Saturday, June 9, 2012

*monkey in a polka-dotted bow*

Hiya! 
I love posting about my vintage finds.
But, that's ALL my blog has become!
Hopefully I can remedy that a little soon :)
Until then, here's a word from our sponsor,
the monkey in a polka-dot bow...

Out of these 1920's era Valentine's Day cards, he is my favorite.
Although I also really like the one with the tongue sticking out,
and when you spin the ball the seal is balancing--it looks like a kaleidoscope!


The yellow circle behind the monkey turns.
Here he is choosing his apple...


And then opening wide to eat it.
CHOMP.


The once-a-writer in me loves the pen nib on this rusty tin.


Even if it is for Penn's Tobacco.



I loved this old dartboard.
I'm going to use it as a note board to hold photos in my kids' room.


I've always wanted a ravioli form, but I never got around to buying one!
Isn't the box cute?


This book is missing some pages,
but I actually plan on framing a few of the illustrations. 


Like a lot of little girls, my daughter Addie is obsessed with kittens!


And I am obsessed lately with closets-turned-book-nooks...
like the one here. That's what the illustrations will be used for.
Can't wait to get started on that project.


I loved the cheerful colors and illustrations in this book, too.


And it comes with a cute little record. Although I have yet to listen to it.
I want a record player really badly.




A vintage Origami book from the 60's.



Being that we live by the ocean, this whale would be 
a good one to make :)


A really cute vintage purse.


I've already begun adding an odd array of kitschy brooches
to liven it up ;)


This little bendy doll is so cute.
Her hair matched so I had to tuck her into a pocket.


The inside is lined with sweet floral fabric.


Here is another vintage purse I found.


My hubby found this old Crush soda bottle for me.


I really like the label!



Lastly, a stack of vintage kid's trivia cards
from England.


There are lots of cute graphics on them...





This one is one of my favorite illustrations.


Thank you for visiting!
You can find lots more vintage at Her Library Adventures.

11 comments:

jennie said...

How many cool finds is that!!?
I love the idea of framing some of those illustrations from the book, but my fave here is the bendy doll - love it!x

Tinker said...

Wow! The Valentines Day cards are amazing!

Helen and her Daughters said...

The trivia cards are fantastic!

Liz said...

Love the monkey card - so funny! You found some wonderful things - the tin is great too.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Linda said...

great finds! the vintage books are so nice and the squirrel brooch is gorgeous!

Poppy said...

What a wonderful bunch of treasures. I love the Crush bottle, "delicate fruit flavor" indeed!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Visting frim Her Library Adventures. Great vintage finds! Love the Valentine cards the best, sweet purses too.

Hubby said...

The real treasure (at least for me) is seeing how much fun you have finding these beauties;)

aimymichelle said...

you find some amazing things. that ravioli maker is awesome!

Laura Huey said...

Hi there, you've stolen my heart with this blog <3 I'm always on the lookout for Bradley dolls, my granny had them when I was little and they just fascinated me with those big doe eyes. How much did you pay for this sweet little one? I know I could get them lickity split on ebay or amazon but where's the fun in that? ;)

Laura Huey said...

One more thing, LOVE the vintage valentines. There's a guy out here where I live that sells em $2 a pop. He bought an old drugstore decades ago and hung onto all the cards all these years :)