After a grueling ninety minute dentist appointment, I had two teeth capped I decided to relax and go to my favorite thrift store, St. Vincent DePaul's. All furniture was 25% off but, it was after 10:30 a.m. and not much was left. I checked all my favorite isles, glassware, checked for Pyrex, the craft and sewing section, but this time I decided to stop in the holiday isle. Pumpkins, witches, bats, Santa Clause, snowmen, Christmas trees, ornaments all the usual decorations for the upcoming seasons. I walked up the isle and down the isle looking at items that ranged from down right ugly to oh so sweet. I was ready to turn down the next isle when I glimpsed a slim flat box behind Mrs. Clause.
This is the label on the box.
I looked at the label on the box and the price tag of $2.99, but I wanted to see what this card holder looked like. This box was taped down the middle, and on the ends it took me a few seconds but I got the box opened, and I smiled. Simple clean lines of Santa's sleigh and his reindeer's made of black metal with gold flecks of paint. I was in love.
The Christmas cards slip inside the circle.
The simple, classic lines of the reindeer are nice.
The flecks of gold paint give this piece a festive touch.
Dasher, Prancer, Donner and Vixen.
When I opened the box at the thrift store I had no idea how old this card holder was. When I got home I opened the box and took the pieces out, in the bottom of the box were several pages of old newspaper. If you follow my blog, you know that I love ephemera, old books, greeting cards, and newspaper.
DesMoines Tribune from November 15, 1956
This article about The All-American Girl made me giggle.
The three pages from the newspaper had ads for toys, the funny page, and DesMoines area news. I will share some of the advertisements an the prices of the items in a later post.
So I like this piece a lot, and I am thinking it is from the late 1950's because of the newspaper that was inside the box. What do you think can I assume that it dates from the 50's?