Blue Shabby Books for Decorating Vintage Books on Etsy

Shabby Books Etsy RetroChaletI just love using old books to decorate with.  In this lot I have five old books, four are truly vintage and antiques, from the 1950’s and 1960’s.  These are simply stunning additions to the home, in original shabby condition, dents, dings, water stains, sticker stains, writing inside, everything a LOVED book should be!  Displayable, and readable! I’m throwing in the 5th to complete the display….total of five books, 4 are vintage books.

The Vows of the Peacock – Alice

Walworth Graham 1955

Anne Boleyn – by Evelyn Anthony 1957

The Darkness and the Dawn – Thomas B. Costain 1959

On Call – Daily Devotional Readings for Nurses – Lois Rowe RN 4th Printing 1961

bonus: The Second Opinion by Michael Palmer , 2009, not vintage, but part of this group The largest, and lovely.

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Buy them now for $18 here.  Note, they are shipping Media Mail to USA.

eat for the vintage lover. Displayable, and readable! I’m throwing in the 5th to complete the display….total of five books, 4 are vintage books.

Vintage Porcelain Glove Mold Hall China Company

Hall China Porcelain Glove Mold

Painted Hall China Porcelain Glove Mold, $28.00 here 

Painted Porcelain Glove Molds

I just adore vintage porcelain glove molds. I’ve been rescuing them and selling them for years. My earliest rescue was a defunct glove mold plant down in South Carolina. It was sad to see some of the porcelain molds still attached to the original rusty dipper machine.  They would dip them in a vat of plastic to make latex gloves. For me, it was a piece of American industrialism of a bygone era. Today I’m offering the silver painted glove mold, by Hall China Company Style No 9100. This is older and vintage but has been painted with silver-aluminum drippy glaze paint.  This is unique for two reasons, it will appeal to the salvage shabby lover or the Hall China Collector!

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Porcelain Glove Molds Painted

This mold stands 15″ tall and is 5″ across the fingers making it quite the statue for your home! I have the original ones without paint in my shop for $39.95 but this one is on sale!  This painted and shows some slight imperfections  such as runs, drips, or scrapes. It was used a prop it is on sale for $28.00 plus $9.95 shipping in the states. 

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Retro Chalet Etsy Coupon Code

Here is a coupon code good until the end of September.  It is GUITAR10 and will give you 10 percent off your purchase!

 

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Retro Chalet Coupon Code, add in at the checkout! GUITAR10 gets you 10 percent off

Thought for today, enjoy life it’s the only one you’ve got !

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Vintage Plastic Google Eyes Dollmaking {sold}

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Eye see you. Vintage plastic google eyes!

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Recently added to Retro Chlaet etsy shop are these vintage plastic google eyes. Discolored from ages of sitting in a sewing stash, they were acquired from an estate in Maine. Originally made to make dolls, teddy bears and scary crafts oh my! Now you can own them, all 21 pairs mint in  the package for just $8.

New at Retro Chalet Vintage Rubber Print Blocks

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Vintage Linoleum or rubber print blocks. circa 50s to 70s based on material and feel.

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While in Maine I stumbled upon an estate who was cleaning out the craft and sewing room. I happened across a bunch of old and great items, including these wee letterpress print blocks. Most are the size of a key on your keyboard, and hard rubber or linoleum material. They would be best used individually or glued and mounted to small wood blocks to make pressing them easier. I think they were from a kid’s set circa 1950s to 1960s.They look like they were cut out of a larger sheet at one point in time, and the No (number) block in the numbers make me think they are old as the dirt on them.

I have animals, a full alphabet set and a numeral set for sale in my Etsy shop, in the industrial/supplies section.

I was going to keep them to add to my ever growing collection of old stampers and letterpress, but I have not much time for mixed media or scrapbooking anymore. These would be used by an artist  who could appreciate them and love them as much as someone used to.  Found in Houlton, Maine.

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Alphabet, full $12.95 at Retro Chalet. Lobster not included.

Little animal stampers! What is the last animal? I think he’s a squatting dog!

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Adorable wee animal stamps
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Doll Clothes Bulk Buy Retro Chalet on Etsy Get Crafty

Doll clothing

I have no idea what you could do with these little doll’s clothes. They come in 20 pc lots and are so darned cute. Almost as if they were miniature. The dolls they came off of were only about 4″ tall so these could be wee little clothespin doll art. I was thinking if someone was super crafty, they could use them to dress up a little fake mice or something. I bought a bunch of dolls to (eegads) disassemble to use in my assemblage artwork. Yeah, I pretty much break up dolls for a side job, you can read all about that on my Art Studio blog.  Work with dolls would be in my Ira Mency art gallery if you want a look see. These little clothes aren’t vintage but they are a super good deal. I just couldn’t bear to toss them out.  You can find them here in my Art Supplies section.  At least for now you can, I’m always changing sections in my shop, so if you can’t find them, do a search for doll clothes.

Retro Chalet Bottle Caps Cleaning out the Studio

Root Beer Cap CollectionI’ve been cleaning out my stuido at my home. It has been a year in progress. Life was so hectic this past summer I closed down my studio and my Etsy shop. Imagine the crap that was piled in there just waiting to be cleaned and sorted that I’d found along my travels.

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Bottle Caps Galore for the Altered Artist

Bottle Caps from All Over: Cork Lined and Plastic Lined

I’m currently unmassing a lot of art supplies in my Etsy shop which I don’t normally sell. I have so many of them I will be 105 and still making art so I figure, why not let someone else have some?  These are great to make pendants, necklaces, earrings, or use in altered artwork. I have so many differnet ones that I will be cleaning out so check into my shop real soon.

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