I was fortunate to come across a pile of old stereo cards, postcards and Cartes de visites( CDVs). The lovely little frames of the cherub are joined together.
These are my "almost" favourite find. Pay o mind to t he price stickers. They were sold as a lot for $10. Twenty-five beautiful hand-tinted fashion plates going as far back as 1863.
Here are the small treasures I came across: a table whisk with a Scottish Lassie on it, a kitschy Christmas bell, an old angle candle, the loveliest of drawer pulls (well they must have been lovely at one time), a tin with broken rosaries in it, an adorable little Japanese wooden doll, satin glass heart dish, an old insulin bottle in it's original wooden box, and what I thought was a pill box with lovely enameling is actually a lady's ashtray!
These are some more little bits I found. The old woman is actually a German "nodder." Her hubby came with her but his head needs to be reattached to the weight that hangs inside t he body.
I love the graphics on the front of the tin microscope box . It's empty and the latch doesn't work but I have been creating assemblages in my mind every since I got home with it. Sometimes the ideas just scream at you.