Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hand Woven Mexican Straw Purse Handbag with Straw Flowers

Hand Woven Mexican Straw Purse open link 
 This fine looking ethnic straw purse is probably older than the 80's but I just can't be sure. I want really say the 70's or 60's. I remember having something like this purse then.
The straw is in beautiful condition. No rips or snags or fraying. The Straw flowers are starting to show some wear. The yarn stitchwork is all secure and in tact. There is a flower and stitching on the top flap too.
The goldtone fixtures are in slightly tarnished condition. But stll look nice and shiny! The leather, or faux leather, clasp is starting to fray.

The inside is clean and has a sweet straw fragrance.
The leather or faux leather, handle wraps are in tact with the exception of 1 small area. It is starting to come apart (barely noticeable). However, underneath the wrap is the strong and sturdy straw handle so this wrap could conceivably come completely off and still be very usable and nice looking. Flip top is tied to the body with black, but probably not the original attachment.
I would put a big beautiful scarf inside and let it flow behind, as you shop or comb the beach on a hot summer day!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Nature Quiz Game! "Electric"!

Jacmar Mfg. Electric Nature Quiz Educational Game
 This Nature Quiz is a fun match the picture to the Name electric light up game. It is very educational even for adults. But really geared for the elementary youngster. There are 5 pages that are double sided that rest on the 2 pegs on top of the board. The child simply takes one safely designed wire and touches the hole above, for example, the fox and then takes the other wire and touches the hole over the description. When it is the correct name & description the bulb at the top lights up very brightly...very rewarding, if I do say so myself!

All cards are availalbe and In mint condition. the 10 subjects are: Wild Life & Trees Plant Life Useful to man, Flowers, Dogs, Botany, Birds, Fur Bearing Animals, Sea Life, Wild Animals, Insects, Reptiles.

The box is in good condition. 1 taped corner. Table scuff marks on bottom. The box measures 10 x 8 x 2. Made by Jacmar Mfg Co New York NY.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Storybook Doll Vintage Pink Dress Blue Hat,,,and Shirley Temple!

Storybook Doll Vintage Pink Dress Blue Hat

Adorable little lady, Story Book Doll with a painted face and kissy lips. Her blonde hair is topped with a blue brimmed hat. Her satiny pink/mauve full dress is accented with a tulle net petticoat and panties.
She has white painted formed shoes. Only her arms move on her plastic body.
Really cute and in nice condition...Her hair is mussy, but hey she has been around for probably a good 50 years!
I would love it if anyone could identify her further. I want to say she looks like Little Bo Peep, but think her satin dress is a bit fancy for Peep.
I found her at an estate sale in a box, with the owners other old dolls. Storybook Doll Vintage Pink Dress Blue Hat

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Reddy Kilowatt Electric Co. Logo Plastic Character and Ashtray 1950's

Reddy Kilowatt  open link
Reddy Kilowatt Electric Co. Logo Plastic Character
Reddy Kilowatt...the logo of many electrical companies throughout the 50's here in a cute plastic fugurine and standing with slotted feet in it Bakelite stand. But there is a surprise....He Glows in the Dark!
Both sides of his skinny see through plastic body are exactly the same and likewise his face and hands are the same on each side.
There is a US Patent # on both Shoes and Reddy Kilowatt marked on the shoes and the bottom of the Bakelite stand.
Reddy Kilowatt is drawn as a stick figure whose body and limbs are made of "lightning-bolt" symbols and whose bulbous head has a light bulb for a nose and wall outlets for ears. Reddy was created at the Alabama Power Company by Ashton B. Collins, Sr., and debuted March 11, 1926. He was subsequently licensed by some 300 electrical companies in the U.S. and abroad looking to sell homes on using the relatively new technology. He was featured in a 1947 comic book and movie produced by the studio of Walter Lantz. Reddy Kilowatt was a frequent presence in publicity material until energy conservation replaced energy production as a national goal with the growth of the environmental movement and the OPEC oil embargo. He is now rarely seen. In 1998, Reddy was bought by Northern States Power Company, which created an entire subsidiary, Reddy Kilowatt Corp., to manage the cartoon. That company later created Reddy Flame, a character promoting natural gas. From Wikipedia.
He measures 5.5". He is in excellent condition with only some slight wearing of the red lines on his face.
I do have a great looking and perfect condition Reddy Kilowatt Ashtray that will be a long as it is available...with the purchase of Reddy.

Reddy Kiowatt Ashtray  open link
Reddy Kilowatt Electric company logo from the 50's is embossed on this mint condition ashtray. Collectors of Reddy and electrical company promotional collectibles, will note that I also have for sale in my shop the actual Reddy Kilowatt Glow in the dark figurine. (See seperate listing).
This is 4" round and 1" deep clear glass with 3 protuded cigarette ridges on the side.

The logo also has (Registered trademark logo), Reddy Kilowatt. The glass, with no chips cracks or dings, is starting to pink up a bit, as aged glass does. It looks old.

You can buy the ashtray seperate, but I am offering this ashtray as a bonus to go with the purchase of the figurine.Reddy Kilowatt Electric Co. Logo Plastic Character

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Red Leather Bag and a Bag Made of Chain Maille

Vintage Genuine Leather Red Purse Handbag open link!
This smart looking bag is very clean, no marks or fraying and like new! The latch works great.
Inside is a metal zipper pocket. It reads "Genuine Leather" lining. The look and feel suggest it is leather on the outside as well. Very sturdy and firm.
The goldtone trim is not tarnished at all.
Made in the USA. The bottom, which stands level, is even unmarked!
The double 13" strap is NOT adjustable. Hand held only The strap is mint as well!
A medium size...9.5 x 6"
This reminds me of the purse that Peggy would use on Mad Men!
...and the red, the red is a delicious deep apple red! Nice

Chain Maille Purse Handbag Clutch Evening Bag Black Open Link!
Very slinky and full of'd think it was sequins, but it is instead chain maille (you know, like armor but very fine and beautiful!), "fabric" all linked together to create a stunning black evening bag. Or if you like even for day wear.
It has a 38" chain shoulder strap. Or can be used as a clutch.
A Goldtone ring on the front of the bag holds a few pleats of the chain maille. Chain is black metal. There are goldtone attachments with a black nylon zipper opening and 1 inside pocket. The interior is all black satin. No zipper on pocket label. The goldtone is not tarnished at all. Zipper works very good.
"made in China". Mint condititon and very clean!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Remember this one?

Opening Theme Song / Intro for The TV Show Room 222  with Karen Valentine! I forgot about this show...remember this one?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Handmade Pink Sherbert Lined Summer Dress

Handmade Pink Sherbert Lined Summer Dress
 The colors of this dress are amazing...the fabric is a variegated abstract blotchy pattern of mainly pinks, lavenders, golds and off white... speckled with tiny gray splashes overall. Very summery and yummy!

The material is satiny, only a slight sheen like polished cotton, but lighter and silkier. It feels like it would be a cool dress. May be Rayon blend with cotton.

The Front has a V-neck with a "Y" dart pattern that meets at the middle seam. Sleeveless but with just a slight lip over the shoulder. The waist seam is tapered up in the middle slightly.

Sweet 1 inch flat pleats that run in the opposite directions from the middle...the pleats flow into a full skirt with a 4" hem

A hidden 20" Talon Nylon zipper dates this to maybe the 70's or 80's, although the style suggests more the 70's. It is fully lined in white of the same fabric... and acts as a slip for the skirt as well, which is attached in only 2 places, the front and the back hem, with loose strings to allow the skirt freedom to move.

There is no sizing or label...this is a handmade dress...But here are the measurements all lying flat:

Skirt hem to waist is 23.5 ". The waist is 15" (no strecth). Waist to V-neck 11". Top of zipper to waist is 14". Shoulder to shoulder is approx 20". Arm hole is 7.5". top of neck hole is 9"

Beautifully crafted, someone took great care in making this a lovely dress.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Schenectady New York Locomotive and Evelyn Curro Train Drawing

This very large photo is Sepia tone, and in good condition. There is some creasing, but still very frameable. Behind a matted frame you will not see the small white missing piece in the border.
Judging by the clothes these train men are wearing, I believe the picture was taken originally at the turn of the century.
It measures 22.5 x 17". It is a rolled photo and will be sent rolled.
A very nice piece of railroad, trainmen and photgraphs memorabilia.
Evelyn Curro Pen and Ink Drawing Print Picture of Southern Pacific Locomotive
This beautifully crafted black and white on egg shell heavy paper pen and ink drawing by Evelyn Curro needs to be matted and framed and find a new home. In good condition.
19.5 x 10". No tears. The hammers on the side are just to hold the roll open.
Copyright 1976
Cool Video of vintage Steam trains....