Here's a soft, well-loved vintage tablecloth
that works well in my kitchen.
This little tiered server adds that
little extra "mid-century modern" vibe.
I haven't been able to identify the flowers.
Any ideas? I'd love to know.
I picked up this decoupaged cutie
after spotting the Anton Pieck illustrations.
After a little on-line searching,
I discovered that this keepsake box was crafted from a kit
manufactured most likely in the late 60's-early 70's.
Although unable to find an intact kit, I discovered
many finished boxes and purses similar to this one.
The wooden decoupaged purses usually fetch
Most of the boxes and purses have velvet linings
with ric-rac trim.
Helen did a wonderful job on her treasure box.
I love the personal touch of her fabric tag.
I recognized Anton Pieck's art
from children's books
illustrated with his work.
His work was also frequently used for
three dimensional paper cutting crafts.
If you're lucky, you might come across
a collectible wooden purse that contains
a shadowbox. The shadowbox will
have the three dimensional Pieck image.
Thank you to Glory Be Vintage
for letting me post this picture of her Etsy item.
Have you recently found a vintage treasure?
I'd love to hear about it.