This week, I was grateful for some time to browse an antique mall with my daughter. Emotions can be strong there, and I always enjoy the fun dejavu moments when I run across an old book or toy that I used to have and have long since forgotten. Once I found an etched glass luncheon set, identical to the one that my mom used to serve tomatoes overflowing with tuna when I was a little girl. (The memory was too sweet; I had to buy the set.)
And there are always delightful surprises, like this display of jars full of quirky, random things. A jar of plastic swords anyone? Or some old dice or dominoes, buttons, poker chips, or maybe some corn-cob holders? Perhaps you’d like some old… pasta?
Warning-These are all phone pics (from an old, not so smart phone.)
The tags were even labeled with the contents, like “old jar with plastic swords,” etc. (!)
When I saw this old chest, the paper-artist in me thought, “Look at the great paper drawers!” (Art supply stores sell flat drawers like this for big sheets of artist paper.) I was surprised to read “egg incubator from the late 1800’s” on the tag. The bottoms of the drawers are screens. Why have I never heard of an egg incubator?
I’m always hoping to run across an old gumball machine on a stand. Or the perfect pinball machine.
The quest continues.
Do you visit antique malls? What has been your favorite find?