Toddler Jodhpurs

It may be too late for you to get your child into a pair of these this winter; but there’s always next year to make him or her freak out everyone else on the sledding hill. (Can you only imagine if they were knit from wool?!) From Fleisher’s Baby Book, Infants To 4 Years, Volume # 101; copyright 1957, Fleisher Yarns, Inc.

vintage fleishners-baby-book snow suit jodhpurs

The Retro Reindeer Are Really Flying!

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

Hay Wingo

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

Attack Of The Plastic Floral Hat

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

Bill “Stay-Smoochie” Gordon

An ad from the December 18, 1950 issue of Broadcasting Telecasting showing how much WHK’s Bill Gordon was loved in Cleveland. According Mel Maurer at The Plain Dealer, “Bill was the original ‘wild and crazy guy,’ a comic innovator who helped to pioneer, if not invent, unscripted radio.”

stay-smoochie-kissable

Ha, Ha, Women Grow Old

Normally I post this sort of sexist stuff over at Kitsch Slapped. But I felt general kitsch lovers might like this too.

vintage aging humor postcard

Postcard No E, copyright 1956 by Petley Studios Inc., Pheonix Arizona. Petley Studios was started by Bob (Robert Teeple) Petley in 1946. The studio began with twelve black and white humorous postcards — but would later become the nations largest publisher and distributor of scenic color postcards. In 1984, Petley was sold to Bruce Finchum.

This vintage gag postcard was spotted at Antiques On Broadway, Fargo.