I went out early (ish) on Saturday to trawl yard sales. There was one at a local church and I had high hopes for treasure. I wasn’t disappointed!
The pink one might be a head scarf and it was ‘Made in France’ for a St Louis department store of the olden days called ‘Stix, Baer and Fuller’. The department store was open from 1892 until 1984. This scarf looks very 1960’s, but I am not sure as I can’t find any images of it.
Do you know any St Louis ‘Stix, Baer and Fuller’ history? Do share. You know where the comments are, get to it!
I missed this pan when I did my initial sale walk through. I spotted it when I had already gathered what I thought was my final choices. I have been looking for a tube/bundt/angel cake tin for ages and this vintage ‘Comet’ aluminium one is great, nice and tall and with a loose base which is always a plus point to a cake tin. It cost a grand 25c so I was a happy camper!
Now, I am not interested in playing cards as an item usually, I don’t even play cards, mainly because I can never remember any games. ‘Snap’ anyone?! These nearly jumped out of the box at me, they are so striking. The colours of the painted flowers are so beautiful, I snapped them up (ha ha, see what I did there…).
I found these bowls and thought they would be ideal for sorting beads when I am making and designing my jewelry pieces. When I got them home, I looked them up and they are called Bubble bowls and are made from milk glass.
Do you know about old glassware? Do you collect it? I wonder how old these bowls are?
These lovely vintage spools were true treasure! Especially the black one, it is so cool, I just want to use it in all of my photos! The french knitting spool looks like an old cotton reel which someone has knocked some tacks into to make a french knitter. I remember doing this when I was little (not on spools this old though..). Maybe I should find instructions to remind myself how to do it and have a go. I do remember just making really long tubes of french knitting and then wondering what to do with them! Maybe I can be a bit more imaginative now?
Can you remember how to do stuff from childhood like French Knitting? Did you have a proper ‘Knitting Nancy’ or did you bash some tacks into a cotton spool?
The boys moved the tire swing to the end of the garden this weekend and had a great time climbing and swinging.
How was your weekend? Find any treasure? I hope so!