Finds of the Week #40

So in last week’s Finds of the Week post I showed you what I found on a budget of $5. I mentioned that I was tempted to break the budget for some springform baking pans that were $3.50 each, but I resisted.

This is why.

baking pans with caption

This week I found two springform pans for $1 each at a different thrift store. That ‘s really where they should be priced. The $3.50 ones from last week were still sitting on the shelf in that other thrift store yesterday.

I’m not sure what kind of baking the vintage pan in the front is for, but for 50 cents I thought it was cool.

These will all be added to my craft room bookcase for storage.


wooden paper towel holder and flower

I’ve been looking for a slender paper towel holder for my craft room so I can keep a roll handy but off my desk. This wooden one was $1 and is perfect for where I want to put it.

The pretty wooden flower caught my eye for twenty five cents. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it but I love that it’s unusual. I’ve never seen one before.


hand painted wooden bunnies

Now what the heck I’m going to do with these sweet little wooden bunnies I don’ t know, but I fell in love with their naively hand painted look… and I couldn’t resist the set for 25 cents.

They have holes in their bottoms so I’m wondering if they were originally on sticks or something.


lap desk 1

I’ve been looking for a lap desk for some time. I sometimes do paperwork, like balancing bank statements and paying bills, while watching TV and this will make it much easier.

Even though this is not vintage the top has a very abstract 70s look to me, and it needs a makeover.


lap desk

It was a good deal at $2 and the bottom is hot pink, which totally works for me. The handy strap will make for easy hanging.


floral enaml bowl set

This vintage four piece set of GMI enamel bowls had me with the pink roses and the silver trim. I haven’t decided if I’m going to sell these or repurpose them.


pink girl shoes

And last but certainly not least these sweet little pink patent shoes stole my thrifting heart. They remind me of a pair I had as a little girl, and I couldn’t resist them for $1. They wouldn’t let the little girl inside me leave the store without them. I had no choice but to bring them home.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 🙂

Has anything stolen your thrifting heart lately?

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

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  1. ColleenB. says:

    you are Amazing, finding such wonderful finds. Them little girl shoes are adorable.
    That round pan I think is a fanci-fill cake pan or probably could be used as a jello mold.
    Spray paint it, decorate it as an Easter (or other holiday) decoration to set on your table; use upright or turn upside down for decoration of sorts.

    1. Thanks Colleen! You always have such wonderful ideas.

    1. Thanks so much Sharon! Now I just have to come up with ways to use them.

  2. I think that pan is for the cakes that are indented on top and filled with fruit. I love. Love those bunnies!


    1. Thanks Tania! I couldn’t figure out that pan. I thought it would be a kinda funny looking cake, but that makes sense. The bunnies were a steal.

  3. So many charming things! the flower is so unique and pretty.. the bunnies look old and are every sweet. I can understand why you couldn’t pass up the pink shoes. I can envision little shabby handmade flowers for each one 🙂 Last Friday I found a HUGE vintage lampshade! for a bohemian chandelier makeover. Best wishes for your day.

    Tamara <3

    1. Thanks Tamara! Your lampshade sound fabulous!

    1. Aren’t they cute? I couldn’t resist them for a quarter. I think I’m going to have to repurpose those bowls.

  4. I have decided not to buy anything unless it steals my heart!! I see why those shoes and the bunnies stole yours. Adorable!!

    1. That’s a good plan AnnMarie. I’ve been pretty good at sticking to my love, need, or sell rule. I leave the thrift stores with nothing more often these days, and that’s perfectly OK with me. I’m actually buying a lot less sell stuff, because I have to store it. I really don’t want to be reorganizing my craft room again next year. I’m enjoying having more space.

  5. Sigh. Late to the party again. But never mind….I’m in time to enjoy your finds!! The bunnies are the hit of the show, I think!!! SO cute! Love that wooden flower, and I’m thinking whatever you put it on will be fabulous, just because it is so different! You are to pink as I am to purple. If I’d seen those shoes in a pretty lavender, I wouldn’t leave the store without them, either!! Great finds again, girl!!

    1. lol. That’s so true Dona. I do love my pink, and I know you love your purple. The shoes were a must buy, but I’m still not sure why. I love them though, and I guess that’s all that matters.

  6. Awe those shoes are just adorable. Your bunnies were a steal and a buck for a pan is a lot more reasonable than 3.50. I looked for muffin tins with no luck, although I only visited one thrift store. Hoping next week will bring better luck. Have a great weekend Tuula!

    1. What? No muffin tins? I can pretty much buy them here every week, but I don’t need that many. I hope you find some soon!

  7. Can’t wait to see what you are going to do with all those beautiful finds Tuula!


    1. Thanks Florence. Repurposing is so much fun. I already used the vintage bunnies in an Easter wreath. The rest will come when inspiration strikes.