Friday, November 25, 2022

Latest additions to my advertising ashtray collection

 I oughta count how many I have now.  The total should be at least forty.

Anyway, here's the latest, all from New Jersey:

Coach House Restaurant, Bellmawr, NJ

Bellmawr is usually pronounced 'Belmar.'  And guess what, there is a Belmar, NJ.

Something even more confusing.  There's a Morristown, NJ.  There's also a Moorestown, NJ, which most people pronounce 'Morristown.'  And there's a Mauricetown, NJ, which the locals pronounce 'Morristown.'

That last one is not far from where I live, and I was sure it was pronounced 'Moreecetown, especially since the river it's on I've always heard pronounced as the Maurice (Moreece) River.'  

Mauricetown is really worth a look.  The main part of town dates to the early 1800s, and even today, looks basically untouched.

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The original name of this place was Jim and Helen's Mickey Mouse Bar & Grill.  Some time in the early 1970s Disney went after them (really? Some little place in the middle of nowhere was on their radar???), and the name was changed to Jim and Helen's Mouse Bar & Grill.

I've always had this repulsion for Disney.  Even as a little kid, although I couldn't articulate it, I felt I was being pandered to by this greedy ugly phony company.   

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First Federal Savings of Hammonton, Woodbury, Mantua, and Manahawkin

I looked this up and found seemingly dozens of mergers and sales.

Christmas Buying Guide - XII

Now some maahvelous marvels from my Etsy store!

Over the years I've gifted my nears and dears with antiques and untiques, and each and every time, they were SO thrilled with what I gave them, because a) what they got was awesomely awesome and such and such, b) what they got was not available in the mall, or from Amazon, and c) it was not something mass-produced in China.  

All of the following have the same qualities!

a pig collector gift and/or a cookie jar collector gift

Shawnee Pottery's beautiful - and beautifully dressed - Winnie

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a unicorn collector gift and/or a lucite collector gift

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A cobalt glass collector gift and/or a studio glass collector gift


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a perfume bottle collector gift


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an owl collector gift and/or salt and pepper shakers collector

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a boxer dog lover gift and/or an oddball gift for the fan of oddball folk art

He's a boxer AND he's a bottle safe !!

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a gift for the cat lover and/or a gift for the collector of antique needlework


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a gift for the sterling silver jewelry collector and/or the Danecraft collector

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See more perfectly perfect gifts here:

www.etsy.com/shop/AntiquesUntiques

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Christmas Buying Guide - XI

Today we got little stocking stuffers in the form of pinback buttons.

Wanna see?

super cute, no?

yes.

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suh'm fun and colorful!


in not quite peacock form.

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another cutie

in Victorian little girl form

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aaannndddd yet another cutie

in adorable kitten student form

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one of the most beautiful images in my collection!

in antique cigar label form

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suh'm colorful and maritime

in fruit crate label form

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macho macho man


in circa 1909 opera singer form

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See HUNDREDS more buttons here:

https://www.zazzle.com/store/the_olden_eye/buttons

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Christmas Buying Guide - X

Throw blankets!

There's pretty much nobody among your nears and dears who needs a new sweater for Christmas, but a new throw blanket is something special.

Wanna see some?

     A beautiful 19th century print of Austria's Franzensburg Castle.  Perfect for the antique decor!

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Something perfect for the horse lover and/or the equine decor/equestrian decor/horse decor!!

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The dove of peace is in the house !!

A beauty for the antique decor, shabby chic decor, romantic decor, bird decor and/or eclectic decor !!!

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Mid-Century Modern dance print throw blanket!  Perfect for the MCM decor !!!

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It's a dog bite dog world.

The perfect blanket for the dog lover, the dog-intensive decor, and/or a gift to a deserving dog.

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The beauty above reminds me of Dresden china.  In throw blanket form.

Perfect for the antique decor, shabby chic decor, and/or eclectic decor !!

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Find all of the above at the following links:

 https://www.zazzle.com/1850s_print_of_franzenburg_castle_fleece_blanket-256288950894080511

https://www.zazzle.com/beautiful_white_horse_sherpa_blanket-256689573798272774

https://www.zazzle.com/beautiful_white_dove_with_sprig_in_its_mouth_fleece_blanket-256688244795299245

https://www.zazzle.com/interpretive_dance_print_fleece_blanket-256152200444308585

https://www.zazzle.com/ouch_dog_bites_dog_fleece_blanket-256641712412475160

https://www.zazzle.com/victorian_flower_girl_print_fleece_blanket-256225661456571135

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See even MORE throw blankets here:

https://www.zazzle.com/store/the_olden_eye/blankets




Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Christmas Buying Guide - IX

Another super mega neato collection of mugs, this one a great set for the fan of old paperback cover art:

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Find all of the above at these links:

https://www.zazzle.com/1944_the_frightened_stiff_cover_coffee_mug-168331420554559253

https://www.zazzle.com/1956_the_witnesses_paperback_book_cover_coffee_mug-168171062824682771

https://www.zazzle.com/1957_under_cover_of_night_paperback_cover_coffee_mug-168581684808353791

https://www.zazzle.com/exit_dying_pulp_novel_cover_print_coffee_mug-168024728807810863

https://www.zazzle.com/1950s_invitation_to_murder_cover_print_coffee_mug-168829329045358163

https://www.zazzle.com/the_april_robin_murders_pulp_novel_cover_coffee_mug-168891288798498797

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Lots more stuff with paperback cover prints!  See 'em all here:

 https://www.zazzle.com/store/the_olden_eye/products?qs=paperback

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Tuesday Song of the Week

 Suh'm fun!

                                              'Uh-oh, Love Comes to Town' - Talking Heads

Christmas Buying Guide - VIII

 Another maahvelous set of mugs, a set which would make a VERY neato Christmas gift for the fan of vintage advertising, and old timey can labels.

Wanna see?

tomatoes !

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MORE tomatoes !!

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sugar peas !!

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strawberries !!

In my whole life, I've never heard of canned strawberries.

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Pineapple !!

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salmon !!

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See the listings at the following links:

https://www.zazzle.com/1930s_elkay_solid_pack_tomatoes_can_label_coffee_mug-168393158000900679

https://www.zazzle.com/indiana_king_tomatoes_label_print_coffee_mug-168210377402703701

https://www.zazzle.com/1930s_gold_bar_sugar_peas_can_label_coffee_mug-168048437358859055

https://www.zazzle.com/1930s_oregon_strawberries_label_print_coffee_mug-168869747076041066

https://www.zazzle.com/1930s_dinette_pineapple_brand_label_coffee_mug-168252323248457098

https://www.zazzle.com/1930s_zest_pink_salmon_can_label_coffee_mug-168437974430922279

More tomorrow!