Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Forgotten Finds and a Whazzit


Have you ever hidden something from yourself? Well, if you have a booth or have lots of things stored in boxes, you probably have. That recently happened to me. I was looking through my log book of purchases and realized that I didn’t know where I had stored a whole box of treasures from an estate/yard sale I had visited this past May.

After a little digging, I finally found the box of goodies and among them was a whazzit. I’ll show you the goodies first and maybe you can help me with that whazzit at the end.

A sweet lady had inherited her brother’s belongings and she held a yard sale to scale down all the many things he had left to her. These are the things that were in the box I brought home….

A handmade stick basket, a Globe bank and a child’s shovel. I wish there had been a pail to go along with the shovel!



A pantry canister jar with a pink lid, a nut grinder and a lidded sugar bowl….



An old batter bowl and a Windsor Cheese box….



Two old Homer Laughlin vegetable bowls….



And finally, that whazzit….



The whazzit is made of cast iron and is the same on both top and bottom. It is 1-3/4” tall and 5” in diameter. The lady told me it was a candle holder. I was skeptical, but you tell me….. Is it a candle holder? If not, what is it?


I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures

Show and Share at Coastal Charm

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Thrill of the FIND – Part 2


Last week I told you about the thrill of finding the object of a two year search, the red bowl that completes my Pyrex Primary Colors mixing bowl set. I also promised to tell you about the other great things I found, so here’s the fulfillment of that promise….

The ½ gallon blue fruit jar is the one that I almost dropped when I spotted the red Pyrex bowl. I bought it along with a green Dur-X glass cake knife and a Hall/Westinghouse blue delphite refrigerator dish…



I love these old Hoosier jars…. One is marked for Tea…. And I just couldn’t resist an orphan red top shaker….



A Brownie Holiday camera found its way onto my pile along with a Dunhill vanity case that held lots of cool things inside…..




Check out these two clown reamers/juicers….. They were made in Japan and are in remarkably good shape….



If you have any moonshine that you need to pour up, I found just what you need….. a stoneware beehive jug….



I might have completed one set of mixing bowls, but I started another set! I have always loved these McCoy windowpane bowls but had only seen them in my reference books. 


Well, I now have 2 of them with only 5 more to find to complete the set of 7. Hmmm… this set might be a bit harder to complete, but I’ll enjoy the hunt!


Earlier that day I went to another estate sale and found this handy butcher block rolling cart and a very nice luggage rack with needlepoint straps…..





It was a good day of treasure hunting!

I'm linking to the following parties:

Vintage Inspiration Link Party at My Salvaged Treasures
Show and Share at Coastal Charm