While my Mom was here in Vegas recently, my Dad amused himself by hitting an estate sale...he was very sweet (actually, he is ALL the time) to think of me while sorting through things for himself, and purchased a box lot of miniature trinkets that he thought I could put to use in my jewelry fun. Check it out...each pair of these tiny little scissors actually opens and closes! I forgot the thimble filled with flowers...obviously, like me, someone liked to sew. There's a teeny, tiny abacus and Oriental lantern; little, silver, jointed fish among sea shells; and a carved rock heart "doodad".
This is old, also...and very sweet - a beautiful little pewter tray (the tray is covered by a piece of glass) and tea set from Germany. The tea pot lid actually comes off, and the cups are just setting on the saucers.
If anyone knows what these originally were, please let me know. They are tiny (TINY) blown glass bulbs that have what look like frogs dangling from then. I have figured out that they float (well, all except for the unfortunate broken one - that one sinks) and the frogs dangle and bob around beneath. Would love to know what they were made for - I can't believe how small that glass blower got the details on the frogs.
And, what would the month of October be without a black cat with CRAZY eyes?! This may have been what drove my Dad to make the purchase, with me in mind - I don't know. But I do know I love him for it, and the charms and dishes will be put to good use! Thanks, Dad - they ARE treasures. Even the scary cat!