Friday, November 30, 2012

Stocking Stuffers and other small stuff...

Here on OLA, we offer many items that are inexpensive and small in size.  Some suggestions for fun personalized stocking stuffers include postcards, coins, key rings, jewelry, buttons.  Stamps, miniatures, toys.

Small things that show you care do not have to cost much.  Be creative.  Think.  In what year was your friend born?  How about a U.S. proof coin set for that year?  How about a calendar?  A magazine or journal published at that time?

Santa Claus postcard offered by roundprarie  $1

Antique Merry Christmas Postcard offered by supergranny  $4

1977 Grenada Christmas stamp 25 Cents offered by Ravenhow

1983 Christmas Block ~ 40 cents!  Offered by raevenhow

Some suggestions for fun personalized stocking stuffers include postcards, coins, key rings, jewelry, buttons.  Stamps, miniatures, toys.

September 1992 TRAINS $1.00 offered by doctorherbs

Does your friend have a special interest?  Does he work for an airline?  A railroad?  An insurance company?  OLA is the place to look for occupational and advertising collectibles.

NW means Safety...

Locomotive Key Ring from Raevenhow

Guilloche Nurses Watch offered by 4llls    $66.99

Elephant Ivory Netsuke  $175  offered by 1967P4

Is the gift for which you are searching destined for a nurse?  A doctor, dentist or other medical professional?  An attorney?  A dog walker?  You can find something small for everyone on OLA.

OLA has it all.

Most OLA sellers are happy to accommodate your buying needs, too.  We want your business, and aim to please by offering honest descriptions of our products and shipping super fast.

Why waste your time and energy braving crowded shopping malls looking for gifts this season?  Stay home and shop OLA instead.  Use the search function to find exactly what you are looking for, or just browse though our many shops.  You never know what you will find on Online Auction dot com!

Until next time, happy shopping,

Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas, Christmas Time is Here...

Christmas, Christmas Time is Here...

Bringing lots of activity, lots of cheer.  There's decorating, baking, singing, gift-giving and parties.  Gift buying and gift wrapping, holiday programs and plays.  It's a time to relax after the autumn, and before the new year begins all over again.
Pretty Christmas Tree Pin offered by Singleton000  under $8 

Do you feel as if there is too much to keep you busy, in trying to make the season joyous?

This year, why not keep your holiday as simple as possible?

Take a lot of the hustle and bustle out of the season by shopping on OLA.  

A place where you never have to leave the comforts of your home.  Shopping for gifts never got easier.  Sit, Browse, and click to buy!

OLA has it all!

1985 Silver Round ~ ONE OUNCE Silver ~ $38.50; offered by Dandydon

Weiss Christmas Tree Brooch $36.49, offered by 4lllls

Nightwings is offering this sparking Swarovski 2002 Ornament

Why waste your time and energy fighting the shopping malls to find just the perfect gifts this season?  Shop OLA instead.  Use the search function to find exactly what you are looking for, or just browse though our many shops.  You never know what you will find on!

Until next time, happy shopping,

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Vintage Scarves are Luxurious...

Vintage Scarves are Luxurious...

There are a couple of definitions for the word luxurious that really hit home when considering vintage scarves.  One definition is that the word means elegant, enjoyable, extremely comfortable, another definition is deluxe: rich and superior in quality, but the one from Merriam Webster online really seems to nail the meaning (at least to me):  marked by or given to self-indulgence (luxurious tastes; luxurious feelings); of, relating to, or marked by luxury.

OLA has a number of sellers this month offering luxury at an affordable price.  What am I talking about?  Vintage scarves, of course.  A scarf is an inexpensive way to change your entire fashion look.  They can be worn on the head or any part of the body; they can be folded, twisted, knotted, tied, and draped about one's body to add a bit of color.

Vintage scarves are often made of silks, cashmere, alpaca, mohair and other luxurious natural fibers.  Vintage scarves are often made by hand (the edges are hand-rolled; fringe hand-tied).  Thus, most every scarf is unique.

In the 1970s, I was a buyer of scarves and fashion accessories for a large, local and fine department store.  It was then that my love affair with scarves (and all fashion accessories) began.  I am pleased to offer OLA shoppers a few from my collection.
29" Square, this scarf is a beauty, one of my samples that I got to keep, so I know this one has never been worn.

Trimmed in Bright Green and Featuring what appears to me to be Bright Red Birds at each corner; this has always been a favorite scarf.
Look at the pictures to see this fabulous Vintage scarf.  It has been in my collection for years.
Note this scarf is not square--but RECTANGLE   30" by 34"

Want to know something else about scarves?  Even the most expensive can be folded into an envelope.  Vintage scarves make fabulous gifts!  Easy to mail, non-breakable.  Lasts for a lifetime, too.

Why waste your time and energy fighting the shopping malls to find just the perfect gifts this season?  Shop OLA instead.  Use the search function to find exactly what you are looking for, or just browse though our many shops.  You never know what you will find on!

Until next time, happy shopping,

Monday, November 12, 2012

More Cool Old Toys...Right in time for the holidays!

More Cool Old Toys...Right in time for the holidays!

The holidays seem so much brighter, more fun, more full of cheer when one is surrounded by the toys of one's childhood.  This may be a reason why more and more folks are collecting vintage toys.  To bring back the good things, the happy memories of times and people past.

I am pleased to offer here a few of the old vintage toys I have in my OLA Shop, Classic_Chloe

This is the front & back of a multi-page colorful brochure that came with this toy!  The pictures are priceless.
WWII Era; NOMA was known for their fabulous Christmas & Holiday Lights--Think early bubble lights...They took a holiday during the war.  
To keep the NOMA employees busy, and employed, they made wooden toys...Like this truck.  Been in my collection all of my life.

Marx Pressed Steel 1930s Farm Truck.  SOLD!!  An estate find.

Three Rooms in this set, Lots of Furniture.  All early tin litho.  Part of my personal collection.
Marx Early Tin Dollhouse Rooms -- Special Price -- for This Blog Reader only.  
Email me for details.

Tiny Toy Cars make great Stuffing Fillers.  Old Die Cast Barclay.  $5  SOLD!!

Who could ever forget playing with the big whistling spinning tops?  I loved them!  I have three in really good condition in my OLA Shop.

Don't forget the old Tray type Picture Puzzles.  I found a couple on OLA just now.

Wow.  Look what I just found on OLA, from OLASwansea

There are so many wonderful memories available for sale on OLA.  I think it may be a hint to RELAX.
So start your holiday shopping right now.   
Bid on what you like.  The OLA sellers accommodate YOU.
We can be flexible in shipping.  
You will never leave your home.  What could be easier than that?

Happy Shopping!
Until next time, 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Old Whitman Publishing Co. Children's Books

Old Whitman Publishing Co. Children's Books

Whitman Publishing began in the 1930s when Western Publishing Co. decided to devote an entire section of their publishing house to children's books, puzzles, and greeting cards.

I have been an avid collector of Whitman books since I was a child, and am pleased to offer the following selections from my collection.  Most of these are considered First Editions, and are in good condition, since I purchased them mainly for display.  

The newsprint pulpy pages are common to all of these Whitman books, and many have colorful covers. I love to help my customers save money by combining shipping costs for multiple purchases.

Vintage Books make Great Gifts!  Young & Old alike enjoy old books!  The Whitman books are becoming quite collectible, and can be had inexpensively.  

Until next time, Best to you!  Classic_Chloe

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Today is the day . . . . . Go VOTE!!!!

 Today is the day, folks!! November 6, 2012!!
Today is the day that YOU get to make your voice heard . . . but you need to go to the polls!!
No matter who you are voting for, I hope you get out there and make your choices.
This has been a very nasty campaign, by all sides. Millions of dollars spent and, in my opinion, generally wasted. But that is todays campaigns.
Tomorrow morning, it will be over. I hope and pray that when it IS over, WE, the people of this great country can mend our differences and get back on track. After all, if WE can't resolve to work together, how can we expect our politicians to work together?
So, EVERYONE, don't put it off!! Go VOTE!!!
And when you are done, please say a prayer for this great nation.
Thank you!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Collectible Christmas Ornaments

Collectible Christmas Ornaments

Many folks like to decorate for the Christmas holiday.  When I was a child, we would put up our Christmas tree on the afternoon of Christmas eve, and we would spend the evening decorating it with my family's collection of ornaments and lights.  On January 1, we would spend most of the day taking our holiday decorations down and packing them up for the year.

For a number of years now, it seems as if holiday decorations are going up sooner (like by Thanksgiving), and coming down later (perhaps by Easter).

When our daughter was growing up, we decorated our house inside and out, but since she has pretty much grown up, and is living on her own, we have found ourselves doing very little to celebrate Christmas.  It is just too much work.

For most of my life, I collected vintage Christmas holiday items.  I have been selling off my collection on OLA in recent years.  If you collect old Christmas ornaments, check out my OLA store, Classic_Chloe.

Vintage Christmas ornaments make fine gifts!  Order now to get in time for holiday giving.  Online Auction, Where Buyers & Sellers Meet , is a GREAT Place to find GREAT Holiday Deals!

Thanks for looking,
Until next time,