April 08, 2018

Retro Style

Are you more of a Retro gal, instead of a Vintage gal?  You will fall in love with these gorgeous embroidered suede calfskin boots made by Joan & David circa 1968.  Soft buttery calfskin-lined with amazing embroidered designs on the front of each boot.  Excellent condition.  $95

Or some glitzy handbags, which were all the rage in the early 60's. Some came in kits that you could personally adorn with sequins and rhinestones.  Others were made and signed by Enid Collins, now very collectible.  $45-$65

And, then who could forget sweet Doris Day and sparkley rhinestone necklaces from the 1950-1960 era? $25-$75

All here at Vintage Gal Antiques! 

April 05, 2018

Farmhouse Kitchen Decor

Graniteware was produced throughout the Midwestern and Eastern United States from 1870 until the end of WWII.  Patented in 1848 by New York inventor Charles Stumer, graniteware was also known as agateware, enameled ware and speckleware.

Close cousins of graniteware are those pieces whose grays and other colors were mottled or marbled.  Colors appeared to blend into each other or swirl separately to create random, eye-catching patterns.  

Chrysolite Swirl, a deep green and white swirled pattern and Cobalt Blue Swirl are hard-to-find examples of mottled enamelware.  Vintage Gal Antiques has a nice selection of kitchenware in these two unusual colors. 

Also popular are porcelain enameled bread and flour boxes.  Many reproductions are currently being produced, but the examples shown here are original pieces from the 1930's.  Perfect for your farmhouse style kitchen!

March 31, 2018

Til the Cows Come Home

These sweet faced advertising cows and adorable calves are tin die cut sets dating from the 1920-30s. They are old and authentic advertising pieces from the De Laval Cream Separator Company. The cow sets were part of an advertising campaign that sent these little cattle to farmers' homes, encouraging them to write in for catalogs and buy De Laval products. Several breeds were used -- these are Jerseys and Holsteins.  The other breeds that were available were brown/white and black cows.
From the 1870's Gustaf De Laval (1845-1913) developed machines for the dairy industry, including the first centrifugal milk-cream separator and early milking machines.  His first separator was patented in 1887 and the first milking machine in 1894. From the early 1880's, De Laval's cream separator was promoted internationally.  In 1888, the company founded the De Laval Cream Separator Co. in the United States, as a subsidiary.  

Each set of cow and calf available for $150 per set

Packaging for Reference Only-Not Available for Sale

March 22, 2018

Boot Scootin' into Spring!

It's been said that a cowgirl's best ammunition is her smile. But having a great pair of western boots is pretty important, too! Vintage Gal Antiques has an amazing selection of vintage western boots and accessories including tooled leather handbags and vintage H Bar C western shirts.  All reasonably priced!

Opening in April for the 2018 season!