Vintage Junk Treasures #14

Today I am sharing Vintage Junk Treasures #14. I have only bought a few junk treasures lately as I am still organizing my “new container” that houses part of Deanie’s Stash. Hopefully I will share the inside soon. Right now it is getting organized and sections labeled. Mr. Deanie and I went to an estate sale on the weekend. Unfortunately we were in a super hurry so we didn’t get to spend much time looking. We only snagged a few vintage junk treasures.

At the estate sale were a pile of vintage zinc canning lids on the kitchen counter. I asked how much and the price was very low. Smiling, I asked if I could buy them all and they said no. They offered me a dozen of them as I tried hard to hide my disappointed pouty face. The rest of the lids were being saved for vintage jars they were finding in the basement.



This is an old oak frame shaving mirror. The stand needs some repair on the back but I still love the patina of the mirror.


A bunch of small spools of silk thread. I buy thread whenever it is on wooden spools unless the price is too high! An interesting note here about silk worm farms. In 1976 I visited a silk worm farm and let me tell you it was noisy! All you could hear were the worms chewing on their mulberry leaves. It was quite a sight to see and hear and one that I will never forget.

Aluminum mini molds are always on my list.  I use them in crafting and decorating. This is my first turkey mold so it will be kept for Thanksgiving decorating.


The flag molds are great for 4th of July decorating. This red, white and blue doily will also be saved for the 4th of July.

I am drawn to old cookbooks. Now if you know me, you are probably laughing your head off,  as I really don’t enjoy cooking that much. But I do enjoy reading and looking at old cookbooks.


Betty Crocker’s Guide to Easy Entertaining is a first edition, first printing dated 1959. I like what the cover says: How to Have Guests and Enjoy Them. The other Betty Crocker cookbook is called Good and Easy Cook Book. It is dated 1954, first edition, third printing.


I am not sure why, but I am drawn to the red translucent plastic cookie cutters. For decorating they are a great pop of color in a bowl or jar. Here are 5  Valentine cookie cutters that are still in the package.


During the Christmas holidays I  sell a lot of red plastic translucent cookie cutters. My own collection is used for decorating. Most of them have a small hole in the top so you can hang them. A Christmas tree decorated with red cookie cutters only would be stunning!



The lady of the house had collected cookbooks. There must have been several thousand! They were in 2 rooms with shelves from floor to ceiling. I wished I would have had more time as I wanted to buy a few boxes of them!

I found 2 copies of the New Delineator Recipes. It was published in 1930. This book is full of food facts, simple menus and recipes. I enjoy looking at the photos as you get an idea of what utensils, dishes, foods, etc. that were being used in 1930. I am going to keep one copy and sell the other one.

I also found this great cookbook, The Lily Wallace New American Cook Book which has 931 pages! It was printed in 1943.


Here are a few illustrations from different sections of the above cookbook. The graphics are sweet and I have included a few sentences to give you an idea of how things were viewed in 1943.








I also bought a few pieces of furniture which will be shared in the future. I hope you enjoyed a little escape with  “Junk Treasures” today.

Thank you for taking the time to read this far! I really appreciate it and love to read comments.

Wishing each of you a great journey in your hunt for vintage items and make sure to have fun along the way! Remember you are making memories!

Wishing you many blessings in 2016,


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