Sunday, April 15, 2012

Finding Gold

Sometimes at the thrift store, you find a mystery box like this, all taped up so the contents and their condition are difficult to see:


I didn't know anyone coming up on a 50th anniversary, but there was something else peeking out under the wedding bells:

A Hall Gold Dot casserole in excellent condition (that's light reflection, not wear, on the gold), along with

A nice creamer and sugar set in yellow luster ware, a pretty Wexford serving bowl

and a Diamond Point lidded ice bucket.


I'm not sure what to do with the two-tier anniversary snack tray, the bell-shaped candy jar and various other items with "50th" writ large upon them. Any suggestions?

7 comments:

Michelle said...

List them on ebay? A nice box you found. Love that casserole dish.

Granny Sue said...

That's an idea, Michelle--maybe list them as a group, for a low price. I also thought about donating to a church or senior center; they might have members approaching such an anniversary.

Mary said...

Both ideas are good. I once gave my air popper to my aunt's retirement village when I heard them say that they couldn't make enough for the group with just one (and it was one less thing to move when I went from condo to house). My sister added her punch bowl to my donation, "since you're going anyway" so they can party well!
You found pretty items!

Mamabug said...

really wonderful finds! I love the casserole dish, so pretty.

Ronda said...

You have such a gift for nosing out the great pieces! You obviously enjoy the treasure hunts!

Rowan said...

That was a good mystery box - listing the 50th stuff on e-bay seems like a good idea.

Amy said...

Neat finds. Any Thrifty Linking Parties you recommend? My group so far tends toward the craft links. . . which are also very addictive!

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