Well, I went into Southport Antique Mall not expecting to find much and left two hours later with two new (but old) radios, a piece of Depression glass, and a vintage doily!
First, here’s my pink Depression glass ice bucket (sitting on the vintage doily). I’ve seen a lot of Depression glass, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen an ice bucket. It’s surprisingly heavy!
And finally, this is a Wards Airline radio. This one is my new favorite radio. It’s gorgeous. The problem is that I can’t identify what year it’s from. These radios, sold by Montgomery Ward, were made by a company called Wells-Gardner. This one is model number WG-193, and I can’t locate any information on it. The closest I can find is model number WG-197, which came out in 1936. So I’m guessing it’s from the 30s.
Also, due to starting my new website (details on that coming soon), I bought the cookbook below on eBay and it arrived today. It’s a Mary Lee Taylor cookbook from 1941. (And if you’ve never heard her, you need to look her up. She read recipes over the air and repeated everything so the listener had time to write it all down!) She had a radio show for over 20 years and was sponsored by Pet Milk.
Anyway, that was my loot from the antique mall. (I also bought a cute little Prada bag that I’m 99.5% sure is a knock-off, but I don’t care because it’s perfectly-sized!)
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