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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Vintage Thursday

After weighing in at Weight Watchers yesterday( yes, I have lost 19 lbs.) and losing one more pound, I celebrated by going to one of my favorite thrift stores in town. ( Can you believe it Sis, I consumed half that box of See's candy and still lost 1 lb.) This must have been my LUCKY day because I found 10 silver spoons in a zip-lock bag for $6.00. Can you believe it? Most of them shined beautifully with some silver polish and a little elbow grease. The one on the right was in the worst shape and didn't have much silver left on it . It was very tarnished. I can use it for digging in the creeks around here for gold bearing gravel. (Yep! I only use the best equipment on my quest for California gold.)

These are two of my favorites. The left one, with the "B" on it, doesn't have any mark on the back. I love initials on silver. It makes the piece so personal and you know someone probably had lovely place settings of these to fashion a beautiful table for some long ago celebration.
The spoon on the right is my very favorite. It's so delicate and has the mark 1847 Rogers Bros.A on the back. I could see my grandmother serving tea or coffee with this one, and maybe a few Italian cookies.

I don't crochet, so I have undying admiration for folks who do. This piece is large; about 20 inches across. It's off-white, trimmed with a dark blue edge. There are two or three small ,but pale, stains on it. They're not too noticeable and only near the middle. I will try to wash them out. I would probably have a plate or something sitting in the middle anyway so I'm not too concerned about these small discolorations.
I have no idea what the little scrunchee thing is for. It was attached with the tag. Does anyone have a clue what this might be?
The store was having a "yellow tag sale" and the $4.50 price for this lovely handiwork was 50% off so it was only $2.25.

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  1. These are great thrift store finds. I love the silver and the crochet item. I will come back to see if anyone knows about the scrunchy. Congrats on your weight loss....thats wonderful!

  2. gosh congrats on losing the weight - well done! I wish I could crochet, yours is so pretty!

  3. great find in the silver wear. The spoon with the B would make a beautiful peice of jewelery.

  4. Great buy. They are beautiful. I have to get out of the house more.
    Happy Vintage Thingies Thursday
    from Roberta Anne

  5. First off, congratulations on your weight loss. That is fantastic!!! You go girl!
    Love the silverware...what a great find and the colors in the crochet item are "happy".
    I hope your day is going well and thank you for sharing your "new" found treasures.

  6. The silver is beautiful and the workmanship on the doily is lovely. Great "finds." Take care~

  7. Congrats on losing 19lbs. You are doing better than me.

    Those spoons are so pretty. I like the one with the shell scoop.

  8. I love thrift stores too! I could
    see using these spoons for tea.
    The crochet work is amazing!
    See's chocolates and you lost
    pounds, those are my kind of

  9. Hi and Happy VTT. I really like the crocheted pieces..I've been a crocheter most all my life. My mother and grandmother firmly believed that all girls should know all needlework. The only one I've forgotten is how to tat. The little scrunchies I've made..was 2 different types of pattern. One scrunchy was a pony tail holder..the other is a dish scrubber. The crocheted dish scrubber works really well.. snd used to be in the kitchens of all crocheters..
    Hope your VTT was a great one and have a lovely week..

  10. Lovely finds. You lucky girl!

  11. Hmmm, let me understand this... a woman who is dieting (very successfully it sounds like) goes out and buys some pretty SPOONS which are used to...EAT, and she also engulfs a ten pound box of CHOCOLATE and yet still manages to LOOSE weight??? Ok, what's your SECRET?!?!?!?

  12. A dish scrubber, that's amazing. love me some thrift store specials.
    nad way to go on the skinny down!

  13. I love old silver. What a nice treat for your weight loss. WOOHOO! Keep up the good work!

  14. Congrats...& good for you that you had a little splurge!!...you scored some delightful treasures :)

  15. Congratulations on your weight loss!!! It is easier to put it on than it is to lose it. Love the silver.

  16. Just look at all of the pretties you found. You know I have a wal- mart bag filled with silverware that the people we bought the house from left behind. I never have really taken a look at. I need to do that.

    I believe that the scrunchy is a dish scrubber too. I've seen the instructions for the in the crochet books.

    I am so proud of you for loosing that 19 pounds. That is great progress and very encouraging for you I know. Keep up he good work.

  17. The scrunchie thing looks like a decorative piece off a garment.


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