Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope your week is going well.
After not doing any thrifting for the past few weeks I was able to get back out there and find some cool things.
If you’ve been following me for a while now you know that I collect mini salt and peppers… like this vintage silver plate salt and pepper cruet set with a mustard jar that still has its spoon.
I paid $3 for it. The tray is marked EP Steel, Made in England.
Here are two of the cobalt blue glass inserts. Love the richness of the colour. I can’t open one of the shakers to get the other insert out. I can see that it’s in there so I’ll have to keep trying.
The sweet little mustard jar spoon is marked Sterling. These are often missing from these sets so I was lucky.
The last time I found some vintage cocktail forks I made them into cocktail fork flowers. Not sure what I’ll do with these, but I’ll try to think of something.
I found this vintage fly fishing reel in a Father’s Day section at a thrift store.
I paid $1, and I’ve seen them on ebay for $15 to $20. I used to sell quite a bit on ebay, but haven’t listed anything there in years so I think I might cast out a listing and see if I get any bites.
And I don’t often see buckets of silverware at a thrift store, but when I saw this for $3 I was as giddy as a school girl and grabbed it without even looking inside.
Check out all the silver plate goodness that I found when I got home…
6 teaspoons, 2 tablespoons, 1 soup soon, and 1 sugar spoon.
4 dinner knives, 2 butter knives, and 1 cake/pie server.
15 dinner forks, and 2, what I think are, pickle forks.
All that for $3. What a great deal!
You can see that they’re all very tarnished, and that always brings the price down around here. Works for me! 🙂
And I have no idea why, but I felt compelled to pick up this $1 handmade wooden airplane.
At the time I thought it would make a cool wind chime, but I think almost everything would make a cool wind chime so that’s not much of a stretch for me.
I’m learning that just because I think it doesn’t make it so. Even though I most often think it does. lol.
It definitely will be getting a paint job though, and then we’ll see where it goes from there.
Have you been compelled to pick up anything unusual lately?
Thanks so much to you for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.
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