Friday, April 25, 2014

Royal Coronation of 1937 Queen Elizabeth and King George

Royal Life What Must It Be Like?

I love following "the royals" of England. There always seems to be so much drama. Who needs soap operas or reality tv, when you have the royals to gossip about. I had the pleasure of visiting London a few times so this makes me an expert. Not Really. But I am a British history buff. Anyway, I am getting off the beaten road. I have found a old B&W video about the Royal March to Westminster Abbey where Prince George and Princess Elizabeth 1 will be crowned King and Queen of the "ball". Enjoy it. This is listed on Etsy. click the link below to view it. 


Monday, April 21, 2014

Vintage Royal Doulton Collectibles

                          My Vintage Royal Doulton Collectibles 

I have been collecting Royal Doulton figurines for many years. What makes these smaller figurines so appealing? I would say there size. I still love the larger figurines, but the detail on the miniatures is amazing. They don't take up as much space. So, you can present more in your little china cabinet. 


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter.

Happy Easter from my nest to your nest. 

                                           Also Happy Passover 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Vintage Wall Pockets

In the last few years wall pockets have again become popular with collectors.  They are fairly inexpensive and can be displayed on your walls for all to see. And they are small so as not to take up to much room. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Children's Perfect World

Vintage Raggedy Ann, Winnie The Pooh,  baby dishes, sand pails, The Easter Bunny. What more could a child want? These may be memories of your days gone by.  For others it may be a way to bring these beloved toys to life again in your child's bedroom. Show off that vintage side you love.  Sit and read your favorite books to your child or grandchildren. Let them have an insight into your days gone by. Make new memories with them. (These items may be purchased by clicking my etsy shop below) Have fun.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Kate Greenaway Juice Glasses (4)

Kate Greenaway 1846-1901 was born in London, England.  A beloved book illustrator and artist. "Her children" were dressed in her own versions of 18th century and Regency style fashions. Her clothing illustrations of mob caps, straw bonnets for the girls and skeleton suits for the boys were adapted  by Liberty of London  as actual children's clothing. Catherine Greenaway died at age 55 from breast cancer. 


Friday, April 4, 2014

Bessie Pease Gutmann Antique Baby Print

What can I say about Bessie Pease Gutmann? She was an artist from the Victorian era. Born  1876 to 1960.  I have collected her baby prints for many years.  For 70 years Bessie, a beloved artist known as "the true delineator of child life." The antique print below is entitled "Popularity" circa 1950's by Ms Gutmann. This would be a great vintage touch to the baby's nursery. 


Don't Throw Away Your Old Garden Tools

Don't throw away your old garden tools. Just re-purpose them. I love to create little areas in my yard where my old tools, pots and things will catch your eye. Put a old rocking chair in your peaceful place just so you can enjoy it. Sit and read a gardening book with a cup of tea.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Get Your Cowgirl Boots On

Get your Crazy Horse cowgirl leather boots on and kick up a storm. These vintage boots are pretty darn cool. And, they could be used as a weapon if needed. So, let's go line dancing tonight. Size 8 1/2. 

Pink and Lime Green Feather Wreath

Think back maybe 40 years or more........then check out this very cool pink and lime green feather wreath. Remember your hippie days gone by.   Get out the old black light and disco ball. Put on some Donna Summer and Dance The Night Away. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Re-purpose Vintage Rain Boots

You can find inexpensive used rain boots at your local thrift store.  Add some small pea gravel to the bottom for drainage. If needed you may drill holes in the bottom of the boots. Pick out your fav. plants add more soil, water and enjoy this funky little garden. 

1950's Vintage Baby Shoes

These vintage baby shoes would be a great vintage touch to a baby's nursery. Or to even bronze them for book ends or a picture frame. The graphics on the box are pretty cool.

Vintage Lavender Heirloom Charm Bracelet

This charming antique heirloom bracelet was made in Germany over 80 years ago. This came from an estate. You may want to pass it down to you daughter or granddaughter and start your own tradition.