At an auction in May I found old-time ice trays--the aluminum ones that have a lever to pull to loosen the cubes.
There were three of them; two were double trays. I have never seen these type before, but they make a lot of big cubes. One tray is missing its divider but it doesn't hurt the way it makes ice.
When I make dill pickles, I need to cover them with ice for several hours. With these trays it's a snap.
You can see the difference in the size of the cubes: on the left is from the old ice trays, on the right is a cube from a plastic tray.
At Goodwill yesterday, I found these neat things:
A Marcrest Daisy Dot bean pot in excellent condition. In the background to the left is a Hull vase and Imperial milk glass salt and pepper shakers, also found at a Goodwill store in the past month. All of these items are listed on my eBay. The little statuette of the girl with flowers is still in research mode. I doubt she's valuable but I liked her so she may live with me.
A 1983 brass napkin holder from Teleflora, vintage 1986. It's very pretty and in excellent condition. I saw three of these on eBay, one for 99 cents and 2 for about $15. Go figure. I may list this one, or I might use it. I like its shape, and at 50 cents it was a nice find.
Funky hand-shaped bottle. eBay has two listed, one says it held Mennen Skin Bracer, the other that it held a hand lotion. I think the hand lotion is more likely--or maybe there were two manufacturers using the same bottle? The lid has a faintly perfume-y scent which could be from hand lotion, or perhaps a former owner had something else in it. I think I will list this one for sale; it's certainly a unique item. I can see it in a bathroom with bubble bath or lotion in it, or maybe filled with something green or black for Halloween, or in the kitchen filled with dish soap...many possibilities!
We're heading to the auction today, so I may have some more good finds to show next week. Have you been junking lately? Find any cool things?