Friday, February 25, 2011

Junkin' Friday Finds

Here are a few things I've found in last week or so.

A story book from 1929. I love the bright green color, and how all of the characters have a very 20's look and style.

Little hotel spoon.

Great little pitcher that has an L monogram on one side, and a B on the other.

Ceramic holy water font.

And a beautiful brass box with a very ornate design. Engraved with an "F" and 1877 - 1927.

Linked up to A La Carte's Junkin' Finds Friday.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Junkin' Finds Friday

February has not been a great month for thrifting. Very few estate sales, and the thrift stores have been packed with people and really picked over. But I've still managed to find a few things.

This is a brass paper stand. I'm not sure exactly what it would have been used for - it is very lightweight. Something like sheet music would work well. I love the newsboy cutout design.

Some monogrammed forks.

A cigar box, large brass key and an absinthe spoon.

And a lovely Wizard of Oz book.

The book is quite large, and the graphics and colors are amazing.

Linked up to Junkin' Finds Friday, hosted by A La Carte.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Silver Sunday

These are a few more pieces from my silver collection.

This is a little bowl engraved with Winnie the Pooh and friends.

The whole gang is represented.

And some little quotes from Pooh.

It is made by Community, and I think it from around the 30's. I found it at an estate sale.

Even Christopher Robin is here.

This is a spoon I found on Ebay.

It shows Hansel and Gretel, plus the witch and the Gingerbread House.

A tiny little cup I found at an estate sale.

I have been unable to decipher the engraving.

I think the first word is Souvenir, and the last initials are E.W., but that's all I have. I think it is German, and I assume it was a souvenir.

Linked up to Silver Sunday, hosted by Gypsy Fish.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Vintage Valentine Inspiration

With Valentine's Day coming up, I dug through my vintage postcard collection and pulled out a few Valentine's.

This one is my favorite - from 1911. It has a red puffy heart, and glitter written: From Clara.
Did they have glitter in 1911?

Another old one, with a Valentine poem.

Very basic postcard.

And a funny one.

I used this great mail holder/toast rack with a pink plastic base to hold them.

Linked up to Vintage Inspiration Friday, hosted by Debra at Common Ground.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Finds

These are some of my finds from the last week or so...

Cute little Jack and Jill Magazine from Oct. 1951.

Edgar Allan Poe - Raven Edition, love the cover.

Witch Hazel tin...
with Witch Hazel labels on all sides,
and the top.

Unusual pair of asparagus tongs - the ends are in the shape of asparagus tips!

Little butter pat from a hotel in Florence.

And a brass peacock incense holder. I don't particularly like incense, but I thought it would make a great jewelry or pin holder.

I happened to stop by Michael's, and they were giving away Christmas Grab Bags with any purchase...for free! The bags were sealed up, so you couldn't see inside them. Here is what was in mine...

A couple of cards, coupon holder, ornaments,

several wreaths,

ribbon, recipe box, greens,
bud vase, and a bag of pine cones!!

Linked up to Junkin Finds Friday, hosted by A La Carte.