The first day of the Vintage Home Annex is tomorrow, so I was scrambling to make sure I had enough things to sell. (If you read this blog regularly, you know I must be insane. I could never possibly run out of things to sell.) I ran to a Gooddeals and a couple of yard sales.
My favorite find of the day: a soda fountain dispenser for chocolate syrup. I filled it with water to make sure it works, and it does! The base is ceramic and marked Hygrade Hall on the bottom.
I also found a little HandyBreeze fan, an old paper puncher, wooden dovetailed paper tray, and a red metal tool tray.
And that folding ruler next to the fan has been magically transformed into a star!
Does anyone recognize these game pieces? Each tile had a plant embossed on the back. Some of the pieces say "Hot Number", along with a number between 100 and 500. There are a few Bingo pieces thrown in there, as well.
I love these old photos and postcards, particularly the one with the seashell border that says "Souvenir from Wilmington, DE". Wilmington is located on the Delaware River, which is not exactly a beach town. The smokestacks from the Salem Nuclear Power Plant really put the kibosh on any type of beach blanket bingo.
I bought a bunch of letters and postcards that were all from the same family. I'm assuming that the family was Jewish, since there were a few beautiful "Happy New Year's" postcards and greeting cards with Hebrew writing.
Some of the letters were written in Hebrew as well. Well, I'm assuming that it is Hebrew. If anyone can recognize the language in the letter below, please let me know.
And who couldn't love someone who opens a letter with "Hello Toots"? I only have the first page of this letter from 1944, so I don't know who sent it. But the "Toots" is all I need.