A sweet old postcard featuring two tabby cats or kittens in the middle of a wood shaving pile, a brick wall serving as the backdrop. This postcard has a landscape layout and is entitled A Frolic, showing the image/design number of 6204 in the bottom right corner.Maker unknown, this postcard has a divided back and is postally unused.Measures 5-1/2 inch x 3-1/2 inch and in good condition, with some wear and specs of image peelings at the edges, and a crease in the bottom left c..
A wonderful large English earthenware pitcher or jug, likely from the Staffordshire region, with an unusual decorative mix. Around the body of the jug is a raised rope design forming four 6-sided polygon frames, three of which have brown transferware images of what I speculate are English warriors, each image having a golden luster finish. (The fourth panel is where the handle joins the jug body.) At the rim of the pitcher, both inside and out, is a lovely brown lattice and t..
This open oval trinket dish is a sweet gem, perfect for adding a soft, feminine touch to almost any room. The powdery blue pierced rim delicately frames a hand-painted floral tuft that sweeps, equally soft and sweet, across the dish floor.
Measuring 7" long and 5" wide, this gorgeous piece is large enough to capture attention, small enough to accent almost any space.
Dating to the early 1900s, this is Rontgen mark #2025, used by Porcelain Factory Schonwald of Arzberg, B..
A beautiful and rather unusual star-shaped art glass basket, likely a nut or sweetmeat dish dating to the late Victorian era. The cased basket has an inner white lining that has been rolled in frit of various colors - pink, yellow, plum red, and sage green - with the added sparkle of silver foil flecks, all cased in a layer of crystal clear glass. The clear reeded handle is pulled to an inverted V form and applied at the sides with a pressed starburst-type design. Unsigned, b..
Sweet sterling silver dessert spoon set in the original satin-lined box, consisting of six dainty individual dessert spoons and a matching sauce ladle, each with a slender waving pattern at the handle featuring two forget-me-not flowers.
Dessert spoons measure 4-1/4 inch long, with the spoon bowl measuring 1 inch wide and 1-3/8 inch long — slightly larger than a demitasse spoon. The ladle measures 6 inch long, with the ladle scoop or bowl measuring 1-5/16 inch in diamete..
A beautiful blue handkerchief that is decorated corner to corner with large white dogwood flowers, their rich brown stems and green leaves adding depth to the hanky's appeal. Finished with a white machine stitched hem, this hanky measures 13" x 13-1/4". There is a small shallow section of slight discoloration (about 1/2" long) at the hem near one corner, so subtle you're not likely to notice it unless you're looking for it. Appearing near new, there is no label to indicate fa..
A lovely red clay earthenware syrup pitcher wrapped in a Jackfield-style glossy black glaze and trimmed with lacy gold enamel work at and around the rim and shoulders.
I typically find this pottery classified as "Jackfield," however, have also seen the terms Jet Ware, Victorian jetware, or blackware used for these reddish clay vessels that are wrapped in a glossy black lead glaze.
Standing 6-1/4" high at the spout rim and 7" long, spout to handle, this pitcher is oval in sh..
A gorgeous crystal art glass cordial liquor decanter with rich red enameled grape vines, all hand-painted and trimmed in gold around the decanter's teardrop belly. The short tapered foot, spout rim, bubble stopper, and handle all have a gilt trim, with both ends of the applied handle adorned by a trefoil leaf.
Standing 9" high to the stopper top, I'm uncertain as to whether this decanter would have been used for dessert wine, as a vinegar cruet, or simply for display.
A beautiful antique German Roemer hock wine glass goblet with a cup that has been wheel etched with a bow and laurel garland all the way around. Most fabulous is the apple green spiral twisted rib stem; you don't even need a blacklight to know that this one is loaded with uranium. (It fluoresces a bright yellow-green.)Standing 6-3/8 inches tall (the stem is about 4 inches high), this lovely antique Roemer is in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks. ..
A white enamel graniteware funnel from Germany, this vintage metal funnel has blue trim around the rim of the seamed body. Measures 4-1/2 inch long and 3-1/2 inch in diameter at the rim. The underside of the handle is stamped Germany. In good condition, with a chip on the handle and nicks down to the base metal around the rim, with signs of rust...
Demitasse sterling silver Chicago souvenir spoon with an enamel handle that is reminiscent of a Russian design, a twisted waffle texture stem, and gilt finish. Spoon measures 4-1/8 inch long; marked Sterling. Weight: 8 grams...
Wonderful lobed ironstone biscuit jar, its melon form decorated on two sides with brown transferware floral sprays of daisies and petite wild flowers. The single-color transfer pattern inspires a colorful overlay of imaginative thought, while taste buds long for a sampling of the treats kept safe within.
A scalloped cap-like ridge encircles the crown of the semi-porcelain jar, which is topped by a most unusual embossed tin lid — a perfect fit in all respects. At the center o..
A wonderful and original piece of Black Americana from the late 1940s / early 1950s. This young black boy sits with his knees drawn and arms outstretched to keep the partially cut watermelon secure on his lap. He wears red overalls and a matching red cap, with the slice from the watermelon serving as the coin slot.
Stands 12" high and is in excellent condition, with only a few minor nicks in the paint, the two most notable ones being at the watermelon rim. There's not even..
For the collector of old graniteware, here we have a wonderful speckled white double boiler with tiny flecks of black mixed into the white enamel ware finish that is found top to bottom and inside out. Standing approx. 8 inch to the top of the lid, this granite ware double boiler has a seamless body and rounded belly or base that measures 7 inch in diameter, with a 6-1/2 inch handle. This double boiler likely dates to the 1950s, possibly 1960s.
When I first found this, b..
A pair of vintage Santa face Christmas decorations, each approx. 5 inch high and 3-3/8 inch wide, made of hard plastic and decorated with Mica on both Santa's beard and cap pompom, his cap made of red felt. His face comes to life with painted rosy red cheeks and bright blue sequins eyes. Only one of the ornaments remains in the package, marked as a Christmas Wonderland ornament, with the Star Band Made in Hong Kong paper label around the ornament loop. At the back is a hard p..
Anyone who collects or deals in old transferware china for any length of time knows and routinely encounters reference to Petra Williams work. (I'd be lost without mine!) Her love for and dedication toward preserving the history of transfer china is evidenced in every page of this massive volume, with numbered pages topping out at 695 and weighing a little over 3 lbs (prepacked).
This hardbound, out-of-print book on Staffordshire romantic transfer patterns is the suppleme..
This unused vintage poodles Christmas card is small in size, but huge in charm, featuring two embossed white poodles, dressed in a touch of glitter and red-pink collars, standing near a Christmas tree. The greeting reads: 'A gift for you [open card] Hope you'll like it, too! Merry Christmas'. Measures 4-1/4 inch x 2-13/16 inch and is marked on the reverse 10X1369 - Greetings Inc. Accompanied by the original envelope, all in excellent condition. (The envelope shows only a hint..
A set of 3 medium-sized green enamel vintage metal flower curtain tie backs, with a round sculpted rosebud-type plastic flower center in what looks to be yellow and orange. Slightly smaller than the other curtain tie backs I have available, these measure 1-5/8 inches in diameter, point to point. Push pin back measures just under 1/2" long. In good condition, with light chipping to the enameling, but nothing that severely detracts from their shabby chic..
A sweet antique English silver shovel-type scoop or spoon with a mother of pearl handle, its miniature size suggesting an intended use for sugar, caviar, or some other 'just a touch' individual serving.
In very good, lightly polished condition, with a scratch on the underside of the scoop. Measures 4 inch long, with the scoop edge at 1 inch wide. Unmarked as to silver content, but has merely an England mark...
An unused vintage letter from Santa to Dearest Friend, accompanied with the envelope, marked Personal on the front and From Santa Claus by Secret Agreement with Montgomery Ward on the back. The letter talks about Santa's preparations for Christmas and the approaching sleigh ride with reindeers bringing good cheer and wishes for joy.With a picture of Santa, his finger to his lips hushing the team of reindeer all geared up and ready for the Christmas trip, with snow-topped roof..
A wonderful Chinese cloisonne baluster vase, the front of which is decorated with a prunus tree, spreading up and out with two-tone flowers in red/pink and white/light-lime green combinations, with the prunus blooms in white and green, all on green stems. At the base of the stems is a mound of what appears to be the sacred mushroom Ling-Chi.
The vase has a scroll diaper pattern on a black ground, with a red, blue, and mottled green scroll band at the upper rim and a red b..
Vintage Christmas vinyl plastic flannel backed tablecloth featuring poinsettia flowers and holly. Dating to the late 1970s (1978), this easy care vinyl surface plastic tablecloth measures 70 inch long and 52 inch wide; "cleans instantly," and has a protective polyester flannel backing. Still in its original packaging, all indications are that this tablecloth has never been used. In excellent condition.Made by Hermann & Jacobs Corp., at a time when things..
An unused vintage letter from Santa, accompanied with the envelope, marked Personal on the front and From Santa Claus by Secret Agreement with Montgomery Ward on the back. The letter is addressed Dear Little Chum and talks about Christmas magic and the reindeer and how, together, they'll be bringing joy on Christmas day.With a picture of Santa changing out of his boots and slipping his slippers onto his feet, while a young spotted fawn is curled sleeping nearby, two adult dee..
Add a bit of that vintage Christmas touch with this fabulous Stevens terry cloth hand towel, crisp, clean, and unused! Greet your guests with a Merry Christmas greeting on a towel featuring Santa's face on a Christmas bell that sits cradled in the midst of poinsettia flowers and holly berries and leaves. In excellent condition, measures 16" excluding the fringe and 11" wide. Tag reads Stevens Terrycloth - Stevens Fabrics - All Cotton - Made In U.S.A...
An unused roll of gorgeous vintage Christmas wrapping paper with a red backdrop for elegant gold Christmas bells finished with sprigs of holly on a sculpted foil paper.
The Rhapsody brand was made by Papercraft Corp., likely in the 1960s or 1970s, at whatever point a roll of this quality and size would have sold for $0.77! Roll is in excellent, unused condition, still fully enclosed in its original plastic wrap...
Vintage Christmas wrapping paper is refreshingly sweet with this red sculptured foil Christmas gift wrap covered in silver and pink candy canes.
Created expressly for Sears Roebuck and Co., this roll likely to the late 1960s, early 1970s, at whatever point a roll of this quality and size would have sold for $1.79! One end of the roll shows a bit of a crease, but otherwise it is in excellent, unused condition, still fully enclosed in its original plastic wrap...
A lot of 3 vintage melted popcorn plastic Christmas decorations, with two featuring candy canes and the other a teddy bear, Christmas tree and candy cane in a Christmas stocking. The double candy cane decoration is finished with a sprinkling of silver glitter. Two still retain their original Kage Company, Inc., marked as completely hand made and retaining the "Made in America with Pride" label; the other is of an unknown brand. The unmarked single candy cane decora..
This 7-piece lot of vintage buttons is undeniably sweet with the tan color resembling light chocolate and having a decorative wavy ridge design! (Chocolate caramel swirls, anyone?)
Measuring 33mm in diameter (or just at 1-5/16 inch) and having a dome height of 12mm (1/2 inch), these plastic shank buttons would provide a great finishing touch for a coat, jacket, or sweater. ..
9-piece lot of small 12mm round rhinestone vintage plastic shank buttons, with the body of the button in a color that resembles apple cider and a glistening 6mm center rhinestone. Button height (excluding the shank) is 5mm. ..
Cute, cute, cute! Pair of figural open salts / salt cellar dips, with the duck body serving as the individual salt bowl, and the head decorated on each side with red enamel in the eyes. Although unsigned, 5000 Open Salts by Heacock & Johnson lists these as having been made in West Germany and originally marked with a paper label. Measuring 3 inch long from the tail to the beak and 1-3/8 inch wide, one of the ducks has a nick on the inside of the rim and another tiny flake..
Vintage unused Prize Christmas greeting card with a die cut fold-over, interlocking flap cover to complete a Christmas tree in true vintage style, all lit with candles. The cover reads Christmas Thoughts, with a scroll and scallop edging to the red frame. Inside the card reads To Greet You and all who gather around your Christmas tree with a cordial Merry Christmas and a Happy Year to be!
Card measures 5-7/8 inch x 4-7/8 inch and is accompanied by its original envelope,..
For the farm fresh chicken loving country gal who prefers more charm than the everyday "purse," a fun folk art woven saddlebag boho tote bag featuring a proud cockerel rooster on both sides. , This sweet cultural tote was likely made in Portugal and sold as a tourist souvenir to carry memories of treasured travels.Made of sturdy fabric that appears to be cotton, with a rug-like weight and woven texture that is then hooked like a hooked rug to create the raised 3D chicken desi..
Fabulous faceted French art glass paperweight featuring a cameo image of Sister Berta Hummel by Schmid dating to 1978. The white cameo sulphide is set on a cobalt blue ground, with the paperweight numbered on the underside, 1178 in a series of 4,000. Signed Sister Berta Hummel Visage Paperweight * France * 1978 * (c) Schmid * 1178 * 4000.Measures 2-3/4" in diameter at the base and stands 2" high.In excellent condition with a bit of shelf wear to the underside, but no nicks, c..
Antique 1917 World War I sheet music to the Tell Taylor song He Sleeps Beneath The Soil Of France, with the cover depicting a woman, man, and dog sitting before a fireplace. The song lyrics tell the story of a young man who went off to and was wounded at war, and "knew that he was going to die there on that summer's day." Refrain: "He sleeps beneath the soil of France so many miles away, he left behind the one he loved and a mother old and gray, he foug..
1988 edition of 'Indian Jewelry of the American Southwest' by William and Sarah Peabody Turnbaugh. Reference books is and always has been one of my weaknesses, and when I recently acquired a stack of books and magazines on Native American jewelry of the American Southwest, it included a copy of this book, which meant I now had (but don't need) two.With 95 numbered pages, the last few of which include a glossary, list of further reading, and price guide, this soft cover book p..
A fabulously large felt Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Christmas stocking from Robert L. May, likely 1970s 1980s vintage. This stocking measures 25 inch long and 12 inch wide at the top.The original plastic sales display hanging hook still intact strongly suggests it's never been used. There's a hint of felt fuzz or pilling in a couple of places, but overall condition is near excellent to match the day it was made...