Sunday, May 23, 2010

Estate Finds

I found some cool things at an estate sale this past weekend.
This is a really old photo album.
The front cover is celluloid and has a spooky full moon nighttime scene. The back is velvet.
The hardware is very ornate and the clasp still works perfectly.
And it's filled with great old Victorian era pictures.

Also found a variety of floral frogs.

And a cute little chippy red trinket box, with interesting scenes on the sides and lid.
I can't quite make out what the scenes are, but I think children are playing.

This is another mystery find. There are four of these iron pieces, each one has a travel scene, London, Paris, NY and San Francisco.
They are about an inch high, and have a shallow bowl area. I thought maybe they could hold taper candles, lipstick or toothpicks, but none of those seems quite right. Any ideas??

Linked up to Thrifty Treasures, hosted by Southern Hospitality.


  1. Interesting finds! That book is fabulous!

  2. That victorian photo album is a wonderful find. I have seen several old books as I shop but never one as interesting as that one. I love the flower frogs too!
    Have a great week.

  3. Cool stuff especially that photo album and floral frogs!

  4. All of these are simply beautiful - Things you dream of finding. Good for you! Let us know what you end up filling the black iron pieces with.

  5. I don't have any idea what your 4 black cup/containers are but they sure are fantastic! Looks like you really scored at that estate sale. :) I have a very old chalk drawing that I picked up years ago in the back of a dusty junk store that is the exact scene that is on the front cover of your album. You know Victorians were into some spooky stuff...wonder if that scene and ones like it were all the rage???
    Have a wonderful week.
    The Tattered Tassel

  6. could the iron thingys be for making a bed taller?

  7. That is a gorgeous photo album! what cool finds!