Even though it was The Breadman's Birthday and he was in charge of the day's events, I managed to sneak into one thrift. We have gone to this same thrift the past two weeks and both times I have found more sets of my beloved Toasting Glasses.
The Breadman found these last week in the hardware section.
The week before I found this set in the hardware section too. Odd spot for them to say the least, but I am happy to have added them to my collection. And, the best part?
I actually remembered to use them on the cake this time!
On to the meager, but fun thrifting finds:
A wee teeny pottery pitcher for my wee teeny pitcher collection.
A new to me find - Standard Oil Wayside Candles. I could tell they were old and I thought they were Gurley Candles until I looked at the tags. The fat guy is funny. He is very rotund! I'll have to do a bit of research on these to see if the stay or go.
Speaking of research.......
I bought this tile last Friday at a yard sale. I could tell it was older when I touched it just because of the heft of the pottery, the coolness of the glaze and the muted colors. But, I didn't recognize the mark.
So, I did some research. I discovered that it was Rookwood Pottery. I have never seen a piece of Rookwood, so I wasn't familiar with the markings. This particular tile is from 1927. That is quite a bit older than I had thought! A bit more research led me to see that they are worth a good amount of money. Far better than the $1.00 I paid for it, that's for sure! I listed it on ebay last Saturday night and it is currently at $72.00. Not bad for $1.00! If it ends there, I am happy. (But, I will be really, really happy if it keeps going, going, going!). There are a few others that have Buy It now prices over Five Hundred Dollars. I think they are dreaming. Whatever I get is good. (Yes, $500.00 would be good. Very good!)
The best part about this whole experience is that I have ebay fever again. I used to sell a ton on ebay, but then I slowed down and then I just stopped. Occasionally I will list a thing or two if I look it up and see it is worth selling. I forgot what a rush it is to see something jump up $20.00 while you are watching Survivor or doing the dishes. Perhaps this is just the nudge I need to start listing some more of my