Finds of the Week #60: Mixing It Up

Happy Thrifty Tuesday friends?

John and I were out of town on the weekend and my project post didn’t get finished in time. So I’m mixing it up by sharing my latest finds today, and I’ll post my project later in the week.

Unlike last week when I found a mother lode of silver plate pieces, this week’s cool finds are a real mix of totally unrelated treasures.

vintage cloisonne brass teapot

Like this small Made in India Cloisonne brass teapot. I brought it home intending to sell it, but it has some damage to the cloisonne. I think it will make a lovely wind chime instead.


vintage hat stand salt and pepper set

This vintage hats and coat stand salt and pepper set is very cool and available here. The yellow hat is the salt and the black bowler is the pepper. The black metal stand can be used for toothpicks.


doll brass sofa and chair

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I have a thing for miniature chairs.

Well here I am again… unable to resist this metal sofa and chair with fabulous heart swirlies.


doll brass chairs

At about 4″ wide and 8″ high the heart chair is about the same size as the chair on the right, which I found a few years ago. All 3 pieces are available in one lot here.

Do you see a face in the chair back on the right or am I seeing things again? lol.

vintage aluminum dry measuring cup

When I saw this piece from a distance the aluminum grabbed me like it always does… and the bits of blue paint. I thought it was some kind of old ice cream parfait cup.

But upon closer inspection…


vintage aluminum dry measuring cup

…turns out it’s for dry measuring. The inside is in great shape, but the outside… not so much.

It was obviously used… a lot.


vintage wooden rolling pin

Another rolling pin for my collection of 16 pins of all shapes and sizes.


vintage wooden rolling pin

This is the first one I have with this kind of nub on the end.


Anne of Green Gables book

And I found a 1969 publication of Anne of Green Gables which, shock of all shocks, I have never read… and I’ve always been a big reader. I must be the only Canadian female my age who hasn’t read this iconic piece of Canadian literature… or at least the only one who will admit it. lol. Oh.. the shame.

When this particular version was published I was just eight years old. That would have been the perfect age to be reading about Anne’s adventures.

I think I’ll just have to channel the eight-year-old girl inside me and read it this winter… so I no longer have to suffer the shame. lol.

Have you read Anne of Green Gables? If you did… what did you think?

Thanks so much for reading and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. Definitely see a face in that chair…makes me think of a lion! And don’t feel too bad….I JUST read that book this year…and I’m older than you are!! It’s a wonderful story. But the prize goes to the salt and pepper shakers! Too adorable! What are they made of? They could stand in the livingroom of the chairs! Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! I’m looking forwarding to reading it, and now that I look at it again that face does look a little like a lion. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. The shakers are pretty cool. The hats and the green part of the stand are plastic, and the black metal toothpick holder part is metal.

  2. Heather Guzik says:

    Loved Anne! Read every book in the series! I even had this exact copy. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    1. Thanks Heather! I’m sure I will. After I read this one maybe I’ll read the others too.

  3. cool finds! “The never know what you’ll find factor” is what we all love about yard sales and thrift stores!!!!

    That and the prices!

    looking forward to your projects on Thursday!

    1. I definitely agree Linda. That’s what makes thrifting so much fun. We never know what treasures we’ll find. Unfortunately, project will be late. I’m having some techie behind the scenes blog issues this week, and I’m having to spend some time working them out. Ugh!

  4. Love all your finds but especially the rolling pin and the Anne of Green Gables book. I am about to head out for a bit of thrifting myself.

    1. Thanks Sharon! I do love a good rolling pin, and I’m looking forward to finally reading this book. Hope you find some treasures.

  5. Love Anne! I did read a couple of the sequels, but there was nothing like reading and rereading the original with such a memorable, smart character to root for. Hope you like it!

    1. Thanks Julie! I hope so too. I’ll start with the original, and maybe I’ll thrift the sequels some day.

  6. You found lots of goodies and yes, I can totally see a face in the back of that little chair. haha

    1. Thanks Judy! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who sees these things. 🙂

  7. You are not the only Canadian girl who hasn’t read Anne!! I share your shame!

    Love that little tea pot, and the miniature furniture as well. I had some similar to those one, but have no idea what happened to them– one of my insane fits of cleaning a looong time ago? 🙁

    1. Thanks Carole! It’s nice to know I’m not alone. 🙂 I can so relate to your cleaning fits. Sometimes I’ll go looking for something and then realize that I probably donated it in purging fit. Every once in a while I feel the need to get rid of stuff. There’s something quite therapeutic about it.

  8. Yep! I see the face in the chair. I haven’t read any of the Anne books and I’m 62. Can’t wait to see what you’re up to next.

  9. Jessie Schaumburg says:

    I have read and reread Anne so many times and still enjoy the wit and humor of L.M Montgomery. I have read
    every book I could ever find by her. Love em all!!
    Love it when you see faces in unexpected places! Yes, definitely a face in the mini chair.

    1. Thanks Jessie! I’m looking forward to reading Anne for the first time. It sounds like the book can be enjoyed at any age. I’m glad I’m not the only one who sees a face in that chair. 🙂

    1. Thanks Cecilia! I’m looking forward to reading it this winter.

  10. I have never read Anne of Green Gables! Or most of the old classics….although I love reading. Someday I will catch up. Love all your treasures! I think that first teapot will make such a cute wind chime!

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! I’m working on that project right now… along with a few others. Why is it I can rarely work on one project at a time? lol.

  11. Oh I love ALL of those! Funny how the S&P looks miniature in the photo (to me). It’s so cool though! Love those cute little dollhouse chairs. Everything is very desirable!

    1. Thanks Florence! It can be so hard to tell the size of things in photos, especially close ups. If the dollhouse chairs don’t sell I might just have a project for them.

  12. Yes, I have read Anne of Green Gables, but I was an adult, so it’s never too late 🙂 Love your sweet little chairs and your lovely rolling pin, Tuula. Thanks for linking up with us at Vintage Charm–

    1. Thanks Diana! I’m so glad to hear that about Anne. I always get more reading done in winter so it’s on the top of my reading list.