Thursday, March 24, 2011

Books, Books and More Books

Even though I've decided I do not need any more books, I ended up at a book sale, dragging a box of books home with me.

I really love old books, and just couldn't leave some of these behind.

Also found a great baby cup with a pretty flower design,
and a couple of spoons.

Most of the books were from the late 1800's early 1900's. I love the covers on these - the Fortune Telling book is form 1890. It's in terrible shape, unfortunately.

A couple of kids books from the 20's.

Golden Gems of Penmanship Self Instruction, 1884. This one has great pictures and writing examples.

And here is the rest of them!

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

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Victorian Lady Figural Spoons

One of my favorite personal collections is my lady figural spoons, particularly Victorian era.

A 1906 graduation spoon. The '06 date is engraved on her diploma.

Initials are engraved in the bowl of the spoon.

A little mustard scoop spoon with a medallion figure.

A really detailed spoon.

The back is simply marked Fairy.

A chocolate spoon - from Sorority Chocolate Series, early 1900's.

I found a magazine ad for the chocolates - it is dated 1907 - 1912 (found here).

The back of the spoon reads: Sorority Chocolates Series.

And a sugar spoon, in the Siren pattern by 1847 Rogers Bros. One of my favorite patterns, but very hard to find.

Linked up to Silver Sunday, hosted by Gypsy Fish.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Antique Show Finds

This past weekend I went to an Antique Show - the kind they hold in the malls.
I wasn't expecting much, but I ended up finding some good stuff.

Some jewelry and a tiny sterling ring dish.

A few forks, including Humpty Dumpty.

Great brass sign on a chain, open and closed. Maybe from an old store.

And a pretty little Reed & Barton bonbon bowl, with a very ornate rim.