Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Today's Treasure - Vintage Scrap Art 1950's Scrapbooking Die-Cuts for Children

I found this scrap art by chance here.   I bought it some years ago at the old Lakewood Antiques Show at Lakewood Fairgrounds (much missed!) and tucked it away to sell.   This is a package of unused vintage scrapbooking die-cuts with two sheets included.   There are die-cuts featuring teddy bears, Halloween, anthropomorphic tree and moon, and old fashioned children.  The die-cuts are by MLP in England, and they are just lovely!  These sheets would be so cute to frame for a baby or child's bedroom.  They would also be great for scrapbooking, decoupage, altered art, or card making.   You'll find them here:  Vintage Scrap Art at Birdhouse Books.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Baby Boomer Vintage Valentines

One of my favorite things to list is baby boomer Valentine cards for children.   These cards are die-cuts.  The colors are bright and crisp.  The children featured in these cards are typically participating in fun activities, and are often accompanied by cute cats or dogs.   I love the way these cards evoke an earlier time;  they are so sweet and nostalgic.  You'll find these cards, and more, here:  Vintage Valentines at Birdhouse Books

A little girl writes on a slate.  She is accompanied by her Dachshund dog.

A little girl roller skates - along with her white kitten:

A little cowgirl walks her parti-color Cocker Spaniel dog:

A girl rides on a Vespa style motor scooter along with her white kitten:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Vintage Whitney Made Valentines

1920's to 1930's vintage Whitney Made Valentines are so pretty, with a very distinctive look.  They have vivid colors, often featuring children (sometimes along with dolls, dogs, cats).  They are die-cut in various shapes (hearts, rectangles, octagons, squares).  They have an elaborate border design.  Inside the card you will find another little black and white illustration, with a short, sweet verse.  Some of the cards are marked Whitney Made on the back, and some have a second design on the back of the card.  These unique cards date from the 1920's to 1930's.  The company, founded by George C. Whitney, started in 1886 and went out of business in 1942 due to World War II paper shortages.  I have many Whitney Made cards in my store at Birdhouse Books.  I've included a few photos that you may enjoy! 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Vintage Card Lots - Postcards and Greeting Cards

I had a lot of fun putting these vintage card lots together, and wanted to share them with you!  They would be so much fun for anyone who collects vintage cards, sells vintage cards, scrapbooks, or does retro crafting.  I currently have some great BIG lots online at Birdhouse Books, including:

  • 53 celebrity postcards
  • 55 vintage postcards - mostly Roadside Americana - USA travel
  • 31 vintage holiday greeting cards including Christmas, Easter, and Valentine's Day
  • 63 vintage postcards - both Roadside Americana and early 1900's holidays
  • 32 die-cut Valentine cards for children

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Item of the Day: Vintage Celebrity Postcards

I really love this big lot of vintage celebrity postcards!  They are unused, and are the type of postcards you would have seen at a drugstore or dimestore in a display rack during the 1970's or early 1980's.   This lot would be fun for a collector, for someone who scrapbooks, or for a seller.  They are all here:  Vintage Celebrity Postcards at Birdhouse Books.   These are the celebrities featured:

  1. Alan Alda
  2. Barbara Mandrell
  3. Bette Midler
  4. Betty Grable
  5. Charlie Chaplin
  6. Cher
  7. Debbie Reynolds
  8. Diana Ross
  9. Dolly Parton
  10. Dustin Hoffman
  11. Elizabeth Taylor
  12. Emmylou Harris
  13. Gene Autry
  14. George Burns
  15. Ginger Rogers
  16. Goldie Hawn
  17. Grace Kelly
  18. Groucho Marx
  19. Henry Fonda
  20. Henry Winkler
  21. Jack Lemmon
  22. Jean Harlow and Robert Taylor
  23. Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney
  24. Julie Andrews
  25. Kenny Rogers
  26. Linda Gray and Larry Hagman from Dallas
  27. Loni Anderson
  28. Margaux Hemingway
  29. Marie Conte
  30. Marilyn Monroe
  31. Mary Pickford
  32. Miss Piggy
  33. Morgan Fairchild
  34. Mork and Mindy - Robin Williams & Pam Dawber
  35. Myrna Loy
  36. Nancy and Ronald Reagan with the Beach Boys
  37. Neil Diamond
  38. Paul Newman
  39. Phyllis Diller
  40. Raquel Welch
  41. Robert Redford with his Academy Award
  42. Robert Urich
  43. Robert Wagner and Stephanie Powers from Hart to Hart
  44. Ronald Reagan
  45. Shelley Winters
  46. Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca from Your Show of Shows
  47. Sissy Spacek
  48. Telly Savalas
  49. Valerie Bertinelli
  50. Victoria Principal
  51. Will Rogers
  52. William Holden
  53. Willie Nelson

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year -- wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2012!   If you like vintage New Year's cards, you might enjoy browsing the ones I have in my shop:  Vintage New Year cards at Birdhouse Books