The globe was a Goodwill score, discovered in the shopping cart of a staff person who was unloading goods onto the shelves. The web page, Dating Globes, helped me determine that my globe is rather new, probably dating only to 1995. The former USSR has dissolved into fifteen separate countries, so I knew it was newer than 1991. Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia have disolved into their separate countries (1992 and 1993), as well. It has a nice vintage look, though, so it will come in handy for something, I’m sure.
I bought the chippy wicker stool and the natural trunk from the same [sweet] vendor at the flea market. I plan to use the stool as a small table to hold a lamp next to an easy chair in our master bedroom, and it pleased me to get it for just $4.00. Same with the trunk.
I also picked up a ironstone-like restaurant plate (59 cents). I like the smallish size and the simple lines. I will add it to my corner cupboard that I’m filling with ironstone.
I have two ideas for this 79 cent tart pan. One, is to spray paint the removable bottom with chalk board paint, glue it to the scalloped rim, write a pithy saying, and then hang it on the wall. The other, is to glue the two pieces together and then glue it to a base of some sort (like a candlestick) and make [another] pedestal stand because I only have a few twenty or so of them. What should I do?
I couldn’t pass up this cute little globe pencil sharpener, especially given the current craze for globes.
You can see that the handle was applied separately to the body of the pitcher. This is called an “applied handle.”
Even though I already own this exact dish, I had to look the pattern up; it’s “Butterprint.” I have a lot to learn regarding Pyrex. I didn’t realize I already had this dish, but I’m not too bothered since I only spent $3, more than I’d like, but not the end of the world(!) If you’re like me and you need help identifying your Pyrex patterns, check out the Pyrex Love Pattern Reference for some assistance.
Some of you may be able to guess who I bought these opera glasses for–my sweet daughter, of course (for fifty cents). She loves all things steam punk-ish and ocular. Her birthday is coming up in April. Total spent this week: $22.00.