Friday, August 20, 2010
Small Desert Treasures
I`ve found tiny cast iron toy trucks with the rubber tires still intact. Lots of bobby and hair pins which show that there were many women in this hostile environment. I found old compacts and lipstick cases. The kind you pushed the lipstick up the tube with a metal slid, most of them Helena Rubenstein. That liptick that lasted forever. LOL There are pieces of restaurant china and high end china. Sometimes I save the larger pieces because they are lovely. The silverware in the pictures is (was) silver plate. What`s left now is the brass. The middle bent spoon is marked Wm. Rogers Hotel Plate, Silver Plate Oneida Inc. The fork is ELW Silver Plate , the bottom spoon is Wallco Silver Plate. It`s interesting many folks traveled with their best china and silver. I`ve also found intact bottles. From perfume bottles to mayo, ketchup and relish. I find these things on private property with permission of the owner. I know these items are the ordinary, humdrum items of daily life, but that`s what I have the greatest fondness for.
Thank you for visiting and I hope the weather is cooling for everyone!