Sometimes the best things happen through e-mail. I have “found” some of my best sources just because someone reached out to me. I took a chance on ordering antique linens from a source in Hungary who e-mailed me and he’s been an awesome source for over four years. Some of my local pickers first sent me an e-mail, sharing pictures of their regular finds, asking if I could like to buy from them.
Well, most recently, I received an e-mail from a reader who specializes in antique English advertising containers and jars.
Um. Yes, please.
I had actually splurged on an anchovy container when I was at the Fancy Little Flea in Memphis and I immediately started searching Etsy for more, but they were too costly to buy and resell.
Her prices were great, so I placed an order and they just arrived a few days ago.
Oh my goodness… It was like Christmas.
It was funny, because the top packages were actually wrapped in pretty paper and tied up with ribbons. I said to Kriste, who was helping me unwrap, “It’s like opening presents!” And then I realized I was actually unwrapping presents that were sent along with my order. Duh.
The pieces I ordered were present enough, though, and Kriste and I oohed and ahed each time we freed a piece from its bubble wrap cocoon.
I mean, the Cold Cream containers!! (It made me think of my grandma, because she always used cold cream to take her “face” off.)
And the little jars for “bloater paste” and “potted meat”…
Nothing says tasty quite like “bloater paste.” MM-mmm.
What a funny little, amazing bit of history, though. These jars are tiny and would be great for desk/craft accessories, jewelry, or for small plants.
I can’t help but keep a few for myself, but these will be coming with me to Lucketts.
I plan to place a few more orders before the event as well, so there will be an amazing display and variety to choose from.
More Lucketts goodies to come…
In case you missed it, you can find all of the details about Lucketts HERE.