We just listed our home for sale, so I'm going through all the old things I've been holding onto since my childhood and trying to divide the things I wanted to hand down to my kids. The rest of the things I'm just going to place in my Collectibles Shop for other afficiendaos of vintage to enjoy. Today, I'm taking my old Betsy Westsy to the local doll museum to see if its worth replacing her sad hair.
I'm still researching prices, but wanted to share some recent finds, so decided this week to post some of the pictures I've been taking. These items aren't in the Shop yet, but will be soon.
|My childhood neighbor had a large collection of "Mammy" collectibles. I bought this one from her estate. It hung next to her kitchen sink for as long as I could remember. She was such a dear dear lady.|
|I went to see this play on our class trip to New York in 1970. Ethel Merman was just wonderful!|
|My mom bought each of my kids a Melamine place setting.|
|This little knife is the only piece remaining from our Bakelite place settings when I was small.|
|Our cottage had a back porch enclosed in small jalousy (sp?) windows. On the knotty pine walls hung these shoes Dad got on his journeys while in the Navy.|
|My Aunt embroidered this for me and Mom kept it hanging on the wall for when company came. (I remember back to when I was five)|
|These were in my mother's jewelry box and were given to me when she died.|
|This is one of a pair I remember my mother crocheting. She had them in the kitchen and after she died, Dad used them until he gave them to me in 1980s. I wonder what happened to the other one.|
If anyone would like to share with me some reference sites, I would really appreciate any help you can offer. I'm not in the "business", so i don't have many resources, and its been hard for me to find any info about some of these things. See ya'll next week....
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