I've got Christmas on the brain....Here's some lovely stuff I got from one of my favorite shops, the Agoura Antique Mart.
This is one of the best and oldest antique malls in Southern California. The reason they've been able to stay in business is that they've always been one step ahead of decorating and collecting trends.
Maria Bartolet has owned it for the last 17 years-- check out her blog at http://agouraantiquemart.blogspot.com/
Here's some lovely Christmas postcards from Agoura-- copies will be available soon for crafting on Etsy and RubyLogan.com.
Here's three more of the prints that will soon be available in either 8 1/2 x 11 or 11 x 14". Great for crafts or to make up as holiday gifts with old vintage frames.
Happy Antiquing and Collecting everyone. I'll post when everything's up on Etsy and Ruby Logan.com.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
This is from the first half hour of the show, before things get too messed up. It's odd being in a big room full of people where everyone is quiet because they're looking through paper. This show is like Christmas morning for me, I always run out of money before I run out things to buy.
This is my favorite new thing. It's another photo, called a Cabinet photo, of the Levey Sisters. They were big stars in vaudeville. This also came with two scans of posters from their appearances in England.
This is the first photo of The Levy Sisters I found, and it's now a card on RubyLogan.com. I'm going to have to do some research about the correct spelling of their name. I'd love to know more about their history.
This show has the best postcard dealers, look for these dog images to be cards soon.
Bull Dog with violets is so sweet. Love the Boxer and Pug, too.
VintagePaperFair.com. Happy Antiquing and Collecting, everybody.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday morning, 7:30. Coming up to the Rose Bowl Flea market.
Can't wait to go in.....the Rose Bowl has lots of antiques and new stuff.
Great Christmas stuff, 30s, 50s & 1900s.
Walter and Margaret Keane are one of my guilty pleasures. Their artwork is creepy and sort of cool at the same time. I have a selection of Keane Christmas cards that will soon be up on RUBYLOGAN.COM. So I had to buy this little book not knowing the treasures it held. For a mere dollar, I got information on Keane paintings owned by Miss Lana Turner and Jerry Lewis.
Here's a Jerry Lewis family portrait painted by Margaret Keane. And he thinks women don't have a sense of humor?
It's 9:30, it's getting crowded and hot. Time to go home!
Happy Antiquing and Collecting everybody. Check out RubyLogan.com for cards made from Vintage art, and breed specific dog condolence cards.
It's not all chalkware heads and deco bronzes. I collect some odd stuff, too. Yardley makeup was the coolest thing in the world for teen girls in the mid to late sixties. Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy were their best known models, and the line advertised in the Beatles' concert programs and later on the tv show "The Monkees.
Scary white lipstick!!!! Why why why?
My online store, RUBYLOGAN.COM, is now open featuring cards with vintage art I collect at flea markets. Dogs, chorus girl photos, and more to come. Look for our ad in the latest issue of Bark Magazine.