a mothers day card? congratulations on the new baby? i think either might work. i can't remember when i found this little kangaroo, but i wish i had the rest of the set. nothing like the translation of insane joy into neon pastels! the back of the card reads 'the safari set' made by, 'quality crest'. a google search gave me a bunch of goat photos and just a few vintage kitty/puppy cards..
this has been part of my vintage sewing notion collection, found at a san francisco flee market a few years ago. below is a little of the history that i found on this company-
The Pacific Outfitting Company was founded in 1907 as a part of a larger chain of stores, including the Eastern and Columbia Outfitting Companies. The corporation was founded in 1887 by Alfred Shemanski, a Polish immigrant. Pacific opened in Seattle in a storefront at 422 Pike Street, and eventually set up stores in Spokane and Bellevue. Pacific started as a clothing store for women, soon expanding to sell men’s apparel as well. The store was managed by Max Lipman from 1912 until his death in 1953. Lipman used World War I to establish the store by gaining a monopoly on credit. Lipman was also able to keep the store open during the Depression, something many of his neighbors were not able to do.
simple and strange mid century doll illustrations in this book..wish there were more. mostly it's a text, outlining the history of dolls and doll making. i think i picked up this book in new haven, ct. at a charity book sale.
published in 1956 by the macmillan company in new york.
kitsch yarn art greeting card. this one was made by sunshine art studios, inc. i have a few of these and the original box. they aren't dated but i'm guessing the 60's judging from the colors and the fashion.
i wish this had a date on it:/ this little treasure was found in a very old sewing machine cabinet and it still has the metal hoop, button guide, metal coil, and decorative pattern images like the flower on the womans sweater. i wish i was better at dating these things...it's a big window but, i'm guessing it's after the 20's but before the 50's.
crazy! i found these vintage easter bunnies made out of bleach bottles. the fur is a gathered plastic film, the feet,ears, and hands are cut plastic packing foam and their hollowed out bellies were filled with green easter grass and surely at one time chocolate eggs and jelly beans:)
my studio is behind an amazing vintage and antique shop. Sometimes on the way to the studio...i get a peek of some really inspiring treasures! i loved these little handmade dolls and had to take their picture. the collection reminded me of a fairy tale ball with a catholic nun chaperon.
Gold square hoop earrings from etsy seller umbleweedbeadco. Sunglasses $10 from a sidewalk cart. Scarf made from hot pink,white, and black striped vintage fabric, found at the goodwill. Vintage black Calvin Klein t-shirt. Leather jacket bought years ago at the Salvation Army.