Tuesday, August 30, 2011

An Unusual Vintage Motel Postcard - the Monarch Motel in St. Charles, Missouri

This card is too unusual not to share!  It's from the Monarch Motel in St. Charles, Missouri.  What makes it unusual?  Check out the sign?  It says ZEPHYR MOTEL with a small little Monarch Motel sign underneath.  I think there is a story there!  Maybe the motel was called the Zephyr Motel before, and the new owners added their own name.  What do you think?  It makes this card really neat and unique!  It's at Birdhouse Books here:  Monarch Motel Postcard at Birdhouse Books

Monday, August 15, 2011

Item of the Day: Baby Boomer Vintage Plastic Baby Blocks

These 1950's - 1960's Baby Boomer vintage plastic building blocks for baby are so sweet!   They have a picture of an animal on the base of each block, and they stack.  You'll find them at Birdhouse Books:  Vintage Baby Building Blocks

Monday, August 8, 2011

Vintage Dog Trading Cards - Single Swap Playing Cards

I really have come to love vintage single swap playing cards and trading cards (blank on back).  As a dog person, of course I particularly love the vintage dog cards.  I'm adding lots more to my store tonight -- from 1940's to 1960's vintage.  Children used to trade these and swap them with friends.  They are really so incredibly cute.  My personal favorites are two Standard Poodle cards that show a New York City skyline in the background.  One of these cards shows Central Park, with a number of notable buildings in the background - The Plaza Hotel, The Empire State Building, and the Sherry-Netherland Hotel.  Equally cute is a sweet little Cairn Terrier (1940's vintage) lounging in her dog bed.  And -- I can't resist mentioning the adorable Wirehair Fox Terrier pictured here, an illustration by Morgan Dennis. Here are just a few photos - you'll find them all here -- Vintage Dog Single Swap Playing Cards and Trading Cards at Birdhouse Books.