Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Remember Liddle Kiddles?

During my childhood I loved little dolls:  Liddle Kiddles, Storykins, Rockflowers, Dawn and Friends, Flatsy dolls, and more.  I also loved dollhouses!   It was so much fun to find this 1966 Mattel Cape Cod dollhouse last weekend -- the perfect scale for Liddle Kiddles.  I was tempted to keep it, but I'm in a big "Project Declutter" here, so I put it on eBay:  Liddle Kiddles dollhouse.  Love the style of colorful graphics on this vinyl dollhouse.   Be sure to look for the little Dachshund dogs on front and back of house!

An Amazing Estate Sale

I recently went to an amazing estate sale.  It was the estate of a 104 year old woman who was a retired music teacher.  She had lived in the same house for years, and there were vintage treasures from basement to attic.   I went with my best friend, who is an architect interested in interior design and all things vintage, and we spent hours going through the treasures in this house.  I found 3 boxes of goodies that I am currently listing on eBay.  There was such amazing variety that I wanted to share a few with you.

This vintage cookbook is called Sunday Night Suppers, and it's a 1956 Culinary Arts book.  The Mid-Century illustrations throughout are wonderful!

This is a rare book -- a Centennial celebration (1820 - 1920) of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

I found many beautiful vintage music books - and this is one of them.  It's Music Fun, Book 3, and it's a 1946 music theory activity book.

Tone Matching Tunes for Singing and Playing is a hard to find 1940 music book.  It was written by Lottie Ellsworth Coit and Ruth Bampton and illustrated by Ditzy Baker.  It has many beautiful full page illustrations -- and don't you love the name Ditzy Baker?

Follow the Music - Games for Home and School is a 1948 book of musical games for children.   Gorgeous baby boomer vintage illustrations, including the cover picture of children and a longhaired Dachshund dog having a musical parade.  So cute!  This was written by Lottie Ellsowrth Coit and Ruth Bampton with illustrations by Martha Powell Satchell.

Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas for 1961 is a big, oversized magazine with great photos and retro Christmas decorating ideas.

Vintage Christmas gift wrap box lids from Rich's department store and Davison's department store in  Atlanta.  I have done well vintage vintage boxes and box lids in the past (including a toy box lid that sold for well over $100), so had to list these on eBay:

This is Atlanta is a lovely 1973 photo book with pictures of Atlanta in the early 1970's -- Six Flags Over Georgia when it was still new, Underground Atlanta, and so much more:

All of these vintage goodies are in my store:  click here to visit Birdhouse Books