Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Harken Back To Yesteryear

Math is a Wonderful Thing Necklace - $16.00
18 inches (44 cm.) long Sterling Silver snake chain with Silvertone calculator pendant
1/2 inch wide by almost 3/4 inch long, or 1 cm by 1.5 cm.

Creative Sundries reminds me of an old fashioned general store on the internet where you will find Vintage sewing and crocheting patterns, cookbooks, dolls, pendants, etc. It is run by a mother/daughter Sarah and Carol Eshelman. Sarah and her mother have a very close relationship so being in business together works very well for them both.

They’ve been creating altered art and collage for about 7 years and love to incorporate unusual and quirky objects.
This online store seems to be a way of preserving a simpler time when schedules were slower, and people more sure of what to expect from life. We've come a long way since then but not without a price. There is something to be said for the "good old days", and something we have nearly lost in the "progress" our culture has made to where we are now.

Wise Old Owl Coin Bank Vintage Treasure - $14.00
Glass textured owl stands about 5.5 inches (14 cm.) tall from toes to coin slot.He is about 4.5 inches (11 cm.) wide at the middle and 3.5 inches (9 cm.) wide at the base.He is about 14 inches (36 cm.) around.

The New Way to Cook is with Karo - $5.95
a cookbook for all of your corn syrup baking needs!
created by Best Foods Division Corn Products Co.and distributed in 1963. It is a plastic (GBC) comb-bound 44-page softcover recipe book.

Vintage Tailoring Pattern Book - $2.99
Easy Easier Easiest Tailoring, by Pati Palmer and Susan Pletsch is a 128-page paperback from 1977.

Here is an interesting piece; a necklace made from a miniature Loteria card with a buck on the front. This game is played by children as well as adults in Mexico and Texas!

El Venado Deer Pendant Mini Loteria Card on Domino - $9.00
approximately 0.75" x 1.5" x 0.25", or20 mm. x 40 mm. x 55 mm.

To find more ephemera and unusual vintage items go to:

and see their blog at:


AlternateBliss Studio said...

Hey I think I had that piggy bank when I was little!

Giftbearer said...

That is a really neat one!

creativesundries said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful feature, Pippit!

Sarah :-)