Category Vintage

Vintage halloween toys

Hello halloween is next month, in the spirit of ghostly witchy toys , booooo! These lovely vintage toys are sure to start of halloween vintage style! The 3 plastic orange witches are candy holders, very collectible! Next up , . tin noise makers one with pumpkins and the other with black cats and owls, the […]

Antique Metal Mesh Purse & Vintage beaded purses I wonder what they Carried in these tiny bags??

1st purse is a white beaded purse. From early 1900’s  it’s made of tiny white beads and faux- pearl stones to make the flower pattern on front of purse, the handles and closures are made of metal. Well made and in excellent condition no strings are coming undone or pearls missing, its perfect!! The next picture-Metal mesh […]

PCC Fleamarket- vintage nesting tables & vanity desk

the first pic shows thepiece nesting tables, I don’t know If I will stack them? keep them together or separate? If I stack them I will have to trim off  inches from the legs, I saw an example on a DIY magazine..I dont know yet… so far this year I have had 2 lucky finds at PCC […]

Vintage Barbie collector cards! print and frame easy DIY decor

a while back i posted vintage barbie art from thrift store ..i found another one!!! here you go enjoy!! bubble cut barbie wearing nautical shirt and blue shorts, cute!

DIY project #2 under 20 minutes & $2.00! decoration for Doorway / Hallway

I found this nice gold toned Purse coat Hook at Goodwill for .50 cents, it was on sale(50% off ) and love that color of the day sale, always ask when you go to goodwill what is “color of the day” depending on the color, look at the tags and they are 50% off, the […]

quick DIY 10 min project for less than $2.00!

before picture – hello this was one of my easiest cheapest DIY projects, took me 10 mins…and cost me less than 2.00!! i went to goodwill and purchased this key holder frame for 1.00 it was 50% off that day, (look for the color of the day sale) and this becomes a more personalized purse/coat […]

collecting kewpie continues…WHERE HAVE ALL THE KEWPIE COLLECTORS GONE?

porcelain kewpie with heart on front side on tummy, this kewpie is stringed at arms and legs making him poseable 🙂 but i keep him in a comfy box, i don’t want him to break, this one is one of my favorites:) the smaller kewpie with black jacket is celluloid, plastic family…. and very tiny and hollow, very fragile, the clothes and […]


hello these antique babytoys were the teethers and noisemakers babies in the 1930 and 1940s were given by their moms! amazingly one of these goes for $95 and To me they have more value because they have been in my family since 1930’s. I’m the proud owner now, and I wanted to share them with everyone…I […]

Hello kitty & Kewpie Doll vintage wood frames DIY PROJECT for wall decor under $5.00 in less than 5 minutes!

hEllo Kitty vintage wood frame $1.95- in pretty purple  this Vintage hello kitty is a rare version of the sanrio character.  Kelly my 8yr old LOVES HELLO KITTY, and purple is her fav color, this $1.95 buy from thrift store, is smart choice. TIP: To hang on wall use ribbons or lace, it’s a soft GIRLY  touch, ,,,  RE-USE, RE-INVENT, RE-PURPOSE, […]

VINTAGE PAPER DOLLS – DIY easy project! home decor in minutes! paperdoll for framing quick cheap and unique!

hello fellow vintage ladies! or fellas! here is a vintage paperdoll couple i found on google 🙂 love her outfits, the green coat and pink ruffle dress are beautiful, auw I wish I had those pieces in my closet!!! lol This is perfect for framing!! or scrapbooking! todays DIY PROJECT is a quick print, cut, glue, […]

barbie and skipper finds from thrift stores june and july shopping!

Hawaiian Fun Skipper from 1991 with the large doe eyes that were popular in the late ’80s and early ’90s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Hello everyone I found boxed barbies and skipper outfits  all for an excellent deal at my local thrift store. Skipper is a favorite of many including myself! here are 2 outfits from […]

vintage/ antique words that you should now before going out to treasure hunt!

Hello I wanted to do a quick post to go over the words or lingo that flea markets regulars use!! this can also be used for garage sales, yard sales.. “vintage” Anything Older than you, lol Seriously something 2 yrs ago can be considered vintage!! with that said, vintage doesn’t exactly mean good or expensive, people […]

2nd part of june rosebowl flea market finds…vintage makeup bag, pyrex dishes, caged metal flower frogs, ! more..

  blue vintage pyrex fridge dish for $3.00!!   Flea market finds; June 2012… purchases were overall exciting finds.. caged metal flower frogs! lovely finds, these are versatile, they can be picture holders, name card place holders for dinners, meetings, etc… brush holders, pencil holders, tool holders, so many uses! and have the vintage retro vibe […]

Vintage Lifestyle Returns with Make-up- Max Factor Lipstick, Estee Lauder powder compact, Elizabeth Arden Lipstick container elegant touches a must!

compact – estee lauder powder- small travel or clutch size- adorable! gold toned case- mirror and pocket watch lookpicture below= left to right max factor lipstick, Estee Lauder powder, Elizabeth Arden containerhello Ladies I am back with more tiny treasures and these are sure to catch your attention!  imagine a night out on the town with a fancy beaded dress or evening […]

Figurines from Thrift Stores, kewpie, mickey mouse, precious moments, avon, porcelain .50 cents to $5.00

mickey made of porcelain , kewpie below,  girl in blue is a avon perfume bottle, precious moments baby with pacifier and big eyes 🙂  so beautiful! she is porcelain stringed and rooted hair. I love little dolls they are mini works of art! kewpie dish..porcelain and numbered..signed by rose o’neil.ginny’s umbrella this is a rare find, i never have […]

RoseBowl Sunday in Pasadena, Ca. what to wear, what to bring, tips!!

♥Rosebowl in Pasadena, Ca what: Flea Market when: 2nd sunday of each month why: Tons and Tons of Vendors and So much Too look at from Home decorations, outdoor patio furniture, Vintage jewelry, retro rock tees and so much more! TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU HAVE AN ENJOYABLE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE! 🙂 * BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS! […]

Vintage Lifestyle -the Kitchen also catches the Vintage Look for Less!

Hello Good Morning Happy Thursday! Wow this week is flying by, I love it…this means closer to the weekend and I LOVE weekends! Flea markets, garage sales, thrift stores….aaaahhh need i say more?! The word Pyrex brings a smile to my face 🙂 If you know Good Quality and You enjoy the vintage graphics, 60’s 70’s […]

Collecting Kewpie -4 kewpies

This sitting Kewpie was a find from PCC in the beginning of year, she is a different type of kewpie we are used to seeing but she still very cute…  Dolls from Earlier this year….           70’S Kewpie figurines they are marked norcrest japan and very sentimental side of kewpie with tears, makes you […]

Vogue Dolls I found at Thrift Store For under $5.00 love thrift stores!!

Recently I went to local thrift store and found 2 VINTAGE (1970’S)  VOGUE DOLLS!!   The markings on 1st Doll –  Her head is marked “GINNY” & Upper back part of doll is also marked-  “VOGUE DOLLS 1972 MADE IN HONG KONG 3″ 2nd Doll I found at same store brings a magic lamp on the middle part of her back, […]

tin dollhouse part 2 …kitchen,bedrooms, upper deck Outdoor patio look how cute!

hello how is everyone’s weekend? found any good and unique  vintage items? or antiques??? all you pickers and collectors….what have you found? isnt it exciting? I sure do get a thrill out of finding my one of a kind things… then fixing them or cleaning them, and giving them that second chance to shine:) aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! loooooove […]

Tin Dollhouse and Dollhouse Mini furniture

Hello Dearest vintage readers!! Happy Friday!! Well to get us inspired for this weekends treasure hunt at thrift shops, garage sales or flea markets, wherever it is you choose to go………..this is one of my vintage dollhouses, I love this dollhouse it is my favorite at the moment, I love the bright colors and beautiful retro floors […]

vintage doll house furniture images

Lovely Miniature Doll house Furniture are works of art! Some of the vintage or Antiques I have found are so tiny yet they are perfect, they have every tiny detail!! Victorian Doll houses are one of my favorite items to collect, they are full of detail, unique,  Victorian woman were so e Victorian furniture Velvet collection   […]

4 Flea Markets in So. Cal one for each Sunday!! hours plus other info…

Vintage and Antiques collectibles can be found in these 4 lovely places 🙂 this post will be about 3 flea markets that are held once a month and 1 that you can catch every sunday.. items you will find: 2nd hand or As I prefer Previously loved items, reason to go: unique one of a kind items, […]

Vintage Thrift Store Finds- Elegant Vintage for Vanity Table or Powder Room

Hello Vintage Ladies! April Thrift Shopping in Southern California My favorite thrift stores are the small ma and pa shops, they usually have the best prices. This Post I will show you Beaded Purses, Brush and Hand held Mirror.  I found my previously loved items in a thrift store shop in Reseda, CA. Shopping In these […]

barbie doll tips- continued….markings on barbie are patents date!

Hello Barbie doll fans and collectors 🙂 The markings on Barbie’s butt are from her patent year!!  not the year that Barbie was made!! Some Barbies will have 1966 marking on lower area, rear end, but that means her patent was from that date. The proper way of knowing when your barbie was made would be the […]

Betty Bonnet Paper Doll, c.1909

Paper Doll From Ladies Home Journal, c.1909 Betty Bonnet Paper-Doll  (scroll down for 2 dresses)   From Ladies Home Journal, a Betty Bonnet Paper Doll, c. 1909 Paper Doll – 1) Click on doll and in new window edit size if need to. 2) Print doll and make sure to resize Dress as well. Related articles Paper […]

Carrying a handbag – beauty guide from 1958…the right way to carry your handbag

Hello Vintage Ladies! Good morning and It’s Monday!! I want to start the week by sharing this article …from 1958 its a guide to carrying a bag!! I love reading anything that teaches etiquette and of course you will need to adapt to modern times!! lol but its a good read…enjoy! CARRYING A HANDBAG from Nancy Taylor’s Beauty […]

victorian gothic vintage finds from thrift store hunting!

Hello Vintage Ladies ♥ Today I have these amazing finds They are Thrift Store Treasure hunts from Jan, Feb, March 2012. This GLAMOUR GIRL vintage box  okay this box has mirrors on each side and lined with black velvety fabric, it has a beautiful sexy lady with red flower and blonde hair, it looks like a […]

is there any REAL money in Doll Collecting? Doll Dealing?

If you have love for dolls and truly enjoy learning about dolls then THE TRUE winnings isn’t money .. The WINNINGS are the good times you will have when you play dress up with your child, or when you collect or show off your collection/displays to family friends, even here on blogs, that’s the true collector someone who enjoys […]

Collecting Dolls BARBIE. MADAME ALEXANDER AND GINNY some of the most wanted dolls

Collectible Dolls- BARBIE, MADAME ALEXANDER, GINNY Barbie dolls– A favorite of collectors of all range of ages, from the rookie 5 yr old collectors to the closet collectors (teens) to the stay at home moms that couldnt afford dolls and now as adults find joy in childhood dolls a reality! (me)   Barbie dolls are […]

Kewpie Mania continues..from my collection

  kewpie mania continues….cant help myself !!♥ these kewpies are available for purchase. I try to offer different items on my ebay page, If you dont see the Kewpies simply email and will post if it’s  still available.  To the Right Creator Of Kewpies Rose O’Neil A brief History of Kewpie Creator: Rose O’neil publication: Ladies Home Journal […]

Disney vintage toys 1960’s

These toys are from the 1960’s Markings- Hong Kong     They have wooden Wheels, Body made of wood as well. They are Lady, Tramp, Goofy, Pluto and Mickey Mouse These will go up on Ebay this week.

Vintage Valentine’s Day Cards – print give and be loved

vintage valentine’s day cards- these  darling images are perfect for your vintage sweetie:) print cut and get creative…add these to colorful thick or glossy paper…just cut cards out and glue on another piece of paper..add glitter in the form of a heart♥ if  made with love these are perfect HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY  XOXO

Dolls- Antique dolls vs. New Dolls

  Antique dolls vs. new dolls:   Some antique dolls cost less than or about the same as contemporary  dolls, or more popular in-demand collectibles.       Go over the hairstyle, stitching, and facial expressions.   Some dolls have lovely, carefully painted faces.   Damage: Imperfections such as cracks or holes may lower Price.   If you […]

Type of Materials used for doll making (1st part)

    You will need to know what your doll is made out of, this will give you a better guide to choosing your doll.  The type of material you enjoy the most should be considered…and what looks best in your home,  is it for display or play or for personal or for a child. […]

Doll Terms you need to learn before yard sales, garage sales, flea markets this weekend!

Doll Terms or Words you need to learn before shopping this weekend!!  love dolls??? I DO!  Collectible Dolls: Common Terms or YARD SALE LINGO FOR DOLL BUYERS AND COLLECTORS When buying collectible dolls, be sure YOU GOT THESE down!! Antique dolls: Antique dolls were made prior to 1930.    Collectible dolls: Any doll that you can collect […]

vintage barbie art

Barbie Sings! This came from a salvation army floor!! yes on the floor!! i will put it in a frame! Love these vintage mattel photos. DIY weekend its simple, print and frame. Cheap, fast yet beautiful add for your wall!

haggling at yard sales, garage sales, flea markets, swap meets

♥What does the word haggling mean? According to an online dictionary this is what it means.. ↓ hag·gle ) bargain in a petty, quibbling, and often contentious manner: wrangle, dispute, or cavil: verb (used with object) mangle in cutting; hack. settle on by haggling. 5.Archaic . to harass with wrangling or haggling I […]

Kewpie vintage postcard Jailer Valentine

kewpie is one of my favorite vintage items, anything with kewpie I love! for valentines I love making copies of these rare vintage postcards. This one is really special and I wanted to share on my blog Related articles Kewpie Collectibles ( kewpie ( PCC flea market 01/01/12 (

PCC flea market 01/01/12

Beautiful wonderful magical places where treasures are waitting to be found and taken home to be cleaned, fixed or just displayed by YOU! This is my Favorite thing about the weekends!!! I will list tips and prices, pictures and adventures. This is my 2nd post for the yard sale topic for my blog Miss.Funes Bella♥ […]


MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE WEEKEND IS THE YARD SALES! WHAT IS A YARD SALE? A garage sale, also known as a yard sale, rummage sale, tag sale, lawn sale, attic sale, moving sale, or junk sale, is an informal, irregularly scheduled event .  the goods in a garage sale are unwanted, AND put up […]


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             kewpie collecting:)♥ here is a kewpie candy container ..isnt he adorable? –this kewpie container was made in 1915 and retailed for 38.00 to 45.00 dollars now it’s worth anywhere from 80 to 120 dollars SO WORTH IT!! ISNT IT?                     do you like […]

Collecting journal

HALLOWEEN AND THANKSGIVING BLOCKS SUPER CUTE these halloween blocks are so CUTE! If you notice they are double sided, one side says HAPPY HALLOWEEN then HAPPY THANKSGIVING on oppositte side! the pumpkins serve as double happy time! and scarecrow is just adorable! Very Practical and very festive! Kids can play also they will have arranging […]