The Vintage Addiction Weekly

News and Information About All Things Vintage

Published Weekly by Terri Spring

for www.

April 22, 2019

Celebrating Earth Day

at A Vintage Addiction

We are proud that one of our core values is

"Saving the Earth One Used Item at a Time" 

Re-Use  Recycle Re-Purpose

Our New Newsletter

         and Blog Series .... 

Vintage Road Trippin'

    with the Springs


Where are we going?

What does Terri do while Mike drives?

What's in the snack bag?  

Answers to all these questions and

more in current editions

The Question We Are Asked Most Often:


"How come, with your large inventory, you always only have one of each item?"

The simple answer is that our items are used, worn, old, and bought from individuals, not mass marketers.  We are thrilled when we find a full place setting, a full set of glasses, a pair of ornaments, or a game with all its parts. The nature of our vintage business means one-of-a-kind.

What is happening in the store?


!.   We are adding to our inventory daily but have many, many boxes of items ready to list.  Often heard in our home, "If mom could write and list as fast as she can shop..."


2.  Layaway will be available by June 1st.

Details will be in our Payments/Shipping/Returns section. 


3.  Our MOTHER'S DAY SALE is ON!  20% off our entire inventory.

YES, you may use your subscriber coupon code in addition to that.

With FREE SHIPPING, Terri is going to need a couple of road trips in May. 

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The Vintage Addiction Weekly

News and Information About All Things Vintage

Published Weekly by Terri Spring

for www.

April 17, 2019

Vintage Road Trippin'

with The Springs 


          Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market,

                       Scottsdale, Arizona

Junk in the Trunk

Vintage Market

Scottsdale Market

April 26, 27 & 28

"We're driving our big car to this show." 
                                   says Terri

Paragraphs from The Junk in the Trunk website:


Since 2011, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market has welcomed well over 100,000 shoppers through its doors across Arizona and California. What started as a small backyard market and creative outlet for founders Lindsey Holt and Coley Arnold, has supported more than 600 small businesses over the last five years. Reaching the local community has always been at the heart of the event. The market has long partnered with local Young Life chapters to send high school and junior high kids to camp as well as other non-profits to bring forth the greater good.

Market attendees are sure to find the best collection of vintage and handmade vendors from across the country selling all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade. From live music to the best local food trucks, shoppers will be inspired while browsing over 100,000 square feet of vintage and handmade treasures.


It's another vintage shopping road trip

with the Springs.  We'll see you there!

Without a doubt, THAT is why I have A Vintage Addiction!



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April 17, 2019

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How did you do?  A couple of them were hard, weren't they? 

It takes a true BABY BOOMER to remember Hanaa Barbara's 1964  Ricochet Rabbit and Captain Kangaroo's Mr. Rabbit puppet.

And, a candy fanatic to get the Cadbury, Lindt and Peeps Bunnies.

1.   Benjamin Bunny (Beatrix Potter)

2.   White Rabbit (Alice in          Wonderland)

3.   Ricochet Rabbit (Hanna Barbara, 1964)

4.   Velveteen Rabbit (Marjory Williams, 1922)

5.   Trix Cereal Rabbit

6.   Miffy and Melanie (Dick Bruna, 1990's)

7.   Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter

8.   Playboy Icon

9.   Mr. Rabbit (Captain Kangaroo, 1960s)

10. Rabbit (Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne)

11. Thumper's Unnamed Girlfriend (Disney, 1942)

12.  Oswald (Disney's 1st animated character, the 1920's)

13.  Harvey (the movie Harvey, 1950)

14.  Lola (Bugs Bunny's Girlfriend)

15. Energizer Bunny (Battery Advertising, since 1988)

16.   Bugs Bunny (Warner Bros. Cartoon)

17.   Easter Bunny 

18    Peter  Rabbit ( Beatrix Pottet)

19.   Br'er Rabbit (Disney's Song of the South, 1946)

20.   Thumper (Disney film, Bambi, 1942)

21.   March Hare (Alice in Wonderland)

22.   Pat the Bunny (Dorothy Kunhardt, 1940)

23.   Hodge Podge (Bloom County Comic, Berkeley Breathed, 1980s)

24.   Roger Rabbit (Disney film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1988)

25.  Chocolate Bunny (Lindt Candy)

26.  Chinese Year of the Rabbit

27.  Cadbury Eggs (Stuffed Animal Rabbit)

28.  Man and Ruby (Nickelodeon Childrens TV)

29.  Peeps Candy Rabbit (since 1963)

30.  BooBoo Bunny  (Washcloth Handcraft)

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April 3, 2019

The Original Story Of Pinocchio
is Scary as Hell
by Samantha Flaum

As written in The Vintage News Newsletter, March 31, 2019

Already a strange tale, the earliest story of Pinocchio turns out to be even more delusional and fantastic than the well-known Disney rendition.

Le avventure di Pinocchio was written by Carlo Collodi, an Italian author who had experience translating French fairy tales into his native language. He was invited to try his hand at original productions and found success with Pinocchio.

Its first publication was in 1881 in a children’s magazine Giornale per ibambini. Children’s literature was a new field in mass publication. Increasing literacy rates helped establish the new art form which was for the first time specifically aimed at young audiences.

Walt Disney version of Pinocchio, 1940

By this point, the Grimm brothers had already published over 200 fairy tales. It could be argued that Collodi was influenced by them, given the original turn of events in Pinocchio.

Pinocchio by Enrico Mazzanti (1852-1910) – the first illustrator (1883) of Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino, colored by Daniel DONNA

Upon publication it first ran as a serial, featuring regularly in the Giornale over a four-month period. Collodi finished off the adventures of his magical, albeit impetuous, boy when Pinocchio is hanged for his misdeeds.


Though such an abrupt and morbid end would scarcely be allowed in today’s young literature, this turn of events hardly hindered the story’s popularity.


Readers were obsessed and wanted more. Using the omnipotent power of fairy tales, Collodi revives Pinocchio through the magic of the Blue Fairy, and the wooden boy continues onto more mischievous and foolhardy adventures.

Revival of the serial brought on twice as many episodes, rounding it all off in an ending comparable to that which Disney fans are familiar with.

Trouble from the beginning, the Pinocchio in the original Italian fairy tale is set up for failure. Rather than a loving man wishing for a son, Geppetto is the impoverished neighbor of a carpenter who donated a talking hunk of wood to him. Geppetto carves what was meant to be a new leg for the neighbor’s dining table. Perhaps that would have been better time spent.

Pinocchio goes from adventure to adventure, gambling away money, being duped repetitively by the same conspiring duo, and failing to be the son Geppetto had always dreamed of.

In fact, the reader first meets a talking cricket who’s lived in the puppeteer’s house for a century when he warns Pinocchio against being a bad boy. Unhappy with his words, Pinocchio throws a hammer at the cricket, killing it. There goes Jiminy’s storyline.

A giant statue of Pinocchio in the park Parco di Pinocchio. Photo by Collodi Adrian Michael CC BY 2.

The one detail changed that is potentially creepier and more obscene than the original story is the renaming of Collodi’s Toyland as Pleasure Island. In the original story, Pinocchio runs away with a friend he meets on the way to school to Toyland: a place where you never have to work.

They simply spend the next five months playing every day. In the film, the things the boys get up to are considerably more adult themed, and perhaps a 1940s way of teaching boys that gambling, smoking, and drinking are bad.  

The worst element that differs between the book and the film version is arguably the scene when Pinocchio and his friend begin to turn into donkeys because of their careless adventures in Toyland/Pleasure Island. What Disney doesn’t show you is that Collodi had Pinocchio turn fully into a donkey.

As such, he is sold to a man who tries to kill the donkey by drowning him in the sea so that he can be skinned. However, fish eat the flesh of the donkey and Pinocchio escapes from the carcass as well as the evil man. Even if the story was aimed at adults, some might agree that the original Italian tale is not for sensitive audiences.

Pinocchio puppets in a puppet shop window in Florence.

Photo by Vladimir Menkov CC BY-SA 3.0

Despite its dark nature, Le Avventure di Pinocchio has been translated into 300 languages as of 2018. It is the most translated secular book in the whole world.

THAT is why I have





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