As I mentioned in last week's Vintage Bliss Tuesdays post, I came away with a few pairs of matching items on my recent visit to Goodwill. I shared a look at a pair of green vases last week. Here is the second pairing - two lovely aged and silver-plated items.
My husband thought that this first item looked like a very small version of the bed warmer they had at a museum he used to work at. Seeing as the handle is so short, though, it's more likely a vintage "silent butler" crumb catcher/dustpan. It says E.P. Copper on the bottom (which means it's electroplated copper/silver over copper) and it's engraved with the date 30-4-53. A wedding gift maybe?
This silver-plated crumb catcher was $12, which is a bit more than I usually pay for a thrifty find, but I was intrigued by this one. And there's an engraved "M" on it, which just happens to be the first initial of my last name. So it works.
The second item I purchased is a Leonard silver-plated (brass) creamer. It's without a sugar-holding companion, but maybe one will turn up later. This little guy cost me $4.
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