My Antique Fair LadyWent 'antiquing' this weekend to see what I could find - with a strong focus on midcentury stuff, of course. We didn't get off to a great start as it seems loads of places that used to have loads of antique stores have now dwindled to 1 or 2. Went to three villages/towns and only really struck 'gold' at the last place we went to.
I don't think it's midcentury - at least not 50s/60s but the owner hazarded a guess at late 60s/70s. Again, I'm not so sure. Inside is what looks to be a date (11/6/35), but as it is written in ballpoint pen, I don't think it relates to when the box was made. However, I should add that the ball point pen appears to have been written over another marking so it's still possible. Perhaps someone with more knowledge may be able to shed some light on how old it is, but I think it's sweet.
There was an antique fair being held that day but we'd run out of steam by that point. So I talked my ever-patient husband into going to the fair today. I'm glad I did because I found this gorgeous cruet set - I now know that means a salt, pepper and mustard holder set. I didn't have much cash on me so managed to get it a lot cheaper than was originally being asked for. It's Carlton Ware which didn't mean much to me at the time but after a bit of research, I've found my set was made in 1969. It will look lovely on the white tulip dining table I WILL have :)