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    Posted 8 years ago

    AmberRose
    (364 items)

    Just got this thrifting with Sean...well we were texting and I kept sending him pictures.
    Dorothy Thorpe has come back into fashion since the advent of the TV show Mad Men. Particularly the barware. Quite a bit of it is has a silver band or coating. Since the real stuff from the 50s has some age to it, and has probably been washed a million times, sometimes it flakes off. (or peals) I have had up close and personnel experience with this phenomenon. You can shine the silver up which looks pretty cool.

    Now this handkerchief bowl is pretty unusual. I have not seen one before.
    There are a few on line that are along the same line/look.

    My big question is if anyone has a good tip to getting that dang sticker off without pealing off the silver. I can't soak it, as then the DT sticker come off. Currently I have a very damp paper towel on it...

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Love the process more than the object. Many eyes, many minds!
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      I kept texting him pictures of the ugliest stuff I could find!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Leave it overnight covered with water?
    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Will that mess with the silver?
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      I will repost the mixed results.

      Thank you miKKo, czechman, V and eye4
    6. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Thanks Scandi!
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Thank you Phil! Hope you are doing well.
    8. VolDeNuit, 8 years ago
      This is so pretty Amberrose! :)
    9. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Thank you VolDeNuit! She is a very bright piece. Hope you are doing well. I keep staring at perfume bottles and wondering...
    10. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Wether or not I should be collecting perfume bottles....trying not to.
    11. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Hola Sean!
    12. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Good lots of BBQs and not as much rain as predicted. You?
    13. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Thanks Petey!
    14. Stillwater Stillwater, 8 years ago
      Lighter fluid takes those off well
      Yeah I passed a million of these darn things up when I was younger and didn't know what they were. A whole 12-piece set one time...
    15. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Ouch! I am sure I missed more than I want to know!!

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