For over six decades, Barbie has been a beloved icon for children and collectors alike. While many of us grew up playing with the classic, affordable versions of this fashion doll, there is a whole world of luxurious, high-end Barbie dolls that are worth a small fortune. These limited edition and designer collaborations are some of the most expensive dolls ever made and are sought-after collectibles in the world of Barbie, showcasing the finest craftsmanship and opulence that money can buy. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the most expensive Barbie dolls ever made and their extravagant price tags.Continue reading
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Antique Harvest the Best Antique Shopping in Healdsburg, CA
Healdsburg, California is an idyllic paradise boasting a charming downtown shopping district and gorgeous vineyards. Nestled between two quaint hotels lies Antique Harvest – an incredible trove of treasures in the heart of Healdsburg Plaza and has the best antique shopping. Antique Harvest is sure to give you your nostalgia fix with its one-of-a kind antiques and collectibles. Let’s take a closer look at this one-of-a-kind store!Continue reading
Antique & Collectibles Trends to Watch Out for in 2023
Whether you’re an avid collector or a casual enthusiast, it’s always fun to stay abreast of the latest trends in collecting. Here’s predictions on what could be hot in 2023 in the world of mid-century and collectibles.
Mid-Century Furniture & Home Décor
Mid-century furniture and home decor will continue to remain popular with its classic lines, modern style and craftsmanship. With the continued growth of television shows like Mad Men and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, we can expect more people looking to recreate that 1950s vibe at home. Mid-century furniture is now easier than ever to find online, making it accessible for all budgets. The key is finding pieces that are still in good condition, as many vintage pieces require some restoration work before they can be used again.
Kitsch & Retro Toys
Get ready for a blast from the past! This year, kitsch trends inspired by pop culture icons such as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe are popping up everywhere–on walls and t-shirts alike. Not to mention those irresistibly cute Japanese figurines of cats, dogs, bunnies & bears that were all the rage in the 1950s/1960s with their big expressive eyes – no collector can pass these gems up! And don’t forget about tin toys: robots; windup models; cars…these vintage treasures have seen an incredible comeback thanks to nostalgic charm they possess. So go ahead collectors – start your search now (you might even discover some great inspiration too)!Continue reading
Kitschy-Cute Collectibles: A Treasure Trove of the Best Tips
There’s something magical about uncovering a hidden gem from the past, and for collectors of kitschy-cute vintage collectibles, the thrill of the hunt is just as exciting as the prize itself. From vintage pixiware to Lefton pink poodle chef pieces, these delightful treasure troves of the past have a nostalgic charm that’s simply irresistible. In this blog post, In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most sought-after kitschy-cute collectibles, their unique stories, and what you can expect to pay for these quirky, adorable items.
Kitsch is a term that’s been around for quite some time. It can be described as art or items that are considered to be in poor taste, corny, or overly sentimental. For many people, kitsch has become an insult with negative connotations, and they avoid it at all costs. But there are some who enjoy the warmth and nostalgia of kitschy things from their childhoods. These vintage collectors know what they’re looking for when browsing through flea markets and antique malls. Kitschy collectibles and prices for these items has even spurred a new term in the market referred to as “kitschy-cute”!!
Life is a journey, enjoy the ride in a 1956 Nash Metropolitan
I am so excited to share with you all the newest addition to our mid-century modern family, our 1956 Nash Metropolitan!! My hubby Gary and I are over the moon excited with this adorable micro car that couldn’t be more perfect for two people (and their cute puppy dog). The fabulous turquoise blue color of Berkshire green just screams let the good times roll.
The story behind our Nash Metropolitan is quite endearing and it puts a smile on my face when I think about it. Our Metro came from Oregon where it was put on a truck and driven down to a well-known Nash Metropolitan restorer in southern California. It belonged to a husband and wife who were Nash Metropolitan enthusiasts and their grown children were selling it as it had sat out in the fields for years since their folks had grown older. Fun fact is that the Nash Metropolitan is also known as the “clown car” because it looks so zany and small and their parents had actually attended the local clown college and drove around in their Metro’s dressed as clowns. Isn’t that wild!! It must have been a real hoot to see them!! The mom even had a convertible Nash Metropolitan for years and her husband purchased the hardtop for her but she never really drove it because she enjoyed the convertible so much.Continue reading
The Best Unique Pyrex & Vintage Collectibles T-Shirt for Thrifting Enthusiasts
Embrace your passion for treasure hunting with our eye-catching Pyrex t-shirt, aptly named “Searching for Treasure”! Designed for avid flea market, estate sale, junking, thrifting, yard sales, picking, and antiquing enthusiasts, this tee boasts unique, exclusive artwork screen printed onto a cozy, ultra-soft fabric. Featuring vintage Pyrex starburst and snowflake patterns, Catherineholm Lotus, Lefton Bluebirds, and the cherished Holt Howard Pixieware jars, this t-shirt truly captures the thrill of unearthing hidden gems. Scoop up your t-shirt now at Crazy4MeStyle.com
Makes a great gift for the Pyrex and kitsch collector!!