Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vanity Requires Tools....

Genuine Leather Travel Vanity Manicure 9 Pc Set open link
This handsome and like new, dark green leather vanity and manicure set is in the shape of a squared triangular, is dated back to the 50's due to the materials used. It has everyting you need for those early morning ablutions on the road.

The leather, glass jars and lids and other tools are in perfect condition with some minor wear on the outside of the case. Heavy white thread stiching throughout. The heavy metal zipper works great. A barely used handle on the top works perfectly to carry it easily. Very few minor leather rubbings on the corners and edges of the case. barely noticeable.

open link Bond Street Jewel Case Corporation Faux Leather Wood Jewelry Box
 This large beautiful creamy colored off white wood base with faux leather top, Jewelry case is all lined in elegant red velvet. Very elegant!

First the center opens. In this section, there are 2 compartment trays and 4 ring slots.
Then the 2 sides open next that reveal 3 compartment trays. Below these pop outs are 3 large compartments in the mid-section. They are 8.5 x 4, and 8.5 x 5, in the very middle. The hidden drawer on bottom has 2 large compartments 8.5 x 3.5. and 12 2 x 2 sqares for earrings. The overall measurements are 15 x 10 x 6

While this piece is in very good condition, there are a few things to mention. There are a few creasing indents in the velvet from the previous owners jewelry. Also, the slightly padded faux leather, which is only on the top, has a very thin slit on the mid-section. For this reason, if one didn't want to just leave it as is, as it is not a big gash, I think this would be a perfect canditate for some upcycling. As the tops could very easily be reupholstered with some nice fabric of your choice and a good glue gun. One could get away with even just doing the center (where the slit is, seen in the pic) and leaving the side tops as contrasting, as they are very nice.

Antique Heirloom Wooden MC Monagrammed Hand Mirror open link

Beautiful wood frame and handle. Lovely hand carved garlands and bows decorate this beauty. MC for Mary C., which were her Mothers initials too....they were her Mother's Mothers initials as well!

There is 1 flaw in the wood frame, which was either done at the time of its creation or was done later and re-lacquered. Because it is all thouroughly lacquered. The flaw can be seen in the close up of the handle. The flaw? It has lost one of its dainty curls at the base of the morror..it has been completely resealed and or varnished.

You can see the glass is vintage and has some little black marks around the beveled rim, only due to age. You can also see a few minor scratches on the glass. However in that same picture you can see the true brilliance and beauty of this beveled work of art. 9 x 4

It is wonderful to hold it in your hand and think of all the pretty hands that have held it before.


But, after all, we are a young nation, and vanity is a fault of youth. Rebecca H. Davis
But It is oh so fun...all the pretty things!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Carlson Indian Doll and Anita O'Day 1953 "It's Different When It Happens To You"

Carlson Indian Native American Woman with Papoose Doll
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 This beautiful indian woman is in very good condition, and very clean. She has a leather overcoat, trim headband, a fluff of feather in her bandana and lovely seed bead trims. All suede and very soft. Her suede mocassins complete her outfit.
Her pretty gold sleeper eyes don't open and shut automatically, but they do open and shut and she is still a fine looking doll.
Her papoose on her back is a seperate doll that comes out of the backsack. One of the pins to hold the papoose to her is apart but can easily be stitched or glued closed and fixed. Her arms move. Her hair is still in good condition and braided well.
She is 8 inches.

Also Listen to this Anita O'Day "It's Different When It Happens To You"
 1953 open link

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Norwegian Arne Halse Nisse Santa Klaus Family!

Arne Hasle NISSE Elf Gnome Troll Pixie Norwegian Christmas Santa Figure open link

What a jolly old soul!!
I do believe this guy has a little bit of age to him; perhaps dating to the 1960's? He has a rubber face, hands, legs and feet and felt body with yarn adornments. 
Body of soft foam rubber and wire. Rubber or Latex head hands and feet. A goofy but loveable character with missing teeth (intentional) and a glowing smile...happy face. A well endowed nose. and skillfully hand painted features. He has a dusty look (intentional). And fuzzy unkempt white "hair" and beard. His hands are dis-proportionately large for his body (intentional).His

clothes are fashioned with a hand knit sweater of a black and white pattern, and black woolly pants. His woolly, (or felt) red cap has a long tail and yarn to the feet. His feet are a black painted gloss. He doesn't stand well in fact I think one of his legs is slightly shorter than the other, but a doll stand can correct this. However when standing he stands a proud and very happy 13.5

Arne Hasle NISSE Elf Gnome Troll Pixie Norwegian Christmas Mrs Santa open link
What a happy Lady! You would be too if you were married to Santa Claus! This "beautiful from the inside" little lady would cheer up any room! She has the most engaging jolly face!
I do believe the Norwegian Mrs Santa is from the 1960's.
She has a rubber face, hands, legs and feet and felt body with yarn adornments. She has intentional white dusting on her face. This is a very sweet attribute, makes her look somehow more real and beautiful.
A body of soft foam rubber and wire. Rubber or Latex head hands and feet.
what a goofy but loveable character with missing teeth (intentional) and a glowing smile...happy face. A pretty tuberous nose and skillfully hand painted features. Has a dusty look (intentional). Fuzzy unkempt white "hair". Hands are dis-proportionately large for her body (intentional).
Her clothes are colorful red, white and black with a touch of green trim for that Christmasy look. Lacy hems. A button is velcro under it. This dates this to post Velcro, as Velcro was introduced in 1956. She has a cap with a long tail and red yarn to the feet. Her feet are black latex glossy paint.
She will need a doll stand as she does not stand well.
Arne Hasle Askim Norge Norwegian Christmas Sitting Doll Elf  open link
Last but certainly not least!
This guy is so adorable! He has the most engaging jolly face!
Each foot is marked Arne Halse and the right also says "Askim" and the left also says "Norge." He is Norwegian.
He is believed to be around 50 years old.
He has a rubber face, hands, legs and feet and felt body with yarn adornments. He is designed to sit (stand pictured not included) and measures 8" tall (seat to head) in the sitting position. He has an intentional white dusty look on his hands and feet.
His body is of soft foam rubber and wire. Rubber or Latex head hands and feet. He appears to be giggling as his eyes are shut with laughter and a beaming smile...a very happy face. A well endowed nose.... and skillfully hand painted features. This seemingly young guy has a fuzzy unkempt white beard, that is plugged through his face. His hands are dis-proportionately large for his body (intentional).
His sweater seems to be hand knitted in a black and white pattern. A touch of green accents his Christmasy look. A cap with a long tail and yarn to the feet. Handsome red rubber boots are on his feet. Remember this is not a doll, but rather a figurine for Christmas or even all year long home decor. he would be very cute on your fireplace hearth or even sitting on your tree. He needs a prop to sit up though.
Very lightweight and he measures 10" x 6". Just a wonderful addition to your collection, or, perhaps the beginning of a new one? NISSE Elf/ Gnome/Troll/Pixie

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Monkey A Motorcycle and a Mouse

  Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Monkey Stuffed Animal Toy  open link      
This fun and handsome monkey is looking for a new home. He's got his best rubber shoes on and offering his banana too. His happy rubber face is clean and still very youthful looking for being some 50 years old!
Monkey's suit is in excellent condition too...he is a fine sturdy little guy! How adorable!
His inside foam rubber is dry...but his suit is very soft and fuffy with no worn patches. Monkey has many many years left in him. He has no marks chew bites or tears. He has lived in a smoke free home.
While he does not stand on his own, he sits upright very well. His rosy cheeks and painted eyes will delight any child, however monkey would be happiest just sitting on your shelf with all your other stuffed toys. He measures 15"
Won't you consider adoption? He is very well behaved.

Rare Auburn Vintage Red Rubber Motorcycle Toy open link

Hasbro Mickey Mouse Bubble Gum Candy Coin Bank Toy open link
This is one of Hasbro's contribution to the darling rodent. It works very well. Has Hasbro logo and boy on bottom and copyright dated 1968. It may need cleaning. It has the removable plug on the bottom too. No issues, whatsoever! Works great!
From Hasbro Gumball Machines by Euphrates: " Hasbro first fooled around with the gum-dispenser concept in the early '60s with it's Chiclets and Dubble Bubble machines. Besides making gum available to children whenever they wanted it, the machines also acted as banks. Banks that children could remove the money from whenever they wanted it. In 1968, Hasbro released their line of character machines that dispensed gumballs. The machines were generally clear heads of popular characters that held the gum, attached to a bank and separated by a coin feeding mechanism. The characters from this period were Bozo, Mickey Mouse, Fred Flintstone, Popeye and Scooby Doo. In the early '80s, Hasbro released another line of characters; GI Joe, Transformers, Mork from Mork and Mindy, and Spiderman. The catch is the gum. It is very difficult to find the correct sized gumballs. Modern refills just barely make it through the chute."
This is a cool and great addition to your vintage toy collection. 9 x 6.5"

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tourista Made in Switzerland Expressly for Lord and Taylor Ladies Blue Wool Felt Hat Cloche

But first....Check out this rich and so very 40's Fashion Show!! I love it!
1940's Vintage Fashion show! open link! Thank you Pranceandswagger!
Tourista Made in Switzerland Expressly for Lord and Taylor open link!
This smart navy bue wool felt hat Is in remarkable condition for being from the "early 40's". This is retrieved from a woman who loved the hat but never wore it. She said she got it many years ago at an estate sale with all the other 30's & 40's hats that were being sold.
The Label reads: Tourista Made in Switzerland Expressly for Lord and Taylor.It has an amazing stitched Swirl in the crown. You can see the detail of this stitching in the photos of the inside of the hat best.
Very clean, only some yellowing on the lable. It is soft and pliable, but remains firm where you want it to be.
The brim can fold down or up at several different angles for effect. It measures 7h x 13w x 8" inside diameter.
You can remember this style in old photos. Very nice and stylish hat.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Joy Ride Movie Lobby Card Poster 1958

Joy Ride Movie Lobby Card Poster 1958     Open link!
"Joy Ride, the 1958 Edward Bernds teen hot rod car crime action thriller ("Let's do it for KICKS!"; "The Thrill-Act that ends in TERROR!") starring James Westmoreland (billed as "Rad Fulton"), Ann Doran, Regis Toomey, Nicholas King, and Jim Bridges" From Movie Poster.com
In very good mint condition!
This is #2 of a series of, I believe, 6 "Lobby Cards" that were on display in the lobby of the theater.
It measures 11 x 14. Heavy card stock.

Drag Strip Girl! ...open link... 


Sunday, September 4, 2011

50's TV Dinners! Ad Card and TV Commercial

Rare B/E Sales Promo Litho Ad Card Birds Eye TV Turkey Dinner
open link!
A Birds Eye Brand Advertising Card Boasting about the wonders of fast, all in one, in front of the TV Dinners!These were probably featured inside grocery store isles with the price marked in the lower right corner. I think since it features a metal tray, that this definitely dates this pre microwave days and one had to heat up there dinner in an old fashioned oven!
The lower left corner of this cardboard ad has a small tip that is damaged, you can barely make it out in the picture. There is also, from the manufacture, on the yellow letters, what I would call bleeding ghosts.So faint you cannot see it in the phot. This happened at print. All Else in good condition.
This was the beginning of a whole new way of family dining. A fun slice of time captured in an advertisement.
It measures 13.25 x 9.75
Different Brand...but here is a Swansons TV Dinner Commercial from the 50's too...Looks pretty good but we all know...don't we?
SWANSON TV DINNERS CLASSIC TV  (Thank You tvdays! You Tube)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

His and Hers Jewelry

Swank Gold Mother Of Pearl Fishermans Tie Clip & Cuff Links in Gift Box
This handsome set of inlaid Mother of Pearl and gold is in mint condition...including the gift box.
The tie clip is a charming gold fishing rod that is a slip on clip. It features a stylish gold wire that is the fishing line and the rod is inlaid on the handle with the Mother of Pearl piece. There is a Silver round at the hand of the rod to represent the reel.
The two fish cuff links are the flip lever type and are of the curved bodies of the fish with inlaid Mother of Pearl.
All finely made by Swank. I believe this is gold plate, as there are no karat markings on any of the pieces. There is the Swank mark on each piece.
The Faux alligator 3x3x1 box is in almost like new condition (1 teeny ding as seen inthe pic), but ready for gift giving. Swank is logo'd inside the box. This was purchased at an estate sale and I believe the box, or the set, were not used much. 
A good gift for Christmas, Fathers Day, or just because you love him.

Multi Chain Bobbles and Beads 3 Strand Necklace Greens

This 32" lightweight and fun three stands of goldtone and multi shaded green beads is in very good condition. No tarnish, still nice and shiny. It has a slip ring latch that moves perfectly. At the end of the necklace is a belled ornament that several matching strands hang from. The beads are different textures too, as you can see in the close up.

Here is a link to some cool vintage jewelry commercials...thank you
Lee Michaels Jewelry (Baton Rouge Vintage Commercials)