Finds of the Week is a little early this week because I didn’t quite get my project done on the weekend. John and I were busy having fun fal-la-la-ing with Christmas music while decorating two Christmas trees… and of course going out for breakfast like we love to do.
I should actually say brunch because we’re never there before 11, and this weekend we went out both days. John joked with the waitress that we do actually know how to cook. She replied, “That’s good to know, but we’re so glad you don’t want to.” lol
The thrift stores are already replacing their Christmas stuff with regular items so this week I found a bit of both, including a few things I’ve never seen in my neck of the thrifting woods before.
I love these wooden merry-go-round horses because they’re so fun and colourful.
They remind me of the merry-go rounds that we saw in several neighbourhoods in Paris.
This vintage faux woodgrain fibreglass resin ice bucket is mid-century. When I did some online research I came up with examples with a floral pattern on the side that were obviously from the same company, which is Owens Corning.
These resin pieces are awesome makeover candidates, especially when they have raised designs on them. The resin takes spray paint really nicely and the befores and afters are amazing.
This is a set of 16 heavy metal snowflakes. At first I didn’t know what they were, but they have little plastic beads on the bottom that makes me think they’re coasters.
This art glass purse is so lovely. I’ve never seen one before.
If it was pink I’d be keeping it, but since it’s not it’s in my etsy shop.
It’s either actual Murano glass or done in the Murano glass style, and because I’m not a glass expert there’s no way for me to know for sure.
Either way it’s a beauty.
This pair of porcelain bisuqe girls are bells. One has a sweet dog at her feet and the other a cutie pie cat.
The girl with the book has her Merri-Bell tag and is Jasco from 1978. I assume the other is Jasco as well. These cuties are in my etsy shop as well.
This vintage 10 piece decoupaged ornament set has 5 different Santa scenes.
It’s unmarked and came in its original box.
I have no idea what I’m going to do with this very wide Christmas Carol ribbon, but I’ve never seen ribbon like this before. It’s wired and has the full sheet music lyrics for Jingle bells and Silent Night.
Hopefully by next Christmas I’ll come up with an idea. lol.
I always pick up vintage light foil reflectors when I see them. They’re great to be either sold or used in Christmas projects.
I also found a bag of the plastic bird reflectors that are usually seen on ceramic trees. I have a large version of one of these trees so now I have extras if any of the birds ever decide to fly away.
This vintage ceramic Rubens rocking horse planter is so sweet, and would be adorable in a baby nursery.
It will be moseying into my etsy shop.
I found these vintage angel cards at a stall at our local flea market. They were a little more than I’d usually pay, but I fell in love with them.
I’m toying with some framing ideas because I’d love to have them up year round.
And my favourite find of the week because it was such a pleasant surprise.. to me anyway.
Can you guess what this is?
I was attracted by the pretty embroidered embellishment on the suede, and I had no idea what it was until I picked it up… and…
Voila! It’s a jewelry case! I never would have guessed that in a million years.
Is that cool or what? I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m trying to talk myself out of keeping it because I don’t really need it… but I do love it.
Depending on how this argument with myself goes it may or may not find it’s way into my etsy shop.
What cool things have you found lately?
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.