesday night, 9/7, at midnight) in my store:  Birdhouse Books.  You'll find over 2400 vintage treasures like this lovely vintage Christmas card - Vintage Christmas Card BOY SKIING Carrington UNUSED

Charming vintage dog cards like this one -- Vintage Postcard GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG Meggendorfer:

Many vintage Little Golden Books (my favorite!) like this charming book, Manni the Donkey 1959 Little Golden Book D75:

Vintage picture books for children like Little Lost Kitten 1962 Lois Lovett - Dale Maxey HC:

I have many estate boxes of vintage children's books, cookbooks, and ephemera to unpack and list in upcoming weeks, and I do hope you'll visit my store and return.