Finds of the Week # 35 and an Announcement

I’ve been pretty good with using my love, need, or sell rule when it comes to thrifting.

I’m very happy to say that it stopped me from bringing some things home that I would have before… so it’s turning out to be a good thing for me.

Red Wire Heart

This heart is definitely a love, and maybe a sell down the road.

At first I thought it was made out of a slinky but I’m pretty sure it’s not. I don’t think it’s homemade.


mini cafe chair sets

Aren’t these mini cafe sets adorable? They’re made of wire and are definitely a love, and a possible sell. They’re also bordering on a need because I’m thinking they’d be pretty nice in a fairy garden scene.

I’ll have to think about that some more.


marble cake baking pan

You know about my love of vintage bakeware. Well I couldn’t resist this vintage marble cake pan.

It’s going to help me with some organization in my craft room.


mini brass ash bin

This brass piece looks like a mini version of an ash bin, but I’m not sure. It has a delft blue-like handle, but is unmarked.

I think it’ll make a good wind chime piece.


Glasgow tea towel

I found a couple of tea towels to sell in my etsy shop. This Glasgow one …


Nottingham tea towel

and one from Nottingham.


Vintage depression glass price survey

And last but not least I picked up this vintage 1978 Depression Glass Price Survey guide.

This is a love, and a need because even though all the photos are in black and white, and the prices of course will be out of date, it does give a lot of information on tons of different patterns.

I’ve seen items that look like depression glass in the thrift stores in the past, but since I didn’t know much I didn’t buy them. I’m hoping this will help me become more knowledgeable so I can recognize DP when I see it in the future.

I want to give a big thank to those of you who gave me some insight into my What the Heck Are They? finds from last week. You gave me some things to go on in my research, and when I find out for sure what they are I’ll be sure to share here.

Now on to my announcement.

Starting this coming Thursday I’ll be joining the weekly Vintage Charm link party as a hostess. Vintage Charm is all about vintage… reloved, repurposed, and upcycled… and those are a few of my favourite things!


vintage charm button


I’m so excited to be joining Diana from Adirondack Girl at Heart, Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction, Sharon from The Blue Willow House, and Kathleen from Charm Bracelet Diva (At Home).

If you haven’t already please check out these wonderfully talented bloggers, and be sure to come back here on Thursday morning to check out the party and link up anything vintage… furniture redos, roadside finds, repurposed and upcycled projects, collections, home decor, and more!

Vintage Charm is a great place to find inspiration for both bloggers and non-bloggers.

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

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  1. Fun finds! Love the idea of those café sets in a fairy garden. How great for you to join Vintage Charm. Love that party. Gotta write a post for it now!

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! It’s been a favourite party of mine since it started and I’m super excited to be joining it. Hope to see you there!

  2. So excited to have you join us at Vintage Charm, Tuula! See you at the party on Thursday 🙂

    1. Thanks Diana! I’m really looking forward to it.

  3. How exciting to be joining those lovely ladies! You will be a wonderful hostess, my friend 🙂

    And what beautiful finds! The red heart is defintiely a keeper. Hugs to you!

    P.S. -Thanks for joining Roses of Inspiration today – I’m so glad you linked up your painted rug.

    1. Thanks so much Stephanie! It should be great fun.

    1. Thanks Cecilia! I’m super psyched to be a part of Vintage Charm. I’m still debating on the wreath. It’ll stick around until after Vday at least.

  4. Those cafe sets MUST go in fairy gardens! They just have to! lol

    1. That’s what I thought too Debbie. They are quite adorable!

  5. Dumb question here…I am wondering how that cakepan works….do you pull out the inside when you bake? Anyways it is pretty cool as are all of your finds. I could definitely see that in a craft room. Congrats on your new endeavour. Sounds like fun Tuula. Cheers.

    1. Hey Karen. Who was it that said there are no dumb questions? I don’t know… but I’m saying it now. lol. I’m pretty sure you need three of these pans to make a marble cake. You fill the middle and the outside with one colour of batter, and the second ring with the other. You do that with two pan for two layers. With the third pan you do the opposite with the batter than the other two. Then when they’re all baked you put the two similar ones on the top and the bottom and the other one in the middle. This is supposed to make it a marble cake when you cut into it. I’ve never made one but I have eaten them. lol.

  6. Fairy garden definitely! Great news about Vintage Charm. I will see you there!

    1. Makes me want the summer to get here like right now so I can make a little fairy cafe. See you at the party!