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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.

4 comments:

Ronna said...

Amazing!!!

Jenny said...

The table reminds me of one that we inherited from Bruce's great uncle. At its smallest, it is about 3' x 4' but all opened out with leaves it can seat 8 people. So versatile.
You found lots of other cool treasures.

Kathy said...

What a great button score. You just never know what you get in a poke sack until you pick up and turn over each and every one. Love the treasure hunt!

catherineausten said...

I love that bag of buttons! Great finds, Jennifer. Makes me want to head out to the second-hand shops.

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