I got a set of beautiful, vintage transferware dishes just in time for the Holidays! The set is on a creamy white background with black transfer called "Liverpool Birds" by Wedgwood. There's over 100 pieces. They belonged to my girlfriend's grandmother and date to the late 1800's. I just love 'em!
I couldn't believe it when I found this vintage Santa stocking....it is exactly like one I had as a child! My Daddy owned a Sunoco Service Station and these were a give-a-way in the late 50's. I found two of them, so when my brother was here for Thanksgiving, I showed him one and asked if he remembered having one. Sure enough, he did, but said "Man, it sure is an ugly santa"! He took it home anyway.
They were always filled with oranges and nuts...no candy or toys back in the day!
I also found several boxes of vintage icicles. These are actually metal...so much prettier than the plastic kind they sell today. I remember having to 'oh so carefully' string one at a time on the tree! When we took the tree down, my brother, sister and I would take the icicles and wad them up into giant balls, making perfect weapons to throw at one another! Oh, those were the days!
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