Happy Thursday friends, and welcome to another edition of Funtabulous Finds!
Do you have some favourite things that you collect?
Two of mine are antique books and mini salt and pepper shakers. This week I was lucky to find some additions to those two collections, and a few other things too.
At one thrift store that I visit regularly all their old books are $1 each, so sometimes I can’t resist bringing some home.
This book set is The French Revolution Volumes 1 and 2 by Thomas Carlyle.
According to some internet research that I did he was a Scottish essayist, philosopher, and historian. He lived from 1795 until 1881.
These editions are dated 1924 and 1925. The first pub date is 1904.
Many of the old books in my collection are covered in this type of red leather. It must have been very popular way back when.
Both volumes are inscribed with a name and March 6th, 1926.
Do you think that says Gill? It could be short of Gillian I suppose.
I have a thing for mini salt & peppers, especially if they’re made of metal or glass.
This $1 silver set has such a lovely patina.
This set is about 2 inches tall, and both pieces are marked International Sterling. These are a great find for me because most of the time I find silver plate pieces, not actual sterling.
There are some things that I like nice and shiny, but when it comes to silver for me it’s patina all the way.
The fact that loving it gets me out of polishing it is a bonus. lol.
This metal mess was given to me by my sister. She’s always on the look out for things that she thinks I might be interested in, and she’s usually right.
She found them in a large baggie at the her local dump. They have a dropoff spot where people can leave good stuff for other people to take.
Do you know what they are?
We think they’re dragonflies… maybe for crafting with.
What do you think?
And I found this $1 metal basket filled with faux beaded fruit.
I’ve been collecting this type of fruit in various sizes for awhile. Something about them attracts me. I hope some day to have enough for a project that I have in mind for Christmas.
There’s purple and orange plums (I think), cherries, raspberries, blackberries, and what I think are boisenberries.
Aren’t they pretty?
And last but not least is this hand crocheted very mod looking and wonderfully colourful pillow.
I think every colour you can imagine is in there.
I think this may have been a project done with leftovers because the squares on the back are kind of random. What a fabulous way to use up bits of different colours.
It always makes me a little sad to think that someone’s time and obvious talent ends up being sold at a thrift store for $1.
But then again, it makes me so happy because I found it and I love it.
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!