Fabulous Finds Friday
Fabulous Finds Friday
The one thing I really love about thrifting, even more than the fact that you save a lot of money, is that you never know what you’re going to find.
Every visit to a thrift store is a surprise.
And that makes it so much fun.
Some weeks I find nothing, like last week.
And then some weeks, like this week, I find some very cool things.
Like this $3 concave mirror with a sort of floral metal frame.
It’s so hard to take a decent mirror pic so I put it on the floor in my upstairs hallway.
This would be awesome spray painted any color.
The one thrift store that I go to the most always has $2 bracelets and I often find cool ones to use in projects.
But this bracelet is not one of those.
Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s very cool.
But it definitely won’t be used in a project.
Items like this are why I always have a mini-magnifying glass in my purse.
On both the clasp and the back of one of the large black rhinestones is the mark La-Rel.
I did a search on etsy and I found a very similar one for 48.00 U.S. I paid $2 Canadian.
That was a pretty sweet deal, and it’s definitely a keeper.
Sometimes I have projects in mind for certain things, and I collect those things for years until I have enough to get that project done.
I’m super patient like that.
Like these millinery flowers that I got for 5o cents a bag.
And these wooden rulers that I got for 10 cents a piece.
Both of these lots will be added to my collections, waiting for their project day in the sun.
What the Heck Is It?
Speaking of never knowing what you’re going to find, check this out.
It’s brass, and at 16 inches tall it makes quite a unique statement.
I found it for $2, and when something weird has a price like that I can’r resist.
With the patterns of the cut outs and the colored glass beads it has a Turkish kind of look to me,
It screws apart into these five pieces, which could all be repurposed in different ways.
But it also looks very cool put back together.
So what do you think?
What the heck is it?
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!
Great find on that bracelet!! I also love that mirror…different. On the brass piece, maybe an incense burner? Whatever it is, it’s pretty cool looking for sure!!
Thanks Karolyn! That’s a great thought on the brass piece. 🙂
I can never pass up millinery flowers. LOL Gorgeous bracelet!! What a steal.
OK at first glance, for some reason, I thought of incense for your brass item. But decided quickly that wasn’t the case. I too think it looks Turkish. The hole on the base makes me think it’s some type of a lamp? the hole is for an electric cord maybe. Curious to find out what it actually is 😉
Have a great weekend!
Happy Valentine’s Day ♥
Thanks Deb! Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! That’s a good point about the hole in the base. I didn’t give that a second thought, but it could be for a cord. If it was a lamp at some point I wonder how it was wired with lights. Interesting!
Love your recent finds! I would guess incense burner too!
Thanks Tania! I have a good week this week.
I sure have missed your ” what is it” posts. Don’t have a clue on this one. Keep up the good work!
Thanks so much Jane!
The brass piece is most DEFINITELY for cone incense. Most likely vintage.
Thanks Jennifer! It certainly look vintage to me.
I agree with everyone, an incense burner. Nice finds again this week! I have made a very important decision and I thought it was best to let you know what it is. From this point on, I have decided that I will provide you with a weekly list of all the things I would like to find and buy at thrift stores and since you have such a great selection of shops and are out shopping in them anyway, I will let you find and buy all my items too! You are far better than I am at finding the good stuff and I hope you are just as happy as I am now that I have made this very important decision!
( just kidding lol, but I can dream!)
Good luck shopping next week and I just love your painted rag rugs that I saw for the first time today, You truly amaze me Tuula!
Thanks for letting me in on that decision Pam. lol. I guess I am pretty lucky with the thrift stores around here when it comes to pricing. Then again, I never show over-priced stuff because I don’t buy it unless I fall head over heels in love and totally lose my thrifty senses. lol. Which doesn’t happen often.
I think I would leave the brass as is for a conversation piece. I love braceles. I have a gazillion of them that I actually wear.
Thanks Laura! I agree about the brass piece, and I love bracelets too.
Well, first, I want to send a list to you, too, like Pam said! I’ve always said you have the best luck! You made some great purchases! And I also believe that your brass….thing….is an incense burner. It’s a great piece, no matter what it is!!
Thanks Dona!I think it’s a keeper, but now I have to figure out what to do with it.