Monday, July 4, 2011

More to Syroco

You know the stuff! Lots of ornate, highly detailed, gold, plastic (usually) wall decor. I also sometimes refer to it as "gaudy". But there's more... and after learning some, I have more appreciation for it.

But first, here are some samples of it to refresh your memory:

via go2vintage
via bouquet

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mid-Century or Americana?

Thats what I asked when needing to decide on a category for listing in My shop. The answer, of course, is BOTH!
 The Shirley Temple Doll was manufactured by Ideal Novelty & Toy Company between 1958 - 1962.
She was one of the most popular dolls of her time. This doll (Ideal Doll / ST-12)  meaning, Shirley Temple- 12" tall, is worth quite a bit ($100.00 +) if she had all original clothing, including shoes and in "un-played with" condition.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

In Recent light

With all the news going on right now, I thought I would list some vintage military items in my store.
As important the U.S. Military is, sometimes we need a little reflection. In this case, even recent events can trigger an appreciation for "vintage".
Recently,I picked up a couple of items that I considered interesting or unusual. It's not every day that you see this stuff...... vintage  military leggings, Film and Document Mailer,etc.

My favorite is this Military Film and Document Mailer. I think it could make an interesting way to carry "every day" items (it measures 10x10 so the size makes it easy).

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mid Century Treasure

I recently found this at an auction. I'm really enjoying living with this spectacular example of mid-century furniture. The Atomic style is something that reminds me of that old cartoon "The Jetsons" (one of my all - time favorites). The Atomic look was so short lived, but now sooooo much loved by many today!
I'm having a hard time deciding whether I should list this in my store or not; I think I'll take a little time on that for now! (How many times have you seen a THREE legged, Atomic, Blonde, Formica Shelf Table?