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..
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...
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..
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..
A fabulous pair of fluted pink and gold Mid Century Modern table lamps with a cinched ceramic conical body, pleated above and below the gathered waist. Oh so pretty in pink, these lamps are perfect for a more feminine bedroom, with the New Look silhouette, fit and flare shape that span into the Hollywood Regency decor style with the sponged gold decoration and gold at the waist and base.Topping off the lamps in perfect retro style are the original fiberglass drum-shaped..
One of two old wooden 4-fold folding rulers available here at Flashback Alley (see below), this vintage Star Leader measures 1/2 inch wide and 24 inch long and with metal hinges, including a round hinge at the center. One side of the ruler appears to have no markings, while the other side is incised STAR LEADER, along with PRICE 10 CENTS, and a faint MADE IN U.S.A. No other names or markings are found on either the wood or the metal. This ruler is as found, with obvious age, ..
Unbranded vintage 24 inch Warranted Boxwood 4-part, 4-fold wooden folding ruler with brass hardware, including a round hinge at the center. One side of the ruler is incised with WARRANTED BOXWOOD to the sides of the 9, while the other side of the rule has a faint MADE IN U.S.A. to the sides of the 15. No other names or markings are found on either the wood or the metal. This ruler is as found, with obvious age, use and wear leaving some numbers more faint than others. It open..
Pair of beige and maroon red enamel vintage metal flower curtain tie backs, with a round textured plastic flower center. Measure 2-1/8 inches in diameter, point to point. Push pin back measures just under 1/2" long. In very good condition, with no notable chipping to the enameling. Looking for vintage window accents for a variety of rooms (or maybe are the creative type and have other decorating ideas in mind? You'll find additional curtain tie backs in the Related Products s..
I just LOVE the concentric circles of flowers in this retro globe vintage Christmas wrapping paper design, with starbursts in between each row. This is a paper that I think would lends itself quite well to a repurposed life of cards or other creative designs. Each globe is 2-1/4 inch in diameter, with 12 across each row. This roll is sold separately, but as can be seen in the additional three photos, this roll was one of six in an unopened package of 1970s vintage paper (poss..
This sweet antique hat pin has a 10k yellow gold pin top that resembles a pineapple or artichoke bud and has a Polynesian feel. Some may find it reminiscent of a Byzantine crown. The sides of the stick pin head are trimmed with braids that look like wheat heads, giving this simple yet elegant stick pin a most unusual look. A fabulously unique piece for the antique jewelry or stickpin collector.End to end, this pin measures 4-3/4" long, with a steel stick pin and a pin head th..
18-piece vintage Italian paper mache nativity set, made in Italy, with the tallest piece standing approx. 8-1/4 inch high. This set is believed to date to the 1950s or 1960s.All pieces show age-appropriate wear, with a few having some issues, none too severe or detracting from the overall appeal. There are some relatively minor rubs and chips in the paint, with the paint appearing to be original. One of the king figures has a split in the side, as shown. The f..
Offering an antique brown transferware Charles Meigh cabinet plate in the Jenny Lind pattern and dating to the 1850s. Plate is in very good condition, commensurate with age, with crazing but no chips or cracks; one edge transfer rub (under glaze, as made); and a visible seam in the transfer pattern, again as made. Measures 10" in diameter. Marked 1 Jenny Lind - C M & S - England...
Fabulous 1950 TRPQ (tall round pyro quart) Adams milk bottle with red pyroglaze on both the front and back panels, with the front reading Use Adams Pasteurized Milk - Rawlins, Wyo.and the back showing a cowboy bronc rider on a Wyoming Let 'er Buck bucking bronco in red pyro silhouette above the "BUILDS 'EM HEALTHY" logo, in a wide, cupped formation. The embossed lettering and heelmark / heel code around the base of the bottle reads: One Quart Liquid - Registered Sealed 1-11-1..
I've seen a lot of vintage gift wrap paper with a masculine design meant for that special man, but I must say I've never seen wrapping paper quite like this! I wish I could say I had more to offer of this vintage car blueprint style wrapping paper, but alas, this one sheet is all I have. All four edges are a bit rough, with one end of the paper discolored from a water stain. But the usable portion measures approx. 24 inch long and 15 inch wide, and includes unmarred depiction..
A great vintage Welly 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air diecast toy model car, 1:43 scale. Measuring 5 inch long bumper to bumper, this Chevy model car has a die cast body, opening doors and hood, a detailed interior, and rubber tires. Marked Welly No. 9012.
In excellent condition. No box...
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..
Vintage depression glass Ekco pitcher-style mixing bowl with A&J mixer and metal splash guard lid, topped with a red painted wooden handle. This hand-crank beater is great for mixing up the morning pancake batter, use as an egg beater to scramble eggs, whip up some egg whites, or whisk the cream for dessert. The ribbed glass pitcher has a capacity of 4 cups and measures 6 inches high to the top of the pour spout and 7 inches wide, handle to spout. Underside of the pitche..
An unusual design for a punched tin cabinet panel, this one seems to depict a butterfly, in abstract form. If you're looking for truly vintage pie safe tin panels or tin for an old hoosier cabinet, jelly cupboard, or some other use in your rustic country kitchen decor, we've got a variety to choose from, all shown below.
Panel measures 10 inch wide and 14 inch long.
Please note, we have multiples available, each as found, with a touch of rust, as shown in the numbered phot..
Spectacular Moser Karlsbad art glass compote in a deep amethyst color, finished by a glorious gold gilt oroplastic acid cut-back classical frieze around the short, thick stem, around the base, and on the upper and lower surfaces of the rim (a technique that was patented by Moser in 1919). This lovely signed Moser compote stands 4-3/4" high, with a bowl rim that measures 6-1/4" in diameter.In fabulous condition, with some wear to the gilt trim, mostly noted around the b..
Far from perfect but still perfect as an added touch for a Victorian display, this antique leather Victorian chatelaine purse is finished with a floral frame and an ornate scroll and rose embossed silver chatelaine clip. Purse measures 5-3/4" wide across the widest point of the base, 6-3/8" long from the knob to the base. From the top of the clip, it hangs 11" long. The sides of the knob bear the only marks, which relate to patent information — "Pat Feb." on..
Antique Bishop & Stonier footed covered dish / soup or large vegetable tureen, this semi-porcelain server has a pink and blue wild flower floral pattern and a gilt-finished embossed scroll trim. Server measures 11-1/4" wide, handle to handle (approx. 8-3/4" across at the rim, side to side) and stands approx. 7-1/2" high to the top of the finial. No cracks or repairs, but there is a hint of roughness in the glaze on the upper rim of the base and the outer rim of the lid, l..
I've always marveled at the ingenuity evidenced by old primitive and antique hand tools, and here representing the hard work of the farmer is this hand-operated antique seed fiddle broadcast seeding machine. Relying solely on two feet and two hands to scatter the seed, farmers in the mid-1800s hand made and began using tools such as this. The canvas seed bag serves as a cloth hopper and has a shoulder strap that hooks to the seed box. The seed sifts down through the aperture ..
A gorgeous, ornate Victorian cast iron corner shelf in an Eastlake and aesthetic movement style, made to look like ebonized wood, and likely dating to the 1880s. While most of these corner shelves are made of wood, the iron construction of this one suggests its original intended use was as a hearth or parlor stove shelf, built to to withstand heat.Measuring 13-1/2 inch long and approx. 5-1/2 deep (the straight side walls are 5 inch deep), this metal corner shelf is..
Featured in the Standard Encyclopedia of Opalescent Glass (with a BV of $325+), this gorgeous Decorated Harlequin art glass ewer is in a soft array of colors, with the bulbous base in a diamond-within-diamond opalescent pattern decorated with a wrap of light green leaves around a clear and cranberry applied flower. The neck of the ewer transitions to a light blue opalescent fluted top, in a luscious color that whispers paradise. The blown glass handle matches the green leaves..
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..
Another unique punched tin cabinet panel with this design featuring what appears to be a framed flower at the center, with interlocking arches around the borders and a row of ring chains inside at each end. The chain design is somewhat reminiscent of a wedding ring quilt pattern. If you're looking for truly vintage pie safe tin panels or tin for an old hoosier cabinet, jelly cupboard, or some other use in your rustic country kitchen decor, we've got a variety to choose from, ..
Finish your table in elegance with this beautiful set of 10 lace placemats, and look closely — they're plastic, so with this set you can do it without breaking the bank.
At first (and second) glance I thought these place mats were cotton or linen lace; the store they were apparently purchased from carried linens from Brussels and Belgium (they'd have to be top quality, right?) (see photo). But then I started reading the "Proper Use" insert. The first sentence caught me by s..
A wonderful pair of vintage Borghese decorative figurines — a young peasant couple, each standing near a tree stump, the woman holding what appears to be a dead bird, and the man standing by, silently looking on, with what looks to be a bent wooden cane resting against his knee. Both figures are cast in a hard, high quality plaster and then painted in a golden cream and light olive green, with a darker gray-brown-green tree stump and ground. Research confirms that the surface..
A spectacular German-made cast bronze lizard figural desk paperweight or figure for conversational display, sculpted with a University of Colorado at Boulder shield covering his back. The CU-Boulder motto is properly depicted, with University of Colorado in raised letters around the circumference, noting 1876 as the year of its founding. The motto,ΛΑΜΨΑΤΩ ΤΟ ΦΏΣ ΥΜΏΝ (translating to "Let Your Light Shine" in English) is at its center, next to a sitting Greek figure.
A beautiful Chinese famille rose porcelain vase, with two figural panels depicting what appears to be mirroring court scenes. Both sides feature a young woman, seated and holding a fan, while standing and facing her are two other young maidens, standing near a cherry blossom tree.
With hand-painted enameling predominantly in rose / pink, there are a couple of thin bands of yellow shoulder, bordering a green-blue band.
Standing 12-1/4 inch high, this vase is approximately 6-..
One of two lovely vintage Chinese vases coming from the same estate, this Chinese porcelain vase is finished in slightly softer colors, with a touch of gilt trim in the "background" spaces of the chintz pattern. Two figural side panels depict what appears to be mirroring court scenes, with each side featuring a young woman, seated and holding a fan. Standing and facing her are two other young maidens, standing near a cherry blossom tree.
In comparing this vase to the oth..
A roll of beautiful vintage Christmas Greetings wrapping paper filled with many of the images we associate with the holidays - Christmas trees, ornaments, wreaths, candles, stars, candy canes.As can be seen in the additional three photos, this roll is one of six that was in an unopened package of 1970s vintage paper (possibly earlier), with each roll offering 10 square feet of a different design.As this was not a known brand of paper (Sixty Acre Co.), the patterns a..
A roll of vintage holiday wrapping paper filled with Christmas holly against a gold background. As can be seen in the additional three photos, this roll is one of six that was in an unopened package of 1970s vintage paper (possibly earlier), with each roll offering 10 square feet of a different design.As this was not a known brand of paper (Sixty Acre Co.), the patterns all differed, and the package was of a width that would making shipping higher than need be (finding a..
Vintage all cotton embroidered hanky featuring a pink trimmed scalloped edge and red and pink roses at each corner, with two corners finished with a single long-stem rose, the other two corners filled with a spanning bouquet. Handkerchief is crisp, clean, and in well-preserved, excellent condition, measuring 10-5/8" square. Retains a golden yellow oval label marked RN 14750 - All Cotton - Made in Switzerland...
Perfect for an old hoosier cabinet, jelly cupboard, pie safe, or for adding a creative touch to your rustic country decor, offered here is a square punched tin panel featuring a large marigold flower, with an outer petal design that resembles a sunflower or artichoke. If you're looking for truly vintage pie safe tin panels or tin for an old hoosier cabinet, jelly cupboard, or some other use in your rustic country kitchen decor, we've got a variety to choose from, all shown be..