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

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Vintage Frame Tray Puzzles for Children

Love these vintage puzzles -- 1940's to 1950's.  Just had to share the pics with you!  They'll be in my store, with many other vintage frame tray puzzles for children, after tonight.  Puzzles in my store here -- just click link.

Robert L. May illustration -- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (a Jaymar Puzzle):

Whitman puzzle featuring Santa Claus and a snowman.

J.F. Kernan illustration of a little boy with English Springer Spaniel puppies - really beautiful picture!

My personal favorite -- Art Frahm illustration of a little girl who finds her Cocker Spaniel puppy in her doll bed.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mid Century Vintage Christmas Cards

I'm getting in the holiday mood with a HUGE box of vintage Christmas cards here.  I'm listing them as individual cards in my store -- perfect for framing (a great gift idea), scrapbooking, or art projects.  Some of the Mid Century (1950's - 1960's) vintage cards are so great I just had to share them with you here.  I'll be listing these over the next few days, so if you don't see them in my store right now -- click here for Birdhouse Books store -- please bookmark my store and visit again!