This week was a good one for me at our “Antique Mall.” Not only did I have lots of fun with my granddaughter and her mom wandering in and out of all the booths, I also came across some really “fine" finds. The first one is this little cream pitcher, though I am probably going to use it for my flowers. It is the prettiest blue you have ever seen, the flowers are just precious, and it doesn’t have a nick in it anywhere....$2.00.
Next I same across these 5 little woven, wicker-like wreaths. I love to add small, unusual things to the wrappings of gifts I give so these will be perfect.....and are you ready for this one????? 50 cents for the five of them, and they are in perfect condition.
Finally, my last “buy” was some vintage heavy silver plate bread and butter knives. I always loved the patterns on the silver plate my parents used as their everyday silver....the sterling was always in the buffet silver drawer covered in Pacific cloth to keep it from tarnishing. My mom’s silver plate has simply been worn thin due to many years of use, so a while back I started looking for replacements in as many different patterns as I could find. I did not want sets of any of them....just mix and match...I like that so much better. When I found these 8 little knives for $1.00 each, I almost flipped. Six of them are the longer style and two are the shorter, more dainty ones. Yes, Saturday was a GREAT day for the thrifty shopper.
“Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?
~Marcus Tullius Cicero - 106BC-43BC