This is going to be a mixed post - things I brought from "home" and a few thrifty finds...there's not many of those though, I noticed at a couple of thrifts yesterday that they had some Christmas out, it was pretty junky though and surely nothing worth bringing home.
But, if there wasn't Christmas there was Halloween - I've seen this little guy so many times on Pinterest - he's cute!! This is the second blow mold I've bought lately that had no cord but that's an easy fix - he was $1.99 at Value Village. I know these lights aren't old but they're the big old fashioned ones, I love them! I don't think they were ever out of the box.
I hit the jackpot when I was on vacation, I found fifteen Vera scarves! One was a duplicate so that was sent off to my friend, Carol. Not one scarf was more than $2.99, some were even 99 cents - many of these were wing tip ones and many seem to be in shades of red, grey and black. See the white one in the upper right corner, that was waiting here in the mail for me when I got home, friend Holly spotted her first Vera and sent it to me - thank you so much!!!
When we went back to Prince Edward Island in June, we were helping to clean out my mother-in-law's house - I brought back a few things from there..
I have more than enough of my Mom's dishes - but I had to take something from this other house - this is such a pretty plate - it's Lord Neilson Ware, made in England.
This is the dinnerware that my mother-in-law and her mother used for years - I've seen this numerous times in antique shops, it's a pretty pattern - Belle Fiore Solian Ware, made in England - all I wanted was a couple of plates. This jug looks pretty old to me, it's a bit odd looking, I guess that's why I took it, it has no markings.
I thought this old tobacco tin was cute - it has tobacco tax stamps on the side of it from Maine.
I gave these Hummels to Mom back in the 70's - guess I liked the red heads back then too, who knew that Carla would be born a red head years later.....
I know Mom bought this at a yard sale - she is just too cute. She still has the original sticker on the bottom - Chase, made in Japan.
And, then there are some books... A Dragon for Danny Dennis - it's a Whitman Fuzzy Wuzzy Book and The Little Penguin, a Junior Elf Book. The New Century Reader is for the first year, the book has an inscription dated, Christmas 1912. The other book that is all scribbed over was my Arithmetic book, maybe grade 1??
I also found a bunch of old newspapers, - I have yet to go through them but there could be a post coming from those. The paper was the night edition of Toronto Telegram, June 5, 1968 - the day Robert F. Kennedy was shot.
I'll be also doing a post on old greeting cards - I have a lot now - cards in bags, scrapbooks, albums - oh, dear.....