Tuesday, August 7, 2012

This Weeks Find

I went into the store with the thought; Hey, I'll just take pictures of what I see...I will still have the thrill of the find, but won't have to worry about where to put it or reselling it.

Looks like someone got rid of their "funny sayings" statues


Gave me a giggle or two.

Repeated my mantra - I 'm not going to buy anything.

Saw a bowl like this (but totally tarnished)
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Turned it over and it had a stamp on the bottom" WM Rogers, 427". They wanted $29.90 for it. Did a quick google search and found a few just like it and it was priced about right. But it wasn't anything that I might find a use for and, to me, it wasn't unique enough to make me feel I should splurge and buy it....like I did with the decanter.

So proud, "I 'm not going to buy anything."

Then I saw this one

Nice shape, love the little feet...I could see this sitting on the sink in the bathroom with some doo dads.....It was in bad shape, but I thought if I can't get it clean I could maybe spray paint it....

uh oh, I'm thinking about what I could do with it...

You guessed it, I bought something.

When I got it home I wrapped it in paper towels soaked with Tarn-ex and let it sit for a bit. Then I polished it with my dremel stuff. Turned out pretty nice

I am really amazed how the inside turned out. The surface was  all roughed up and I though it was ruined. Guess I thought wrong. 

I looked up the company, San Giovanni, and it seems they mainly made real silver items, because I didn't find anything silver plated. So maybe this is a rare, unique find?

Judging by the shape and style it could be from the late 30's or 40's. At $4.99 it was a good deal.

Love the light reflections and am sure it will add a touch of somethin-somethin to our bathroom.

So this is my find, what's yours?

Aloha a Hui Hou!


  1. Wow.. that cleaned up nice! It would be darling with little soaps on it, in the bathroom. Great find!

  2. Aloha and Mahalo Kim! I'm totally surprised that it cleaned up so well too. Kind of has me worried though. Now that I know things in this shape can clean up well....I might be in REAL trouble...lol

  3. Wow you got it looking so pretty! Great find.

  4. That's so pretty! I love the shape of it, too.


  5. I actually went thrift shopping last week and didn't come home with anything, but I'm thinking about going back for an old barn gate - $25. It's so big though but way cool.
    Hunting Junk is fun! Thanks for sharing,

    1. UH! Sounds interesting! looking forward to seeing it!

  6. LOL on those figurines with funny sayings :D i would have bought that really nice tarnished bowl... love the feet!

    1. Yeah! The feet just make the whole thing, don't they? :o)


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