Finds of the Week #18

This week I found a real mixed bag of things.


shiny silver S&P 1

Like this silver plate salt & pepper set decorated with a beautiful raised pattern of grapes and leaves.

pirate birds S&P 1A salt and pepper set of vintage dancing pirate birds.At least that’s what they look like to me. Whatever they’re doing they look like they’re having fun. They still have their cork stoppers and are stamped Japan on their feet.

Two vintage silver plate salad tongs with lovely details etched on the handles and spoons.

The squarish one is marked Silver Plate, EP Zinc, Italy.


A large silver plate spoon and fork set.


Two vintage sifters. The larger one is marked Foley.


A copper pitcher that looks more like brass, but it’s marked Fantasy Copperware, Made in Canada.


Vintage Enamel Bowls
An enamel bowl set.

The largest one has a label on it that reads Made in Indonesia.

Vintage Enamel Bowls
Two green enamel plates or bowls.

They look a little too deep to be plates, so I’m calling them shallow bowls.


Vintage Enamel Bowls

Three unmarked enamel bowls.

Two in a matching fruit pattern, and one floral.


Vintage White Hobnail Vase
This vintage white hobnail Fenton vase is a keeper.

It’s about 7 1/2″ high and is in very good condition.

I love the ruffled rim.


And my favourite find of the week…. drum roll please.

A pair of very large and very wooden shoes.

I have no idea what I’ll use them for, but I couldn’t resist them.

I thought about planters, but I don’t think I want to ruin them.

They’ll probably become storage in my craft room.


My feet are size 7 1/2 and my foot is swimming in this shoe.

I have to say that I can see how these would be very comfortable if they fit.

They felt so nice on the bottom of my feet.

Most of the other things are already in my Thrifty Rebel Etsy Shop, with a few more still to be posted there… except the hobnail vase, and I haven’t decided if I’m keeping the shoes or not.

Thanks so much for reading and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!

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  1. Great finds Tuula! I've wondered if those shoes would be comfortable since they don't flex. I bet they do mold nicely to the soles of your feet though. They would make adorable planters but I agree, I wouldn't want to ruin them. Have a lovely Thursday!

  2. Such wonderful finds. The bird salt and pepper shakers are adorable. Love the silver ones as well.
    I wish I had more of them enamel bowls ( I have 1) as they make for good soup bowls.
    For the wooden shoes………super cool. Set on the table and fill with holiday candies. With 4th of July coming up, go find some red, white and blue candy of sorts and fill them shoes up. :} Make little artificial flower arrangements in them for the holidays.
    Such a great find on that Fenton vase. I like the design and shape.
    Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend

  3. Great finds Tuula. Love the cute salt and pepper birds. Happy Canada Day yesterday. Have a great rest of the week.

  4. The enamelware bowls are my style, but the pirate birds steal the show. Hang the wooden shoes by the heels on your wall and put scissors, pens, or whatever in the toes.

  5. Awesome finds. I'm drooling over the salt and pepper shakers. Have a super 4th


  6. Great variety! The salt and pepper shakers are my fave, too, but those parrots are adorable! I vote you keep the shoes. If nothing else, they are a great conversation piece!!! Dona

    1. Oh yes, a conversation piece that's for sure! There's a simple project in the works for the shoes, so I think I'll be keeping them after all. Yay!

  7. OMG those pirate birds made me literally laugh out loud, just so cute! Love the enamel ware also. Cool shoes. Your really did great Tuula. Happy 4th!

  8. Tuula, I just commented on your fabulous grater lantern and here I am again when I clicked on your adorable salt and peppers from Let's Talk Vintage. Great finds–swooning over the green enamelware!