This is a continuation post. You can see my original post Here
This is an adorable brass doorbell. I think it’s from early 1900s. Rather than pushing the button, you turn the key-type mechanism and it makes a beautiful loud ring.
Why I want to get rid of this- I live in a rental and don’t have anywhere to install it. It sits in a baggy in the closet. The dogs can’t stand the sound of it and go into a barking frenzy whenever it rings. I don’t use it.
Why I can’t seem to get rid of it- one of my big goals in life is to actually save up for my own small home so I can paint, and make it more sustainable and energy-efficient (something my current home is severely lacking). It will be one of the first things I put in as soon as I reach my goal. I haven’t really come across one of these anywhere else. Since its not electric it will be a good replacement for any existing doorbells the house might have. I love it.
6- butter dish
I don’t really know how old this is. 1920s or 30s-ish. Same thing as the doorbell, you just don’t come across these too often (especially where I live). It does have the original glass dish which is also unusual.
Why I want to get rid of this- if I want to use butter I can put it on a small plate. This isn’t anything too special, it’s silver plate and it and the glass dish are probably full of lead. It’s a pain to clean and does need to be polished all the time. It’s hard to store because it’s awkwardly shaped and is only used on holidays.
Why I can’t seem to get rid of it-it’s so stinking cute. I love the idea of using fancy things for holiday dinners. My family always gets a kick out using it and smile every time they see it. Again, “old” things are always more “special” to me and I’ve never been able to explain it.