I got some treasures, though. Like this brass container.
It was dull and dented. Around the handles it was a little gunky.
Yet, it is pretty heavy in weight and is a cute size. I kind of liked the patina of the tarnished brass and the gunkiness. However, I decided to shine it up a little. So, I pulled out the brass polish and scrubbed on it a wee bit.
Doesn't it look cute with the pumpkins, gourds, and cinnamon sticks in it?
I set it on the mantle in the kitchen beside the cute monogramed ceramic pumpking my daughter gave me as an early birthday present. I'd seen them at Hobby Lobby about a month ago and told her to watch for them to go on sale. She did and I got one! Yippee!!! Guess who is the favorite child right now?
The good thing about it is that with a little time it will have that darkened patina to it again. I cannot decide which way I like it better... I think it will also look good at Christmas time with glittery pine cones in it. How else could I use it?