HELLO and welcome back! I just finished listing this set of lead miniature figures in my Etsy shop Old Raven – aren’t they cute? And they’re SO tiny. But look at the detail, the donkeys are hand painted in gray with brown accenting on their highly textured fur. They both have red strapping and the… Continue reading Vintage Lead Miniature Donkeys and Ore Cart
Hello and Welcome. Here we are at the great exhalation after Christmas and before the next deep breath getting ready to party in the New Year. Today I have a very interesting item newly listed in my shop, an 1899 Opium Tin. That’s right, I said opium. Opium was legal until 1914 and until then… Continue reading 1899 Rare Opium Tin with Labels
A few blogs back I mentioned I was working on a project featuring an Antique Toy Ship. I have to admit, this project started out slow and then stopped completely for a while. Let me explain: I was surfing through the Antiques section of my local Craigslist and saw a picture of an amazing toy… Continue reading My Version of an Antique Toy Ship (and how I discovered a cool way to make miniature wrought iron fencing)
Happy weekend to one and all. Today I have something really unusual newly listed in my shop Old Raven on Etsy. This is an accounting ledger by The Greenwood Company out of Chicago. This book is a very large hardbound with brass screws to allow the covers to be removed and new or used pages… Continue reading 1932 Greenwood Bookkeeping Ledger – UNUSED!
Happy Hump Day – we’re half way through the week ! I’ve been hard at work in my craft room but not on the Antique Toy Ship I had talked about earlier. It may surprise you to learn this time of year is when I have to be ready to make spiders at a moments… Continue reading Christmas Spiders – An Old Legend
Good Morning, Afternoon and Evening. I’m bringing back memories today. “Ding Dong – It’s The Fuller Brush Man” was a radio jingle as well as a reality. I remember hearing this when I was child and either mom would go to answer the door prepared to restock or she’d send one of kids to tell… Continue reading Ding Dong – “It’s The Fuller Brush Man”
Welcome everyone to my Monday blog post. Today I have a neat pair of Vintage binoculars to show you. These guys are really tiny, only about 3″ wide! The brand is Kanto, a Japan manufacturer who made binoculars from 1967 to 1977. Yes, these still work, too. But what a great accent piece for your… Continue reading Kanto Miniature Binoculars, Vintage 1967-1977