But my new thrift store find, a hardcover edition, was "revised and expanded" in 1992, and the best thing about it (for me) is that it has fifteen brand new photos, not used before in either of their previous editions.
Here's one of my favorite examples:
The one you see below was printed in 1982, and it had some eighteen new photos that were unique to the edition, as well:
Lord only knows I have enough props, with all of my collections!
Now, to get to the rest of this post: my favorite picture in my newest book was this one.......
But also because of that canister you see sitting on the table. Not the big glass one - though it's certainly a nice one, but the other one - the little covered grease jar.
You see, I had found the one just like it, shown below, very recently at a thrift store. Tina has collected these for years, she has a number of full sets including the shakers.
I just happened to have found this one just like the one in the photo, although the red is faded somewhat.
It was super-cheap, considering that it is, after all, very, very old.
These Vitrock range sets were made by Anchor Hocking in the early forties. (Complete sets of the six different colors/patterns are shown on page 182 of Gene Florence's book "Anchor Hocking's Fire King And More".)
We saw a "set" of these types of canisters/shakers (mind you - Tina knew all about them, she'd been collecting them for years) at an antiques store along Highway 49 probably 20 or 25 years ago. The "set" of three items being sold together did not even match. All three were different patterns. NOT a set, by any means. And the person who was selling them had a completely ridiculous price on them, with a little note added, indicating that they were "Very, very, old." Just to make sure you knew that, you see. As though that explained the price. And yet, the person didn't indicate what decade they were made, nor give any further information. This was back before eBay was popular. Well, I'm sorry, but they were not worth anywhere near the asking price on the tag, and we had a good laugh about the description (not out loud, not while we were in the store, we aren't that rude).
So anyway, many years later, and only about 20 miles down the road, I came across this one in a thrift store.
Goodness sakes, can you even imagine?
I mean, if they were "very, very old" back then, they are now very, very, VERY old! (So, they must be worth a VERY high price, right? LOL! )
And I got my little old Vitrock grease jar for $1.29.