Thank goodness just when the junk seems the scarcest, and you despair of ever finding more than two items to buy in one place, you stumble across an estate sale that restores your hope, and gives you the strength to keep on junkin'.
Last weekend, I ran across a sale like that. I got lots of fun stuff- these are just the "smalls" from the jewelry table.
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The horseshoe is an Italian mosaic. I've heard that you should wear it with the open side up- if the points are down, your luck might run out the bottom.
Speaking of "what's its?", in my last post I showed the tool on top and said I didn't know what it was. A couple people thought it was an orange peeler- and that makes sense. Look at how much they look alike.
My Birdsong friend Suzanne is as enamored of vintage sewing items as I am, and she looked it up in a reference book- and found the same item, with the same patent mark. It's a button hole maker.
I think you COULD use it to peel an orange, but I'm sure an orange peeler wouldn't help me with any buttonholes.