Saturday, January 26, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Featured Collectible - Vintage Deer Figurines, Planters & More

Ever since I listed this guy a couple of weeks ago:

I thought, I really should devote a blog post to some of the amazing vintage deer collectibles that are out there... I've come across several over the years, and they are always super hard to part with!

Actually, now that I am thinking about it, I could probably do a whole series of posts on woodland animals - squirrels, birds, bears, mice... there's a lot out there to choose from... stay tuned, I might just do that... ;)

First let's check out the deer though! There's all types available - sleek stylized ones, big eyed fawns, more realistic ones... whatever you're into, there is a deer out there to match it!

(wow, would I like to find one of THESE someday!)

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Vintage List 2.0 + A Giveaway!

I haven't really talked about my other site, The Vintage List, here on Vintage Goodness lately... but for the last few weeks I've been working on what I am affectionately calling The Vintage List 2.0 - a new look, new directory pages, new new new! ;) Click on over to read all about it, and if you want all the details on how to add your shop or blog to the List, head on over to the Get Listed page to get the scoop on listing plans and requirements. Banner advertising is available also, here is the page with the details on how to get a banner ad. I've got a really great group of top notch sellers on the List, and I'm hoping to add some more this year, wish me luck! :)

To celebrate the official launch I am having a giveaway - my good friend Sherry from Real Deal Books came through for me again with a huge stack of antique and collectible books for me to offer, she just rocks! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on the Giveaway post - don't leave it on this post, it won't count, it has to be on the official post over on The Vintage List site!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Featured Collectible - Vintage Dr. Who

I got Netflix a couple of months ago - I know, what took me so long?!? - so I've been marathoning TV shows like a madwoman. Freaks and Geeks, Mad Men (which I had never watched before, believe it or not!), Spaced, Peep Show (which quickly moved onto my favorite shows of all time list)... and then I decided to watch Dr Who. And this was basically the result:

I'd seen most of the episodes from #10 (David Tennant, YUM) & Donna onward, but I had never watched #9 (Christopher Eccleston) & Rose at all, and had only watched random episodes of #10 before Donna. So, it was very fun to go back from the "beginning" and watch them all in a row. I was a fan before, but watching them like that really helped cement its place in my heart.

My boyfriend Will is a fan from back in the day - Dr. Who originally ran from 1963 - 1989, before returning with #9 in 2005. I've never watched the old episodes, except in passing when Will had them on, but when I started looking through what kind of collectibles are out there, it was the vintage Dr. Who stuff that really caught my eye. Here's just a few fun things I found:

(there are SO many great t-shirts!!)

(I wish I could buy this for Will, he would love it!)

(I don't know why I love this so much, but I want it!)

(Look, a pencil case to go with the sharpener!)

(there are a TON of paperbacks out there, in case the TV show isn't enough for you, I guess...)

Of course there are lots and lots of modern collectibles to be had too - I am not even going to go there in this post, I would want to buy everything - which is BAD. I don't really NEED a David Tennant or Matt Smith action figure, or a sonic screwdriver flashlight, or a funny Dalek vs. Cybermen rock-em-sock-em robot t-shirt...

I might just need a David Tennant mouse pad though... ;)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

New goodness at auction on eBay this week!

I didn't list any auctions last week because I was working on another project - you'll see the results of it soon, I promise! - so this week I did my best to get a good chunk of stuff listed. I didn't get as much up as I wanted to - I never do - but I think I did alright, what do you think?

First, let me get the paint by numbers out of the way - there are SIX of them! - and then I'll show you everything else:

And finally, if you or someone you know is a huge Chess geek, I listed a TON of Chess Life magazine back issues, click on over to check them all out!