Category Archives: Article

Myrtlewood Jewelry

I recently found a myrtlewood tie tack at my favorite thrift store and wondered how many jewelry items are made with myrtlewood.  So on to google and searching for myrtlewood jewelry.   I found relatively few references to myrtlewood jewelry, mostly … Continue reading

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Who is Lucy Rigg?

Lucy Rigg is a Seattle area artist who began her art career by creating dough people which she sold  at the University Street Fair in 1970. According to a 1992 Seattle Times article, the “figures, called Rigglets, along with Rigg, … Continue reading

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Otagiri

オタギリ (Otagiri) Otagiri is a name many collectors recognize.  The company name is Otagiri Mercantile Company, Inc. or OMC.  The company was a wholesaler from Japan and  an importer and a distributor of porcelain, stoneware, and giftware in the San … Continue reading

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Wedding Cake Topper Collectibles

I recently listed a bride and groom table topper on Amazon and thought a post on collecting wedding cake toppers might be in order. Cake toppers first appeared during the Victorian era. Both French and American bakers would hand mold … Continue reading

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Silvalyte

I remember one of the family decorations that I grew up with was a pair of clear glass star shaped taper candleholders.  So when I saw this set of star shaped candleholders, I had to have them.  But these are … Continue reading

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Who is Strawberry Shortcake?

Last week I listed a vintage Strawberry Shortcake sheet that features the original illustrations of the character. According to Wikipedia,  Strawberry Shortcake is a licensed character owned by American Greetings, originally used in greeting cards and expanded to include dolls, posters, and other products. The Strawberry Shortcake properties … Continue reading

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Trends for Halloween 2013

The boom in Halloween business continues to grow each year, and is the second-biggest decorating holiday of the year – behind Christmas. The NRF’s 2012 Halloween consumer spending survey reported a record 170 million people planned to celebrate Halloween and … Continue reading

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Christian Dior Neckties

I currently have three Christian Dior neckties listed on eBay. My search for background on Christian Dior’s neckties landed me on the ties2pillows website. Neckties are fashioned out of silk, linen, synthetics, cotton or wool. The patterns in the fabric … Continue reading

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Who is Ziggy?

Ziggy is a cartoon created by Tom Wilson, a former American Greetings executive. Ziggy first appeared in the 1968 book collection When You’re Not Around, published by American Greetings. The newspaper strip began in June 1971. In 1987 the strip … Continue reading

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Metal Art Clay Jewelry

Yesterday I listed a pendant that appears to be handmade from metal art clay. Today I found this video from Fire Mountain Gems that demonstrates how this product is made into jewelry. Enjoy!

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