Tag Archives: history

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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Corn Husk Dolls

I listed a pair of corn husk dolls last week and it brought back memories of making them as a child. Of course, I had no instructions to follow so just made up a technique. But there are instructions on … Continue reading

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What is Millefiori?

Last week I listed a channel set millefiori necklace pendant. When listing an item, one doesn’t take the space to explain what a term means.  So I thought I’d explain what millefiori means and how it is made. According to … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty–A Phenomenon

I recently listed another Hello Kitty themed sheet set.  Whenever I list a Hello Kitty product, it seems like it doesn’t stay long on my shelves.  So I thought I’d do a brief post on the phenomenon that is Hello … Continue reading

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Cuff Links

I recently sold a pair of button cufflinks and became curious about the history of cufflinks and some to the various styles that I’ve seen over the years. So here’s a bit on history and a gallery of styles of … Continue reading

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Listings 4.11.12

Vintage History Prints Today! Link to Rose’s Sundries on eBay for bids.

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Listings 4.4.12

Vintage History Prints Today! Link to Rose’s Sundries on eBay for bids.

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Listings 3.31.12

Vintage Historic Prints Today! Link to Rose’s Sundries on eBay for bids.

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History of Cabinet Photos

Collecting Photography>Cabinet Card Photos Timeline Introduced: 1866.  First used for horizontal views, then eventually adapted for portraits. Peak popularity: 1880s. Although not uncommon in the 1870s, the cabinet card did not displace the carte de visite completely until the 1880s. … Continue reading

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