I stopped by a new-to-me antique store in Burbank, Ohio called Rose & Thistle Antiques this week. It is in a great old building and was packed full of really neat stuff. Silverware, jewelry, furniture, crocks you name it. And the prices were very reasonable.
It is only about 1/4 mile off of 71 so if you’re on your way to Cleveland or Columbus it’s a quick stop (it’s at the same exit as the Lodi Outlet Mall, just in the opposite direction).
OK, enough about my new favorite (but not remotely close to my house) antique store, let me show you what I bought there.
This is my dream find. Being an accountant in real life I was so excited when I found this vintage cash box. And the fact that is was only $1.00 was a plus.
I have no idea what these were used for because they are much smaller than the regular mouth Ball jars (although the box days say something about pickle, mayonnaise and peanut butter jars), but I bought these for the decorative box itself.
It is marked USA on the bottom, but since USA was a common mark that companies used after WWI and prior to WW2 just to signify that it was made in the USA, it is hard to tell who the manufacturer actually was. It reminds me of a McCoy piece though.
I don’t know if this is celluloid or melmac or just plain old plastic? My first thought was celluloid, but the green of the bowl is throwing me – it’s almost a 70’s avocado green, but then the flowered bowl doesn’t look 70’s. I’ll have to research that one a little more.