Welcome to the 117th edition of Vintage Fascination.
Here is what I found this week.
You know that blue and white always catches my eye. So when I spotted this little blue and white souvenir plate for a Georgia landmark, I just had to get it. It commemorates Meadow Garden the Augusta home of George Walton (1749–1804), one of Georgia’s three signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
He served Georgia as a Governor, Chief Justice, and as a United States Senator. He lived at Meadow Garden from 1791 until his death in 1804.
Even though these are not truly vintage, I just couldn’t resist the two matching sets of Hallmark turkey salt and pepper shakers. I don’t think they have ever been used and are still in the original box.
Mixed in with the flatware, I found a silver plated candle snuffer.
The trademark is the Silver Guild – Kirk’s LTD, Toledo Works Sheffield, England. The trademark indicates that it is from the mid 20th century. The candle snuffer is A1 silver plate made in England. English electroplaters used letter codes for plated wares to show the quality of plating. A1 is the highest quality silver plating.
A miniature painting resembling a Currier and Ives lithograph came home with me. After some research, I determined the inspiration for this little painting is an 1868 Currier & Ives lithograph named American Homestead Winter. The little painting is very appealing and in a nice frame. The frame may need a slight makeover.
I fell in love with this patriotic red, white and blue brooch. It is a wonderful vintage find. This charming enamel brooch is about three inches wide. It is from the 1960’s. My Mom had a similar brooch made in shades of green.
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