Anthropomorphic PY Japan: The Madness That Shook the Collector World!

Hey Crazy4Me fam! Remember the vintage anthropomorphic PY Miyao craze we dove into earlier? Buckle up, because things just got wilder than a sumo wrestler on a pogo stick!

PY Anthropomorphic Frying Pans, Wedding Elephants, Penguin Shakers and Corn Skewers 1950s Japan
PY Anthropomorphic Frying Pans, Wedding Elephants, Penguin Shakers and Corn Skewers 1950s Japan
Vintage Anthropomorphic PY Japan 1950s Pig Wall Plaques and Lefton/Norcrest Cookie Jars
Vintage Anthropomorphic PY Japan 1950s Pig Wall Plaques and Lefton/Norcrest Cookie Jars

March 2024 was a whirlwind for vintage kitschy cute anthropomorphic PY Japan, Norcrest, Lefton, ESD and more collectors. Prices for these quirky Japanese ceramics literally skyrocketed on platforms like eBay. We’re talking mind-blowing figures for some of the rarest PY Japan pieces the collector market has ever seen!

Vintage PY Anthropomorphic Flower Planters and Wall PLaques Japan 1950s
Vintage PY Anthropomorphic Flower Planters and Wall PLaques Japan 1950s
Vintage Anthropomorphic Norcrest/PY Fish Sugar and Creamers
Vintage Anthropomorphic Norcrest/PY Fish Sugar and Creamers
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The Best Strawberry Shortcake Jewelry | Erstwilder Vintage Collection

Get ready, nostalgia lovers and vintage enthusiasts! The world of Strawberry Shortcake has collided with the whimsical creations of Erstwilder, and the result is a jewelry collection so adorable it might just make your heart sing.

A Blast from the Berry Best Past

Remember those sun-drenched afternoons spent with Strawberry Shortcake and her berry best friends? Remember the sweet scents of strawberry fields, the giggles of Custard the Cat, and the feeling that anything was possible in Strawberryland? Erstwilder has bottled those childhood memories and sprinkled them with their signature vintage-inspired magic, creating a jewelry line that will transport you back in time.

Wearable Works of Art

Strawberry Shortcake Brooch
Strawberry Shortcake Brooch

Imagine Strawberry Shortcake herself, her iconic red hair and freckles brought to life in vibrant resins. Or wear the sweet Berry Happy Home as a reminder that some of the best adventures happen in the simplest places. Each piece in the Erstwilder x Strawberry Shortcake collection is meticulously hand-assembled, bursting with hand-painted details and intricate designs. These aren’t just accessories; they’re wearable works of art!

Strawberry Shortcake Brooch
Erstwilder Strawberry Shortcake Brooch

Unleash Your Inner Berry-Lover

Whether you’re a die-hard Strawberry Shortcake fan or simply adore Erstwilder’s quirky charm, this collection speaks to the inner child in all of us. Let the Strawberry Shortcake Smile Drop Earrings add a touch of whimsy to your day. Or wear the Sitting on a Strawberry Necklace (as I am in this photo) serve as a reminder to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures. Plus, as an Erstwilder partner, I always enjoy the thrill of collaborating on such fun collections and designs – it brings out the creative kid in me.

New to Erstwilder’s whimsical world? Dive deeper into their delightful collections like the Heartfelt Hydrangea series, bursting with floral charm, or the Care Bears collaboration, spreading messages of love and care through adorable resin accessories. You won’t be disappointed!

A Limited Edition Treat

Like all good things, this collection won’t last forever. So, if you’re longing for a sprinkle of nostalgia and a dash of playful style, head over to your favorite Erstwilder stockist and snag these treasures before they’re gone. After all, a little bit of Strawberry Shortcake sweetness goes a long way!

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Vintage Easter Kitsch: Your Guide to Collectible Bunnies & More

Easter brings a playful spirit with its vibrant colors, adorable bunnies, and of course, hidden eggs! If you have a soft spot for nostalgic charm, you’ll adore the world of vintage Easter kitsch. Think ceramic bunny planters, whimsical 1950s figurines, and more. Let’s dive into this cheerful world and discover how to build your own collection of Easter treasures.

The Timeless Charm of Vintage Easter Collectibles

Vintage Easter kitsch has a way of stealing hearts across generations. The bright colors, cheerful designs, and pure whimsy take us back to simpler, more playful times. If you’re searching for ways to add a dose of vintage delight to your Easter decor, look no further than these classics:

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Why I Love Norcrest Mermaids (And You Will Too!)

Vintage Norcrest Mermaids
Vintage Norcrest Mermaids

The Story Behind the Mermaids

There’s something special about Norcrest mermaids that sets them apart in the world of collectibles. I adore them for their craftsmanship, their adorable charm, and that vintage allure that’s simply irresistible. These ceramic treasures from the 1950s are more than just decorations; they’re tiny masterpieces capturing the whimsical beauty of mermaids. Let’s dive into why I’m obsessed with Norcrest mermaids, and why I think you’ll fall in love with them as well!

Norcrest Mermaid Lipstick Holder

The history of Norcrest mermaids is just as fascinating as the figures themselves. It all began with Hide Naito, a Japanese immigrant who founded a gift shop in Portland, Oregon, way back in 1921. Over time, that little shop grew into a huge wholesale operation. After World War II, Hide and his son Sam made a bold move: they shifted their focus to “Made in Japan” gifts, and that’s when Norcrest China Company was born (in 1958).

Norcrest quickly became a hit, known for its high-quality ceramics. Their mermaids, with their iconic designs, were stars of the collection, gracing bathrooms and powder rooms across America. Alongside these charming mermaids, Norcrest’s whimsical bluebird series and head vases were also beloved. I love that Norcrest became a household name – there’s something so special about owning a piece of that nostalgic history.

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Apple Vision Pro: Work Smarter, Have More Fun

Apple Vision Pro
Using my Apple Vision Pro for productivity

Discover a revolutionary approach to small business tasks with the Apple Vision Pro. This game-changing device turns work into an exciting adventure!

From the serenity of the park to the hustle of my antique booth, the Vision Pro is my perfect productivity partner. Imagine effortlessly tackling spreadsheets surrounded by nature (watch my video), or using Google Lens in a flash to price antiques. My blog writing has even become more inspired!

The Vision Pro infuses fun into every workday task. It’s a testament to the power of technology to make our work lives better. If you’re ready to streamline your small business and experience true joy in productivity, the Vision Pro is your answer.

Want to see the Apple Vision Pro in action? Check out my video to see how it transforms my workday.

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Using Apple Vision Pro: What It’s Really Like!

A journey into the unknown can be thrilling, and my first experience with the Apple Vision Pro was nothing short of a technological revelation. As someone who has always been intrigued by the potential of AR and VR but never took the leap, the launch of Apple’s latest innovation was the catalyst I needed to explore the boundless possibilities of virtual reality. The Vision Pro is the ultimate ‘spatial computer’ that’s revolutionizing the way we interact with technology!

Harnessing a powerful blend of visual, audio, speech, and touch inputs, the Vision Pro doesn’t just break the boundaries—it completely redefines them. This blog post dives into my initial reactions of actually using the Vision Pro and what it’s really like, the intuitive nature of the Vision Pro, and how it has reshaped my understanding of future tech.

Unboxing the Future: Apple Vision Pro Unveiled

The moment I unboxed the Apple Vision Pro, I knew I was stepping into a new era of digital interaction. For someone without any prior VR headset experience, I was amazed at how user-friendly and straightforward the setup was. Apple has truly outdone itself, creating an interface that feels like second nature. It’s not just a product; it’s a portal to experiences yet imagined, making the Vision Pro a game-changer for both VR enthusiasts and newcomers alike. You can watch my unboxing video here.

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