It was a good week for picking up antiques. Between a few hours at an auction on Wed, thirty minutes at an estate sale that opened on Thursday afternoon, fifteen minutes at a sale on Friday morning and an hour and a half of Saturday half prices sales, I'm a happy junker.
Because, really, doesn't a toy metal telephone with chippy red paint make you smile?
Found some of my usual suspects- leather books with marble end papers, extra large stork scissors and one of my favorite celluloid prayer books.
And that celluloid prayer book is a nicely complimented by some pretty lace, rhinestone shoe buckles and a grape dress clip.
I really lucked out and had a great lace day, the kind that are getting fewer and farther between. This is wide lace edging that would have been sewn on the bottom of skirts or petticoats to give it a nice ruffle.
The piece on the top is a lace bodice inset, and the piece on the bottom is a darling little hat with ribbon bows on the side.
Two turtles and a poodle- these are "nodders". The velvet covered creatures are also pin cushions. When you touch them, the heads and tails move.
The nodders are sitting on top of a pewter tray. I've decided that pewter should be the new silverplate. It's sturdy, pretty, turtles and scissors look nice on top of it, and best of all- you don't have to polish it.
Another pretty find- these little mother of pearl knives. Even a peanut butter sandwich would taste like fine dining if you made it with one of these knives.
That's a little taste of my junking week. Besides getting good stuff, I love it that it didn't take hours of running in and out of antqiue stores and driving all over the Midwest.