Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thrifting Thursday

Gentle Friends let ms catch you up on some of my "thrifty buys" from the last few weeks.....

......  I picked up the double vegetable bowl for a couple of bucks and think it has great design, circa 1955 the stylised fish decoration is just great, the silver footed salver is an 18th century reproduction made in the 20's, it was almost black when I brought it home and has polished up nicely..... the early printing of "Cross Creek" I couldn't pass, living in Ocala, FL for a time, which is just south of the Cross Creek area, I came know the area well.... the other two books are, a nice little repro copy of "Night Before Christmas".... and a small book from 1900 with witty sayings......

...... some of the DVD's I have picked up recently..... and.......

..... two interesting books and a Souvenir guide of Morros Castle, which guards the entrance to Havana Bay in Cuba probably dates to the 1940's or 50's. I also picked up a sterling cigarette case - here it is before polishing..... and .......

......  here it is after ..... it was only a few dollars, I think because it is English without being marked "sterling" that they thought it was silver plate or German Silver, but the hallmarks are there and it is sterling and I got a deal!!!

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

take care,


  1. I love the Cross Creek area…the River Styx…how the moss hangs from the trees and the woods are all dark and mysterious…and don't forget about the stray palm tree here and there, and the huge cypress trees with their "knees" exposed out of the dark waters. Love that place! Haven't been there in years, but it's forever set in my mind the way I left it. :)

    Ever been to Micanopy?

    You've found some really great finds. :)

    Blessings always

  2. Wow, you got a nice haul this week! The double vegetable bowl with the fish motif is really special.
    Happy Stitching Thursday,

  3. Monograms always get me wondering... who was JWN Why would someone part with this beautiful piece? When I go to library book sales I always pick up something signed to bla bla on their birthday...why? I recently picked up a book " to Alice from her Grandmother, happy Birthday 1895...why part with this treasure..;(

  4. Fantastic! That silver cigarette case is especially lovely!

  5. Very nice finds and the cigarette case cleaned up beautifully.

  6. Good look! The cigarette case is really a treasure!

  7. You really have a nose for finding good "stuff". I am so impressed with how you can polish silver to look so wonderful.

  8. The ciggie case came up a treat after a little elbow grease!

  9. My favorites are the silver items and the TNBC book with Rackham illustrations! I didn't know he did those; I'll have to look them up sometime!


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