Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hint of Fall

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We were far enough into the country Saturday while thrifting that there was the smell of fall in the air, crunchy  leaves underfoot and that wonderful forest dampness, refreshing after a week of high summer temperatures. 
Found a box of vintage pint, quart and half pint milk bottles. Property of Purity Dairy Limited Regina, Sask. and Sudbury P&C.Co-Op Dairy Ltd Phone 261. Filled the half pint with marbles. 
Bought a large painting, likely from the 1970's, scene most likely of somewhere in the BC Interior. Signed: MacDonald and written on the back 'Up Country' ,Original Oil, MacDonald /66.

The Willow pattern cake plate shows wear and age. Found one reference to Ford Pottery located it at Newcastle Street Burslem England. Based on online reading also found information on Ford Pottery indicating it was early Maling pottery and the initials C.T.M. were of Christopher Thompson Maling. They are described as inscribed vertically inside a triangle so this doesn't really match this picture. The Ford name was after Mary Ford, who married into the Maling family. 
Always happy to find sealers, especially aqua wire closures. The lustre glass hen on a basket is in good shape and in contrast the vintage books are in a lovely worn condition.
A small velvet lined box of silver coffee spoons in their original very worn case, nicely hallmarked, was included in a small cardboard box with handfuls of silver plate forks and spoons, all in need of polish.
At first glance, when closed, I thought this was a coffee grinder gone wrong. Its a grater. Found one similar on-line and it was described as a parmesan hard cheese grater. The Arfra Omegna pictured here is vintage, unused, very dusty and needs a cleaning with wax and then a buffing.

21 comments:

  1. I loved the marbles in the bottle and if you are ok with me copying it ... I want to do it in my Mudroom that I am just finishing :) Thank you for sharing your talent with us at The "Sunday Stop"!
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  2. Love your finds great research and info. The grater is really unique. ttys

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  3. Oh, say it isn't so (although we too are having a very hot, humid summer)
    Darling spoons!

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  4. Our ground is crunchy here but that is because the grass is burnt from the heat!!! I'm in Ontario.

    I have the very same hen!!

    I like the marbles in the milk bottle - cute!

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  5. Great finds - love that painting

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  6. The silver coffee spoons are a great find! You are so lucky.

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  7. You have some great finds- love the jars and silverware especially.

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  8. Fall!???!!! I'm having weather envy right now - 105 F here in Fort Worth today... summer. Love the marbles in the milk bottle.

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  9. Aah Fall, how I miss thee. :) Great finds! The milk bottles and jars are fantastic! Thank you for sharing at cap creations.

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  10. Hi Joy ... love the picture of the marbles in the glass. You always find the most interesting things. I would love to see your shop.
    Hugs.
    Audrey Z.

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  11. A Coffee Grinder gone wrong??? You have a way with words - very enjoyable reading and photos today. Glad I stopped by - I'm you newest follower!

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  12. You sure do have wonderful finds, Joy! Lovely photos, too! Thanks so much for your so sweet comments on my magazine post!

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  13. Today, (Tuesday) July 31st, You will want to stop by my Blog and pick up your award!
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  14. Love all your finds....especially the bottles.
    xoxo
    gail

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  15. I love the chicken dish and colorful mason jars. I recently found a ton of them.

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  16. Lovely finds. I love bottles and marbles. I will be finding a place to use your combination. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  17. Great finds, especially the coffee (I mean cheese grinder). I really do enjoy glass bottles of all kinds.
    Ann

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  18. Hello Joy,
    I LOVE the blue jars! When first saw your post I thought those marbles were those little bouncey balls kids get out of those machines. My youngest son had dozens of them and kept them in containers so yours reminded me of him. The silverware is fabulous too. Have a lovely weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  19. A very successful outing. You really found some great vintage things.

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  20. I love vintage milk bottles. They are so fun for so many things. Looks great with the marbles. Love the old books and the cheese grater is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing your finds with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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