Thursday, February 18, 2010

Decorating A Baby Nursery With Vintage Nursery Rhyme Wall Pin-Ups

Decorating A Baby Nursery With Vintage Nursery Rhyme Wall Pin-Ups

Popular in the 1940s and 1950s and even continuing through the 60s, new moms decorated their baby's room with adorable wall pin-ups of Nursery rhymes or Disney characters.

Vintage Fiberboard Wall Hangings

Many of these cardboard or fiberboards were made by The Dolly Toy Company. Started by H.B. Holtvoigt, The Dolly Toy Company was originally "The Dolly Folding Kite and Toy Company", but changed their name in 1934 after their kite business faltered.

Dolly was know for inexpensive and novelty toys.

Inexpensive Novelty
Toys Beginning in 1936

Holtvoigt and his family moved into the production of fiberboard toys (heavy cardboard). You might remember many off their "Fibro Toys" which were carts designed to be filled with candy or toys.

Vintage Nursery Pin-Ups Or Wall Ha

Dolly also made wall hangings that were used to decorate a baby nursery. Moms liked to hang these colorful cardboard plaques over a crib, changing table or dresser. Popular themes were "Alice in Wonderland", "Mother Goose", "The Three Little Kittens", "Little Boy Blue", "Jack And Jill".

Be sure your sets are complete (usually have four or more pieces) . In very good condition they sell for $25.00-45.00.

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1 comment:

  1. seriously......these are the cutest things! Makes we wish I had a kids room to decorate (and maybe even kids?) Yikes! I can't believe I said that. Karin