Sunday, December 31, 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
I'm back from my 5-day trip to Phoenix. So wonderful to feel that 74-degree sunshine, although Phoenix residents find it chilly! Here are some bakelite buttons from an antiques market in Scottsdale.
This precious home-made school room was priced at $250. A steal.
Monday, December 25, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Merry Christmas from Both of Us
This is quite a production for a Christmas Card -- it's a 6-page stapled booklet with witty verse and lively illustrations that evoke the mid-1950s...
...when people still shopped "downtown" instead of the mall.
Men still wore hats and there was a lot of fabric and swing in a woman's coat.
I couldn't help but think about how some people relish the mad rush of Christmas shopping! This card certainly makes it all sound like madcap fun.
Something about the faces of this comic couple reminds me of Pete and Trudy Campbell of Mad Men. Perky and eager to please!
I loved finding this card in an antique shop sometime over the last year and a half.
The McMeans who sent this out sound like real cards, you should excuse the pun!
Nice little signature illustration on the back, too.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
For a very Sweet Girl at Christmas, ca. 1950
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
One World Needle Book, Germany, ca. 1920s
I love the graphics on this needle book and it's one world message. It's made in Germany, which has me stumped. Could this have been made during the Third Reich? It doesn't seem likely. That's why I date it circa 1920s.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Sally and her Friends by Fern Bisel Peat
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Bridge Tally, ca. 1920s
Bridge tallies are one of my favorite things to find at a paper doll convention. The colors and artwork are wonderful. Amazing how common these tallies were at one time.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
The Chestnut Vendor, 14th Street, woodcut, ca. 1930s
This 4x4 print appear to have been removed from a book; there's no printing on the back.
It has a perfect November kind of mood about it.
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Friday, November 3, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Jolly Cat, articulated paper doll, ca. 1950s
This jolly fellow followed me home from the convention. 12 inches, no markings.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Monday, September 4, 2017
Special Exhibits: Pat Rooney's vintage closet
Pat Rooney saved her outfits from the 1960s-early 1970s -- and we are glad she did!
Who can forget the platform shoes?
Sweet Mary Janes in bright orange.
Beaded handbags were trendy.
A fabulous velvet minidress with large white collar.
I'm betting this poster hung in Pat's room.
Friday, September 1, 2017
The Artists Gallery
Sandy threw many people off with the wig! She created a clever paper doll set
that featured the outfits she wore at the convention.
Sylvia Kleindinst showcased her original art
Anita Korsonsky, attending her first convention, displayed a paper castle from her collection.
Karen Hunter's amazing artwork -- she captures the stars from some of our favorite TV shows.
That's Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham from Downton Abbey) top left, and
Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York from Bewitched.
Karen also collects Betsy McCall paper dolls and figurines that she shared in Special Exhibits.
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