Fab Finds & What the Heck Is It?

Recently Thrifted Finds

During the past couple of weeks I only made it to the thrift store once, but I did find a few cool things.

Vintage Rubens Dutch Girl Planter

Like this vintage Rubens Dutch Girl ceramic planter.

She’s in excellent condition and the Delft blue-like decoration is so pretty.

Vintage Rubens label on bottom of Dutch Girl planter

She’s about 8 1/2″ tall, and she still has her label on the bottom.

Lot of 48 metal macrame hoops

I found a lot of 48 metal macrame hangers/frames of various sizes. They’re mostly brass colored, but there are a few silver-colored ones.

Set of 8 Silver Plate Germany coasters

This lot of Silver plate coasters is marked Germany. There are six matching in size, and two are slightly larger.

They have a lovely scalloped edging, and are so bright and shiny.

And now on to…….

What the Heck Is It?

Vintage 29 piece Siam Cutlery Set with box

Then I came upon this gem, and I was so excited because I’ve never in all my thrifting days seen anything like it.

It’s a 29 piece cutlery set made of what I think is brass and a dark wood. It’s a complete 8 place setting.

Vintage 29 piece Siam Cutlery Set with box - Souvenir cutlery

It has 8 spoons, 8 forks, a salad serving spoon and fork, and I don’t know what that other piece is.

Does anyone know? It’s the piece between the salad spoon and fork.

What the heck is it?

Vintage 29 piece Siam Cutlery Set - Souvenir cutlery

There are 8 knives, and what I think are a meat serving knife and fork.

Vintage 29 piece Siam Cutlery Set with box - Bangkok Thailand label

It still has its original label, Johny’s Gems, and just behind the fork it reads Bangkok, Thailand.

Wooden box that holds Vintage 29 piece Siam Cutlery Set

It’s in the original case, which does show some wear, but it could be cleaned up easily.

Close up of image on Vintage 29 piece Siam Cutlery

Every piece in this set has this raised relief on the end of the handles, and it reads SIAM.

I don’t really know anything about this set, so I’m wondering if anyone out there has seen it before.

Thanks so much for reading and until next time,

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. Is it a sugar spoon maybe? I’ve seen those in kind of weird shapes before.

    Great finds!


    1. Thanks Tania! It never occurred to me that it might be a sugar spoon, but maybe.

    2. I was thinking a sugar shell as well. Nice find, very unique

  2. Is it maybe a piece for seafood?
    I’m thinking oysters, clams, for separating.
    Great find!

    1. Thanks for the suggestion Britt! I don’t eat seafood so I never thought of that.

  3. I searched on Etsy and there are other items from this maker – check it out! Nice ????

  4. Linda Gordon says:

    Love the Rubens planter! How big is she?
    Great finds! I’m always curious about prices, but I’m probably better off not knowing. Down here in S FL prices are double and triple what you pay, even at thrift stores. Makes me want to come north just to thrift store shop!

    1. Thanks Linda! She’s about 8 1/2″ tall and about 8″ wide. She’s really pretty.

  5. It’s a beautiful set! I’ll leave the guessing of ‘what is it’ for those with better brains than I! Siam always reminds me of Yul Brenner…The King and I……he was so gorgeous!!!! Off subject, I know………

    1. I thought possibly it is a small dipperr,for sauces. It is a distinctive set. Flea market and thrifts stores can be treasure trove. Have a blessed day

  6. During the Viet Nam war era many service men and women went to Thailand on leave and bought these sorts of things for their family back home. I have a set that my husband bought me – mine have an elephant on the handle, rather than “Siam”. My guess, based on past experiences, is the small spoon is one that was put in the salt cellar, which was the way to sprinkle salt before or instead of salt shakers.

    1. Thanks so much for that info Karin! I’m always interested in the stories behind the things I find. Your elephant cutlery sounds fabulous. 🙂

  7. MaryEllen says:

    Because of the shape, my first guess for the “What is it?” spoon was maybe an oyster spoon. You made some fabulous finds!!! I love the little Rubens Dutch Girl planter.

  8. I think it might be a seafood set. Are the knives a bit shorter and fatter than ordinary knives? that would maybe make more sense of an oyster spoon (or whatever it is!)

    1. Thanks so much for the suggestion Teri! I’ll have to check that out with some further research.