Antiques & Collectibles

Hand Painted Bone China Japanese Demitasse Cup & Saucer


This delicate beauty is hand painted in Japan with a light pink flower and gold trim. It’s unique handle is coated in gold and both pieces are stamped “Hand Painted Japan” with what I believe is a signature stamp in the center but I cannot find a match for it.

To be continued…




A truly amazing author… Who could imagine she had such a history? This little novel is in poor condition but is so whimsical and romantic that I wanted it in the shoppe. The entire novel is written in Spanish.

Title: La Carrera del Amor Published in 1988 in Mexico By: HARMEX. S.A. de C.V. Lucio Bianco No. 435 – 02400 Mexico. D.F.

Barbara Cartland From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dame Barbara Cartland DBE CStJ Barbara Cartland in 1925.jpg Born Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland 9 July 1901 Edgbaston, Birmingham, England Died 21 May 2000 (aged 98) Camfield Place near Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Occupation Novelist Nationality English Period 1925–2000 Genre Romance Spouse Alexander McCorquodale (m. 1927–1933) Hugh McCorquodale (m. 1936–1963) Children Raine McCorquodale Ian Hamilton McCorquodale Glen McCorquodale Relatives Diana, Princess of Wales (step-granddaughter) Dame Barbara Cartland DBE CStJ (9 July 1901 – 21 May 2000),

born as Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland, was an English author of romance novels, one of the best-selling authors as well as one of the most prolific and commercially successful worldwide of the twentieth century. Her 723 novels were translated into 38 languages and she continues to be referenced in the Guinness World Records for the most novels published in a single year in 1976.[1]

As Barbara Cartland she is known for her numerous romantic novels but she also wrote under her married name of Barbara McCorquodale and briefly under the pseudonym of Marcus Belfry. She wrote more than 700 books,[2] as well as plays, music, verse, drama, magazine articles and operetta, and was a prominent philanthropist. She reportedly sold more than 750 million copies.[2] Other sources estimate her book sales at more than two billion copies.[3] She specialised in 19th-century Victorian era pure romance. Her novels all featured portrait-style artwork, particularly the cover art, usually designed by Frances Marshall. As head of Cartland Promotions, she also became one of London’s most prominent society figures, of the latter always presenting herself in pink gown and plumed hat, she was one of Britain’s most popular media personalities, right up until her death in 2000. Wikipedia

$10.00 plus $3.00 S&H

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This is a very elegant and pretty little apothecary jar, beauty cream pot, potpourri holder, whatever your heart desires… It is antique white milk glass with a very delicate painting of a yellow bird on the front. There is some cracking occurring on the inside of the lid but it is the only place I can find it. Avon brand brings you back to the days when you may have waited in the mail for something just like this, that is after the Avon lady came last week and showed you the catalogue of new items… The Avon lady may not come around door to door anymore, but you can still get one of these classic pieces delivered… Just order right here 🙂

$20.00 plus $7.00 S&H

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This cutie was a must have for the shoppe! Pretty good condition, the thumb strap is worn and it is an obviously older piece. We don’t know how to play it, but it plays and makes a pretty noise for us 🙂 I tried to find some history on it and I found that Bestler is a trademark for Shanghai Lansheng Corporation. The Bestler name was first used in 1965 and first sold in 1995. The trademark was renewed in 2002. It is all original and the keys are tin or some sort of light metal, they are in good condition as well, none of them are loose or missing. A very happy nostalgic item.. 🙂 Check it out and see if you would like to add this to your collection!




These lovely and colorful vintage mugs are in pristine condition and would make an excellent addition to your collection or morning breakfast table! I have included the history of these signed ceramic mugs below.

Short history of these Berggren Mugs: The Berggren Trayner company was founded by Audrey and Arthur Berggren in 1948. Audrey painted her designs on wooden plates while Arthur was fighting in WWII. They turned her talents into a business when he returned home from the war. They silkscreened their designs onto wood, ceramics and enamels creating beautiful and interesting tableware and decorative items. The company moved to Park Avenue in Libertyville, Illinois in 1953. The company was bought out by Berggren Imports Inc in 1986 and moved to Minnesota.

2 Mugs for $10.00 plus $5.00 S&H

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These lovely pieces are in perfect condition. This is a Japanese Stoneware Set circa 1960 and has bright colors of burnt orange and green on a stone white background. The two little cups are precious and bear all the same stamps and designs as the larger pitcher. I have included some of the history of Japanese stoneware below.

Japanese pottery and porcelain (陶磁器, Jp. tojiki; also 焼きもの, Jp. yakimono; 陶芸, Jp. tōgei), is one of the country’s oldest art forms, dating back to the Neolithic period. Kilns have produced earthenwarepotterystonewareglazed pottery, glazed stoneware, porcelain, and blue-and-white ware. Japan has an exceptionally long and successful history of ceramic production. Earthenwares were created as early as the Jōmon period (10,000-300 BCE), giving Japan one of the oldest ceramic traditions in the world.

A third tradition, of simple but perfectly formed and glazed stonewares, also relates more closely to both Chinese and Korean traditions. In the 16th century, a number of styles of traditional utilitarian rustic wares then in production became admired for their simplicity, and their forms have often been kept in production to the present day for a collectors market.[6] Wikipedia

$65.00 for Set plus $8.00 S&H


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