Yesterday Deidra and I went antiquing in Schoolcraft Michigan. This is a small town that has 5 – count ’em, 5 – antique stores. Two were a combination craft / vintage, one was your classic musty antique mall, one had nothing and one was the jackpot.
Norma’s, right on US 131, is huge, with packed shelves lined back to back. And that’s the downstairs. Upstairs is 9000 square feet jammed with stuff. Each cupboard had a sign “Stuff Inside”. And stuff indeed. I found the Apple dishes we need and some Rose Point (which we don’t need), and more tablecloths and pictures and..and…and.
And we found glass. Mostly elegant, depression and opalescent glass, all clean and most in good condition. Since I’m buying for resale, prices in antique stores are usually a bit over my range, but Norma had some items even for me.
One is a set of four Bryce etch #410 sherbets, a little taller than the one in the picture. Bryce #410 looks like Egyptian lotus flowers; it is true Art Deco with the Egyptian style influence. I like this etch a lot and can’t wait to get it photographed and listed for you.
Sadly, Deidra’s gone back home and I’ve lost my favorite antiquing buddy for another year. Want to go with me?