Some of the things I am going to show you today are finds that remind me of why I love junking so much!
My husband and I love junking. It is fun to find things, but it is also fun to learn about something new.
- Types and Market Classes of Livestock by Henry W. Vaughan, 1945
- Tiny vintage Pyrex casserole (with lid!!)
- Buffalo China grill plates (2)
- Sunbeam Biscuit tin lid, clipper ship “Red Jacket” (for future beach house)
- Pyrex trivet
- Whale Ships and Whaling (for future beach house)
- Milk glass planter (I am already using it to hold my sponge at the kitchen sink)
- Vintage plaid Thermos
- Holly Hobbie trash can (to match the sheets I had when I was in elementary school)
- Pig cutting board (my third)
- Silver chest (I am going to experiment with milk paint on it)
- 3 Swanky Swig glasses
- Silver tray
- Vintage pitcher
Some interesting things about these finds…
When I opened up my livestock book, it not only had a bookplate in it, but it also had a class schedule from the 1940’s! I am assuming it is from Clemson!
I found the silver tray at Goodwill for $1.49. It looked horrible. Thing was, when I picked it up, it was HEAVY! It isn’t like most cheesy silver trays you find at the thrift store. I got it home and got the silver polish after it. I started looking for marks on the back. This is what I found…
EPC stands for electroplated copper, and from the markings this appears to be Old Sheffield silver-plate, from the 1800’s. It is in pretty bad shape, the copper is showing through the plate on the front, but it is still an interesting find!
My boys destroyed their desk chair, so I have been searching for a new one. I was so excited to find this one…
I know, I know…but use some imagination! I can recover and repaint! It is a Steelcase! This chair is made to survive a nuclear explosion. These babies are really collectible right now, I guess thanks to Mad Men. And it was $5. I will take this challenge.
So then I found this dresser. There is something about it I love. I am going to experiment with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint on it. Any suggestions?