Finds of the Week #36

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner all my finds are in the love category today.

I didn’t do a lot of thrifting this past week, but I did find a couple of cool things… and I’m also going to show you a few Christmas things that I scored after the holidays at 50% off at my local thrift store.

vintage heart baking pan

I absolutely love this vintage heart pan within a spring-form pan.

I could hang it up just like this and be quite happy.


wire magazine rack1

And I couldn’t resist this funky magazine holder. At least I think that’s what it is.

I love its shape. There’s something retro about this to me.

It’s about 8″ high and 15″ across. I can imagine this on my back deck overflowing with flowers this coming summer.


wire magazine rack 2

It’ll probably get some spray paint love when it gets warmer… like in June. lol.

Would you paint it?


embroidered floral pillowcases

And I found these pretty pillow cases. I’m a sucker for hand embroidered florals…. especially on a white background. The embroidery really pops.

That’s it for regular stuff. I know right?  I’ve been so good! lol. My love, need, or sell rule is still really working for me. So far so good… knock on wood. Have you tried it?

Now on to my Christmas scores.


ceramic rose glass ornaments

This set of 8 glass shabby chic Christmas ornaments is absolutely beautiful. There are 2 hearts, 4 round, and 2 teardrops.

The roses are ceramic, and one of the ornaments in the bag was broken so I carefully removed its rose to reuse someday.


rose glass ornaments

And these ornaments are very delicate, and their details are so lovely.

The caps are marked West Germany. Three of them are frosted and three are clear.


suede look ornaments

And these glass ornaments seem even more delicate so I didn’t even take them out of the bag yet. They’re unmarked and have a lovely suede or satin like finish.


dress form ornaments

And these dress form ornaments are wonderful. I think the gold metal ones are from the 70s, but not sure about the other ones.

I love these for many reasons, but mostly because they’re unbreakable… safe for hanging in this house of four cats.

They’ll be on my living room tree next Christmas for sure. John calls it the girly tree. lol. That’s OK with me. I love having a girly tree.

Have you found any cool things lately?

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

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  1. You did find some great stuff! The ornaments are so pretty! I did find some good stuff and I need to get going on a post.

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! Looking forward to seeing what treasures you found.

  2. That’s a lot of pretty loot! I’ve never seen anything like the rosette ornaments- those are special. I never see any cool ornaments when I’m thrifting….just the regular red/green junk. I’m a sucker for embroidered pillowcases, too. They are too sweet to leave behind!
    xoxo, T.

    1. Thanks Tina! I do have to look through a lot of Christmas crap to find the good stuff. My girly tree is going to be even more girly next Christmas. lol.

  3. Great finds, Tuula! Love that wire basket–it looks similar to a vintage egg basket I found and I used mine in the garden too–unpainted but with bright colored blooms.

    1. Thanks Cecilia! Garden talk makes me long for summer, but it’s a long way off. Oh well, I can dream. lol.

  4. LINDA N. SCHRADER says:

    You scored big time, like everything. The black oval basket is awesome. I wouldn’t paint it at all. Might even think about hanging it in a tree with flowers. With one of those liners for good drainage, maybe Impatiences, thy like shade, with some Sweet Potato Vine. Sounds good to me, I’ll be looking for something similar. My last great find was an antique cake plate for $4.88 at Goodwill. love that place. Looking fwd. to seeing what you do with your basket.

    1. That’s a great find Linda! I can’t resist vintage bakeware… ever. lol. Impatiens and sweet potato vine are a favourite combo of mine. They look great together.

      1. LINDA N. SCHRADER says:

        The cake plate is glass on a pedestal. I have quit a few, different sizes. Easy to stack, or one up-side down on the other. I also display small things on each level, like small S&P shakers!

  5. Jann Olson says:

    Fun finds Tuula! I know that I have seen the first ornaments you showed before. Trying to remember who had them. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Thanks so much Jo! It’s always fun to join the party.

  6. So many great finds! My favorites are the heart shaped pan and the sweet pillowcases.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

    1. Thanks Carol! I can’t resist embroidered florals. Sometimes I wish I could. lol.