Monday, January 25, 2010

Some Little Trinket Treats!

Don't you just love it when you go on Vintage shopping days. Hoping to come across something fabulous, even if it is a little trinket or small piece of decor. Then you find it, and at a good price!

Sometimes those are the best little things, in small packages that just make you Vintage happy!

Well over the last month or so, I have been here and there. Picking up some little goodies along the way. I just wanted to share a few of the little things that make me happy to find, collect and put in my home.

1940's era Japan ceramic figure. It's actually separates into salt and pepper shakers!

Vintage paper towel and wax paper wall dispenser (sorry for the glare) but that says paper towels and waxed paper.

Vintage eyeglass stand, just perfect enough to hold my cat-eye's stylishly on my bedside table.

1950's era Mexican siesta ceramic ashtray
In case I forgot to mention before, I love to collect 1940's/50's Mexican and western inspired pieces. The family room in my home is being decorated in this decor.

And the most fabulous find of the hunt! This milk-glass Jergen's cold cream jar. From the 1944 Three Faces campaign. I believe that Vargas was the original artist, proposed to do the artwork on this collection, however that didn't pan out and I don't know the artist that got the job. It is not the Vargas piece on this particular jar. If anyone knows, please do share. I absolutely love the three shade of hair color ads (blonde, red, brunette) that were ever so popular in the golden age of advertising. This little jar has a new home, on top of my bedroom vanity!

So what little trinkets have made your vintage home happy lately? I would love to see!

Hope you are having a swell day!



  1. I love the glasses stand! I've been looking for one of those for awhile and haven't come across one yet!

  2. The glasses stand is so perfect! I also love the cold cream jar! What will you use it for?

  3. Ms. B- Thanks! One will come your way. I had my eye out for one for a long time, then just when I wasn't expecting to find it, there it was!

    Adore Vintage- Thanks! Not sure yet, right now it is just a prop on my vanity. I will probably disinfect it and put some of my own cream in it.


  4. that eyeglass stand is cute!
    I did just find some really nice old photos..I love I LOVE it when I find amazing old photos.

  5. I love the cold cream jar too...

    I'm having issues following your blog so I'm not able to check in so often. I have to go to my blog and click on the link I have in order to get it to work.

    I love your wardrobe though!!!

  6. My Maw-Maw (who is 95) gave me her eye glass holder like the one you found, except it was lined with a burgundy colored velvet. I just love it. I especially love the cold cream jar you discovered. What a find! I have been so fascinated with vintage advertising of beauty products after buying some Home Companion Magazines from 1947. They are so much fun, and since I can't bear to throw them away, I have been making craft projects out of them. Your blog is always so much fun!

  7. Dizzy- Thanks! I know, I love looking at old photos too! They are so inspiring, the photo on my vanity next to the Jergen's jar is my Grandmother...

    Angel- Thanks doll! I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble with my blog roll. Thanks for going to the trouble to find me!

    Melony- Aww! It means 10 times more, when you have a loved ones item. I agree that vintage advertising is so much fun to look at, and inspire. Thank you for the lovely comment.

  8. Such incredibly lovely finds! I'd need to encounter a whole field of four leaf cloves to find even one of the treasures you were able to unearth lately (let's just say the affordable vintage market in Toronto leaves much to be desired ;D).

    Thank you for sharing these amazing gems with us, sweetie! I love them all, but the paper towel/wax paper dispenser is my very favourite of the bunch.

    Oodles of hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  9. Hi!
    I'm wondering if you may be interested in doing a website link swap? I see your website: and my blog are based around the same subject matter. I'd really like to swap links
    or perhaps guest author a post for you. Many thanks.

    My website: how to golf

  10. Please let me know if you'll be considering a writer for your site. You have some really great articles and I believe I would be a good fit. If you ever want to take a break, I'd really like to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please drop me an e-mail if interested.
    Many thanks!

    Check out my weblog Shooting Games