I went to the flea market Thursday night after work. This seemed safe — most of the vendors have left by five o’clock. I stopped and bought things from two vendors, though — one of my favorites and one new one. And I was very good and only bought little things. Here’s what came home with me:
I found the prism for $1 — a great little addition to the Christmas tree, when December comes around — the jar for $2, down from $3; the biscuit cutter also $2, down from $3; and a game of Authors for about $3.50 or $4.
Then I find just one more that I MUST have. Or two more. In this case, they’re bookLETS, not books, so I’m not breaking my rule. At least not technically. Right? But I couldn’t pass up “Cakes Men Like.”
Then today, my friend Mr. Fie came by to visit at work. He brought me some grand treasures.
A vintage container of nutmeg, from Cumberland Mfg. Co. here in Nashville. Mr. Fie estimates that it’s from the 1940’s. Isn’t it precious? It still has the original nutmeg in it — “but I don’t really recommend using it,” Mr. Fie cautioned.
And here’s the greatest treasure of all — my first really nice doorknob.
Now, when was the last time you saw a doorknob this grand?
I haven’t been able to find any information on it yet — most of the eagle doorknobs in the books and online seem to be a different knob made by Yale — but I’m guessing late 1800’s to about 1915. It’s cast bronze and extra-large — originally a knob for a front door.
I think I can consider myself a real doorknob collector now!