That's how I ended up with this sterling handled button hook. It certainly wasn't because I'd gone out with "get button hook" on my to-do list. But last week's auction was busy and the bidding was fierce, so I was happy to get a few little somethings.
Like this sewing stuff. I suppose things were different 120 years ago, but it would seem that if you could afford a sterling handled sock darner, you could probably throw away a sock with a hole instead of mending it.
This is one of the oddest, but most charming things I own-fine crochet worked around a chicken wish bone, meant to hold a thimble. It was a gift from Lisa, who also appreciates the unusual.
Does anyone know?
I don't know...do you?
If you're a junker like I am, I'm sure your heart beats a little faster when you see a discolored, slightly dirty, definitely old, formerly ivory colored box like this one. It's like "Let's Make a Deal"- under that lid, you might find the item of your dreams.