Sunday, March 27, 2011

1907 -Information From The Past

I love finding personnal information about people, from long ago.  I recently found this book -The Girl Graduate Her Own Book.  It's basically a scrapbook, given to a student, in this case a college female, in 1907.  Her name is Elizabeth Taylor and she is attending Miss Spence's School For Girls.

  Founded by Clara B. Spence in 1892, Miss Spence's School For Girls is now named The Spence School, and is still in operation. There are many children from famous parents who have attended this school.

There are invitations, photos, school information, and much more in this very nice old scrapbook.

This book is available here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Double Jelly Compote

I don't know anything about this dish yet, but I think it's a sweet little compote.  You can find it here.

Monday, March 7, 2011

New Use For Kitchen Dish

I just found this piece.  I love the knob on the top and the shape at the bottom of the bowl.  I couldn't see any markings when I bought it, but I have found that it is a Federal casserole dish.  Yes, I would love it in my kitchen, but I thought it would also look wonderful in a vintage bath  -you could fill it with cotton balls, round soaps, or just have it for looks!  Most of the styles I have found online have a pattern, being plain, this one would go anywhere.  I'll be listing in on my website soon.