Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Make Believe World of Daphne du Maurier

A You Tube featuring the actual voice of Daphne du Maurier and a glimpse into her world.

short & lovely...The Make Believe World of Daphne du Maurier

Dame du Maurier's novel Hungry Hill featured below...

Dame Browning, Royal Haeger & a Herringbone Glass Ice Bucket

Hungry Hill by Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning
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Hungry Hill
When two brothers fall in love with the same woman, the affair means disaster both to the family as well as th the family empire. This early Daphne du Maurier novel centers on the fortunes and fates of five generations of an Anglo-Irish family who are bound to their copper mine on Hungry Hill. Beginning with the first stubborn patriarch, there are the forthright first-born son; the petulant, lazy second-born; and so on. This is a marvelous tale--on a par with du Maurier's more famous books, such as REBECCA and JAMAICA INN.
This hardcover classic is in fair to good condition. The pages, while some yellowing on the edges, are very strong, thick and have no tears. 1 title page is starting to come away from the binding. Just 1 ! There are library stamps, a previous owners address label on the inside jacket which is secured to the board (adhesive from the jacket). This could be taken off and would reveal the very clean green cover (the green cover board does have some fraying on the edges). A few penccil marks on the inside back board.
344 pages. Triangle Books. Publisher: Blakiston Co

About Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning
was an English author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca, which won the Best Picture Oscar in 1941, Jamaica Inn, and her short stories The Birds and Don't Look Now. The first three were directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Her elder sister was Angela du Maurier, also a writer.
Daphne du Maurier was born in London (although she spent most of her life in her beloved Cornwall), the second of three daughters of the prominent actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and actress Muriel Beaumont (maternal niece of William Comyns Beaumont).[1] Her grandfather was the author and Punch cartoonist George du Maurier, who created the character of Svengali in the novel Trilby. These connections helped her in establishing her literary career; du Maurier published some of her very early work in his Bystander magazine, and her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published in 1931. Du Maurier was also the cousin of the Llewelyn Davies boys, who served as J.M. Barrie's inspiration for the characters in the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. As a young child she was introduced to many of the brightest stars of the theatre thanks to the celebrity of her father; notably, on meeting Tallulah Bankhead she was quoted as saying that the actress was the most beautiful creature she had ever seen.

She married Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick "Boy" Browning and had two daughters and a son (Tessa, Flavia and Christian). Biographers have noted that the marriage was at times somewhat chilly and have also established that du Maurier could be aloof and distant to her children, especially the girls, when immersed in her writing.[2] "Boy" died in 1965 and soon after Daphne moved to Kilmarth, near Par, which became the setting for The House on the Strand.
From: More here…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_du_Maurier


Depression Era Cut Herringbone Glass Ice Caddy or Vase
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Rare, sturdy and probably hand blown clear glass vessel that can be used for ice or as a beautiful vase or??.
The design is a draping of a herringbone cut on the outside rim and a beveled impressed rib on the inside. It has a beautiful star-burst cut on the bottom. Two little tabs on top give it a carrying bucket look as well. It has a slight beige-ish tint due to its age. I have not seen this pattern anywhere in my research. I would love it if anyone knows, to let me know.
Several little bubbles are floating in the glass, a natural characteristic for hand blown glass. There are no glass seams anywhere. There is a small ONE SIDED crack about ½” in one of the tabs (One sided meaning it is felt on the outside and not the other side of the tab). It almost looks like it happened at the factory many years ago.
It measures 5"H x 15" diameter and weighs 1 lb 15 oz. Very lovely and a useful example of depression glass!



Royal Haeger Vintage Brown Fanned Shell Vase
Decadent, extravagant! This effervescent vase cannot be passed by and go unnoticed. It is stunning in its design and rich colors.
I need to let the pictures describe it for you. I have never seen anything like it!
The color is a rich chocolate drip glaze with teal green undertones.
It measures 10 x 12” and weighs about 2 lbs & 3 oz. It is a narrow fanned vase that measures 3” width. The stylized foaming base is about 6” wide. The Royal Haeger, maker of many other rich and decadent 40-50’s style pottery, mark is on the bottom.
Unfortunately there is a small chip of the glaze only on the front of the shell. And a very small hairline crack near it. The sad part is that I believe I made the faux pas! I dropped a small object on it.
But the good news is that it is very vintage looking and outrageously beautiful all the same! Can you imagine how lovely flowers would look tucked inside behind the shell!!
Lovin’ it!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lovely Lady Cordelia, Kissing Boy & Girl, Mrs Santa & an Ozzie & Harriet You Tube!

Shawnee / Cordelia Lady Bust / Head Figurine open link!

Absolutely lovely! This hand painted vintage 40’s-50’s bust of a royal woman of times past, is in good condition. Her romantic face and frock proudly sits on the ceramic base. Wearing a lacey hat full of perfectly crafted flowers (none are chipped), it floats on top of her powder white ceramic wig and curl rolls. The lace on her hat has broken away pieces, but the lacey effect is still in effect, and somehow adds to the look.
The rose on the front of her bodice does have 2 small petals chipped, but you can tell from the photos that this is not very noticeable.
Aside from some crazing of the glaze she is in still beautiful condition.
She still has her “Original Cordelia Hand Painted” Sticker on the back and no markings on the bottom.
Made by the Cordelia China Company of Dalton, Ohio, Shawnee Pottery 1944-1952. She measures 4 x 7 and weaighs only 11 oz.
A very pretty Lady Head Collectible for your vanity cabinet!
Betsey Clark Kissing Boy and Girl Children Figurines Set open link!
Adorable! These mischievous little darlings cozy up to each other to show their affection for each other. Their hands behind their backs and all knowing as they approach one another! OR you can turn them the opposite direction and they become 2 stubborn little toddlers, refusing to budge an inch!
They measure 4.5” in height and about 2” in width. There is a minor repair to the little boys shoe but I didn’t even notice it until I started reviewing him closer for sharing here now. The finish/glaze is a very soft realistic matte that lends itself to the sweet baby look.
The bottom reads: Betsey Clark Collection 114/2 for the girl and 115/2 for the boy and also reads: Made in Taiwan 1979 Hallmark Cards by Hallmark.
Adorable and priced right!



Shige Ko Shigeko Mrs Santa Old Lady Figurine
This adorable lovable little lady, dressed in all red with white fir trim, is in excellent condition. No chips or cracks.
I am a little frustrated with this piece because it is hand signed by “Shige Ko” and I have searched and searched, and I cannot find any detail on who this Shige Ko is. If anyone has any clues…please let me know. She measures 9 X 6 “ an weighs 1 . 3 oz.
She appears to be handmade and hand painted. She does have a few minor glaze


crazings, but onlt on the back of her skirt. Her robust figure is very characteristic to Mrs Santa Claus, I wonder where Santa is? Is he coming to town?…I think so…She could arrive to you just in time for the holidays! Her smiling face would be a joy to set on your Holiday table!


The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - Busy Christmas
This is the 1956 Christmas episode of the Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Ozzie wants Christmas this year to be less complicated. However, his friends soon have Ozzie involved in almost more than ... But all is to be warm and fuzzy as Ozzie soon finds out with surprises form the rest the family...including grandbabies and The Christmas Song by Ricky! You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqgS0rWdLoQ 6:31 mins...worth it!

Friday, December 11, 2009

More Gene Marshall Gorgeous Outfits, and a Brock Farmhouse Plate!

Gene Doll Outfit “Good Bye New York” open link!

Gene is off to Hollywood…and saying “Good Bye New York” in this most beautifully tailored suit, even sophisticated New York has ever seen!
Cut of brown crepe and houndstooth tweed, the jacket has the wide shoulders of classic
40’s fashion, lavishly trimmed with faux fur. The crepe skirt has inverted pleats. Color flourishes at the suit’s neckline, with the bright russet jersey that truly help “make” the outfit. Gene’s “fur” hat (still inside the hat box seen) and muff makes for an unexpected, luxurious gift from the producer (the muff has a secret pocket for her hanky!). Her hat box declares her new “star” name: Gene.
But the most touching goodbye gift of all is the teddy bear, Gene’s childhood companion, brought to the station by her father to remind Gene forever of her family’s love.
The outfit is stunning!
“Good Bye New York” comes with a Certificate of Authenticity #K01185 and a brochure that shares Gene’s dream of going to Hollywood and becoming a star. Also included is a brief biography of Mel Odom the creator of Gene Marshall.

This beautiful outfit comes in a beautiful black cardboard shadow box with the Gene logo on the front and wrapped with an elastic string tied around the cello cover. The box is in pristine condition, even though this outfit has been removed and probably worn by Gene in the past…but all is in perfect condition. The hat box is even still sealed with the fur hat in it.
Gene Marshall Fashion Dolls and her high fashions are brought to you by the Ashton-Drake Galleries, known around the world for presenting superior quality collectible dolls for today’s enthusiasts to treasure.
Gene rivals the finest collectible dolls the world has ever known.

I do also have other NIB Gene doll fashions, gowns and accessories …including NIB her 2 little Scotty dogs, Gene Mannequins and 2 hard bound books of the full story of Gene Marshall. You can write or call me if you want to see the entire collection! I will try to get them all posted very quickly!

Gene Doll Outfit Sea Spree open link!

Sea Spree was one of Gene’s earliest films, the one that clearly established her as “Our All-American Girl.” In the big dance number Gene taps a salute to the brave boys of the U.S. Navy wearing this crisp sailor suit with halter top, wide-legged pants with nautical button detailing, and a loose-fitting jacket. Matching shoes, hose, jewelry and a hair ribbon completes the outfit. Then, Gene’s boyfriend, (back from a secret mission) joins her in mid-tap for the happiest ending in the Pacific!
The outfit is adorable!
Sea Spree comes with a Certificate of Authenticity #F17541 and a brochure that shares Gene’s dream of going to Hollywood and becoming a star. Also included is a brief biography of Mel Odom the creator of Gene Marshall.

This beautiful outfit comes in a beautiful black cardboard shadow box with the Gene logo on the front and wrapped with an elastic string tied around the cello cover. The box is in pristine condition, with a hard-cello cover and silver chord. A perfect gift for a long time, or that blooming new Gene Marshall collector.

Gene Marshall Fashion Dolls and her high fashions are brought to you by the Ashton-Drake Galleries, known around the world for presenting superior quality collectible dolls for today’s enthusiasts to treasure.
Gene rivals the finest collectible dolls the world has ever known.

I do also have other NIB Gene doll fashions, gowns and accessories …including NIB her 2 little Scotty dogs, Gene Mannequins and 2 hard bound books of the full story of Gene Marshall. You can write or call me if you want to see the entire collection! I will try to get them all posted very quickly!

Brock Farmhouse Yellow Country Modern California Pottery Plate open link!

Beautiful and in absolutely mint condition! Not one chip, crack or crazing! This will make a perfect replacement for your collection, or a colorful and vintage looking wall hanging. Even the bottom of the plate is picture perfect. It is an 11” round dinner plate. “Farmhouse”, a discontinued sought after pattern, made by Brock, is another fine example of the California Pottery style. The sunny yellow trim around the happy working farm scene rings out with “Home Sweet Home” and a happy farm-life!


Monday, December 7, 2009

The Dinah Shore Show "A Merry American Christmas" 1941


This Old Time Radio Show which apparently was during the Christmas Holiday season 1941, is a treat!
The troops are away at war, but the sweet crooning voice of Dinah is a treat to hear again and may help some of us missing our men and women at war today...Happy Holidays everyone at home and abroad!
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dottie & Dashiell: Home for the Holidays & Remembering Summer Fruit!

Gene Doll “At Home for the Holidays” Hostess Capri's & Gown NIB #76084 Cert #1969 ~ open link!

RETIRED LIMITED EDITION of 9999
Gene is at “Home for the Holidays” in this cocktail-style hostess outfit with luxurious overskirt. Circa 1957. The top is made of an iridescent taffeta of lavender and ruby; (not seen in the Photo’s): the mid-calf Capri style pants are of lavender satin. Long sleeves gathered above the wrist, emerge from the angled neckline of the fitted bodice. The daring neckline ends in a lavender bow accented by a multi-colored brooch.
The outfit includes lavender lace-up heels, multi stoned bracelet and “ruby & gold” drop earrings. Note: the little white dot in the photo of the hem is simply a removable slip stitch to hold the skirts in place for shipment.
The outfit is stunning!
At Home for the Holidays comes with a Certificate of Authenticity #1969 and a brochure that shares Gene’s dream of coming she came “Home for the Holidays". Also included is a brief biography of Mel Odom the creator of Gene.

This beautiful outfit comes in a beautiful black cardboard shadow box with the Gene logo on the front and wrapped with an elastic string tied around the cello cover. The box is in pristine condition and even comes with the original shipping box!

Gene Marshall Fashion Dolls and her high fashions are brought to you by the Ashton-Drake Galleries, known around the world for presenting superior quality collectible dolls for today’s enthusiasts to treasure.
Gene rivals the finest collectible dolls the world has ever known.

I do also have other NIB Gene doll fashions, gowns and accessories …including NIB her 2 little Scotty dogs, Gene Mannequins and 2 hard bound books of the full story of Gene Marshall. You can write or call me if you want to see the entire collection! I will try to get them all posted very quickly!
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Gene’s biggest fans don’t care at all that she’s a sensation from coast to coast. Her beloved dogs Dottie & Dashiell love Gene just the way she is! They love it when Gene clips the leashes onto their jeweled collars for a stroll along the immaculately landscaped avenues of Beverly Hills. Dahiell, a Scotch terrier, like the Roosevelt’s family pet Fala, trots along at a brisk pace, his black curls gleaming with health. Dottie, a white West Highland terrier, fairly bounces with excitement.

Their faux fur is a plush fluff and they have black button eyes. They measure 4x3” each. They come with a Certificate of Authenticity # K07796

Gene Marshall Fashion Dolls and her high fashions are brought to you by the Ashton-Drake Galleries, known around the world for presenting superior quality collectible dolls for today’s enthusiasts to treasure.

Gene rivals the finest collectible dolls the world has ever known.

I do also have other NIB Gene doll fashions, gowns and accessories … Gene Mannequins and 2 hard bound books of the full story of Gene Marshall. You can write or call me if you want to see the entire collection! I will try to get them all posted very quickly!

So you think you have just no more room for another doll!! check out how this smart lady displays hers...beautiful! Marcia's Friends Doll Collection

Take Heart... Summer will come again, in the mean time...

Avon Summer Fruit Collection Plate ~open link! Raspberries In Pristine condition, this Avon Collection Plate depicts a big basket of raspberries and pink flowers.

It is a beautiful richly colored image! The back has the words Avon Summer Fruit Collection Plate. Avon 1985. A sprig of a raspberry vine is centered on the back in a raspberry color. It is 8.25” in diameter and weighs 13 oz
No chips, cracks or crazing! Very pretty!

Toodles!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

To give you an idea of what a phenomenon Gene is...watch this You Tube of one of her latest designers!

Check out the convention of fans at this elegant affair!

"Share the Dream" Gene Doll “Usherette” & Tango and what to hang them on...& Disneyland "car"!

Gene Glamour Doll “Usherette” Outfit NIB Certificate of Authenticity open link

This fun “robins egg blue” outfit, still in its original box, has never been removed. The velvet jacket, pants and interchangeable short set is in absolutely pristine condition. As you can see in the pictures the outfit comes with matching shoes, button “pearl” earrings, a pill box hat with a tassel and megaphone! Usherette comes with a Certificate of Authenticity #H07231 and a brochure that shares Gene’s dream of coming to New York and “looked for a job that would get her noticed in the movie industry…a job as an usherette.” Also included is a brief biography of Mel Odom the creator of Gene.
The description of this cute outfit has been plucked from this brochure and copied here:
“…smartly accented with satin trim and “pearl” buttons. Her tasseled usherettes cap sits at precisely the right angle to accentuate her wide eyes and lovely cheekbones.” The craftsmanship is unmistakable!

This beautiful outfit comes in a beautiful black cardboard shadow box with the Gene logo on the front and wrapped with an elastic string tied around the cello cover. The box is in pristine condition and even comes with the original shipping box!

Gene Marshall Fashion Dolls and her high fashions are brought to you by the Ashton-Drake Galleries, known around the world for presenting superior quality collectible dolls for today’s enthusiasts to treasure.
Gene rivals the finest collectible dolls the world has ever known.

I do also have other NIB Gene doll fashions, gowns and accessories …including NIB her 2 little Scotty dogs, Gene Mannequins and 2 hard bound books of the full story of Gene Marshall. You can write or call me if you want to see the entire collection! I will try to get them all posted very quickly!

Gene Glamour Doll “Tango” Gown NIB Cert of Authenticity open link

Wow! Stunningly beautiful Gene wants you to “Share the Dream”!
This coral Tango gown, still in its original box, has never been removed. This silken formal dress is in absolutely pristine condition. As you can see in the pictures the gown comes with matching shoes, seamed stockings, hoop earrings, a necklace and shawl..all in the same coral color! The Tango comes with a Certificate of Authenticity #E10539 and a brochure that shares the “Tango Story”. Also is a brief biography of Mel Odom the creator of Gene.
The description of this gorgeous dress has been plucked from this brochure and copied here:
“In Tango, Gene wears the ultimate dancer’s dress, suggesting sensuous movement even when perfectly still. It is tailored of multi-layered coral chiffon with exotic beaded accents at the draped bosom, and a dramatic attached stole. Golden hoop earrings and bracelet add the finishing Latin touch to this beloved Hollywood film that became the date movie of the year.” The craftsmanship is unmistakable!

This gorgeous gown comes in a beautiful black cardboard shadow box with the Gene logo on the front and wrapped with a elastic string tied around the cello cover. The box is in pristine condition and even comes with the original shipping box!


LOT 2 Gene Doll “Perfect Proportions” Dress Forms NIB Mint! open link

These richly monogrammed Gene Doll Dress forms or Mannequin busts are the perfect rest for her lovely handmade gowns! (see my selection of her gowns in my store!...while they last).
I have 2 of these available, at this posting. One in its new gift box and one that has never been opened in its shipping box, which includes its gift box.
The boxes measures 14x1.25x4.25 box, the Dress Form stands 14 inches. They come with its certificate of authenticity and the brochure that details Gene’s story! Gene Marshall Fashion Dolls and her high fashions and accessories are brought to you by the Ashton-Drake Galleries, known around the world for presenting superior quality collectible dolls for today’s enthusiasts to treasure.
Gene rivals the finest collectible dolls the world has ever known.

I have just gotten back from a 2 week tour throughout the West : Went to Hollywood and saw the Craig Ferguson Show! Disneyland on my birthday! ...it is free on your birthday this year! Peoria, Sedona, AZ, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and Yosemite..It was a great time!

Tip about Disnyeland: The best way to see Disneyland is in a electric wheel chair that you can rent there! It is your car! No sore feet at the end of the day! and as an added bonus you can choose to go to the front of any ride lines! Of course, if you are not really layed up for some reason this is sort of unfair to the others...so don't just use the chair to get to the front of the line, but Randy had a cane and bad leg (just had a broken leg) and so needed it anyway. But anyone can rent one, just to have the comfort throughout the day and always a chair! I borrowed his too for quick errands, or to go walk the dog at the Disneyland kennel! that's right they even have a Disneyland kennel!!

It was a very fun day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Song Of Spain" Gene Glamour Doll... A special Gift!

Gene Glamour Doll “Song Of Spain” NIB Cert of Auth. 1999 Annual Ltd Edition
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Wow! Stunningly beautiful Gene wants you to “Share the Dream”! Still in her original box. She has never been removed. She is in absolutely new condition She comes with a “Gene” monogrammed stand.
Gene is brought to you by the Ashton-Drake Galleries, known around the world for presenting superior quality collectible dolls for today’s enthusiasts to treasure. Gene rivals the finest collectible dolls the world has ever knownFeatures:15.5” of poseable, collector-quality vinyl with a finish that mimics fine porcelain. Hand-painted features, hand applied lashes, period coiffures rooted and styled by hand. Wardrobe crafted of quality fabrics like those worn by real Hollywood stars of the era. Impeccable tailoring details—hand sewn fastenings, fully lined dresses, seamed hose. All are hand numbered, with a Certificate of Authenticity and glamorous story. This “Song Of Spain” Edition #6901, is a magnificent fantasy of a matador costume in black and gold brocade, fully lined with gold satin. Circa 1943. The daring halter top features ornate golden beads that dangle enticingly over Gene’s bare midriff. Golden beads accent both the figure-hugging toreador pants and Bolero jacket at the pants slits and shoulder caps. The dashing circle cape is of gold brocade lined with scarlet satin. It is ingeniously doubles as a full length skirt! This is still in original unopened wrap. Includes a matador’s hat with a long stemmed red rose, shoes, and golden hoop earrings. Gene’s glossy, spice dark hair is neatly rolled up into a snood of

gold net. (The white ribbon around her waist is merely to tie her into the box, never undone). Designed by renowned fashion artist Tim Kennedy.
Gene’s box comes with a tri-fold brochure that shares the story of “Song Of Spain” and “the man behind the legend”… Mel Odom. Also “The story of Gene", which is truly fascinating!


I do also have other NIB fashion gowns and accessories…including NIB her 2 little Scotty dogs and 2 hard bound books of the full story of Gene. You can write or call me if you want to see the entire collection! I will try to get them all posted very quickly!

The white, from the factory box, is in pristine condition also. Gene would make an excellent gift for that budding teenager or your budding collection!
Her blue eyes are intoxicating!
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

English Floral Samples in a Nativity Set and a Skotch Jug!

Set: 4 English Floral Samplers Framed in Embossed Brass Sheeting FREE SHIPPING!

This lovely quad of flower samples under glass and framed in delicate shimmering stenciled brass sheet are stunningly sweet. While the illustrations of the roses are not original the detail on them is beautiful. I believe they are all roses, but not positive. The images are in very good condition, except that one (the yellow classic rose) has a very light discoloration at the side of the rose. The circular glass covers of the images are in very good condition with no chips or cracks or scratches.The metal frames are very thin and flexible. You can literally bend them. They are stamp cut in the border with butterflies and the metal carries through as the back of the frame as well, which all are in excellent condition. Each one is embossed “Made In England” and has a pull away eye in the metal to place your hook in. They are very light weight individually, but together they weigh about a pound. They measure 6” around. Very pretty! These would look beautiful on your vintage wall collection.

The Skotch Jug : Vintage Hot or cold Beverage Travel Half Gallon Bottle open link ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING!
This beautiful Hamilton Skotch Corporation Jug is in perfect vintage condition. With its bright Red, Yellow and Black Tartan plaid metal outer canister and its bright red plastic drinking cup/cap, it is a striking piece just to look at. But it is functionally perfect as well…perhaps a precursor to the famous Thermos brands of today. Underneath its red cup is a twist off pouring spout with a flip top. Estimated age circa mid 1950's - 1960's. Hamilton stopped production of these in 1970 (per web info)This is an ORIGINAL, these were often offered as premiums for example when purchased with NESCAFE instant coffee you could buy it for 75 CENT DISCOUNT PRICE instead of the 2.49 regular retail price.The inside Glass, made by Alexander H, Kerr Glass Jar and Bottle Co., (Kerr logo is visible on the bottom of the glass), is in perfect condition! No chips or cracks anywhere. It is water tight. Another indication of its vintage age is that the insulation used is a cotton batting and not the common insulations we see today. As stated its condition is almost immaculate the only wear I see is what can be seen in the photos, some minor chipping of the enamel on the carmel colored top around the edges only. Absolutley no carks or chips anywhere else on the jug! Even on the bottom! You can see in one of the pics that the enamel sheen is still very glossy on the bottom and the entire jug. There are no dents or other color discolorations on the plaid or anywhere else at all. The metal handle which shows no sign of paint on it may have at one time been painted or chromed, as it is a flat dark grey metal now.
You can see the Skotch Jug emblem on the upper side, which reads: “The Skotch Jug, The Hamilton Skotch Corporation, Hamilton, Oh., Half Gallon”. It measures 19.5” in diameter and 7” to the jar opening and 3” to the top of the red cup.
What a beauty! I want to see this on “Mad Men”!
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This Stunning and detailed vintage Art Plastic brand 12 Piece Nativity set is circa 50’s. It was purchased at an estate sale and I was told it has been in the family for many Christmas Holidays. Each piece is molded crafted with skill and artistic quality. Each richly colorful piece, set on the base plastic color of a cream beige is also accented with gold paint, as in the angels wings, Mary & Joseph’s robes, the Wise Men’s gifts and the baby Jesus’s Halo. The Sweet kneeling animals are lightly dusted
with color and kneeling on green “grass” or hay. They appear to be hand painted. Each figure has little black dots for the eyes, and the expression on each figure is somber and in reverence. The figures are hollow and each have the “AP” for Art Plastic, mark on the inside. The fact that this is a vintage Art Plastics nativity scene makes it very collectable. The maximum height of the largest piece is 4” and the animals are 2 & 3” in length. All the paint is in tact, there are no broken corners or breaks. They feel like they are quality and will last for generations to come! Oh …and the little angel carries a banner that reads “Gloria In Excelsis Deo”. This set is absolutely beautiful.
Don't forget to check out the 25% OFF Holiday Catalog below!
Trick or Treat! Here's a vintage Holloween Greeting Card Video! open link. Very cute cards!
(Hit the pause button on the right Playlist to pause the 50's music)
Toodles!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Millie Mac's 1st Annual Holiday/Christmas Catalog ALL 25% OFF BARGAINS! SALE!

Ho Ho Ho everyone!
It is October and Holloween has not even left its trail of smashed pumpkins in the street yet, but hey guess what?.... the Holidays are just around the corner!
I hear all the time, "oh no not that!" and grunts and groans, but I love this time of year from the falling leaves to the twinkling lights to the fresh new feeling after New Years!
To help you start revving up for the shopping and to help you SAVE SOME MONEY...I have gone through my 203 items posted at MY ATTIC'S CHARMS (OPEN LINK)....and picked out ONLY THE 46 ITEMS THAT ARE IN PERFECT CONDITION from my inventory and I am listing them here for your quick and easy purchase.


BEST OF ALL EVERYTHING IS 25% OFF!


Simply mention that you saw it here in this Holiday Catalog and Millie Mac will deduct 25% from your invoice!
Simply click on an item name and it will take you directly to the info and purchase page.
Remember that buying vintage is a wonderful & creative way to recycle! Step away from the long lines at the department store and the post office and let Millie Mac send directly to your friends and family and I will even PAY THE POSTAGE AND SHIPPING CHARGES! I WILL EVEN DO THE GIFT WRAPPING! (for a small paper fee).
I have even discounted these items from their normal low prices 25%!




So sit back and relax and pour yourself some hot apple cider and LET'S GO SHOPPING!



First of all to get in the spirit...maybe some home decorating is in order for you?

Tea Cups and Saucers ~ ALL 25% OFF

Collector Plates ~ ALL 25% OFF







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Tobaccianna ~ ALL 25% OFF!














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Remember simply click on the title and you can see pics, more info and purchasing details. You can always call me if you have any questions.
Please keep checking back I haven't even begun! So many more things to post!
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!
Millie Mac
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

More Great vintage Knitting! Stangl Pottery and a peek at "Parents Magazine" 1961

Columbia – Minerva Hand Knits for Men Pattern Book Vintage 50’sOPEN LINK!

I think this full color collection of wonderful Men’s Sweaters and other hand knits was previously owned by someone who didn’t knit much, as the copy is in very good condition! Each colorful page of handsome men is clean and easy to read. Some minor fraying to the corners and slightly on the edge is all I see with the exception of 4 pages that have pulled (maybe intentionally) away from the stapled binding, but all in very nice condition. If you are wanting to create a retro sweater for him for the holidays, this would be the book to get! 56 9 x 12” pages and a back page that has Gauge, Abbreviatios, Washing & Drying Instructions, and some stitch instructions. This is a collection of “bright new looks for men” and a “complete collection of Classics”!Fashion: Martha Ann HoffmanPhotography: Myron Mill – Conant Studios






Stangl Pottery Grecian-Style Ashtray or
Candy Dish-Antique Gold open link!
No you are not looking at a flying saucer! This “Atomic Age” 50’s era pale turquoise with brushed gold antique ashtray or candy dish is a beautiful piece, with only 1 small chip on the underside of the rim (seen in the picture). The top is in mint condition! It has a wonderful matte finish that glows somehow. The feel of it is very smooth and tactile.The gold brush work shows off the embossed design in the ceramic. The inner ring visible in the photo has what appears to be cigarette braces, and I was convinced at first glance that this was an ashtray. But then after studying it further I realized it could very well be a serving dish for candy or nuts or mints, etc. In fact since the center well is shallow it would make a wonderful floating dish for short stemmed flowers such as Gardenias or Camilla’s! The bottom mark is the Stangl Logo Trenton NJ, 3972, Pat No 3,060,610. One of the bottom green felt circles has fallen off, which is easily replaceable. It measures 10” in diameter.

Parents’ Magazine September 1961 open link!

Very good condition! Just minor wear. Some color photos other on vintage standard newsprint. While some corners are bent or dog eared a bit, all pages are intact & in firm binding and no markings. Articles include: The American Revolution in Teaching Beginners; Do Interfaith Marriages Work?; First Twelve Months…Life’s Fastest Growing Year; The Trouble With Early Dating; All Children are Born Talented.The ads are wonderfully representative of the time!



Holloween and Trickery! Have a fun one!

Stay tuned for my Christmas/Holiday Catalog post!

Toodles!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fabulous Barbie 50th Anniversary Fashion Show You Tube! Royal Albert, and Midnight Rose!

Royal Albert “Flower of the Month Series” ~December~ 1970 Teacup & Saucer open link


This is an absolutely pristine work of art. Even the gold rim is as if it has never been used. The cup is a “squatty”, with an elegant handle also trimmed in hand painted gold.The Christmas Rose is all around the cup and saucer, but also on the inside of the cup. The snow white background offsets the green in the berry color strikingly! Even the mark on the bottom of the cup and saucer have a posy of Christmas Rose and the words “Royal Albert Bone China. Made in England. Flower of the Month series. ‘Christmas Rose’. 1970 Royal Albert LTD”.Whether you are needing this set to complete your collection of the Flower of the Month teacups or just starting out, you will not be disappointed in this vintage set!







Midnight Rose Parfumerie Doiret Face Powder open link

This sweet cardboard box of Midnight Rose Parfumerie Doiret Face Powder has a subtle scent… lovely, light and powdery. The lid is blue dapple matted cardboard with a silver embossed graphic of a single rose As you can see when opened, the box is sealed with a slight bit of fray of the paper. Some of the powder is just barely beginning to start to come out, but it is sealed, nonetheless. The fragrance has held well because of this.The label on the bottom reads, “Flesh $2.00 Parfumerie Doiret Powder New York City”. This was probably a high price in the 50’s, which is what I guess the age to be. I tried to research to find out more about the brand, but I found nothing at all. Is this a rare find? The lid slides off and on easily. There are some blemishes on the box: the corners are a bit frayed, wear showing in other places and there is some sort of discoloration to the silvery base in one corner. But the box is sturdy and attractive. It measures 3 x 3 x 1.5". A very nice addition to your 50’s style vanity and or beauty collection!

Barbie Doll: Autumn in Paris 1998 Fall Collector Edition City Season NIB open link


This is a “City Series” Edition. The Pictures say it all! The box is in mint condition as well. She is beautiful, classy and timeless! If you have any questions please call me or email me! The box measures 14” X 8”.Take our world traveler home!
Barbies First TV Commercial! Open the Link...
and then 50 years later...Well worth watching all of these 3 parts!...Wow!
& Follow Barbies Heartbeat here in Part 3 The future of Barbie??? Very touching ending watching the little girls with the models!

Check out my other great items here at My Attic's Charms!
Toodles! Millie Mac

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Limoges, Fragonard, BF Goodrich, & Progressus


The exquisitely dainty hand painting on these 2 plate SET depict 2 lovers…the same couple in 2 different scenes. In one scene he serenades her as she reaches out to him acceptingly with a posy of love. The 2nd scene they are dancing to their own music! Underneath each scene is the signature of “Fragonard” and the name “PARIS”. This text and the rim is hand painted in gold.
Both plates a gold stand (probably a brass) that have a fold out foot for standing and a little eye hole for hanging if you would rather. On the back in gold, it reads “Limoges, France”
These mini-beauties, much smaller than others I have seen (2”), are in mint condition and absolutely precious!
BF Goodrich 9” Ice Cap ~ English Style In Box ~Open the link!
I purchased this at an estate sale and it struck me as very memorable. I have seen these in the old black and white movies.It is the bag full of ice that you rest on your head for a headache. Or to keep swelling down for other injuries. I suppose Warm water can be filled and used as a compress as well. It is very clean and in perfect condition. BF Goodrich manufactured these, I believe, because it has a rubber lining. The cloth outside is a small classy black and white check. Again, very clean. The metal screw on cap has no dents and is still shiny with some minor angel hair lines on it. There is a rubber gasket that fits to seal and is still very rubbery and not dried. It is a good seal. The inside cap states Pat 1927. So I am dating this to be from around that era. model #53-4570It measures 9” L and 3” diameter (cap). The dark green and cream colored box pretty much has the same measurements. It is showing some wear around the edges and corners, but the box is very solid.
When you hold this in your hand you can really feel the quality. The smooth action of the blade, and gear and the solid feel of the cast aluminum. Shiny interior of the ball, with some angel hair lines from use on the outside of the ball. Stamped, Progressus Italy” on the stem and a black Bakelite handle with a red trim. It measures 8.5” and 2.75” for the ball. A perfect scoop every time!
YOU TUBE!!
Here is a little clip of 3 vintage ice cream scoops I found on You Tube! They are really much older than this one, and look really neat!
Well I will be back to you soon...stay tuned for my new posts Vintage Midnight Rose Face Powder, A Collector Barbie in the box, And a Royal Albert tea cup and saucer.
Toodles!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Three bottles and a Caddy, Avon.,oh and ...Turn up your volume!!

Avon Foxfire 5 Guest Soaps in Original Gift Box Open Link!
These sweet smelling 5 little bars of Foxfire fragrance are like new. Never used. They have the Foxfire and Avon marks embossed on them and they are protected with a cello/gauze cover/ The pretty tiger lily flip top box is in good condition one small crease along the side, but other than that it is not worn. There is some outline where the original seal was. This set measures 1.5x1.75x.75. The soaps are each 2.25 x 1.25.I would suggest purchasing as a collector and not as a gift for someone, unless of course they are a collector as well. This would be a very nice addition to your Avon or vanity collections.
I love the adorable and loving expressions on the faces of all 3 of bottles poised on the front of this Caddy! Daddy and Mommy glancing at each other…3 bottles in a caddy. Traditional pinks and blues are used so as to be presented to either gender. The back opening is about 2’ by 4.5”, but the characters are hollow so much more room is there to store or use for whatever purpose Mom and Dad needs! The unit dimensions are 6 x 4.5 x 6".Sought after, the Relpo Samson Import Co. label is in demand. There is only 1 teeny little chip of glaze in the top of Dads bottle top, the rest is in like new perfect condition.The markings state on the ceramic “Samson Import Co 1964”. The little paper sticker still attached says “Relpo Chicago Il. Made in Japan”.Too cute!


This sweet cardboard box of Coquet Face Powder smells lovely, light and powdery. The lid is gold embossed with the image of Scroll type design with a ladies fan just under the “Coquet” logo, all set on a pearlescent eggshell colored wrap over the cardboard. This too is embossed with flowers and other subtle graphics . As you can see when opened, the box is sealed with a slight bit of fray of the paper, but it is entirely sealed, nonetheless. Nothing leaks out, but the subtle fragrance. The fragrance has held well because of this.I really have no idea what color the powder is, except to say the label on the bottom reads, “Natural Flesh” $2.00. This was probably a high price in the 50’s, which is what I guess the age to be. I tried to research to find out more about the brand, but I found nothing at all. In fact most of the Coquet’s I found were with 2 “t’s”. Is this a rare find?The lid slides off and on easily. There is one tiny blemish on the outer box, and nothing at all blemished on the inside. It measures s 75 x 1.75.Add this to your vanity collection, you won’t be disappointed!
If you haven't yet done so, turn up your volume. Millie Mac has added your favorite Oldies but Goodies so you can listen while you browse! I listen to it while I write & post
too!
Toodles!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Classic Style Knitting and Santa Is Coming To Town


Columbia Hand Knit Fashions Pattern Book Vintage 1948 First Edition
OPEN LINK!
This wonderful collection of ultra 40’s High Fashion Patterns is in very good condition. Each full color photo is rich and in excellent clarity. The accessories the women are wearing are a treat to behold themselves, but the knits are exquisite! 33 pages and all in tact, there are some creases here and there, but the 3 staple binding is good and there are no markings. 8”x11.5”.Get this booklet that is 60 years old and knit yourself something wonderful that will stand out remarkably or simply add this to your collection of wonderful vintage ephemera. It really is a treat to look at these fashions and imagine them very in retro-style today. Accessories by B. Altman & CoHats by Florence Reichman couteousy of B. Altman Color Photography by Conant-Bradley





And something for the Gentleman...Christmas is just around the corner!


This wonderful collection of ultra 50’s high fashion sweaters for men has definitely been used during its 53 years! It is showing some wear. But the pages are intact, and in fact reinforced with tape and each pattern is completely usable. Lock into that retro look with these great cardigans and pullovers. Each black and white photo is rich and in excellent clarity. There are some creases here and there, and you can see in the photos the front cover has a missing corner. There are no markings. 9” x 11.5





About Christmas...

I've been thinking about my Christmas purchasing this year...In this current throw away society, with it's Plasticene embalmed gadgets that will probably last a month and all the "As Seen On TV" giveaways, the high priced food baskets of stuff we will never eat!...why not buy quality? Why not roam the isles of the hidden treasures on line or in your nearest antique and collectibles colony? why not get more bang for your buck? It is the "GREEN" thing to do!

I've decided to buy vintage too! When I look around at all the treasures that are at the Briarwood Antiques Shop that my items are at as well and scan the beautiful vintage items I see on line...I am amazed at the quality and the beauty of it all. Such rich colors, sparking jewels, functional quality tools, finely old-world crafted pieces of furniture and exquisite art work...I see a world of not only buying power, but more importantly...REUSE...RECYLCLE...and keeping things alive!




Having said this, I am all in favor of buying hand crafted as well! Quality is there, and the heart & hands of the maker are written all over the work of art. Also alot of people use recycled material and are of a mindset to reuse. I choose to support them, by buying hand crafted as well.

Santa's Coming to Town, at least take a look before you buy...lets shop Vintage!


Toodles!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Harvest Bouquet and Chocolate Chip Waffles in San Jose, Ca!

Royal Albert “Harvest Bouquet” Tea Cup and Saucer ~ Mint! OPEN LINK!


A bouquet of hand painted Harvest Flowers adorn this little set. With pink and blue and yellow gold and green laying in the saucer and placed on both the outside as well as the inside, it is quite lovely and fanciful. The slightly scalloped rims of both the cup and the saucer are splashed with gold. The curled handle is trimmed in gold as well.The mark on the bottom reads, under is coronet logo, “Royal Albert Bone China England “Harvest Bouquet”.The condition is perfect! Not a nick or a scratch or chip or crazing anywhere! One little spider bite on the underside of the saucer. You will enjoy this pretty taste of tea!




Wow! The chrome on this beautiful piece is stunning. Only 1 small ½ inch area where someone did not know how to care for sparkling chrome and left some angel hair lines. I got this at an estate sale and the adult lady I purchased it from stated Her Mother raised her with this, and her Mother raised her on it. So we are talking 2 generations old. These waffle irons last forever! What quality!But other than that, it works very well and will make a soft or crisp perfect 7.5”, 4 sectional waffle. The handles, the 3 feet, and the heat indicator (which adjusts from lighter to darker) is made from Bakelite. The “cut gemstone” indicator turns red when it is ready to pour, and turns off when done. As mentioned the chrome is stunning and has a classic art nouveaux scroll on the top. It really sparkles.It is a Model 307.64602. It is 110Volt, 660 Watt, and 57 Amp. Comes with chord, which shows no ware at all. Normal “seasoned” cooking marks are visible on the grid. Place this on your breakfast table one Sunday morning and wow them with your famous chocolate chip waffles! Or just put it on your 40’s style kitchen cabinet and just look at it!

Moved it there!....All moved into my "brick and mortar" shop at Briarwood Antiques. Now in the front window booth...this is a multi-vendor shop...I am also in the "first booth on the right" as I am printing on my new business cards. So if you are ever in San Jose Ca. some day, come on down to "Antique Row" and see all the great stuff you have been viewing on line here in person! My Attic's Charms OPEN LINK!
Toodles!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fiesta Boat and a Calico Soap Dish



This festive Fiesta Gravy Boat with it beautiful robust lines is in good condition with 3 chips on the foot (seen in photos). Also seen in the photos, are 2 teeny tiny reddish veins. For this reason it is priced low!
It will still make a lovely serving addition or pretty part of your Fiesta collection.
It measures 8 x 4.5 x 5. The mark on the bottom is “Fiesta HLC USA”. According to my Lehner’s Encyclopedia of US Marks, this piece is dated 1935 to 1937 “…a Sears product, No’s 135-140 ( these are the no’s used in the book) …was filed for registration on March 20, 1937 claiming use since November 11, 1935 for use in earthenware table service.”
Yes this boat has got some minor damage, but due to is 60 year old age, I feel this still has some great value to it! Also the yellow is rich and beautiful and will brighten up any table or collection! FREE SHIPPING! US & CAN




This well established brown Calico patterned soap dish is in pristine condition. No chips, cracks or crazing anywhere. The brown dots seen on the bottom of the dish in the pictures are not chips. They are just the brown color used in production or normal use wear marks. It measures 4 x 5”.A fine addition to your Staffordshire collection, but will serve as a soap dish as well! FREE SHIPPING! US & CAN


Holloween is around the corner! Got any old tired out holloween decorations you want to get rid of? Or ones that need some repair. I would consider buying them from you!! Email me and let me know! ...of course you may see them on here someday revived and ready to Trick or Treat again!