The Haunted Lamp

Conjuring the Glitter Storm….


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Curiosity Critter Cabinet

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I gave myself six months to get settled in after my move, but it may take a little longer…. I have recently unpacked and gathered together most of my little vintage and antique toys/figures into one cabinet. They aren’t entirely set up, but the cabinet is coming together. There are lots of animals and figures in a constantly changing collection. They span several decades and are in a range of conditions. Some will eventually end up in my quirky projects.

My favorite little friends are probably the vintage composition animals from the 30’s to 50’s but I also have lead, chalkware, wood, porcelain, cotton, and some plastic (although most of my celluloid is a little out of scale so it is on a different shelf.)  Most were intended as toys, but there are also decorative figures, cake or holiday decorations, advertising pieces and random other things. I keep them grouped by subject for easy reference, but occasionally they like to escape their expected location for displays or photo ops….

Farmers and a scarecrow

Farmers and a scarecrow

Giraffe, yawning hippos, and lions

Giraffe, yawning hippos, and lions

Bears

Bears

Bunnies

Bunnies

Men....there are almost as many as there are......

Men….there are almost as many as there are……

......dogs. Lots and lots of canines.

……dogs. Lots and lots of canines.

Birds. (Note the birds wearing fez hats!)

Birds. (Note the birds wearing fez hats!)

Deer. (Although some deer and polar bears are with Christmas decorations.)

Deer. (Although some deer and polar bears are with Christmas decorations.)


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New Postcards!

I am excited about my two new designs for my postcard/thank you notes! I drop them in most of my boxes when I make a sale….(except when I run out and you get my business card or I forget. oops.)

The photos are from my personal holiday collection and were taken by my friend Alison. I loved my old “ornament” ones that looked similar to my header, but these look fresh for the coming season!

"Mohawk Bird"  :)

“Mohawk Bird” 🙂

Antique Bisque Polar Bears

Antique Bisque Polar Bears