In my last post, I showed a box of smalls from my great Friday auction. I think this is my favorite piece from the box- it's a really small celluloid pin back- the flowers and sentiment are so nice.
Also in the box:
Assorted silver- some sterling- besides spoons, there are also two nail files and a button hook.
Another thing I love- old pocket watches- doesn't matter if they work or not.
Good thing I just ordered some silver polish. I like Simichrome- I think it's German- I order it through a seller on ebay. You can also use Simachrome to test for Bakelite. You put a little dab of Simachrome, which is pink, on a Q-tip, and put it on the surface you want to test. If it's Bakelite, the polish will turn yellowish gold.
These celluloid pinbacks are from the Missouri State Board of Health- each with a year in the center. The words around the edge are birth registration, hearing, vision, diptheria immunization, teeth, throat, small pox vaccination, nutrition and posture. I'm guessing they were probably given out in schools.
I used to think these rhinestone and enamel pins were kind of cheesy- but when you put three together, I like them. Since I have three, that's a collection, and I'm going to try and get some more. I'll try and figure how many you have to put together to make them look REALLY GOOD.
Unfortunately, a little trip through the dishwasher didn't do much to improve my pink luster bowl. But at least the inside is clean enough for this equally damaged doll to live inside.
I took advantage of the nice weather we had today and took my pictures outside. My mother in law (Nana) always likes to see pictures of her grand dogs. Its hard to get them both in the same picture and reasonably still.
With their backs to each other, they kind of look like two dogs not speaking to each other.
Another outside picture- mmm- dinner. Since we could only find one skewer, we had "deconstructed" kabobs. If you watch TOP CHEF, you know what I mean about deconstucted- they are always taking ingredients, putting them next to each other on a plate and calling it "deconstructed".
Line up cheese, lettuce, ground beef and salsa on a plate and you have a "deconstructed" taco. Line up a wiener, a bun, a blob of ketchup with a swirl of mustard running through it and you have a "deconstructed" hot dog, line up a toaster and bread and you have "deconstructed" toast.
...and in the foil packet- potatoes boiled in vinegar from a recipe in the current Martha Stewart Living magazine. They were interesting... might have been better if the potatoes had been directly on the grill- a deconstructing faux pas.
And the winner of the Victorian scrap giveaway is Diane at Saturday Finds.