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.
Blue Jasperware Style Trinket Box Made in Japan White House Design
Vintage Jasperware Trinket Box. This is a small blue jasperware style trinket box. It features a white house and tree on the lid. It is a lighter blue than what is showing in the pictures. There is a floral design around the sides of the box. It sits on 4 legs. There is a sticker on the bottom which says made in Japan. The box is approx. 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 1 5/8". There is some wear and aging and slight staining to the box. There is also a small hole and crack in the white design on the top.
Italian Trinket Box Black Gold Metal Blue Design Red Velvet Jewelry Keepsake Box
Vintage Black Trinket Box. This vintage trinket box is gold tone metal with a black, gold and blue design. It has a red velvet type material on the inside. It is also stamped Made in Italy on the inside. The box is approx. 3" x 1 1/4". The box is in wonderful condition with some wear, aging and slight tarnishing.
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.
Autumn Leaves Music Box Vintage Royal Yarmouth Scarecrow Pumpkins Porcelain
Vintage Royal Yarmouth Music Box. This small vintage music box features a scarecrow and pumpkins. It plays the song Autumn Leaves. It is part of the Holiday Music Box Signature Series made by Royal Yarmouth in 1986. It has a sticker which says it was made in Japan on it. The music box is approx. 3 3/4" across x 2 1/2" deep x 1 1/2" tall. It is in good condition with some wear and aging. It does play.
See video below to hear music box playing!
Yankee Doodle Music Box Vintage Royal Yarmouth Porcelain American Flag Marching Band
Vintage Royal Yarmouth Music Box. This small vintage music box features the American Flag and a group of children playing instrumemts, marching band. It plays the song Yankee Doodle. It is part of the Holiday Music Box Signature Series made by Royal Yarmouth in 1986. It has a sticker which says it was made in Korea on it. The music box is approx. 3" across x 2 1/2" wide x 1 1/2" tall. It is in good condition with some wear and aging. It does play.
See video below to hear music box playing!
O Christmas Tree Music Box Vintage Royal Yarmouth Porcelain Teddy Bear Candy Canes
Vintage Royal Yarmouth Music Box. This small vintage music box features a Christmas tree, teddy bear and candy canes. It plays the song O Christmas Tree. It is part of the Holiday Music Box Signature Series made by Royal Yarmouth in 1986. It has a sticker which says it was made in Korea on it. The music box is approx. 2 3/4" across x 2 1/4" wide x 1 1/2" tall. It is in good condition with some wear and aging. It does play.
See video below to hear music box playing!
Green Malachite Heart Trinket Box Vintage Otagiri Japan
Vintage Heart Trinket Box. This vintage heart shaped trinket box is green malachite. It is marked Otagiri Japan. The box is approx. 2 1/4" x 2" x 1 1/4". There is some wear and aging.
Fern Heart Shaped Trinket Box Vintage Takakashi Japan Pink Yellow Blue Flowers
Vintage Heart Shaped Trinket Box. This vintage heart shaped trinket box is tagged Takakashi Japan, Fern, San Francisco. The box is porcelain and features pink, yellow and blue flowers on the lid. It is approx. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 2". There is wear, aging and staining
Floral Heart Trinket Box Vintage Takakashi Japan
Vintage Heart Trinket Box. This vintage heart shaped trinket box is tagged Takakashi Japan, San Francisco. The box is porcelain and features muted flowers on the lid. It is approx. 2 3/4" x2 1/2" x 1 1/2". There is some wear, aging and staining.
Romance Flower Heart Trinket Box Vintage Round Otagiri Japan Creative Collection
Vintage Round Trinket Box. This vintage round trinket box is white porcelain with a floral heart on the lid. It is marked Romance, Creative Collection, Otagiri, Japan. The trinket box is approx. 2 1/4" x 1 1/4". There is some wear and aging.
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 .
Woodland Bird Round Ceramic Trinket Box Vintage Four Seasons Russ Berrie Korea
Vintage Russ Berrie Trinket Box. This vintage round ceramic trinket box is by Russ Berrie. It is called Woodland Bird and part of the Four Seasons line. It was made in Korea. The base of the trinket box is a jadeite color. The top features woodland birds. It is approx. 3 1/2" x 1 1/2. There is some wear and aging and staining.
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.
Beautiful Lady Spooner Bryce Higbee EAPG
Antique EAPG Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass spooner is in the Beautiful Lady pattern by Bryce, Higbee and Company. It dates to 1903. The spooner is approx. 5" tall x 3 1/2" across the top and 3" base. There is some chipping to the spooner. It also has wear and aging and some scratching.
Chandelier Crown Jewels Spooner EAPG OHara Glass
Antique EAPG Chandelier Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass Spooner is in the Crown Jewels or Chandelier pattern by O'Hara Glass. It was produced around 1888. It is approx. 4 3/4" tall and 4" across the top. It is in good condition with wear and aging along with scratching. There is some chipping to the teardrops, mostly on the bottom.
Two Band Spooner Antique EAPG Doyle and Company No. 200
Antique Two Band Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass spooner was made by Doyle and Company around the 1880's. The pattern is No. 200 aka Two Band. The spooner is approx. 5" x 3 1/2" across the top. It is in good condition with some wear, aging and scratching.
Apollo Spooner Antique EAPG Adams Glass Spoon Holder 1886
Antique EAPG Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass Spooner is in the Apollo pattern by Adams and company. It dates to 1886. The spoon holder is approx. 6 1/4" tall x 3 1/2" across the top. It does have some wear, aging and scratching.
EAPG Spooner Three Handled Loving Cup Style Flowers Swags
Antique EAPG Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass spooner features a flower and swag design. It is in the style of a loving cup with its 3 handles. The pattern is unknown at this time. It is listed as such on the West Viriginia Museum of American Glass, (2014.62.588). The spooner is approx. 3 3/4" tall x 3 3/8" across the top. There is quite a bit of wear and aging. It has scratching from use on the inside and water staining. There are imperfections and air bubbles in the glass. There is a spot on the rim where there is a polished cut. There are chips on the handles.
Flat Diamond Spooner Richards and Hartley EAPG Pillar Lippman
Antique Flat Diamond Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass spooner was made by Richards and Hartley. It is in their Flat Diamond pattern, aka Pillar and/or Lippman. The spooner was produced around the 1880's. It is approx. 5 1/2" tall x 3 1/2" across the top and 3" across the base. The spooner has wear, aging, and scratching.
Bellaire Goblet Company Spooner Antique EAPG No. 151 Bulls Eye
Antique Bellaire Goblet EAPG Spooner. This antique Early American Pattern Glass spooner was made by the Bellaire Goblet Company. The spooner is pattern no. 151, aka Bull's Eye and Spearhead; Bull's Eye Variation; Concave Circle; Excelsior; Giant Bull's Eye. The spooner dates to around 1890. It is approx. 4" tall x 3 1/4" across. There is wear, aging, scratching and chipping to the bottom.
Beaumont Glass Inside Ribbing Spooner Antique EAPG Green Glass NO. 101 Pressed Optic 1902
Antique Beaumont Spooner. This antique early American pattern glass spooner is in the No. 101 pattern by Beaumont Glass. It is aka Inside Ribbing and Pressed Optic. The green glass dish has enameled flowers and gold leaves on it. The spooner dates to 1902. It is approx. 4" tall x 3" across the opening. It is in good condition with some wear, aging and loss of paint. There is some chipping along the bottom.
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!!
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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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The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser by RV Pierce 1876
Antique Medical Adviser Book. This antique hardcover book is a copy of The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser, in plain English, or Medicine Simplified. The book is by R.V. Pierce, M.D. It is the third edition, revised. The book was published in 1876 at the World's Dispensary Printing Office and Bindery. There are 912 pages in the book. It is in good condition especially for its age. There is wear, aging, staining, yellowing of the pages. The spine is loose and cracked. There is writing in the book. There is damage to the cover and spine. The edges/corners are bumped/scuffed. The pages are creased.
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.
Aurora Borealis AB Crystal Watermelon Dangle Brooch Vintage Pink Green Dangle Pin
Here is a vibrant pink and green dangle brooch. It has Aurora Borealis crystals in watermelon colors. They dangle from a gold tone setting. The brooch is approx. 2 3/4" long x 1 1/2" across. It is in excellent condition.
Cranberry Glass Tumbler Thumbprint Polka Dot EAPG
Antique EAPG Glass Tumbler. This antique cranberry glass tumbler is Early American Pattern Glass. It features a thumbprint or polka dot pattern, with the dots being felt on the inside of the glass. There are 5 rows of 9 dots, counting the partial row on the bottom. The glass is approx. 3 3/4" tall x 3" across the top. There is wear and aging and some slight scratching.
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Vintage Turquoise & Blue Enamel Daisy Clip On Earrings
Vintage Turquoise Flower Earrings. These enamel daisy earrings are in a turquoise and medium blue color. They are clip ons. The earrings are unsigned. They are approx. 1 1/2" across. The daisies are in good condition with little wear and aging.
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.
Stand Up Valentine's Day Card for a Nice Big Boy Hobo Bear
Valentine's Day Card for a Boy. This is a large stand up Valentine's Day card. It reads "A Valentine for a Nice Big Boy. The card features a hobo bear with some slightly fuzzy hearts. It was Made in The USA. It is approx. 8 1/2" tall x 7 7/8" across. There is some bumps and dinging to the card. The back has been written on. It also has some slight discolorations.
Vintage Valentine Cards Walt Disney Minnie Mouse Donald Duck Winnie The Pooh Snoopy
Vintage Walt Disney Valentine Cards. This is a set of 6 vintage Valentine's Day Cards. 5 of them are Walt Disney. There are 3 with Minnie Mouse, 1 for Daisy and Donald Duck and 1 with Winnie The Pooh and Eeyore. The 6th card is Snoopy and Woodstock. This card is dated 1965. The Snoopy card is approx. 4" across x 2 3/4". Pooh is approx. 3 7/8" tall x 3" across. Donald is approx. 4" across x 3 1/4" tall. The 2 smaller Minnie's are approx. 3 1/2" tall x 2" across. The largest Minnie is approx. 5 1/4" tall x 2 3/8" across. All cards have been used. There are folds present along with some discolorations and writing.
Floppy Ear Dog Valentine's Day Card For Dad Vintage Hallmark
Floppy Ear Dog Valentine's Day Car. This vintage Hallmark card features a floppy ear dog in which you can pull on the tab and raise his ears. The card says For You, Daddy. It has been used. The card is approx. 8 3/4" x 4". There is some wear and discolorations.
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.