As I slowly dig through the remaining piles of things I’ve bought over the months (and years!) for my Etsy store, I pulled out a small storage tub that had some serious loveliness in it. Can’t believe I waited so long to list these! I mean why?? But the good news is that they are listed now.
To be honest I can’t even remember when I bought this scarce boxed set of Bunde & Upmeyer (Milwaukee, WI) dinner knives. They have mother-of-pearl handles, pretty sterling ferrules and are in darn good shape for being from the late 1800s!
I bought this stunning reproduction religious icon came from a nun’s estate several years ago. It has a silver-plated cloisonné front and was made by Metaloplastyka in Poland. (Here’s an interesting story about the guy who makes these.)
I’m fond of sterling silver bowls (well, sterling silver anything really!) and finally listed this little antique Woodside Sterling Co. bowl with a grape motif. I thought it might be used to hold a wine bottle, but the bottom is a little too small.
And hiding in cupboard I found this vintage Ken Edward Mexican pottery vase.
This is the kind of vase that is pretty all on its own on a mantel or bookcase. It would also look quite fetching with a branch of fall leaves.
And I finally tackled this huge, nine-pound brass ashtray, circa 1950s-1970s. (I mean honestly, nine pounds, what were they thinking??) It had some corrosion spots which I first scrubbed at with lemon juice and baking soda and made great progress. Then I switched to Simichrome polish and got it looking even better. It still has light spots, but I decided to let the future owner finish the work.
September sales are still sluggish but I’m happy to be making listing progress and, thankfully, Q4 is around the corner. 🙂
And I’m even happier to be spending some time as a family before my youngest heads back to college in a few days. We’ve been playing Balderdash at night (it’s a surprisingly fun word game) and Friday we headed out for some delish Mediterranean food. Tonight will be movie night.
So I’m feeling blessed. Hope you’re enjoying September too!
As always, happy hunting,