Finds of the Week #31

Happy Tuesday friends! I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas.

I did quite a bit of thrifting during the week before Christmas, mainly at the thrift store in the town where I work.

It’s my favourite thrift store and it’s run by the local Cancer Support Services, so whatever I spend is going to a great cause. It’s run by volunteers and they always arrange items so nicely.

vintage stained glass cardinal

They had a lovely display of bird related items, including this 8″ tall vintage stained glass cardinal. I say vintage because while the glass is in excellent condition the frame does show some lovely aged patina.


cardinal salt and pepper set

Also in that bird display was this sweet cardinal salt and pepper set…


Avon Birds Egg Set

and this vintage Avon ceramic egg set of birds of the seasons. There’s a seasonal saying on the back of each egg.


vintage donkey salt & pepper

This vintage Japan ESD donkey or mule salt and pepper set is unusual. I’ve never seen another one like it. The donkey head is a bobble head and he’s carrying the salt and pepper kegs on his back using a pink metal carrier.


Paragon Canada Arms 1

I love finding cool teacups and this vintage 1950s Paragon teacup depicts the Coats of Arms and Emblems of Canada’s 10 provinces. It’s really beautiful.

Both the tea cup and saucer are marked – By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, China Potters, Paragon, Fine Bone China. England Reg’d.


vintage glass bell ornaments

I found these 2 vintage glass bell Christmas ornaments. The silver one is marked West Germany, and the roses one is marked with a K.


vintage cabbage rose ornament

This 4″ glass vintage cabbage rose ornament is unmarked, but I’ve seem similar ones in my research that say they’re German.  It’s a lovely ivory and is decorated with gold glitter.

I found more vintage Christmas ornaments that I’ll share later. I didn’t have time to take photos of everything.


Silver spoons

I can never pass up vintage silverware, and I found these mismatched spoons and a fork…


Rogers silver forks

and these 6 Rogers forks…


Vintage Japan Floral Vase

inside this vintage Made in Japan floral vase with 3D flowers. I’m not sure if it’s ceramic or porcelain, but it’s extremely light.

Some of these treasures are already in my etsy shop, and some will be heading there as soon as I do some research.

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.



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  1. Kris@Junkchiccottage says:

    Tuula such great new finds. Love those mismatched spoons. They are just so sweet. I maybe see a wind chime in their future lol! Have a great week.

    1. lol. Thanks Kris. You just might be right about that.

  2. Wow! Beautiful finds! I just love the Avon Birds of the Season eggs and that donkey salt and pepper shaker is so cute! Have a wonderful New Year!

    1. Thanks Kelly. Happy New Year!

  3. You made a beautiful haul this week! Each item is so special! I think the ornaments are my faves, but do love the donkey!! And I want to wish you a very Happy New Year!! Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! That donkey is kind of adorable. Happy New Year to you!

  4. Awesome finds Tuula, the Christmas ornaments are gorgeous and the Paragon cup and saucer will have some value. I recently researched a Paragon cup and saucer set of six for a friend, they are worth a nice some and she had no clue of their value! Regards, Pam

    1. Thanks Pam! Paragon is a very good name when it comes to teacups. Such good quality. I can only dream of actually finding a set. That would be amazing!

  5. Fabulous finds! I just love the bird items! I haven’t been thrifting or listing new items so it is time for me to get busy! Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! My local thirft store is pretty amazing with the Christmas stuff that they get. Every year I find the best vintage stuff at this one store.

  6. Tuula, you found some great treasures. I love the ornaments!

    1. Thanks so much Sheila!