Anyway here is what I came away with:
An old brass goblet - also $1.00. It is very tarnished but still pretty. I might actually paint over this and use as an earring display.
A brass candlestick holder for 50 cents. It is very solid and heavy. I also found the small brass drawer pull pictured beside the candle holder and went ahead and glued this to the top (see second photo below) ... it matches perfectly and will make a great weighted piece for draping necklaces around and letting them hang from a shelf in a store where I sell my jewelry.
A pair of candlestick holders for $2.00. Not sure what I will do with these, but surely something will come to mind.
I will post some pictures of my finished alterations when done - hopefully along with some new jewelry designs I am working on from what I am calling my Gatsby Collection!