This isn't a vintage item, but I treasure it just as much, if not more, than anything else I have in my stash.
This is an original painting (reproduced here in low res; the original is MUCH more beautiful, trust me) that my wife and I commissioned from Kevin Kidney. We wanted a very 50's feeling portrait of our kids at Disneyland, and Kevin came through in a HUGE way. We love the portraits of them in their retro clothes and surrounded by their favorite retro Disneyland attractions. Kevin also drew such wistful expressions on their faces as they dream of their next trip to the Magic Kingdom. And the oil can with the classic "D"!
I've also included, with Kevin's permission, two photos of the painting at his work station with the photos of my kids in the background.
I didn't know that Kevin accepted commissions until I asked him one day. If you're in the market, it is money well-spent, and he is a dream to work with. I can honestly say, without irony, that he is the most talented person I have ever met.
Check out his blog...the link is in my link list.
* Forgot to mention...I love how Kevin painted the lightly shaded area above and around the kids to resemble the shape of 1955 Disneyland.