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Monday, February 3, 2014
A Few Finds Of Late
Hubby and were at Goodwill on Saturday- half price furniture day and this table and chairs caught our eye. The table minus the two leaves is a neat and tidy size, perfect for an apartment.
It came with three chairs. the base of each piece is marked "1890 Honderich." A little research told me that the Honderich Furniture Company was located in Milverton Ontario. I also learned the table originally had three leaves and six chairs. As Marty and Joshua have been eating off a plastic patio table in Brighton for the last three years, this will be a most welcome change in the dining room. Later, it will be a perfect table and chairs for any one of the boys when they leave home.
Today I was happy to find a bag of buttons. It didn't look too promising but some leisurely time spent sorting through them revealed a few good treasures.
I found some celluloid, glass, shell and lots of cool vegetable ivory. Not bad at all!
These are finds from a while ago. I just love the funky flower pins. The variety is endless!
A pair of persimmons covered porcelain boxes. I love the bright orange colour.
These are the biggest scallop shells I have ever seen. The larger of the two is 8 inches across!
This little sweetie has wonderful gold designs and a lovely hand painted scene on the front. When I found it, it had a repair to the rim with paper painted gold. Obviously it was important enough to the owner to try to fix it and keep it.
I like the gold heart motif.
This great Arts & Crafts piece has its original frame but it is in rough shape.