A Few Vintage Finds

As a promise to our Son, we drove to Downtown Pomona this afternoon to check out the shops.
We went early to give ourselves plenty of time to go around each individual aisle. We started at the Olde Towne Pomona Antique Mall, where I ended up buying a vintage 1978 Carol Rardon figurine (made of plaster).

Carol Rardon Figurine.

Carol Rardon Figurine.

We then proceeded to the Pomona Antique Mart, where I picked up a huge and stunning Copper Wall Shelf Sconce before heading to Cheryl’s Antiques.

Olde Towne Pomona Antique Mall
260 E 2nd Street, Pomona, CA 91766‎
Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Phone: 1 (909) 622-1011
Email: Otpam@aol.com
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Pomona Antique Mart
200 E 2nd St Pomona, CA 91766
Phone:1 (909) 623-9835
Fax:1 (909) 629-1067
Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Second and last Saturday, open later.

At Cheryl’s Antiques I bought a vintage 1950’s Roldan Doll (dressed as a Flamenco dancer). She originates from and was produced in Barcelona, Spain from the 1950’s to early 1970’s as touristy souvenirs and she is available in fun variety of designs. She has a gorgeous ruffle dress, a beautiful and remarkable facial features and holds felt castanets in her hands with a few pom poms hanging down. She’s gorgeous and my daughter thinks so too.

Roldan Doll (Flamenco Dancer).

Roldan Doll (Flamenco Dancer).

I also bought an Italian Wall Plaque of the blessed Mary and Baby Jesus (possibly a Fontanini). It’s weird because I touched this piece last December while we were piking up a few items at Cheryl’s and placed it right back where I found it, as I got distracted by my daughter. It was at home that I realized that I didn’t purchase it. I was amazed to find it today, on the exact spot where I left it almost two months ago and I immediately grabbed it.
It’s such a beautiful vintage piece of Madonna and her beloved Child.

Madonna and Child Wall Plaque.

Madonna and Child Wall Plaque.

Cheryl’s Antiques
275 E 2nd Street, Pomona, CA 91766
1 (909) 623-5600

Cheryl carries a few Boudoir Dolls in very good condition with their original clothing and accessories. If you are interested in purchasing these dolls or know someone who will, please contact Cheryl for pricing information.


Prior to returning home, we made a last stop at Ikea to purchase some Chocolate, which is available in Dark, Milk, and Hazelnut and are 99¢ each or 3 for $2.49. Ikea® Food Chocolate bars are pretty much my next favorites after Godiva® and Ghirardelli®. We all enjoy them here at home as well as sharing them with Family and Friends.


About joanambu

Poet, Writer and Published Author. Insatiably passionate about gardening, Health and Wellness. I enjoy collecting Vintage and Antique choice pieces.

3 thoughts on “A Few Vintage Finds

  1. Kristen

    Hi! I recently stumbled across a lovely Roldan flamenco dancer at my local antique mall, but the price was a little higher than I wanted to pay ($30), so I was wondering how much you paid for yours? They almost look identical, but the one at the shop has a hat. I would love to own one! Any info would be appreciated!

    • Hello Kristen,
      As weird looking as the Roldan Dolls are, they are quite unique and lovely. I paid $10 for mine and quickly realized how lucky I was. I’ve seen some on eBay for $50+. I guess it all depends on the condition of the doll and perhaps the extra features/accessories? If the one at your local Antique Mall is still available, find out if the shop owner can let it go for less; if not, I would suggest you get it at the asking price.
      I hope this information helps. Have a wonderful day.

    • Kristen

      Thank you so much! Glad I stumbled onto your blog!

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