Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Treasures

 This is like a perfume case. So pretty. Click to enlarge.
Seems all I am doing is shopping lately, but, this is the season,
then will be along cold winter without garage sales. 
Sure glad there is a flea market in the winter here. =)
 sweet little pill box. Only about 2". (pills not included) =)
 HUGE bird cage. almost 4' tall.
Little Grater my brother gave me.
Anyone know about it? Only about 4" tall, has a lid, 
and inside is this other grate sort of thing.
Here is the back.

Thanks for coming by.
barbara jean


Leslie~The West, a Nest and You said...

Hello Barbara Jean!
I believe what you have is an antique nutmeg grater. If you google that name and look at the images, you will see many of the same. (I used to collect old kitchen utensils, graters, bakeware etc. Had to stop when I no longer had a place to display :-( I really need to stop by the store one of these days. I would love to chat with you. Take care, --Leslie

Tete said...

That's a nutmeg grinder. You put the little nuts in there until you need them.
I want the bird cage!

natuurlijk groen en doen said...

The thing you brother give to you is a nutmeg graper. In Holland it was something that was used much ,so here you can still buy them

Have a great day

AshTreeCottage said...

Love that birdcage!

Susan and Bentley

Susan said...

Barbara Jean, Its okay to thrift shop all year long!! LOL

T's Daily Treasures said...

The perfume locket is lovely as is the pillbox. I bet someone will do something great with that birdcage. No idea about the grater. I don't use many gadgets -- new or old. Hope your day is great. Tammy

Dayna Tilleman said...

That little grater is for whole nutmeg, usually for baking of eggnog or things like that.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Barbara Jean,
You sure made some amazing finds! My guess on that little grater is that it's for nutmeg. The grated spice falls inside and sprinkles out the slotted end.

I wish we had garage sales where I can harvest these kind of treasures around here!!
Patricia :o)

Anonymous said...

Your little grater is a nutmeg grater and the whole nutmeg are stored inside it until use. I have one also.

Blessing, Janet W.

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

I want the birdcage too!!!!
great finds! I've been doing a lot of shopping too....what will we do all winter!

Jane said...

That is some bird cage!! You could fit one big bird in there :) I love the little pill box, it sure is a lot prettier than the plastic one that I use.
I enjoyed all the pretty whites in the previous post too....lovely wedding dress!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hey sweetie, I love your found treasures...I ALWAYS love your goodies!!! About the book, there's not tons of vanilla Christmas stuff but you can turn them into that, you know? Another book I love for Christmas is Vintage Christmas Crafts ~ here's the link:

btw, that bird cage is AMAZING!!! hugs and love, Dawn