Finds of the Week #54

I ran into a little trouble near the end of my latest project, as in a couple of metal parts being very stubborn to drill into…. but I didn’t give up.

My project did get finished but it was way too late to get the photos edited and the post written in time for today. So I’m switching things around this week and posting my latest finds today and I’ll share my project later in the week.

So… what to do on a hot, humid, and rainy Saturday? Well, going out for brunch and a little thrifting always fits the bill.

vintage hand painted clown salt and pepper set

This vintage hand painted clown salt and pepper set is made of wood.  I love how it’s so colourful.

I wonder what that clown is so sad about?

If you’d like to try to cheer him up by giving him a new home this set is available here.


Kentucky Cardinal Salt and Pepper Set

Cardinals are lovely no matter what, and this souvenir Kentucky salt and pepper set is decorated with 24 K gold.

It’s available here.


vintage egg beater, veggie peeler, and measuring spoons

The vintage Maynard egg beater is a keeper for my collection.

The vintage measuring spoons will go into my wind chime stashes, and if I can figure out what the top part of that veggie peeler is for I might list it in my etsy shop. Does anyone know? I’ve never seen one like this before.


Wear Ever Vintage Juicer

Until a little while ago I had never seen one of these vintage Wear-Ever juicers. Now this is the second one. The first one sold pretty quick and this one is available here.


hand painted wooden carafe set


I love finding funky folk art pieces, and this hand painted wooden carafe set is very colourful and fun. It’s available here.


vintage aluminum bread tray

If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I have a thing for vintage aluminum pieces… like this vintage bread tray.


vintage aluminum bread tray

It’s hammered aluminum and has a lovely etched leaf design running through the centre.


vintage aluminum chafing dish

And I couldn’t resist this vintage aluminum chafing dish.

The legs are a daisy pattern…


vintage aluminum chafing dish

and the hammered lid has a lovely design of a rose bud surrounded by flowing ribbon.

I haven’t decided yet if I’ll list this in my shop or add it to my to-be-repurposed-someday treasures.

My problem is that I already have too many of those. lol. How about you?

Thanks so much for reading and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. Love all your finds and I too have a thing for vintage aluminum pieces. The hand mixer is fantastic. Can’t wait to see your project.

  2. Very unique finds! Love the kitchen gadgets. No answer for the top of the veggie peeler 🙁

  3. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    Wonderful finds. Love the S&P shakers; both sets.
    That is a potato peeler bean slicer

  4. Nice stuff, girl! The aluminum pieces are especially nice!! Will sit patiently by my computer to see your next project!! Dona

  5. I was told that the little thingy on the peeler is to ‘french cut’ green beans. Never tried it tho!

  6. Diane L Frantz says:

    The vegetable peeler is also a french bean slicer. We used to process a lot of beans using that type of vegetable peeler when I was a kid. I still use one of them in my kitchen – it’s my favorite one hands down over the new fangled ones.

  7. Oh yes, I love the aluminum pieces and the kitchen gadgets! Looks like a Christmas tree atop the folk art set. Wonderful finds!

  8. Great finds once again, love the chafing dish,.


  9. Cool finds…loved reading the comments about what the top part of the peeler was for. These things are good to know! 🙂