We've been away
Not vacationing but rather visiting
to Minnesota to see the Grands
(and daughter and son in law)
One thing we like to do as we travel is to visit antique malls, flea markets
and thrift shops.
Some of my "loot" from this trip!
I'm always on the lookout for books. I love new books on herbs and this seems like a good one, I have all of Edith Holden's books except her cookery one -- now I have that one too! The other book which is on the kitchen garden plans should be an invaluable resource as I change my herb beds this year.
I'm a sucker for silver . . . and it was something I needed!
A small silver punch ladle . . . for my small punch bowl.
I find I use that more than my big ones . . .
For I never make punch for 100 . . . but often make punch for 20 to 30!
I've been on the lookout for one
and while in Minnesota we went to an amazing estate sale . . .
There were two for sale at the sale --
was what interested me the most in this one -- I'm also a sucker for something monogramed
but what sold me on
was what was on the back!
dated 1873 -- which makes it 144 years old
and I assume the "X" stands for Christmas --
much cheaper to put an "X" rather than to spell out "Christmas" or "Xmas"
(plus it's a ladle handle -- there isn't a whole lot of room!)
And from a silver ladle to the mundane . . .
Two smaller wooden spoons (a nice size I find)
for 25 cents total!
I like linens -- both bed and table
I'm extremely fond of lacy ones and these pillowcases are perfect!
Everyone knows my love of blue and white
A milk jug -- not a cream pitcher -- it holds about 3 cups
It's English (of course)
and is by Wood and sons -- the "potters for 100 years" date it to
pre World War 2
You can see how much bigger it is than my cream pitcher.
It should look stunning on the breakfast room table
filled with garden flowers!
And my last "loot"
A sterling silver napkin ring . . . from the same place I bought the ladle.
I've collected them for a long time and I have lots
so I now get picky.
I've not bought one in a long time --
In fact, I think the last time was in 2013
(which is 4 years!)
But I couldn't pass this up!
(Plus it was only $28 which for a sterling one is quite a bargain!)
But I never buy plain napkin rings
They have to have a name and now I'm getting more particular about that name.
This had a Scandinavian name on it . . . and I don't have a Scandinavian one,
Once home, I wanted to look up the Grinhild family . . .
Turns out that it isn't the Grinhild "family"
as in a first name
Now the napkin ring is even more special to me
for I adore that name!
I always think I never need anything . . .
But I came home this trip loaded with loot!
The only thing I didn't come home with is plants!