Many of you have been asking where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to as my posting had slowed down this past summer. Well, I can report that we are doing GREAT and have been in our new house for 1 week. The past few months have been really stressful with house hunting and then moving. We have achieved a big goal of ours and that was to own a house in California’s wine country. We are living amidst boxes right now and finding ‘just the right’ place for things. We can take our time now.
But of course we can’t slow down now! The holidays are here! That means lots of incredible vintage goodies being listed in oureBayand Etsystores. I received a large shipment of the most incredible vintage Christmas collectibles from the 1940s-1950s that include makers like Holt Howard, Lefton, Napco and Lipper & Mann. Here are some pics for you and man are available right now in ourEtsyand eBay stores.
Hope you all are doing wonderful and I hope things are looking wonderful for the upcoming holiday season for you all!!
Head vases were made in a variety of designs in the 1950s -1960s. But it was the elegant, fashion-model look AKA – ‘Glamour Girl’ that quickly became among the most popular. These head vases have hand-painted features, 3-dimensional thick black eyelashes, ruby red lips, fancy hats, pearl necklaces and matching earrings, painted fingernails, or gloved hands, and hands that would frame one side of the face. Sizes can range from approx. 3 ¾” inches to 8” inches tall.
Glamorous movie stars and fashion models inspired many of the designs of the era; Jackie O, Lucile Ball, and Marilyn Monroe all had head vases modeled after their likeness. There are also Christmas themed vases that feature pretty ladies and girls in holiday splendor with lots of red and green colors and decorated with poinsettias and holly berries.
Prices: Currently head vases can be purchased for $50-$300+ and they can be found on Ebay, Etsy, Rubylane, at antique shops and markets.