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Well, I spent most of Thursday running around doing some thrift store retail therapy in honor of my Mom. She loved a good sale, so I thought it was a fitting way to spend the day.
I mapped out some thrift stores on the opposite end of town that I never venture to. I love going to a new thrift, because everything is new to me.
And I may have hit the motherlode.
One of the thrift stores had silverware marked at 4/$1.00 in big old bins. I normally avoid those bins, because there are too many cooties to be had in sorting through items that had previously been in someone else's mouth.
But I glanced in a bin and saw one creamy handle poking out of the top and it was enough to make me forget my germaphobic nature. Besides, I carry a big old bottle of Purell in my car.
I grabbed that piece and then started searching for its friends.
It's made by American Cutlery Company and I am not 100% sure, but I think it's bone handled!!!
My husband thinks they look more like Bakelite rather than bone, but it doesn't smell when you rub it. (You're supposed to be able to tell if it's real Bakelite if you rub it and it smells like formaldehyde).
And in the same bins I found these silverplate serving pieces. And basically if it's silver . . . it's going home with me.
Oneida Community Tudor Plate in the Queen Bess pattern (1946).
On Replacements.com a tablespoon goes for $11.99 and a casserole spoon goes for $19.99. Not that Replacements.com has true values, because they are trying to make a profit after all, but it gives a rough idea of what their value is.
At another thrift I found this tin colander.
One of those "Hey, it's only 90 cents, so why not" purchases.
And I don't normally do teaser posts (don't you hate when bloggers do that as a marketing tool?), but I couldn't resist just this once.
Take a little peak of something I picked up at the thrift store. Can you guess what it is?
And no, I won't be drinking it later tonight!
country roads, yard sales and crates::
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