Yesterday I went to lunch with my sister and mother. It's always so nice to get together and just relax and have fun! We decided we would make a trip to the local thrift stores - and believe me, there are not many here. We live in a pretty good sized town, we are considered a metropolis, but we do not have good thrift stores or second hand shops here. I have found a few good deals in the past 30 years, but they are few and far between. My sister, on the other hand, usually always finds something that she loves! Having said that . . I did find a few things that I really liked this time around.
I saw these candlestick holders and thought to myself how pretty they were - I know that the trend is to paint old wooden things like this, but these are really lovely, and for $4.00 I could not pass them up. Then I turned them over to look at the bottom, to see if they had a sticker or anything on them, and this is what I found.
This set of wooden candlestick holders are 80 years old. Now, really, how could I paint these? Crayton, had given these to his mother for Christmas in 1930! He was just 16 years old and probably made them in a shop class at school. It makes me wonder why someone would give something like this away - do you ever wonder things like that?
I'm not going to paint them, I think they are perfect the way they are right now. They will match my antique oak table and chairs and will look just fine, and I will will think and wonder about Crayton, every time I use them.
I also found this beautiful casserole dish. I remember my mother had, or maybe still has, one just like it. My sister reminded me that mother always made baked eggs in it. I don't know how old it is, but I can remember it as a child, and I'm old! I just loved it! I have always loved the pattern, so I could not resist it for $2.00. I will make baked eggs in it - just for old times sake.
Then, last but certainly not least, my sister gave me a beautiful gift!! We both love old Pyrex - she and her husband were in an antique store a while back and she found two of these beauties!
I just loved the pink pattern on this little bowl, so needless to say, I was thrilled and overjoyed that she thought of me - It's just the right size for me and my husband! The best part, was that she filled it with these . . .
Nothing like a bowl full of kisses to end a wonderful afternoon!!
Have a wonderful afternoon!