A while back I shared some metallic love finds, and this week I found more. I seem to be finding a lot of metal treasures these days.
Either there’s a lot more out there or I’m just noticing it more. Whichever it is… I’m liking it. 🙂
I’ve been looking for a silver plate gravy boat ever since I made this gravy boat wind chime a few years ago, and I finally found one for $3. It’s all one piece, which makes it perfect for a wind chime.
I found a $1 flat tin grater, a metal mesh screen for fifty cents, and the aluminum tea strainer came free with the screen.
Why I don’t know, but who argues with free? Certainly not me. 🙂
I can’t resist vintage cookie cutters and I always pick them up if they’re a good price. Usually, like in this case, I find them for $1 a bag.
My collection is probably getting a little out of hand so I’m going to have to repurpose them into a project one of these days.
I have a lot of ideas, too many actually. lol. And I can’t decide. Hopefully I will one day. 🙂
I love vintage gadgety type thingies and I’ve never seen a pair of scissors like this in person before. According to my research they’re mid-century candle wick scissors/trimmers.
I found this pair in a 25 cent bin at a thrift store and I’ve seen similar ones priced anywhere from $8 -$15, and more for fancier versions.
Here’s another vintage gadget thingy that came from that same 25 cent bin.
I’ve never seen this before… in person or otherwise. It’s marked Mower Scissors, and my research tells me that it’s used for sharpening scissors, tool blades, lawn mower blades etc.
It still has its sharpening blades, and I’ve seen it priced anywhere from $8 to $12.
I found these brass butterflies at a garage sale and immediately thought they had great wind chime potential. But then again I think most things have wind chime potential. 🙂
They were $3, which I thought was a little dear.
Normally I would have tried to barter down to $2, but the elderly lady was feeling a little down because the weather was so bad so I thought it was certainly worth the extra $1 to make her smile.
And last but not least I found this strainer at a thrift store for $2.
The handle is wood, and underneath a bunch of caked-on black stuff the metal appears to be brass.
I’m not sure what that black stuff is, but I’m also not sure if I should go ahead and clean it off.
I’m pretty sure this strainer is old, but how old I don’t know. I’ve tried to do some research, but can’t find anything quite like it when I google.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated. 🙂
It’s been quite cold here. Yesterday was the first time since last Friday that I didn’t wear my winter coat. So I’ve been pretty much hibernating and busily making wind chimes for my etsy shop. The two chimes on the right sold before I could get them into a post. The one on the left is still available.
Right now I’m having fun working on a new line of chimes that I hope to share soon.
Thanks so much to you for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.