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Native American Gloves

native american athabaskan athabascan glove leather beading flowers furxnative american athabaskan athabascan glove leather beading flowers fu These gloves are believed to be Athabascan (Athabaskan) from western Canada.

native american gloves beading beaded leather vintageThe smaller gloves are sized for a child.

I just can’t get enough of these vintage Native American gloves seen recently at antique fairs.  I have never felt anything like the buttery softness of the leather and fur and delight in the pretty beadwork.  The combination of artistry and utility produced a remarkable result.

Certainly gloves like this serve as inspiration for Astis and I am looking forward to ski days in my cozy mitts this winter.  Click to check out the new Astis models for Winter 2013/14.

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Brimfield: Vintage Alpine Art & Graphics

austria vintage travel brochure winter ski paul signerThe first three images are vintage travel brochures produced by the Austrian Federal Government, circa 1950s.  Illustration by Paul Aigner.

austria vintage travel brochure winter ski rein hart wettach

Illustration by Reinhart Wettach.

vintage travel brochure austria winter ski gottfried fischlIllustration by Gottfried Fischl.

vintage ski travel poster splitkein flexible flyerAdvertising poster for Splitkein Flexible Flyer wooden skis.  Not shown but name dropped with Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln, New Hampshire.

ski catskills new york vintage postcard linen rope towVintage postcard:  Winter in the Catskills – Pine Hill, N.Y.

vintage postcard ski skier netherlands Vintage postcard:  De ski-virtuoos, illustrated by Broekman, Netherlands.

ski beauport quebec canada vintage postcardVintage postcard:  The Relay, Lake Beauport, Quebec, Canada

vintage franconia notch aerial tram logo new hampshire cannonSouvenir water transfer decal from Franconia Notch, New Hampshire featuring the aerial tram at Cannon Mountain.

snurfer brunswick vintage logo yellowFinally!  A yellow Snurfer to live with my wood-grain one.

Vintage alpine art and graphics from the recent Brimfield Antique Show.

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Treasure Hunting: Brimfield

vintage ski poster jantzen bethlehemxvintage arctic ice cream sign brimfieldxvintage ski ribbon germanyxstag deer statue brimfieldxchild lederhose trachten heartxsno bee sled yellowxsoldier travel europe vintage ski patchesx
ski mazama ridge rainier washington postcardSkiing on Mazama Ridge, Rainier National Park, Washington

mt mansfield stowe chair lift top of vermontTop of Vermont:  Mt. Mansfield Chair Lift Stowe, Vermont on Route 100

toni sailer ski race aspen 1957Toni Sailer ski racing at Aspen, 1957

sascha maurer ski poster new england snow trainWinter Sports New England:  Sascha Maurer, c. 1936/37

sascha maurer lets go skiing posterLet’s Go Skiing Sascha Maurer, c. 1936

The first Brimfield Antique Show of the year didn’t feel particularly rich with alpine artifacts – but was great fun nonetheless.  I rounded up some of the usual small finds:  vintage photos, postcards, magazines.

The score of the day was a late 1930’s brochure for The New Haven Railroad Snow Trains illustrated by famed artist Sascha Maurer.  (Maurer is best known for ski posters and credited with creating the Stowe “flying S” logo.)  The brochure is in pristine condition with vibrant color and essentially gives me two mini posters – I am thrilled!

See you in September, Brimfield. . .

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Treasure Hunting: Brimfield Antique Show

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