Finds of the Week #68
Happy Thrifty Tuesday friends!
Because it’s beginning to look a little like Christmas around here I’m not thrifting quite as much these days, but I did find a few cool things… and most of them are keeps.
Except this vintage lady ring and earring holder. The rings go in the slots below her neck and earrings hang from around her metal mesh fabric covered hat.
She’s missing whatever used to be the pendant for her necklace, but I’m sure I have something in my stash for that. And since I just made myself a jewelry holder she’ll be going into my etsy shop.
I can never turn down a great deal on a silver plate tea set for making wind chimes. This one was just $4.50 because this thrift store, which I only go to every once in awhile, was having a 50% off day.
Check out that copper glow inside the creamer and sugar. Sometimes it’s so easy to tell what the silver is plating without even looking at the marks on the bottom.
I never have enough storage, and I found this Samsonite travel case for just $2.
The interior definitely has a 70s vibe, and it’s in great shape. It has a mirror under the lid, and I took out the plastic shelf to take this pic.
It’ll sit on top of one of my repurposed bifold door dresser/bookcases in my bedroom where my repurposed picnic baskets also give me extra storage for linens that really need to get into my etsy shop some day.
Two $1 metal graters to make more owl wind chimes, once I find more things to repurpose for wings. I already have four owls with faces that are waiting for their wings.
I can never turn down a vintage egg beater for my collection, especially when it’s just 25 cents, and a biscuit cutter set was just $1.
When I saw this $2 floral box I thought it was so pretty.
And then I opened it up and saw…
… 4 more boxes. Since my craft studio is rather small I love using vertical storage, and this stacking box set will be perfect.
All of these vintage glass ornaments have caps marked Poland.
The one in the middle is quite large at about 5 1/2″ long.
And my favourite find of the week is this very old hand painted log cabin ornament. I’ve always had a thing for log cabins. It was in a $1 bag of mixed ornaments. I took the other 5 back to the thrift store because they were newer and this was the only one I wanted.
It’s about 4″ across, and you can see how the scenes on the two sides are similar but at the same time different. Just like the other glass ornaments the cap is marked Poland.
This one shows a lot of wear, but I love it anyway… maybe even more so because of it… and it’ll definitely find a home on my living room Christmas tree.
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!
Could you maybe use the biscuit cutters for owl wings by forming them with pliers and/or cutting them?
Or cutting wings from corrugated cardboard and covering them with tinfoil??
Thanks so much for those ideas Jessie. 🙂 I’ll definitely give the biscuit cutters some thought. I might have a way to make that work.
Such wonderful treasure you came across.
Oh, I love them painted cabin ornaments. The stacking boxes are super cool and like you mentioned; great using for extra storage
Thanks Colleen! The log cabin ornament is pretty special. I just love it when ornaments are hand painted.
Great treasures. Love those cabin ornaments. Awesome.
Thanks Kris! There’s nothing like vintage ornaments to make a Christmas tree come to life.
Super finds. I always enjoy seeing the silver pieces you find
Thanks Cindy. I always enjoy finding them. 🙂
Wonderful finds, once again! But those stacking boxes!! Woo hoo!! But it’s the ring/jewelry holder that catches my eye this week! She has a certain…….gaudy classiness……which actually sounds like a contradiction in terms!! But she’s definitely elegant, in her own way! Another good week, my friend! Dona
lol. I agree, she’s elegant in her own way, and she’s unique that’s for sure. I think it was the shape of the hat that really attracted me to her. The stacking boxes are already helping me with my storage problem. It seems I’m always dealing with that same problem. lol.
Oh, I love that jewelry holder and the log cabin ornament!!
Thanks Tania! Both were found at my little local thrift store. I honestly never know what I’m going to find there.
on the vintage Christmas ornaments, you mention they are market Poland. I have several of these from my grandmother and wonder, is the Poland on the metal cap where the loop to hang it is? I will check mine out when I get the decorations out next week. thanks for the info and I love your site.
Thanks Diana! I love that you love my site. 🙂 The Poland mark in on the top of the metal cap where the loop comes through. When caps are really aged it can be hard to see so I use a magnifying glass. How wonderful to have some ornaments that belonged to your grandmother. Those are great treasures!
Oh I love that jewelry holder! So cute! Never seen one like it. Love the hat boxes…I can hardly pass ’em up. The egg beater is a little unusual looking…I didn’t know you collected them.
Thanks Florence! I do collect vintage egg beaters and I don’t really know why. lol. Probably because I find insanely cheap in my neck of the thrifting woods… usually 25 cents to $1. I always need extra storage and I couldn’t believe there were 5 boxes in that set. Stacking boxes are so helpful.
Each treasure got better and better as I scrolled down! Love the travel case with the funky interior. I have found lots of those but never with that kind of lining. The stacking boxes are great too but when I saw the log cabin ornament…..that is my favorite! You did great!
Thanks AnnMarie! The log cabin ornament is my favourite too. I’ve never seen one quite like it.