Category Archives: Vintage Finds

Rudolph Little Golden Book

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Look what I found.  I just love vintage Golden Books.  I have several in my personal collection that I bring out as decor during the holidays.  And even though my children are a bit older they still love reading them during the appropriate holiday.  If you’d like to add Rudolph to your personal collection you can purchase him from my Etsy shop.  Or you can click the picture above to take you directly to Rudolph’s listing.  Make sure you take time to read your favorite Golden Book this holiday season.

Merry Christmas!

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Vintage Ceramic Santa Figurines

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Went shopping today and found these fabulous vintage santas.  I think they are from the 80’s but not for sure.  Does anyone know?  If you’d like to have them for your collection you can visit my Etsy shop and I’ll ship them right to you.

Mason’s Ironstone China Vista England Pitcher

Brown Transferware Pitcher

Here is one of my latest vintage listings in my Etsy store.  It is a gorgeous, brown transferware pitcher from the 1940’s.  I love the country, english scene.  Doesn’t it look so peaceful?  Just look at that castle! 🙂  It is made by Mason’s Ironstone China.  Click HERE to be directed to my Etsy store for more details and information.

Rescued Treasure!

Look at my latest find!!  Aren’t they beautiful!?  This vintage china set is from Contour China of Japan.  The pattern name is Picardy.  I love these gorgeous pink roses.  I wish I could have found more pieces.  I wish I new when this pattern was produced.  By the shape and style I am assuming in the 1960’s.  Does anyone know?  Or could you direct me where I could find out more information?

Retro Stacking Coffee Mugs

One of my latest finds have been these vintage stacking coffee mugs.  These were in every kitchen when I was a kid.  They are ceramic.  Each set’s glazing is so unique.  In fact, no two are glazed exactly the same.  They are one of a kind art. 🙂  I don’t know which pattern is my favorite.  I’d appreciate it if someone could share the history of when and how these were made.  I’d love to know the process.  The bottoms are all marked “Japan”.  They are all listed in my Etsy store if you’d like them for your collection. 🙂

Busy Summer

I’ve had a very busy summer with work and kids activities.  It is so hard to believe that summer vacation is over.  My last post was in March and it was about shopping with my daughter at a rubber stamp convention.  By mid day she had a fever and upset stomach.  Little did we know she was going to have to have an appendectomy.  Wow! How things can change in an instant.  She was in so much pain.  She quickly recovered once it was removed and she hardly even talks about it now.  We also had summer sports and vacation “day trips”.  All this “busy-ness” made our summer fly by.  Now school has started this week.  What happened to the lazy days of summer like when I was a kid?

During all our “busy-ness” I have taken on a new hobby.  I have been rescuing vintage items from various places (garage sales, thrift stores) and trying to find new homes for them. 🙂  I love all these old items that are beautiful pieces of art.  It pains me to see them being thrown away.  The casserole dish pictured above is a prime example of some of my lovely finds.  It is a vintage milk glass Arcopal France casserole dish.  The design pattern is called “French Hens”.  Isn’t it lovely?  What really makes me smile is my 8 year old daughter has taken an interest in helping me find things.  It is awesome to see the bug being passed to her.  If you’re interested in seeing our latest finds you can check out my Etsy Store.  I’m listing items almost daily. 

I’ve also been busy creating new greeting cards, notebooks, journals and various other art pieces.  I’ve been taking my paper arts to a new level and been experimenting with mixed media painting.  It is so much fun.  I can’t wait to share it all.