Vintage Valentines and Cards

Hello!  Here is another mix of vintage Valentine’s Day cards.  This assortment includes Sky Dancers, The Magic of Unicorns, She-Ra, Care Bears, Lovely Lady Locks, Barbie, random vintage, Sailor Moon, and Popples.  They are all sooo cute~! 

Besides the Valentine cards, I also have blank Rose Petal Place cards, a Lisa Frank party invite, Rainbow Brite party invitations, a Hugga Bunch party card, The Swan Princess party invite, and a Lovely Lady Locks thank you card.

In this last picture, you can see the cards are not in a frame… I kind of ran out of nice frames to use. ʕ→ᴥ←ʔ  So they will be on my little pink shelf for now.


P.S.: most of the Valentines were purchased from RainbowValentineShop @Etsy. ❥Maria

Kodocha Collection Displays

Hi, everyone!  Before, I had mentioned having some displays for my Kodocha merchandise, so now I will show you how I set most of them up.  The first one is a floating shelf to fit a short wall space.  On it are various vintage boxed toys.  Let’s take a look!

They are all toys used throughout the series, or product adjacent.  So if you have watched it, you should recognize most of these. ^^

From left to right: Pichees, toy cellphones, pink for Sana and blue for Akito; a Buruccha communicator; RecoMail, recordable message cards; PhotoFile, a photo album for the camera; New Polaroid Camera, because this is the style used later in the series; Syabetch wrist watch; Sana Idol Techou, an idol notebook with topics of fashion, love, and entertainment; Nopia piano toy; and the notorious Personality Book.

Also on this shelf are some Kodocha re-ment miniture dishes.  They have either Babbit, Akito, or Sana painted on the front.

Below the toy shelf is a chain holding pins, two types of figure keychain sets, and these string-climbing toys, one of Babbit and one of Sana-moth.

On another wall is a pink poster of Akito and Sana linking arms, announcing the show being on DVD and VHS.  I love the pink background and rainbow polkadots~

There was a ribbon picture box not being used, so I decided to use it for select merchandise highlighting Akito and Sana.  It includes one picture, three keychains, two pins of manga​ panels, a Sana-x-Akito passcase, two cellphone charms of manga​ covers, a sticker sheet, and a random tiny vinyl illustration of pre-historic Sana and Akito.

There is one other display area of a poster, this time of Sana and Akito on a moped and advertising the anime laser disc box sets.  It just so happens I own both box sets and one of them coordinates perfectly with this poster.  It has a reverse-view illustration of them on the moped.  Oh, and I also had to include a giant squeaky hammer to the display. (>ᴗ<)

Collecting for a series is a lot of fun~! ^^  When I discover all of these products I didn’t know exists, it is like finding buried treasure.  Plus, specifically for this series, I love the pairing of Sana and Akito.  They look so cute together!

​Take care~!

Buyee Purchases: Kodocha and Sugar Sugar Rune

Previously, I talked about using the shopping service, Buyee, to purchase some rare items.  In this post I will reveal what I had inside that large box I received.  Most of the merchandise is vintage from the anime/manga Kodocha, and also some items from another anime/manga called Sugar Sugar Rune.

It is all an assortment of toys, stationary paper products, posters (they are rolled up to the right ^^), key chains, pins, and household goods.  Everything is so cute and are great collectibles, excellent for displaying.  I have since created space in my room featuring  my collection, utilizing a floating shelf to display the new Kodocha toys with other ones I have and a chain holding key chains and themed button-pins across my wall.

I especially love the Sugar Sugar Rune calendar.  It is one for this new year, 2020, and has beautiful illustrations, including one of Pierre. *swoon*  

Thanks for reading~!

Cute Kitsch Ceramic Figurines

Hello, everyone! ^^

Today I want to share with you something that has been entertaining me for the last couple of weeks.  Don’t ask me why, but I have been interested in adding kitsch to my house decor.  Kitsch is basically where you are decorating using a lot of trinkets, wall art, and semi-popular images. 

My styling currently ranges from Shabby Chic, kawaii (Japanese cute), and young girl, childhood nostalgia.  And, actually, adding the kitsch in has been pretty much seamless.  I already had some made in Japan kitsch ceramic figurines in my room, just a trivial amount compared to what my collection is now. (*^-^*) 

I will be highlighting my kitsch ceramic figurines.  Most of what I have picked up has been sourced from antique shops and thrift stores.  There are some key elements I look for in the ceramic figures: that is that they have cute coloring (pastels), have eyelashes or super cute eyes, are not frowning, have little wear and damage (I mean, they are antiques, so a little is fine!), and are made in Japan. 

Some of the types of figurines are money banks, salt and pepper shaker sets, chained mother and babies sets (not really sure what they are called ^^;), planters, or just the simple individual ones.   

In general, most of the things I use in my decorating already have a vintage flare, so I am really pleased to have found another styling element.  It has been a fun summer project and I am sure it will blend into another kitsch scene in the future. Such as anthropomorphic paintings (O.O).  But that is for another time.