One of the things I love about my junking hobby is learning about the past. Sometimes I pick up items just because they appeal to me but I have no idea what they are. This happened to me on Friday when I picked up a lovely glass object but had no clue about what it could be. I ran over to a sale at lunch and made a dash through the house and managed to fill my bag up to include this wonderful glass piece. When I got home that evening I started researching and this is what I found out about this lovely object.
It is a hand blown glass "Brides Bank" that would be a gift to the bride and gifts of money were inserted or threaded through the loops during the reception. It could then be later used as a flower frog to arrange flowers.
I just love it and intended to sale it on Etsy, but after researching I think I am going to keep it. It's just too charming to let go.
Here are the other items that went in my bag on Friday. The Head Vase was a great find, I have seen her called Martha Washington and Marie Antoinette so I am not sure who she is. I love the leather jewelry box (at least I think it's a jewelry box) and the tiny feather hat is just adorable (it was meant to cover a hair bun):
My boss was having a tag sale of her mother in law's belongings on Saturday so Mom and I took a trip over. I was really happy with what I came home with. They had quite a bit of vintage Christmas.
And a few more items I picked up there.
AND my sisters left some gifts for me over at Mom's that I picked up on Saturday - how cute are these guys!
What a great junking weekend it has been.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!