Thrift score

It’s official. I am now a fan of Schumann china. It’s beautiful.  My mom actually noticed this one while we were thrifting.  It’s a Dresden Flowers bowl.  I looked up the marker and all I could find online was that these were made “before 1900?”

If anyone could possibly  be tell me a little more about this particular mark or the value, that would be wonderful!  

I don’t plan on selling this because it’s so pretty, but I do admit, I’m kinda chuffed I found this for… Fifty cents.

Serious.

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Brass candlesticks

I’m a major thrifter/antique shopper so I assure you, throughout this blog there will be my thrift/antique finds that I will share. 

I’m a sucker for brass. Don’t ask me why, I just love it. I set aside a DAY every year, just so I can polish all the brass decorations, items, knobs, pulls, doodads in my house. I grumble about it every year because honestly, who wants to spend an entire day polishing brass?

I have a sneaky suspicion that people in my area are either a) not donating their brass items like the used to, or b) some weirdo brass junkie like me is buying it all up before I have a chance to.  It had been MONTHS since I had really seen any brass items at all in a thrift shop.  All the stuff I was finding at antique stores were marked WAY too high. 

So imagine my surprise when I saw a nice hodgepodge of brass candlesticks in my local thrift store. They were pretty nasty. The pictures don’t show exactly how dirty gross these were (and the smell. Terrible). But with a little bit of polish and elbow grease, I think they turned out quite lovely. 


Before. Dirty grimy smelly.


After. All shined up and smelling so nice. 


The two in the middle were $2.50 each, the two on the outside were $1. My local thrift doesn’t tax so, not too shabby. Total $7.