A vintage / antique blog to accompany Aquamarine Dream Vintage (aquamarinedream.etsy.com)! Dreamy, whimsical, quirky, weird delights from the past. Victorian oddities, 50s kitsch, chiffon prom dresses and spooky dolls. I have (and love) it all. I'll be sharing my favorite shop updates here, and also my best finds from local auctions, eBay, and more.
An excellent thing to do with your pretty vintage / antique china plates.
Colorful 1940s dresses by Kerrybrooke
Vintage 1940s celluloid / bakelite neckace with cherries.
Photo credit: eBay seller id “miss.chievous!”
Beautiful 19th century French porcelain bisque figural vase by Vion and Baury
Photo credit: eBay seller id “ellisantique”
Vintage midcentury kitchen kitsch holy grail: Lefton / Ucagco Japan’s iconic bluebird. This cheery Disney-esque passerine appeared in many forms: wall hangings (like the one above); teapots; jam jars; mugs; salt and pepper shakers; butter dishes… an extensive chorus of deliciously colorful, glossy cartoon cuteness. I thought I’d finally found enough Lefton bluebirds to sate my appetite, but this eBay listing brought out the old “gotta catch ‘em all” hunger.
Photo credit: ebay seller id “jessyraye”