Giveaway Time – Vintage Goodness is now on Redbubble!

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GIVEAWAY IS OVER – Congratulations Becky! :)

FINALLY I get to announce the newest addition to my little Vintage Goodness empire – a shop on Redbubble! For those of you who don’t know, Redbubble is a print on demand site where you can offer your designs for sale on t-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, throw pillows, stickers, posters… the list goes on and on. I decided to give it a go, and it’s been super fun so far!

And of course, I’m doing a giveaway to celebrate – how could I not? I’ve got 17 designs up to choose from – any item that is $25 or less is up for grabs! All you have to do to enter is email me at vintagegoodness@gmail.com – put Redbubble Giveaway in the subject line, and inside the email let me know which product you would like to receive if you win. That’s it! I’ll announce the winner next Sunday, November 20th! :)

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Featured Collectible – Bartlett Collins Glass Cookie Jars

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Photo by Everything Modern on Etsy

For whatever reason, I don’t think I have ever seen a Bartlett Collins glass cookie jar here in Ohio. They were located in Oklahoma until they were purchased by Indiana Glass in the early 80’s, so maybe not too many cookie jars found their way across the Mississippi?

Anyway, they are on my thrifting bucket list – this one, in particular:

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Vintage Bartlett Collins Glass Cookie Jar Turquoise & Green Daisy

I would be just as happy to run across it in yellow…

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Vintage Bartlett Collins Glass Cookie Jar Yellow & Orange Daisy

Or orange…

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Vintage Bartlett Collins Glass Cookie Jar Orange & Yellow Daisy

There are lots of fun designs besides this one out there, really I would be happy to find any of them at this point… They are fairly easy to identify as Bartlett Collins, with their very recognizable lid style.

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Vintage Bartlett Collins Frosted Glass Yellow Tulips Cookie Jar

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Vintage Bartlett Collins Green Glass Mushrooms Cookie Jar

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Vintage Bartlett Collins Blue Dutch Boy & Girl Glass Cookie Jar

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Vintage Flower Power Bartlett Collins Glass Cookie Jar

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Vintage Hansel & Gretel Bartlett Collins Glass Cookie Jar

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Vintage Kids Rolling Cookies Bartlett Collins Glass Cookie Jar

These are just a few of my favorites that I ran across, head on over to eBay and Etsy to check out all that’s currently available for sale – there’s lots to love, and prices on them are usually quite affordable!

Bartlett Collins Glass Cookie Jars on eBay

Bartlett Collins Glass Cookie Jars on Etsy

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New Goodness On Etsy – Vintage National Dairy Council School Posters!

Vintage National Dairy Council School Poster Milk CartonsSo I found a set of vintage National Dairy Council school posters a while ago. Quite a while ago. OK – a year ago. I’m ALWAYS behind on listing my paper ephemera, I’ve learned to just accept it as the normal state of things… ;)

Anyway, they are super cool, and at 8.5″ x 11″, they are a great size for framing. Here’s a couple of my favorites, click on over if you want to check out all of them!

Vintage School Poster National Dairy Council Print EggsVintage National Dairy Council Ice Cream School PosterVintage National Dairy Council Toast PosterNational Dairy Council Vintage Chocolate Milk Poster

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Let’s Start A Trend! Vintage Wooden Animal Figurines

Alligator photo by Guest Of The Past on Etsy

Ceramic animal figurines get love. Brass animal figurines get love. But wood animal figurines? Not as much. Painted wooden figurines get a little bit, (I’m looking at you, Dala Horses!) but I think that the general anti-brown sentiment hurts the unpainted ones, pushing them beneath the radar…

Let’s change that, people! A little collection on a mantle or bookshelf would be super cool – there’s a LOT to love out there, let’s take a look…

bighorn sheep wooden figurineVintage Cryptomeria Wood Big Horn Sheep Figurine

wood hedgehog figurine scandanavianVintage Scandanavian Wooden Hedgehog Figurine

vintage wood sleeping cat figurineVintage Carved Wood Sleeping Cat Figurine

vintage running deer wood figurineVintage Carved Wood Jumping Deer Figurine

vintage swedish wooden horse candle holderVintage Swedish Horse Wooden Candle Holder Figurine

carved wood bear figurinesVintage Carved Wood Bear Figurine Set
(these would be awesome as bookends!)

vintage wooden monkey figurineVintage Wooden Monkey Figurine Japan

vintage wooden dolphin figurineVintage Satinwood Wooden Dolphin Figurine

vintage teak wood cat figurineVintage Teak Wood Mid Century Modern Cats Figurine

vintage wooden alligator crocodile figurineVintage Wooden Alligator / Crocodile Figurine

vintage wood modernist dog figurineVintage Mid Century Modern Wood Dog Figurine

vintage russian wood bird figurineVintage Russian Carved Wood Bird Figurine

vintage carved wood lion figurineVintage Carved Wood Lion Figurine

vintage wood hear see no evil monkey figurinesVintage Hear No Evil See No Evil Speak No Evil Monkey Figurines

vintage bull oxen wood figurinesVintage Oxen / Bull Wooden Figurine Set

vintage carved wooden elephant figurinesVintage Carved Wood Elephant Figurine Set

Do any of you already collect them? I would LOVE to see photos – just send them to me at vintagegoodness@gmail.com, if I get enough I will share them on a follow up post! :)

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Featured Collectible – Howard Pierce Ceramics

howard pierce ceramics header 2Girl With Flowers Figurine – Photo by Lem’s Lark Basement

A couple of weeks ago I picked up this lovely 6″ Mary & Baby Jesus figurine at a church sale – it was stamped on the bottom with just a name: Howard Pierce.

Howard Pierce Ceramic Mary & Jesus Green FigurineWhen I started researching it, I immediately fell in love – there are SO many amazing Howard Pierce pieces out there! I swear, no matter how long you buy and sell vintage items, there is always something that you have never seen before… That’s part of the fun, right? :)

A Bit Of History

Howard Pierce Ceramics or Howard Pierce Porcelain operated out of California from the 1940’s until the early 1990’s. According to a brochure he used to give to visitors at his studio:

“Howard personally handles all aspects of the ceramics — from original sculpture modeling, making of the molds, formulating the clay body and glazes, to the production and firing of the pieces. Each piece an original, hand-crafted American product. Howard continues to focus on porcelain, a high quality ceramic process which includes a single firing at 2150°F.”

He seems to have specialized in animal and people figurines, but there are some really cool vases floating around out there as well. Howard Pierce pieces are popular with collectors – and rightly so! Luckily, while some pieces are rather expensive (as in several hundred dollars expensive!), there are also pieces that go for very reasonable prices, many in the $12 to $15 range. My Mary and Jesus sold for $31 at auction on eBay.

Howard Pierce Goodness

howard pierce owl vaseCalifornia Pottery Artist Howard Pierce Vase w/ Modernist Owls

howard pierce cat figurinesPair Of Howard Pierce Art Pottery Siamese Cat Figurines

howard pierce st. francis figurineVintage Howard Pierce St. Francis Of Assisi Figurine

howard pierce bud vasesVintage Howard Pierce California Pottery Bud Vases Set

howard pierce bunny rabbit figurineVintage Howard Pierce Medium Bunny Rabbit Figurine

howard pierce angel with harp figurineVintage Howard Pierce Angel With Harp Figurine

howard pierce goose geese figurinesVintage Howard Pierce Ceramic Geese Figurines

howard pierce girl with basket figurineVintage Howard Pierce Girl With Basket Figurine

These are just some of my favorites that I wanted to share – there is LOTS more where this came from – just head on over to Etsy or eBay to see everything that is currently available for sale!

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