You Win Some, You Lose Some
When it comes to thrifting there are weeks when I find lots of things, and weeks like this week where I find one thing.
Then are are weeks when I find steals, like the $2 bracelet that I shared in last weeks’s Fabulous Finds Friday.
And weeks like this week where I thought I had found a steal.
When I saw this box I knew right away that there had to be some fabulous vintage-ness inside.
My first thought was vintage hankies.
But when I opened the box this is what I saw.
That’s some interesting reading.
I’d never heard of the Around-The-World Shoppers Club, but it’s always fun to find things I’ve never seen before.
According to the info insert, these are six pieces of Florentine Silver.
The Giglio (lily) of Florence, the Emperor Julius Caesar, the stately Lion of Venice, the tiny shovel depicts Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, and their wolf mother. The fierce Griffon is from Perugia, scene of the tragic love of Romeo and juliet, then the handsome Apollo, god of the sun, poetry, music, philosophyy, and the art of healing.
But after I brought my $1 find home I discovered something.
The piece that is third from the right should be Julius Caesar, not a woman carrying buckets.
I’m sure she’s still vintage, but she doesn’t belong in this set
I’ve tried to do some research on her, but haven’t been able to find anything.
After doing some research I found that complete sets go for around $40 or more U.S.
But my set probably isn’t worth much.
Oh well, you win some…. you lose some.
But it’s still very cool, and maybe some day I’ll find the missing Julius Caesar.
You never know!
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…