Weekend Finds: Tiny Finds

Last Saturday I was up bright and early for a tag sale. This involves me leaving my house at 5:15 a.m. to pick up Austin at 5:45. We made it to the sale and put our names on the sign-up sheet by 6:15 for a sale with a start time of 8:00. This tag sale was in a cute, mid-century home which increased the excitement. I didn’t have any large purchases, but here are the smalls I found.

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The bright orange Three Flowers Dusting Powder tin dates from the 1920’s. A small metal globe and bisque porcelain “Made in Japan” Kewpie doll. She is 6″ tall and has movable arms and frozen legs. Her face and body needed some cleaning. I gently used a magic eraser on her and now she shines. I have before and after images below.

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I was excited to find 3 more antique portrait pins. I now have a tiny collection of 4. They date from the late 1800’s.

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On a table of Christmas items I found this set of Italian blown glass mouse and elephant ornaments in their original box. The box is missing 2 ornaments. These ornaments are very fragile especially the pointy glass noses. I took a few close-up images. They are in excellent condition and will add some whimsy to my Christmas tree. If anyone knows anything about these ornaments please fill me in.

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My last finds came from a garage sale.  Both of these cameras were in too good of condition to leave behind. They were priced at $5 each. This first camera is a Polaroid Land Camera model 80A. It was produced from 1957-1959.

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This next camera is a Spartus. It has a bakelite body and is a basic box shaped camera. It was made in the early 1940’s by the Spartus Camera Corp. in Chicago, Ill.

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I also had some much larger purchases this week, like a 6 foot pom pom aluminum tree and an amazing barrister bookcase. I’m hoping to snap some pictures of them soon.

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