A Bobble Head doll has a head that bobbles or wobbles to and fro when tapped or jostled. These collectible dolls are also know as Wobblers, Nodders, Bobbing Heads, Bobbie Heads along with other names. They don't necessarily need to be a doll, they can also be figures of animals or even a set of salt and pepper shakers,
Typically when people think of bobble heads, they think of the sport figures, baseball stars. One might also remember the Hula girl bobble head seen in numerous movies, TV shows and commercials. The one I remember is the pig that always sat on the dash of my Mom's van.
However, bobble heads date clear back to around the 1760's- 1770's!! There was a painting done in 1765 of Queen Charlotte in her dressing room at the Buckingham Palace which shows 2 bobble heads in the background. At this time, bobble heads were Chinese figures according to the National Bobble Head Hall of Fame. By the early 1900's animal bobble heads were being made in Germany. From there they just grew in popularity and became a collectible.
Trinket boxes are just little boxes or containers to hold trinkets and/or other tiny objects. You can use a trinket box to hold your jewelry, small mementos, pins and needles, paper clips and maybe even small pieces of candy.
Trinket boxes can also be called decorative boxes, ring boxes, jewelry boxes, or even gift boxes. They can be made of porcelain, soapstone, alabaster, glass, wood and cardboard. They come in a vast variety of shapes, with different decorations, for different occasions.
Brevetto Perenti Flavio Trinket Box Black and Gold Metal Velvet Jewelry Box Italy
Vintage Metal Trinket Box. This vintage trinket box is marked Brevetto Perenti Flavio, made in Italy. It is a light weight gold tone metal with a black and gold design. Inside is a red velvet type fabric. It sits on 3 small feet. The box is approx. 3" x 1 1/4". It is in good condition with some wear, aging and tarnishing to the metal. The box is VERY hard to open, but it does open.
Otagiri Nautilus Shell Cobalt Blue Vintage Heart Covered Ceramic Trinket Box Japan
Vintage Otagiri Trinket Box. This vintage ceramic trinket box is heart shaped. It is in cobalt blue with a Nautilus Shell on the top. It is marked Otagiri Japan. The heart trinket box is approx. 3 3/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 3/8". There is some minor wear and aging .
Fostoria Jenny Lind Trinket Box Cameo Roses Milk Glass Pin Box
Vintage Fostoria Trinket Box. This vintage milk glass trinket or pin box is in the Jenny Lind pattern. It was made by Fostoria Glass from 1955 - 1965. The box is approx. 5" long x 3" across. It is in wonderful condition with minor wear and aging.
Curt Schlevogt Pink Blush Glass Powder Jar Vintage Trinket Box 1970's Art Deco
Vintage Pink Glass Powder Jar. This vintage glass powder jar or trinket box is by Curt Schlevogt. It is in a pinkish blush color.The jar has a band of flowers around it. It was made in the 70's as part of the revival of the Ingrid Collection. It is approx. 2 1/4" tall x 3 1/4" across. It is in good condition with minor wear and aging.
Hummel Wooden Music Box Vintage Trinket Box Kissing Girls Telling Secrets Cabaret Swiss
Vintage Hummel Wooden Music Box. This vintage wood music box is also a trinket box. It features Hummel artwork on the lid of 2 little girls either kissing or telling secrets. The music box plays Cabaret and was made in Switzerland. It dates to the 70's. It is approx. 4 1/8" x 3" x 2 1/4". It does play but does lag. The music box also has some wear and aging.
Spooners are also known as spoon holders. They were set on the table and filled with spoons. Teaspoons were used most often at meals and teatime so the spooners were just left on the table.
Spoon holders can be used for much more than holding your silverware at the table. You can add some mints or nuts with a small serving spoon. Or even add a small spray of colorful flowers. Mini Christmas ornaments or tiny Easter Eggs would also add a pop of color to your holiday table! Or just display them as is on a shelf!
EAPG Spooner Plain Ruffled Rim Glass
Antique EAPG Glass Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass spooner features a slightly ruffled rim. It sits on a short pedestal base. I have yet to be able to identify the pattern. It is approx. 4 3/4" tall and 4" across the top with a base of approx. 2 3/4". There is quite a bit of wear, aging and scratching to the spooner.
I really believe you can not have too many vintage teacups and saucers. I have scores of them tucked away that I can just not bear to part with. Some of them are just so stunning beautiful and others can be quite unique, from the design to the shape. But what to do with them? The ones I have displayed are in a simple teacup shelf. Yet, I think about making a lovely display with some of them. Especially, when I'm browsing Pinterest, like these below!!
These displays can be the same or very similar pattern or the can be mismatched.
Whatever your tastes or desires for vintage teacups, check out my assortment of cups! You are sure to find a couple which will fit your wants!
One can never have too many vintage porcelain creamers. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In addition, some have floral designs, or animals, or architecture on them. While creamers are intended to be used for cream at tea time, or milk with your coffee, they don't have to be used at all. They do make a pretty display. You could also add a couple of flowers to make them really pop!
Check out more fun vintage creamers!!
Feel free to share pictures of your creamer collection or your prized creamer!!
Fostoria Glass Company was started in 1887. The factory was located in Fostoria, Ohio. In 1892, Fostoria relocated to Moundsville, West Virginia. Fostoria produced high quality fire polished colorless pressed pattern glass. In addition to tableware they also produced fruit jars and an assortment of oil lamps.
This continued until the 1920's when William Alexander Baxter Dalsell, president, introduced colored tableware along with complete dinnerware sets. For nearly a century, the company catered to and directed cosumer tastes. The Fostoria plant closed in 1986.
While Fostoria Glass has many popular patterns including Coin, Long Buttress and Colonial, the American pattern has remained the most widest collected pattern.
In 1915, Fostoria introduced the American line with 95 different items. The cube design produces a prismatic fire in both sunlight and artificial light. The original issue was only in clear glass. In the 1920's Fostoria produced some colors included an opaque black and pastel colors. These were only made during the 20's. Milk glass was introduced in the 50's and 60's. In 1982, Fostoria introduced Ruby Glass Forstoria. The success of the pattern led to around 340 different pieces.
The American line was one of my first loves. I tend to spot pieces of American from far away. However, it is easy to be fooled by a look alike or reproduction piece. Two of the more common patterns were Cubist by Jeannette Glass and American Whitehall by Lancaster. So how to tell the difference?
Check out some of the Fostoria I have for sale at the moment!
What's your favorite glass pattern? Let me know in the comments!
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RW Germany Creamer Sugar Autumn Flower Rudolstadt Hand Painted
RW Germany Rudolstadt Creamer and Sugar. This beautiful creamer and sugar set is from RW Germany Rudolstadt Works. This set dates to between 1904 and 1924. It is hand painted with Autumn Flowers in yellows and mauves. The handles are very ornate and heavily gilted. The background of the cream and sugar are a creamy white. The covered sugar is approx. 5 1/2" from handle to handle and approx. 5" to top of the lid. The creamer is approx. 5 1/2" from spout to handle and stands approx. 3 1/2" tall. There are no chips or cracks on this set. The gold and the design are worn and show signs of age. There are also a couple spots of discolorations on the set.
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Light Blue Silk Flower Ladies Pillbox Hat Union Made Baby Blue and White
Vintage Light Blue Silk Flower Pillbox Hat. This gorgeous hat has large white flowers with baby blue under petals accented with bluish green leaves. The hat does have an union made label. The base of the hat is mesh with larger holes. The hat is approx. 3" tall and is approx. 21 1/2" inside diameter. There is some discolorations to the flowers along with some to the mesh. The flowers could be fluffed up. Overall condition is pretty good.
Fostoria Jamestown Blue Sherbets Set of 2 Heavy Blue Glass Desserts Champagnes Tall Sherbets
Fostoria Jamestown Blue Sherbets. This set of 2 heavy pressed glass dessert bowls were made by Fostoria between the 1960's and the early 1980's. The sherbets are approx. 4 1/8" tall x 4" across. They are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
Vintage Heavy Linen Hemp Tea Towel Sunbonnet Sue Tea Towel Purple Flowers Girl Appliqued Red and Blue Striped Towel
Vintage Heavy Linen or Hemp Tea Towel . This tea towel features an applique of Sunbonnet Sue. She has a purple floral dress and is smelling embroidered purple flowers. The tea towel is hand made. The bottom/top edges have been hemmed. 32" x 16". It is in good condition but does have a dark stripe running down the folds of the towel.
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What exactly was a condensed milk container? If you have seen one in person, it does look rather confusing. Most found today have an underplate, a container with a hole in the bottom and a lid to go on top.
So how does it work? The honest truth is, the condensed milk container's sole purpose was to hide the can of food. Simple as that. In the Victorian times, it was unacceptable to place food on the table in it's original container. Originally the containers were a matching 5 piece set, including a spoon and liner. The spoon and liner are the 2 pieces which are harder to find.
So the hole in the bottom? To push the can out, so you did not have to tip it upside down and spill out the remaining milk. Most condensed milk container's are porcelain but some can be found in metal.
I've marked down all of my Vintage Valentine's Day cards. These can be used for scrapbooking, decoupage and other decorative crafts. All Vintage Valentine Cards can be found here.
You can turn them into a wreath or make a banner or display all on old lattice. These ideas I found on Pinterest and are linked to the pins. Feel free to share what you do with your Vintage Valentine's Cards!
I personally enjoy the charm of a well read book, often wondering what someone was thinking when they wrote in the book or turned a corner down. Every little imperfection has a story of its own. However, some of those imperfections may make the book look dirty and feel filthy. There are a few easy basic ways to clean your old books to enhance the beauty of them.