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Hummel 6 Coaster Set with Original Box

Yeah, it’s Friday!  Got anything special happening today? I thoroughly enjoy researching the items I find in my foraging in part so that I might write a more accurate description when I list the item and also because I love discovering the history of said item. Today was a bit of a revelation for me. … Continue reading Hummel 6 Coaster Set with Original Box

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My Version of an Antique Toy Ship (and how I discovered a cool way to make miniature wrought iron fencing)

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)

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Kanto Miniature Binoculars, Vintage 1967-1977

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

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Repurposed Tart Tins Christmas Trees

Hello everyone and now, with Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, it’s all eyes locked on Christmas. A few blogs back I mentioned a project in progress – Tart Tin Christmas Trees.  You’ve probably seen other Christmas items made out of upcycled tart tins such as Christmas tree ornaments but these trees are a new… Continue reading Repurposed Tart Tins Christmas Trees

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1950’s Scott Modern Postage Stamp Album + Stamps

Hello and Welcome Back! Today’s new listing in my Etsy shop Old Raven is a wonderful old stamp album from the 50s. To begin with – this album is in truly amazing condition – near perfect for being 70 years old!  The cover, binding and pages are all in great shape. But of course it’s… Continue reading 1950’s Scott Modern Postage Stamp Album + Stamps

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Mid Century Carstens Tonnieshof Ashtray

A good welcome to all. Today’s new shop listing (Old Raven on Etsy) is this truly lovely dish from West Germany. Look at those colors!  This is a lava flow pattern that was very popular in the mid century and one can see why – it’s just absolutely beautiful.  The minty greens and the smokey… Continue reading Mid Century Carstens Tonnieshof Ashtray

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Antique Hand Painted Postcard – India Elephants

Hello and Welcome Back to my blog. Today I’ve listed a new item in my shop that was an Estate Sale find. This is an old postcard (probably from the 1920’s or there about) that has three hand-painted Indian Elephants on the front. And aren’t they gorgeous!  Not only is the detail wonderful – they… Continue reading Antique Hand Painted Postcard – India Elephants