One unique item that you can always find at Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace is Frozen Charlottes.
Origin : Germany Limbach ca. 1850 – ca. 1920
Dug up from the destroyed doll factories.
The Frozen Charlottes are made of bisque in one piece & are a naked figure. They range in size & the smallest are sometimes sed asa charms in Christmas puddings. The male version is called Frozen Charlie.
They are named after a poem written by Seba Smith in 1840 named “Young Charlotte”. He was inspired to write it after reading in the N.Y. Observer on Feb 8th, 184o….”A young woman was frozen to death while riding to a ball on Jan. 1st, 1840″.
Available for sale from $6.50 for small to $8.50 for large.
Vintage Inspired is pleased to announce the first in our soon to be regular series of fun and informative classes offered on a variety of subjects! From Hot Pads to Rag Rugs: Crochet Basics
“Vintage Inspired; We Art Women,”
January 4-31, 2012
“Another way to have a green holiday is by giving gifts that don’t require much manufacturing: something homemade, maybe, or something made a long time ago. So try checking out a vintage shop or antique store.
Businesswoman Mary Heinrich Aloi just opened her Vintage Inspired Marketplace in Burlington giving a second or third life to objects that are fashionable but were just sitting in someone’s attic or barn until she salvaged them.
“It’s something that you picked out that’s unique, that’s one of a kind without question,” she beamed. “And it’s ‘green!’” Click here to read more…
Recently I purchased a few antique autograph books for resale. They will be at Craftsbury this weekend. One of them was completely fallen apart so I will try to preserve what I can by framing some of the wonderful written quotes people wrote to their friends in the late 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s. Things like…
“When you are old and cannot see
Put on our specks and think of me”
Jan 3 1910
I will note more of these in days to come…
Happy 4th America!!!
My photo of a clock part was featured in a blog regarding marketing. It talks about fighting back during the slumps. Personally I believe the antique world is for the few and the brave. Most people just don’t enjoy “old” things. They feel to give something old/used doesn’t seem right. They don’t see the warmth of age nor do they feel it. It’s there, you just have to open yourself up to it. I must admit, it makes me feel at home and warm all over. Give it a try, you might find the key that opens yet another door.
I will also have some antique garden urns all
planted and ready to go.
Perfect for Mother’s Day!