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April 15th, 2014

Bring On The Peeps!

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Some past works made with marshmallow Peeps entered in a 2012 contest held at the Thorson Memorial Library in Elbow Lake, MN. Even diabetics can’t resist little dioramas made with Peeps!

dioramas made with marshmallow peeps

gulliver peeps dioarama

April 9th, 2014

Hats Off To The Gun-Toting Cookie

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

I love cookie cutters, so it kinda kills me to sell this vintage aluminum one depicting a cowboy — or a soldier. The guns say “cowboy”, but the hat says, well, I’m not sure what… In any case, it’s no wonder folks can’t catch the gingerbread man — he’s packin’ heat! Another pic here. Keep up with more of what we sell here and here.

gun toting vintage cookie cutter

April 3rd, 2014

All Aboard The Circus Linens!

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Found here, here, and here.

vintage embroidered kids circus linen

vintage embroidered elephant tablecloth

vintage applique circus linen

March 31st, 2014

Dames & Dogs #81

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Circa 1956; via.

vintage color photo of two women with wolf-like dogs

March 30th, 2014

Mayor Wagner, Your Horoscope For March 30, 1954

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Chart for the mayor of New York City denotes that he will do a good job, despite his lack of support.

your horoscope for march 30 1954

March 27th, 2014

Giddy-Up!

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

An ad for a sterling silver saddle ring. Circa 1947.

1947 saddle ring

March 18th, 2014

Dames & Dogs #80

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

An antique lunch pail featuring little girls playing with a dog. For sale here.

vintage lithographed lunch box noegrets

antique vintage dames and dogs lunchbox no egretsantiques

March 17th, 2014

From Underpants & Lederhosen To Kilts

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

I still yearn to see Sir Oliver T. Puddington in lederhosen — but that doesn’t mean I am also not enthralled by the idea of seeing our Basset Hound in a kilt. Bonus points for being able to also get the other pets into the action, or portrait, as the case may be. Custom pet portraits by Fotos 2 Art.

custom dog cat pet portraits by fotos2art

pets in kilts custom portraits by fotos2art at etsy

March 16th, 2014

Dog Laundry

by Derek

dog-laundry-true-story-1939Ah, the cutthroat world of dog launderers.   From what I can tell, this “Billy and Betty Adventure” from the April 1940 issue of  True Story magazine   involved a pint-sized mob extortion, probably laundering dogs used during cocaine transactions.  You know, you sell a bunch of coke, get a truckload of dogs, but you can’t just spend those dogs, otherwise people will be able to track the dope back to you.  So, you blackmail Billy and Betty into laundering your dogs, which clears the trail and keeps the DEA off your back.  Sounds legit?  Yeah, I should’ve just read the story.

 

February 23rd, 2014

“This old world has some d— funny things in it”

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

We spent yesterday working our monthly dealer day at Exit 55 Antiques, where we found this postcard.

funny things postcard

If interested, you can contact the shop at their official Facebook page — or call the store at (218) 998-3088, between 10 am and 5 pm (central time). Let them know this antique postcard was found in DT’s space, in a small wooden box (like a recipe box).

funny things 1912 postcard