Sunday, July 10, 2016

Estate Sales - Brides Bank Flower Frog

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!


  1. Some really nice and oh so cute things here

  2. Could that last photo in any way possibly be an early Jiminy Cricket? It's kind of cute!

  3. So interesting. I've never seen a bride's bank before. What a lovely find. Betty and Jim are super cute too!