One Woman’s Gifted Trash Becomes My Treasures

What is this jar used for???

What is this jar used for???

The other day at private lessons one of my Morrilton students came in with her driver. The mother sent me a huge tote bag full of stuff, junk, or shall I say, Treasures! I got it home and sorted it. Really unique and different old stuff. One of the weird things is this big glass jar with a removable big metal bottom. The top is permanent, but it has a little handle and a slide opening. I really am curious. Can’t wait to find what it is. S 1Then, there was a pair of shoes. They were labeled D’Antonio, New York, Essex Last. I looked on the net and the only thing I found out was that they are probably from the early 1950’s and are called peeptoe sling-back high heels. They have a metal bow-type piece on the top. There was a small box labeled: J. & P. Coats Mercerized Mending Floss Assortment, Ten spools of popular colors for mending silk hosiery, gloves, and underwear.S 2 Sold by the Spool Cotton Company of New York. There are nine Buffalo Nickel button covers. Dated: 1926, 1935, 1937, 1936, 1937.  There are 2 small unopened Cokes with Return for Deposit on them. One is from New York and one is from Greenville, SC.   One of the small glasses has Tom and Jerry  on it. It was a Welches jelly jar. Then there were buttons, and craft items, and old lace and a black Americana figure eating a watermelon. I never know what people are going to gift me.  Thank you!!!S 4 S 3 s5

 

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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One Response to One Woman’s Gifted Trash Becomes My Treasures

  1. Jim, the deluxe needles were used to either make rugs or repair them or maybe both.. Nice treasure trove
    !

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