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Vintage 1950’s Laying Chicken Toy – Easter

It’s Friday – Alright! We’ve been enjoying warmer weather in my neck of the woods, even a few crocus are blooming – such a welcome sight after the dull grays and browns of winter.  And when the bulbs start coming up I think of Easter and today I have the perfect treat to tuck in… Continue reading Vintage 1950’s Laying Chicken Toy – Easter

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Vintage Ewer-Style French Perfume Bottle

Good Thursday to one and all. Today I have a very special piece I recently found while thrifting. Isn’t this just gorgeous?  At barely 5″ tall, this is a lovely miniature ewer or flagon style porcelain container.  But SO pretty! Look at that marbling affect – beautiful, and fuchsia – wow!  This was a perfume… Continue reading Vintage Ewer-Style French Perfume Bottle

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Vintage Waverley Pen Nib Tins x 12

Happy Hump Day!  What happened to Tuesday!?!  Zoom. For your viewing pleasure: The Waverley Pen Tin.  These are around 90 years old and are very popular with the collectors.  The Waverley Pen was a product of MacNiven & Cameron Ltd. of Edinburgh.  They also have a famous little rhyme that goes with their products:  They… Continue reading Vintage Waverley Pen Nib Tins x 12

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1964 Disney Collectible Mary Poppins Figurine with Original Tags

Hi and how is your Sunday going?  Mine is WET as rain has been pouring down all night and now all day, too. But I’m keeping busy, photographing new ‘sourcing’ finds and then setting up listings in my Etsy shop Old Raven. This is what I just got listed today and for you Vintage Disney… Continue reading 1964 Disney Collectible Mary Poppins Figurine with Original Tags

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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