Finds of the Week #15

So last Saturday was the village garage sale in a small town close to us. We got up at 6:30 to get there for 7. It was a perfect day. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, and we were excited to find some treasures.

Like these two wooden rolling pins, the two flower shaped glass pieces, and the two wooden mini rocking chairs.

Now I have to find me a mini mama bear chair.

Three aluminum teapots. The back one on the left is marked Macon GA.
The small one on the front right is marked Ireland. The other one is unmarked.
One aluminum coffee maker, and a Bromwell’s sifter with a green wooden handle.
All are vintage.


Two kerosene lanterns, and two vintage pie tins.



The pieces in this wrought iron set of wall hangy thingies are quite heavy, considering their small size.

A devilled egg dish edged in gold, a blue faux-hobnial dish, two Moonstone hobnail white ruffle-edged dishes, and a carnival glass type dish.
Oh, and four starfish. I almost forgot about the starfish.


Two vintage strainers, a galvanized tin candle lantern, a silver bud vase, a brass tray, four antique souvenir silver spoons, a treasure chest jewelry box, a silver plate dish, two glass door knobs, and a silver covered dish.


Aren’t the knobs gorgeous?

And this small silver plate covered dish is one of my favourite finds.
It fits in my hand.
I can’t make out the mark on the bottom.



Here’s what it looks like inside.
I have no idea what a small dish like this would have been used for.
Any thoughts?
I had to work at 9:00 so we had to move from house to house pretty quickly. I’m sure if we had more time we would have found more treasures, but I’m happy with what we did find.
Some of these finds will be used in projects, some will be sold, and a few will be kept.
The question right now is which is which? Not even I know for sure. lol.

Thanks so much for reading and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. I use the small silver dish to hold a-tips on my bath vanity.

  2. Once again, you found some great things! I would have said that small one with the lid was a butter dish, until you showed how small it was! Someone out there will know! Thanks for sharing! Dona

  3. I have salesman's samples of silver plate, they're in a display box. One is a meat serving tray, and one is a covered dish. They are very similar in size to yours.

  4. I love your finds! I still think the small covered dish is for butter. The glass pieces are so pretty!

  5. You made out like a bandit! Lots of treasures. Silver plate dish: a salesman's sample or piece to a child's set? It's very pretty.

    1. Thanks Sheila! I think I'll do some research on the salesman's piece idea, and see what I can find. That kinda makes sense because the details are a little elaborate for such a small piece.

  6. Ooh, pretty! Love your treasures, especially the glass door knobs and the silver. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  7. Nice haul of silver items. My favorite are the sieves. Can't wait to see which makes the cut to become garden art.

  8. What a jackpot full of treasures.
    That little silver dish I believe was used for holding stick margarine. It sure is adorable and love them glass knobs.
    You find the coolest items.
    Those blue wrought items are awesome.
    Oh, I have a couple of them coffee pots. Used to use them when we went camping