Finds of the Week #42:


You may or may not have noticed that I didn’t post any finds of the week last week. There was a reason for that… and the reason was… that I found exactly nothing.

Nada. Zip. Zilch.

vintage galvanized metal heart shaped candle sconces

But thankfully this week was not a repeat, and I did find a few cool treasures.


vintage galvanized metal heart shaped candle sconces

Like this set of vintage galvanized metal tin heart shaped wall candle sconces.

They’re a little banged up, but they have a lovely detailed edging. They’re about 11″ high.


vintage footed metal strainer

I always pick up metal strainers when I see them. This is the second one I’ve found that looks like this.

There are so many fun ways to repurpose these babies.


mixed marble agate collection

The first one being for thrifted marble storage.

I found one large bag of mixed marbles for $1. So cool! 🙂

My garden project wheels are spinning.


cepelia polish folk art doll

This handmade Cepelia Polish folk art doll was too pretty to pass by.


cepelia polish folk art doll figurine

She’s about 10″ tall and has so many lovely details!


cepelia polish folk art doll figurine

She appears to be hand carved from some kind of wood, but I’m really not sure. I need to do some more research on her. What I’ve read so far does suggest that she is probably vintage.


cepelia polish folk art doll figurine


She still has her label on the bottom of her wooden stand.

I love it when labels are filled out by hand like this.


vintage victorian plate silver teapot creamer and sugar bowl set

And of course I have to pick up vintage silver plate teapot sets whenever I see them.

These pieces are marked Victorian plate and they have the most amazing patina.


vintage Victorian plate silver teapot

Isn’t it gorgeous!

That’s not trick photography. This is 100% au natural patina.

These will make perfect wind chimes, but they’ll have to wait until I find the perfect vintage necklaces to use as the hangers. That patina deserves something special.

I have a bunch of finished wind chimes ironically waiting for a nice still day so I can take some pictures and get them into my etsy shop. The wind just hasn’t stopped, and the temps are playing with us like yoyos. We seem to be caught in the middle of a weather tug of war between winter and spring.

Hopefully spring will win soon. I hope it already won in your neck of the woods. 🙂

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

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  1. Great finds Tuula, what a pretty little doll!


    1. Thanks so much Tania! I’ve never seen one like her before, so I couldn’t resist.

  2. Love your finds this week especially the silver tea set. It will make a beautiful wind chime. Can’t wait to see the ones you already have finished. sb

    1. Thanks Sharon! If it stops snowing sometime I’ll be able to show my recently made chimes. Winter is back, but hopefully not to stay.

  3. That doll is lovely!!! And I’m happy to see that one of your wind chimes made the “front page” of Etsy’s email that they send out! I knew it was yours the minute I saw it, but clicked on it to be sure!! Great finds, as always, girl!! Dona

    1. That’s great about the etsy email including one of my chime. I guess I missed that one. Thanks for letting me know Dona!

  4. I love little strainers, too. I’m looking forward to seeing your new chimes. I just polished mine up a bit and they are so pretty. I just love them.
    Hope your spring time sticks very soon!

    1. Thanks Tina! Winter has taken over here… again… and the snow is back… again. 🙁 But I’m sure spring will come back soon. 🙂

  5. Love the colander, I know you use them for your creations! I just started finding them not too long ago and have to stop myself from buying them! The dool is si unique. It reminds me of the dolls my dad would bring me when he visited a new country as I was growing up (he traveled a lot for work). Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Kathleen! I never met a colander/strainer I didn’t like. lol. I have a thing for them for some reason. I’m glad to see that I’m not alone. 🙂

    1. Thanks Cecilia! Me either, and I had to bring her home.

  6. Love your finds! The doll is so sweet! The weather is playing with us here too and supposedly we will get snow this weekend! No wind chimes here yet either….the wind is rocking our poor old house. Can’t wait to see your new chimes in your shop and what you will do with your new teapot finds.

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! It’s winter here again. I just hope it doesn’t last too long. I hope you were luckier than we were and didn’t get the snow.

  7. Love, love, love the patina on the silver tea pots. In junkin’ like weather – sometimes it’s hot and sometimes it’s not!

    1. Isn’t that amazing! I think it’s the best patina on silver I’ve ever seen. Kinda reminds me of what a bit of gasoline looks like in a puddle in the sunshine. So pretty!