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December 18th, 2014

Holiday Greetings From “The Xmas Tree Country”

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Greetings from CBS stations KGVO & KANA, The Art Mosby Stations, in Montana – “The Xmas Tree Country.” Vintage Christmas ad from the December 18, 1950 issue of Broadcasting Telecasting.

1950-christmas-montana-radio-ad

December 2nd, 2014

The Origins Of Charlie Brown’s Sad Little Christmas Tree

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Hubby and I own this gem of a vintage photo; but now you can get it on cards, napkins, etc. for your very own holiday sharing.

Vintage Photo of a Woman Sitting By A Little Tree Cards
Vintage Photo of a Woman Sitting By A Little Tree Cards by kindnessofstrangers
Shop for a different greeting card template online at zazzle
December 1st, 2014

The Retro Reindeer Are Really Flying!

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

We brought in two retro reindeer to our space in the antique shop — and they both sold in less than a day! The good news is that I had snapped some pics. And the pretty white one with the large eyes is even available on a card at Zazzle! (Use code ZAZCYBER2014 to save up to 65% Off Amazing Products — sale ends tonight at Midnight!) Keep an eye on our antique shop blog to find what other cool vintage and retro Christmas items we have available this holiday.

white retro reindeer

vintage red flocked reindeer

November 25th, 2014

Celebrity Bingo, Anyone?

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Need a way to keep the family’s interest this holiday weekend? Make some celebrity bingo cards! You can adapt this easily to include characters that might be seen the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, use the names & jersey numbers of football players to keep non-football fans interested during game time, etc.. My favorite way to play, however, is during episodes of Charmed. Virtually everyone has been on that show! Seriously, it was like a bewitched version of The Love Boat or Fantasy Island.

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October 23rd, 2014

This Black Cat Is A Bat?

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

This antique composition cat sits upon a wooden bat. Germany, circa 1905. Find more ye olde Hallowe’en here.

antique black composition cat

antique black cat halloween made in germany

September 19th, 2014

Hedda Get Bedda

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

For one of my eBay Guides – click here to find out more!

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September 5th, 2014

The Best Selling Door & Wall Decor In The Country!! 1978

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Brooms! Brooms! Brooms! New & exciting — and the best selling. Wowza.

september 1978 brooms ad

September 2nd, 2014

Hay Wingo

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Part of our back to school display is this teacher’s edition of Hay Wingo. (Clowns are terrifying by themselves; mix them with phonics and doh!) Our price is waaaaay lower than either Ebay or Amazon. So contact us directly or the shop at (218) 998-3088 (between 10 am & 5 pm everyday, Central Time) to snatch this one up!

hay wingo vintage school book

September 1st, 2014

Attack Of The Plastic Floral Hat

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

A vintage plastic hat — yes, entirely plastic! Even the inside — it’s like a weave of plastic! (The very sight of it made my head itch!) White plastic lily of the valley bells topped by green leaves, it even matches its nifty hatbox! Spotted at The Olde Store in Hales Corners, Wisconsin.

plastic vintage floral hat and hatbox

August 26th, 2014

The Cisco Kid

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Vintage ad for the “sensational low-priced Western that should be on your station”. Found in the December 18, 1950 issue of Broadcasting Telecasting. More here.

cisco-kid-ad-1950