Finds of the Week #73

Happy Thrifty Tuesday friends!

I haven’t been thrifting too much lately because I’m starting to get into my kitchen makeover, but I did find a few fabulous things.

vintage GSW tin

I fell in love with this vintage GSW metal box. I’m not sure if the image on the front is original or not. I think it might have been added later. Any thoughts?


vintage GSW tin

It’s quite large, and the letters are punched into the metal. It needs a bit of a cleaning.

This will be a great piece for storage in my craft studio.


floss and organizer

I often find great crafting supplies at thrift stores, like this floss organizer filled with skeins of floss in every colour imaginable.


paper punch set and case

And this Cutting Edge set of 40 paper punches.


paper punch set and case

I’m not a scrapbooker, but I think they’d be great for that.


vintage bird and cart planter

I love this sweet vintage ceramic bird and cart planter. It’s marked Japan on the bottom.


doll house food miniatures

When I found this bag of 50 hand made doll house food miniatures at first I didn’t know what they were. If you’re into doll houses they’re pretty cool. Someone did a lot of work making these.

I can’t even imagine working on all these small treats. The details are pretty fabulous.

Everything in today’s post, except the GSW metal box,  will be finding their way into my etsy shop eventually. If you see anything you’re interested in just shoot me an email and I’ll get in there quicker.

Thanks so much for reading and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    Boy, talk about hitting the jackpot of finds. You found some wonderful items.
    That old metal bread box; most did come with motifs / decals on the front.
    That bird and cart planter is adorable and I do love that stamp set as well as the floss organizer filled with so many lovely colors.. You done good.

    1. Thanks Colleen! It’s funny how some weeks I find lots of craft stuff and then don’t see any again for months. You really just never know what you’ll find.

  2. Oh, those miniatures are so sweet! I’m planning to redo a dollhouse I found at Goodwill at some point, I’ll keep an eye on your shop for those!


    1. The miniatures are quite fun. I haven’t had a chance to really look through them all yet. I think someone must have made these to sell them at craft shows because each one is individually packaged. I hope to have them in my shop on the weekend some time.

  3. Great haul this week! Those punches should go quickly!! But my fave of the week is the duck! Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! The duck is pretty sweet. Not being a regular kind of crafter I’ve never seen punches like these before. It was awesome to find a whole kit. I’m sure someone will get good use of it.

    1. Thanks Sharon! I love using old boxes and bins for storage, something I can never have enough of it seems.

  4. I love good quality miniatures! My dream is to have a huge dollhouse someday complete with miniatures like you found. They are quite expensive to buy one by one. The metal box is such a great find!

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! I’ve never had a doll house, but I think it would be fun to totally decorate one. It would have to be in a cat-free room of course. 🙂

  5. Wow…quite the haul! I love the punches and the miniatures. I do scrapbooking and do some things with miniatures…can’t wait to see them in the shop!

    1. Thanks Veralynne! I’ll be going through the miniatures and getting them in my shop this coming weekend. They are pretty cool.

  6. Love the big bin/box! The other items should sell. I always sell those boxes with embroidery thread. Great haul!

    1. Thanks Florence! Thanks the first floss organizer I’ve found. I’m hope it’s a seller for me too. 🙂

  7. Fonda Rush says:

    Love the tiny treats! They are so detailed. Amazing. I think you should do quite well when you post them for sale! I love the bread box, too.

    1. Thanks Fonda! I look forward to using the bread box in my craft studio. Whoever made the food miniatures was very detail oriented that’s for sure. I don’t think I’d have that much patience.

  8. Janice Engle says:

    I had a bread box like that. Instead of using my head, I got rid of it about 10 years ago because it was rusting on the bottom and leaving marks on the counter. I should have painted the bottom.

    1. I know how you feel Janice. I’ve regretted getting rid of a few things over the years myself. I’ll be using mine for storage in my craft studio.