I decided recently to start a small collection of "silver" handled brushes to display in my guest bath in this apothecary jar. I saw the idea somewhere, probably Pinterest. I thought it was lovely and so kept my eyes open for these brushes. A local antique shop had a few that were very pricey, about $65 a piece! That wasn't going to fly. So, I checked ebay, where they were going for $30 - $40, probably some were even less. I never ended up bidding on any. There's something about seeing it for yourself before you purchase. A couple of weeks ago when my friends and I went antiquing on a very HOT Friday, I found these. I think the most expensive one was $32. I probably got all four for less than the antique store's price. That was a good deal, I think. It's just the beginning, but really, I don't need many more.
I'm not finished with this little arrangement, but you can get the idea. Now for the STEAL. Our town has a Facebook group for selling items. Usually it's for children's clothing, toys, and household items. I was selling some moving boxes and was on the site the other day when these antique hand mirrors popped up for sale. I jumped on that since there were being sold for $20. The entire set of 7 for $20! Now, they're old and show some wear, but, I think they're lovely.
I think I'm going to hang them in a grouping in the same guest bath. Below are some ways I could use them. If I hang them, I've just got to make sure they're secure. It would be bad if they fell off of the wall in an earthquake. Wasn't that a great steal?