A while back I purchased a wonderful collection of vintage items and ephemera from a lovely lady who was emigrating to Canada. Amongst those items was a rather lovely old cardboard box containing a wonderful array of different vintage advertisments that she had collected over the years. I had great fun sitting up in bed that night and pulling out the contents of the box.
The rather lovely box that I would guess pre dates the First World War.
Two very sweet childrens books that date from the early twenties, they are in lovely condition.
Vintage Marigolds!! and love the original corn cure above it (and it is unopened).
A packet of unopened cold water dye.
More old packaging.
Wouldn't we love to buy these lovely cases at these prices, and there was 50% off!! Mind you, they were very expensive for the time.
Beautiful coloured pictures of ladies and children in Edwardian dress.
I love these, my Mum found them in the charity shop where she helps out. It is an original box of Edwardian dance cards complete with their original pencil.
I love the lady on the front (click the picture to enlarge).
Lists of all the dances inside the cards, the gentlemen would mark the cards so that they had the chance to dance with the lady, (I would have been one of the wall flowers no doubt and my dance card would have been empty!!).
A full box of mending cotton from Paris for stockings.
It is a wonderful collection and built up over many years. I did promise that I would keep it all intact and probably add to it as and when I find things. It is a fascinating record of how advertising has changed over the years. Hope you all have a good week. Mum is on her way up as we speak to help me list all of my stock for the forthcoming fairs!! We are both going to be lost under a mountain of eiderdowns and quilts later.