Monday, July 23, 2012

Antique Festival Treasures

I thought I would show you some of the treasures that I discovered at the Michigan Antiques & Collectible Festival.

During the 1940s through the 1960s, florists used ceramic planters shaped like faces to enhance their bouquets.  These two children are examples of these "head vases".  
The one on the left was produced by Enesco
and is often referenced as a "Delsy Tissue Girl"
because she resembles the child used
in that company's advertising. 
The head vase on the right was produced by Lefton.


Here is an antique Birthday postcard. 
I had not previously seen this postcard image.
The vendor told me there is a whole series
of artist's palette cards so I will need to keep watch
for others in this series.
Antique Postcard from My Personal Collection
Printed in Germany, Marked 211

What could be more charming than this fashionable lady
 driving a new-fangled automobile
to deliver your Birthday greetings.
Antique Postcard from My Personal Collection
Winsch Publishing


This postcard has a sweet image that could be used as a general greeting when keeping in touch with friends or family.  
Antique Postcard from My Personal Collection
Published by Paul Finkenrath, Series 318
Postmarked February 1909


This stenciled char is the perfect size
to display postcards or a place for a doll to rest for a bit.
I couldn't pass this up when I spotted it at the back of a booth.



A bit of Christmas in July
from these postcards with Santa images.

Antique Postcard from My Personal Collection

Antique Postcard from My Personal Collection
Postmarked Detroit, Michigan December 23, 1920
Stecher Lith. Co., Series 230F, Made in U.S.A.


So glad that you joined me in discussing these vintage finds.


Until next time, live and love well.


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14 comments:

GinaBVictorian said...

Great postcards! It's hard but I've had to cut back on purchasing anymore because I don't have any space left in my album.It's so much fun looking at them, they are all so wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Enjoyed looking at your blog. I too collect lady head vases. I so enjoyed your stenciled chair what was interesting too was the art easel in front of it. Hugs, Cindy

kitty said...

I love the little head vases! They are adorable. I checked out your granola, too, and it sounds perfect. The cherries would be soooo good in it. Hmmmm, I have some in my pantry, too.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Debra!

Those little girl vases are new to me. I have only seen the fancy lady ones that look much like an original Barbie doll with their fat black eyelashes. I even got one while in the hospital as a child.

Love that painters palette card as the brushes look three dimensional.

Thanks for sharing at my party this week :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great vintage finds..I really like that blonde head vase!

Linda Young said...

Your children head vases are lovely! I have only seen lady head vases on my travels. Your little chair is adorable too! it was fun to see your treasures!
Blessings, Linda

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Debra, these are just all so pretty! I love the head vases. I am especially fond of the sweet painted faces on Lefton. I would love to have that one! Everything is gorgeous!! You sure did get some amazingly pretty treasures! Hope you are doing good!
Bless you,
Susie

Cranberry Morning said...

I love the 'North Pole Wireless Company' postcard! Isn't that beautiful.

Thanks for stopping in at Cranberry Morning. Yes, that chocolate orange cake also reminded me of the chocolate oranges at Christmastime! :-) That's what gave me the idea for the combination. I figured if it was good in the chocolate oranges, why not a Bundt cake?

Aledia said...

Hello!
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment! I;m your newest follower :)

Those head vases are just beautiful and your vintage post cards are really cute....so is the little chair.

Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful night!

(hugs)
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the head by Lefton, the other ones eyes are just a little scary! Love the postcards, they are so fun to collect! Thanks of popping in Laura

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love the vintage cards but my heart went pitter patter when I saw those cute head vases!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sarah said...

Debra, fun to see your vintage finds. My favorite is the doll chair. Something about chairs ~ adult, child, doll ~ that intrigue me. Thanks for visiting HFTS. ~ Sarah

Elizabeth and Gary said...

what a great day you had of shopping! I love everything you found, but I think the postcards have my heart.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Brenda said...

Love the vintage stuff!

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