An old bottle for a buck, a silver match tray from the UK for half price (it has a crown embossed on the top, so how could I resist?), red Waterman's ink (bottle unused inside!), two pie birds (I have been looking online for these; to find two, one white and one black for $12 for the pair was amazing!), an aqua insulator (my 4th) and two white chippy posts I left on our last trip ... I was hoping they would still be there, and after hunting up and down, I finally spotted them just waiting for me in another part of the shop!
Besides the ink, I also brought home some other great additions to my vintage office/art supply collection:
This bottle was a mere $3.50... dated 1890, it is photographic retouching medium by Johnson & Sons, Manufacturing Chemists, London England. It's still half full!
This old empty tack box was an unbelievable 50 cents... I love the graphics!
The box side side is hilarious too. "Ask only and distinctly for this brand".... Here's a shot of both sides:
I also got this great old file box on a previous trip to that shop. Perfect for storing homemade cards, no?
Before that in mid-September I picked up these at various thrift shops:
A great heavy silver candlestick, more salt and pepper shakers, an old Japanese ceramic bird, a white small (newer) bird, a crown-shaped perfume bottle and a silver butter dish!
Oh and four Thanksgiving transferware plates for $2 each:
Yep, quite a haul alright... and daughter and I are headed down to the US for a short shopping trip this weekend. So hopefully I'll have more treasures to share afterward!