When the going gets tough, the tough shop for vintage. As usual, I spotted some really interesting things. The table croquet set above is complete in the original box. I am guessing that it dates to the 1880s, but could use some help narrowing down the date. Click the photo to get a better look at the beautiful label.
In the same store was this cracker box lid. I loved the big dog carrying the basket of crackers for the child.
Child clothing experts, is this a girl or a boy, or is it impossible to tell?
Progressing through time to the 1940s, I loved how a very fashionable woman was being used to sell Skrip ink. “Individuality with Color”
This early 1940s (or very late 1930s) sure has shades of Scarlett O’Hara wearing the drapery. Gone with the Wind was released in 1939, and of course fashion was influenced.
WWII era instruction book for making hats, or rather, “Fascinating Toppers.”
If I were not so fascinated with clothing, I think I’d collect Edwardian books just for the decorative appeal. 1907
Tammis Keffe is probably remembered more for the whimsical hankies she designed in the 1950s, but she also did work for household linens companies.
Will you have that cocktail on ice?
I’m sorry about the quality of this photo, but windows are impossible when the sun is shining. I simply could not pass up a vintage sewing themed window, spotted in an antique store.
Even more vintage sewing. I’ve been tempted to actually buy and use one of these folding sewing stands.
I must have had sewing on my mind. This box is covered with a Grandma Moses print. In the 1950s the Riverdale Fabric Company made home furnishing fabrics using Moses’ paintings as the print.
Spotted in a photo album, this photo of a woman circa 1930 was of interest because I own a similar pyjama.
All this talk about shopping has put me in the mood for a trip out to the stores. Who needs Black Friday!