- Feb 2, 2016
From the thrift shop this week:
An unmarked Staffordshire sugar bowl dating to about 1810-1825.
And these two flow blue dishes, made by Mercer Pottery, Trenton NJ. Dating to about 1890.
And from a different thrift shop, I bought a bag of miscellaneous costume jewelry. In the bag was this nice 20" three strand necklace of rice pearls with a 14k clasp.
And on a more serious note, my antique mall was broken into on Tuesday. As some of you know, I run a small booth in an antique mall.
Some fools used a stolen car to smash through the front doors. They stole some choice Native American jewelry from the front cases. They left the car there and took off on foot.
All of it is on security video. New doors have already been installed, and the shop is back in business. The thieves did not disturb the rest of the store, so my booth was untouched.
@stracci2000, that is terrible about the antique mall, thankful that your cases weren’t disturbed but still very scary.
People are getting desperate. On Tuesday I was at the dentist for an emergency appointment (lost a filling and need a crown now!) and my older son (14 years old) calls me and tells me someone with a black hooded sweatshirt was in our backyard. When he saw our son looking at him through the window he took off running. I think he was looking to break into our shed but it was terrifying because I was 30 minutes away.
The guy left and didn’t come back but damn that was scary.
Thanks! Of course you have the supreme rose gold band find
I like having these plain bands because they are so versatile and best of all you don’t have to baby them.
Yesterday afternoon I was driving through our small town and saw a very neatly stacked pile out by the street. I drive a Ford Flex. It has an amazing amount of room once you put the second set of seats down. I had also gotten a few groceries and if you wanted to see a crazy woman cramming "junk" in her car, all you had to do was be on Spring Street in Waynesboro, Mississippi about 4:00 PM yesterday afternoon. Cars were slowing down to watch. Did I care? Absolutely not.
Those trunks have lighted garland in them and artificial flowers. Our son and his fiance are moving into a house in July and I see some projects for them. The smaller one would be excellent for putting their shoes in at the back door and the larger one would be beautiful at the end of their bed to hold linens. The tables and candles are mine....ALLLL mine. And those TWO tables.....cleaned up good as new.
Did I ever tell y'all that the house we live in during the week for work, my late mother's home were we grew up, is only about 25 minutes from Laurel, where Hometown on HGTV i is filmed?
@LorettaB Firstly, I literally always smile when I see your sweet pup's face on your avatar.
Secondly, I often laugh out loud at your descriptions of goings-on in your life.
And thirdly, "Home Town" is hands-down, one of our top fave HGTV shows!
Okay, back to regular programming. LOL!
I call it curb shopping. But....this right here was my best curbside find ever. Last July I saw a little head pop up on the side of the street. A little dog someone had put out by a brown plastic milk crate she thought was her "home." Now, I don't usually stop like that, but I did that morning. I took her home and she's been with us ever since. She was outside until she had some sort of accident with a vehicle and had to recover. Since then, she's been an inside dog and y'all know what? Housetraining her was the easiest I have ever had with a dog. She really is that smart. I am "Loretta Long Bankston" on Facebook if you want to send a friend request and read about my adventures with everything in this world. I had that haul yesterday and a huge supply of old windows that were really good curbside shopping finds but BJ (Beulah Jane) was the very best of them all. That first photo is the day I found her. How very pitiful. The next photo was later that week. The last photo was when she had some weight on her. What a difference love makes!
Going to a family get together and I couldn’t decide on a necklace. So I asked DH if this was too much and his response was “you can’t wear it when you’re dead.”
Fair game then.
Okay, so this isn't a true antique at all but I figure you gals might appreciate this one..
A tiny light up brooch cabinet with uranium glass in it! I have always adored uranium glass but will never have my own cabinet full so next best thing in miniature!
Can you show us more pictures of this? I'm absolutely intrigued!