OK, let's be right up front about this -- I should not be let loose in an antique store when there's a sale going on. Period. End of story.
My dear friend, Robin, recently took me to an antiques mall that she had seen on a shopping trip to a nearby town. She is not really into antiques, but she knew I loved them and she wanted to investigate the shops.
They were having a sale. A big one. Lots of dealers share space in several buildings, so there was a huge selection of vintage and antique things. I was in heaven. Here are some things that I got:
Green tole tray, kind of beat up, but I like it that way.
Victorian shaving mug. This will go on my grandfather's shaving stand.
Six German silver spoons. My good silver service is plate, so I'm trying to buy sterling pieces a few at a time. I don't really care if they match.
Painted tins. Remember the little red one I found at the thrift store? These wanted to come home to keep him company.
I also got some other goodies. I'll show them to you in another post. See, I really shouldn't be let loose in an antique store when there is a sale going on!