I can't believe it's taken me almost a week to take pictures of the goodies that came home with me. Even though I no longer have a day job (woo hoo), there still aren't enough hours in the day.
The best thing that came home with me is my pincushion from Julie. If you've ever been fortunate enough to acquire a piece of her work, you know it is perfection.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Julie. It will reside in my hooking room where I spend most of my free time and can admire it daily.
I love pressed glass goblets. A good ballpark date on them is the 1860's - 1880's. They were made with a 3 part mold and you can see the mold marks on the bottom (but not in the picture). I have way too many, but I use them for everyday wine glasses. How could I pass them up for fifty cents each?
Giant stone fruit grapes on a white ironstone plate marked Meakin that I also bought.
Another spice cabinet that I needed like I need another hole in the head, but hey, it was a REALLY good deal, even though not as old as my others. You can read about the others here. Not sure where I can fit this in. A terrible problem to have :) Stoneware salt to add to my collection which now numbers four and the first with a lid. Shouldn't things always be an odd number? May have to find one more . . . lol! OOPS! My other 3 are stoneware butters. This is my first salt. The start of a new collection :)
I was so happy to find these paper mache turkeys at Greenwood Mercantile in Greenwood, MO. The one in the center is a candy container marked US Zone Germany and the others are marked Germany. My flock is growing and will come down from the attic next week.
Sweet little pin cube and decorative scissors that are really sharp, sitting on a piece of vintage velvet ~ also from Julie.
I have no idea what I will do with this (most likely tuck it in a drawer), but another one of those bargains ($1.00) that I just could not leave behind, dated 1948.
I also got a black darner and some silverplate spoons. I gathered many rocks from the places we stopped and gave them to my grandson and he loved them. Also brought home a branch with several large pinecones attached (thinking about the "C" season) and this . . .
Both my son and DSO gave me "the look" when I picked this up in the desert near an abandoned mine my son was showing us. Disbelief when I said I was going to take it home :) Well, a few days later in an antique shop they had some nearly identical rusty springs just a bit bigger and they were asking $55.00 for them. I have no idea if I will take it apart to use the springs or figure out some other use for it . . . or it just may end up in the garage with lots of other useless stuff (like the large broken insulator that also came home with me).
Thank you so much for following us on our travels and for all the sweet comments and emails. Though blogging seems to be dying, you all make it worthwhile and for that I thank you :)
Pug hugs :)