There were only a few yard sales this weekend and they didn’t offer anything interesting, so checking out the thrift stores was the only option for treasure-hunting. They certainly didn’t disappoint, but what I found just made me go “Hmmm….wonder what this is?”
An oddly shaped lidded cardboard box was my first “Hmmm.” On the top of the box there is a picture of three ladies dressed in flapper attire resting under a pine tree. It is labeled “Three Flowers” and the lithography is obviously vintage. The box measures approximately 9 x 8 x 3.
The inside is lined with a silky peach-colored fabric and it looks as if there had once been three objects lying in the box. I can only assume that these would have been bottles of perfume or other similar cosmetics. The mirror and brush were not included with the box.
The outside and inside of the top is marked Richard Hudnut,
New York, . Paris
From my research, Hudnut was the first American to make a fortune in perfume. He introduced such fragrances as Violet Sec (1896), Aimee (1902), Vanity (1910) and Three Flowers (1915). His products were of such high quality that they were sold only in department stores. Source: http://www.perfumeprojects.com/
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A visit to another thrift store and yet another “Hmmm.”
I knew it had to be a footstool. It had a Victorian feel to it and it rocked.....….literally!
After some research, I found out that this is indeed a footstool called a gout stool or gout rocker. Gout is a form of arthritis often concentrated in the lower extremities. Relief from the painful condition was often found by getting the feet and legs in a certain position. The gout stool offered several angles from which to choose so one could find the most comfortable position. Source: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ Today, a gout rocker is often used as a footstool for a rocking chair.
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This little gray graniteware cup is my last “Hmmm.” I actually found it last year, but I haven’t been able to determine its use, so I’m including it in this post in the hope that you might say, “Hmmm, I know what that is!”
Basically it is a 4” diameter cup with holes in the bottom and sides. There is a cute handle and the most curious thing is that it has three little feet on the bottom which make it stand 2.5” tall.
Do you know anything about this little strainer cup
or does it just make you go Hmmm……!?!?!
I’ll be linking to the following parties:
Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm