Fantastic finds

I had a really good trip to Connecticut last weekend. My dad and I both made some sales at the derby bout on Saturday night and we had a good time cheering on the teams. We talked a lot about music and books and writing, and he loaned me a few books. Which is good, because I read FAST and always need something lined up to read next.

Vanity set

Matching mirror and vanity jar. I love the pattern.

On Sunday, I met up with my mother. We went through a dresser on the second floor of her house and found all kinds of goodies: a vanity set, a plastic apron with a pretty rose print, a Bliss compact in the original presentation box, some vintage eyelash curlers and lipstick samples…amazing.

Bliss Compact

Compact styled by Bliss. The E. A. Bliss Company was in Meriden, Connecticut…where my mother lives.

But my favorite piece is this little watch ring: It’s marked Rexton, but I haven’t been able to find anything about it online. Fortunately, Tim and I have a fantastic jeweler who deals with watches and lots of estate jewelry, so I’m sure I can learn something from him. And get the watch properly repaired. It runs when I wind it, but loses time. It’s such a pretty piece and fits my little finger so perfectly that I know it was just waiting for us to find it so it could get some use.

Rexton watch ring

Rexton watch ring. Not sure if it started life as a regular watch or was always a ring.

Today Tim and I are taking a day off and heading to the beach. I love the beach, and we almost never go…I’m thrilled. We’re celebrating our anniversary this weekend, so we’ve got plans to do all sorts of things we both love but almost never do. I’m looking forward to it.

Off to go pack for Salisbury.



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