Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thrifty Thursday

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It is time once again for Thrifty Thursday!

I just love this .... if anyone knows what these words mean, please let me know.  I have yet to find it on the internet.  Thanks!  Cost $1.00!






Next up .... napkin rings .... you guessed it .... with roosters.  Cost for the set of 4 - 50 cents. 



Happy thrifting this weekend and remember to give your loved ones a hug!

9 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie, how are you... The jar you posted at the top is an Apothocary jar and it means "Strong Blue Ointment"
    It seems to be a pharmacy jar for Strong Blue Ointment. The "U" probably stands for the Latin "unguentum" ('ointment, perfume, unguent'), and the "Fo" for the Latin "fortis" ('strong').

    "Caelful" is probably the abbreviation of "caeruleus fulvus", Latin for 'dark blue' or 'tawny blue'.

    Great finds, Hope everyone is well!

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    1. Oh wow jestagrrrl, so NICE to hear from you!!!! How are ya girl? Thanks so much for the info...that is really neat. Have yourself a very Merry Christmas. Sending lots of hugs!

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  2. This is a porcilen pharmacy Jar (U:CAELFUL:FO) Stronger Blue Ointment , treatment used in England in the 17th & 18th century, Ely Lilly pharmacutical co. had this jar produced years back and presented it to certain employees,including a paper explaining the contents remedy recipe, I don't know when it was made or how many were made. A nice piece for your collection.

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    1. Oh thank you so much Bianca. I thought if anyone would know, it would be you and then you confirmed what jestagrrrl said. Thanks!

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  3. Those are some wonderful finds! Wish our thrift stores had such nice things..google translate came up blank bit I found this link
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100529155358AAF3FWB that supports what the PP said. Thats a WONDERFUL buy!!

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    1. Thank you so much Katie! I thought it was a great buy too. :0)

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  4. It is a repro done in 1989 according to the internet...Still it's really pretty. Love the chickens too!

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  5. I love anything that is painted in blue in the delft style. Wanted to see if anyone knew what it was and it seems you found out! What a fun find!! Such a nice vase for lovely spring and summer flowers!

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  6. I found one also at a thrift store. They were made in the 1980s for Eli Lilly drug manufacturing company, as a promotional item. It does, mean strong blue ointment in latin. They were made in Portugal. Most have the paper sticker missing from the bottom. Mine has numbers engraved in the bottom. Have seen them up to $30.00 on ebay. I just wanted it to match my other stuff, lol.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! I love reading all of them. Have a wonderful day.

Debbie

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