C.28 Vintage Mother Child Photo Album - Ephemera

Gorgeous vintage ephemera piece... This is a beautiful old photo album with the sweetest Mother and Child picture on it.  Colors are vibrant and beautiful although the album is obviously "broken" and has some wear.  I'm hoping someone will want to save this lovely vintage piece, perhaps even knowing how to restore it.  Size is approx. 8.5" wide x 10.75" high x 0.5" deep when "closed."


AR.6 Artist Signed Original - Tennessee Iris - Vintage Stipple Drawing

Gorgeous Tennessee Iris original artwork created and signed by Tennessee artist, Jan Church.  This stipple drawing was created for the 1988 Dogwood Arts Festival in Knoxville.  Measuring approx. 7.5" wide x 6.25" high, this pretty piece on ivory-colored heavy rag paper is in very good vintage condition. There is some discoloration to the paper (not the drawing) which can be see in the upper left corner of the above picture. Not extremely visible, but you may wish to cover it with a mat.  If you're an iris lover, this artwork is for you!


C.29 Set of 1930s Songbooks - Religious Hymns

Six (6) old 1930s religious songbooks.  Four (4) of Happy Praises and one each of Victory  Songs and Bright Gems.  May be collector's items, but I'm writing this description with the assumption they'll be used by a crafter instead.  (If you need more details, feel free to contact me.)

Obviously discolored pages, some foxing, and a few tears or dogeared corners.  Some musty smell as expected with old books.  Size of each is approx. 5" x 7.5". LOTS of wonderful craft projects here ... and a great way to keep beautiful old hymns of the faith (and their wonderful shape notes) before us!


C.30 1935 Vintage Webster Pocket Dictionary

1935 Webster Pocket Dictionary.  Size is approx. 4" x 5.5".  Obvious discoloration, foxing, and wear. Binding is broken in places.  Musty smell as expected from old books.  Words only; no illustrations.  Perfect for craft projects that are so popular right now.  Much less expensive than buying modern-day papers then aging them -- and a great way to "go green!"


CT.3 Vintage Ephemera Paper Butterfly Cutouts - Set of 9

Somebody loved these and cut them out by hand from the newspaper.  (Sorry... no visible date.)  Sadly, they were never used.  There are three each of three different size vintage butterflies:  large - 3.5" x 4.25"; medium - 2.25 x 3"; small - 1.75" 2.25".  With their vibrantly-colored orange, black, and ivory wings, don't you think it's time to get them into a craft or scrapbooking project?


AR.5 Pair Vintage Floral Prints - Pinks - Framed

 Straight from an estate...  Sweet pair of vintage floral prints in original (Brooklyn, NY) gilded wood frames.  Approx. 12.5" wide x 10.75" high x 3/8" deep.  Colors are vibrant yet the "feel" is extremely soft.  Perfect for a romantic or Shabby Chic setting.  Very good vintage condition.


AR.4 French Four Seasons Watercolor Illustrations - Set of 4

 Fantastic framed set of French artwork depicting the four seasons. Each piece measures approx. 8.75" wide x 17" high x 0.75" deep. Frames are identical. Fabric mats (possibly silk) are identical. I am in no way an art expert, but the illustrations appear to be watercolor.  I can't read the artist's name although the note on the back of each piece seems to read "Season by Toile."  Please enlarge each pic then do your own research if that matters to you.

Illustrations appear to be in excellent vintage condition with vibrant colors and no smears/smudges.
Frames are in very good vintage condition; one is missing glass.
Mats on 3 are in good condition; one is stained.  May be possible to clean it, but I don't know. If I were keeping these, I'd try to clean it. If that didn't work, I'd use a fabric spray paint to darken/change the color of all 4 mats or re-cover them in a new fabric.
Other - On a few pieces there appears to be little spots of perhaps mildew under the glass but NOT on the pictures. (The mat is thick enough to keep the glass away from the pictures.) I am 99% certain that the glass can be removed and cleaned and everything put back into the frame without any problem whatsoever.  A new piece of Kraft paper can simply be placed on the back of the frame to keep future dust, etc. away from the paper.

These will take just a little work to restore them (so I'm pricing with that in mind), but what an amazing "statement" they'll make in their new space!


Sailboat Notecards - 2 Sets - Sailing

Two (2) sets of classy sailing-inspired notecards/invitations by Creative Papers.  Each set includes 10 cards, envelopes, inserts, tip-ons, and adhesive strips.  Cards are 6" x 8" and are laser and ink jet compatible.  Excellent, "new in package" condition.  If sailing is in your blood, these are for you!


Theme of the Week: PRETTY IN PINK

I'm adding this post so you'll know the starting point for the theme of the week.  Just keep scrolling and clicking "Older Post" until you come to last week's theme.  Enjoy!

Royal Albert "Lady Carlyle" Tea Set - 15 pieces

Estate find...  Gorgeous "Lady Carlyle" tea set by Royal Albert.  Amazing condition with no problems at all.  Virtually unused.  This set would cost $500 at Replacements.com.  Now's your chance to get it for much less since I got a good deal, and my goal is always to pass the savings on to you!
Set includes:

Full-size tea pot w/ lid, mini creamer, and mini open sugar

Four(4) cups and saucers

Handled cake plate (10.5")

Round serving plate (10.5")

China warmer