How to Date & Value Vintage German Paper Mâché Easter Eggs…..

How to Date & Value Vintage German Paper Mâché Easter Eggs…..

Easter is around the corner and if you’re a fan of German collectibles or are looking for some unique decorating and gifting options, you might like these collectible vintage German Paper Mâché Easter Eggs. Traditionally paper mâché Easter eggs were given as gifts filled with yummy German candies and sweets inside. The tradition still continues to this day and those who seek to collect Easter collectibles often have a preference for those made in Germany from the Victorian period through to the 1950’s. Dating German Paper Mâché Easter Eggs Pieces stamped German were generally produced before 1918. Pieces stamped German…

How to Earn Store Credit for Used Books…..

I think it’s fair to say that most book lovers and avid readers have certain books on their shelves that they will just never part with. But in turn always have loads of books that are good reads that aren’t necessarily keepers and as a result are often held on to, because they can’t bare the thought of seeing books being wasted or destroyed. Of course you can always donate books to op shops but I’ve certainly seen over the years that some op shops are reluctant to take too many books on in one hit, and I’ve even been…

Tips For Sourcing Vintage On Road Trips…..

You know what’s fun to do sometimes? Head out a little further afield then your normal thrifting stomping grounds and take a road trip. We like to head off on family fun days as we call them and get out of town. As long as we all get to do a bit of something for everyone to be happy, we’re all good. For me I’m happy to op shop and treasure hunt of course. Ben likes some open space or a field where we can stop and he can fly his remote control planes and helicopters for a little bit.…

Top 4 Tips for Buying Genuine Vintage Coloring Books…..

Vintage coloring books are a collision of my hobbies and passions these days. You all know how much I love vintage baby and children’s items and I have the softest spot for vintage children’s books. So it’s no surprise that it my interests extend to vintage coloring books as well. Over time I have had countless vintage coloring books pass my way through my business, through buying bulk lots of children’s books but sadly most have seen better days. Do you know though, there is quiet a collector market for vintage coloring books with vintage paper-craft and ephemera collectors? When…

Caring for Sentimental and Vintage Jewellery….

How often do you have your sentimental and valuable vintage jewellery checked over or cleaned by a professional jeweller? I have to say when I didn’t have children I’d fluff about a lot more and have cleaning days and get all pretty pieces shiny again.  But since having kids, it’s just not something I have even given a second thought too. Recently I shared a post about losing a diamond from my wedding ring and during the time I was having quotes and repairs done, I was prompted to get onto email and have a chat with Christina from Christina…