This is a beautiful bell produced by Aynsley China of Longton, Staffordshire, England! The bell is from “Bells of the World’s Great Porcelain Houses” and was designed and produced exclusively for The Danbury Mint. Bell is in the original shipping box along with the Certificate of Authenticity is included as well as the original purchase receipt dated 1/27/84. This is an excellent addition to a bell or an Aynsley China collection!
This is another beautiful bell from Danbury Mint’s “Bells of the World’s Great Porcelain Houses”! This one doesn’t have the Certificate of Authenticity but the inside of the bell has “Bone China, Hammersley, Made in England” and it is in the original shipping box. Bell is absolutely gorgeous – a great gift of addition to a collection!
This is a super item that is not only very collectible but is very usable – it’s a handkerchief edgings book (15 pages) with a copyright date of 1949 and it’s a first edition! Some of the page headings are so cute – “Blow and Behold”, “Right on the Nose”, and (my favorite) “Will You be Mine?, Dainty edgings with come-hither ways”. Very good condition.
Another very collectible and useful book! This one is “Tatting”, copyright 1939 by Spool Cotton Company. It’s a 3rd edition and has 23 pages. There are tatting patterns for towels, hankies, collars, an “exquisite baby cap”, and many others. Book is in good condition with a small spill stain (soda or coffee) on page edge (margin) – does not affect patterns/instructions in any way.
Neat tatting pattern book with copyright date of 1941! I have always appreciated the art of fine tatting but didn’t realize there were different designs – with names – I just thought tatting was tatting. This book (23 pages) shows tatting designs of “Tradition”, “Wedding Bells”, “Butterfly”, “Fleurette”, “Debut”, and “Forsythia”...
Another super neat tatting book! This one is titled “Tatting, a fascinating book of delicate lace designs”, has 23 pages, and has a copyright date of 1944 by the Spool Cotton Company. Included are designs/instructions for hanky edgings, chair set, boutonniere, collar, doilies, and – surprise – earrings! One heading of particular interest is “Spun Sugar Accessories, Glamour For the White Collar Girl” – which definitely dates this to the war years...
This book by American Thread Company is titled “Star Gift Book” and has designs/instructions for items to knit, crochet, and tat. Included are instructions for house shoes/slippers, crochet aprons (so popular and highly sought by today’s collectors!), handbags, hanky edgings, two dogs and a cat, doilies, hotplates, and more...
This book (22 pages) has designs/instructions for crochet and knitting edgings! It has a copyright date of 1945 by The Spool Cotton Company and this is the 7th edition of the book. There are designs for edgings for hankies, sheets, pillowcases, towels and more. Book is in excellent condition (there is some writing on top corner of one page). Super!
Another super neat book by The Spool Cotton Company! This one is titled “Laces and Edgings”, has 23 pages, copyright date of 1943, and is a second edition. There are designs/instructions for crochet and knit edgings for hankies, towels, etc. This is a super book that is in wonderful condition!
Excellent condition Enesco Prayer Lady salt and pepper set! These have the pink “dress”, the original stoppers, and gold and red Enesco foil sticker/label. Super!
Another lovely Prayer Lady item by Enesco – this one is a toothpick holder! Measures 4 ¼” tall and has the original gold/red foil sticker/label. She is in excellent condition with no evidence of “use”. One corner of her apron has a tiny rough place that is not a ding, just a glaze imperfection. There is also a tiny flake-off that has been glazed over on inner rim of the toothpick “basket” – again, it is production, not from use. Very nice item and a great addition to a collection!
This listing has a Prayer Lady spoon storage (holder) by Enesco! She measures 6 1/4” tall and is in excellent condition with no “use” evidence. She has a tiny (pin head size) glaze pop on lower back where bowl of spoon would rest – this is production and is non-detrimental. Super nice item!