Only 88 days left until Christmas!
By theoldhomestore, Sep 27 2015 09:52PM
Well according to http://www.xmasclock.com/ as I type, also 6 hours, 28 minutes and 49 seconds!
TOHS has started to prepare for the forthcoming Festive Season stalls (see Contacts page for dates booked so far).
Top of my buying list whilst in the States are one of my best sellers from last year - Vintage Christmas Pins (brooches to you). Popular here since the 40's and collected avidly.
I sold out good and proper last year, so I'm gathering as many as possible to avoid disappointment - but being careful to ensure that the enormous prices asked by some dealers are not passed on to my customers in Blighty. So, some serious research has taken place, and eyes alert for bargains and particularly desireable, yet affordable specimens. As with everything, you get what you pay for (most of the time), and prices range from under $5 (for a 'Ratners Moment') to many hundreds.
Looking out especially for signed pieces - will explain the virtues in a later blog, but will also bring home some more modest examples for the entry level festive vintage enthusiast.
Some pics of a few finds below to start you thinking.