Monday, April 18, 2011

Thrift Finds - Lots of Brass

Estate Sales have not been good lately, but here are a few things I managed to find.

Some little brass figures - the mouse can be used as a receipt spike.

A brass house number 5, and an alligator nut cracker. You lift his tail to open the mouth.

Cat letter holder.

And a little souvenir silver plate.

It has different scenes, I think depicting the Crusades?

And has this cute little engraving on the back.

Linked up to Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Silver Sunday Easter Edition

I gathered up all of my Easter related silver for Silver Sunday.

A couple of different rabbit napkin rings.

This one has the bunny etched into it.

A silverplate egg cup tray.

The tray has little pegs, and the cups have holes, so they don't slide around. Very clever.

Bunny spoons.

A little chick hatching out of it's egg. The details are great - you can see it's little foot poking out of the cracked shell.
And the bowl of the spoon reads EASTER.

Linked up to Silver Sunday, hosted by Gypsy Fish.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Thrift Finds

There were a few estate sales in my area this past weekend. Our weather is finally getting nicer, so I'm hoping that garage sales will be starting.
I always like finding political items, and I found a few this weekend, as well as a few other things...

A business card holder with a brass plaque - United States Congress.

A perpetual brass calendar - souvenir of D.C.

A couple of books - Boys & Girls of the White House, 1909. Long before the Kennedy's but the cover could be John Jr. and Caroline playing on the front lawn.

A set of school flashcards. They have great graphics.
And an old toast rack, which makes the perfect holder for the flashcards.

Linked up to Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday
Her Library Adventures' Flea Market Finds.