Finds of the Week #19

So last Saturday John and I went in the opposite direction that we usually go for our breakfast and garage saling just for a change and to keep life interesting… and I found some cool stuff.

Vintage Copper GobletsLike this wonderful old saw and a set of 8 copper goblets.

I have brass and silver goblets that I showed you in this shelf makeover, but this is the first time I’ve seen copper ones.

So I had to get them.

I think I know exactly what I’m going to do with them.
 Check out the natural patina on that saw. Yum!!! I love its rusty crusty with the shiny goblets.



Vintage Copper Teapots

I also found a Victor sifter, 2 copper teapots, a GSW grater, a WM Rogers silver plate cream and sugar set, and 2 aluminum measuring cups.

I’m not sure what the little thing is on the left there, but it opens up. John thinks it’s an incense burner, but I’m not sure. Any thoughts?

Vintage Wooden Rulers

I’ve just started collecting vintage wooden rulers for a project. I have a lot more to find before that happens, but I’m on my way. The silver goblets will be used in wind chimes.

Vintage Cookie Decorating Set

In the box are some stray keys, and a vintage cookie decorating set. I already have a couple of those sets, but I’m collecting for yet another project.

Gardening Lady Figure

I love this metal gardening gal. Isn’t she fun?

Seashell Lampshade


I found this seashell lampshade a while back, but I forgot to show it. It’s quite heavy and quite gorgeous.

Vintage Table Lamp

I got this lamp at the thrift store at their $1 lamp sale that they do every once in a while.

I love its details.


Vintage Table Lamp

And I’ll be taking it apart and using the bits here and there.

Those flower-like pieces  already have holes in them where crystals probably used to hang. Perfect for repurposing in a wind chime project.

Vintage Step Ladder

And last but not least… this vintage wooden and metal step ladder was a garage sale freebie. It had $1 sticker on it, and I said I’d take if off his hands and he said “OK… take it for free”.

I have to admit that for a split second I wondered what was wrong with it, but it works perfectly and is very sturdy.  John tried to give the nice old gentleman the loonie, but he wouldn’t take it. Okey, dokey. What more could we do?

It’s now in my craft room, which has a very tall ceiling, to help me get to the high shelves. There’s definitely no makeover in this step ladder’s future. It’s perfect just the way it is.

Thanks so much for reading and until next time…

Think Pink!

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  1. I always look forward into seeing your finds and once again you really hit the jackpot.
    That item what your hubby thought was an incense burner is actually a bed warmer

  2. Your unidentified item looks like a "silent butler" for cigarette ashes. I love the copper goblets and can't wait to see what you do with them. It's always a pleasure to read your posts.

    1. Awww… what a nice thing to say. Thanks you so much. I've never even heard of a silent butler, but I just googled it and there is definitely a resemblance. Thanks for your input.

  3. Fantastic Finds. Love the red chippy ladder how sweet is that. You go girl on your junkin hunt. You always find great things. Happy New Week.

  4. You found great stuff. I can see there are some very neat projects ahead. Your step stool is already shabby chic and so useful.

    1. Thanks so much Mary! I just love garage sales around here. I never know what I'm going to find.

  5. Awesome finds! I love the lamp and can see how it would be great disassembled and repurposed in some of your wonderful creation! Those copper goblets are gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the cookie decorating set! Have a lovely Wednesday!

  6. Tuula, your mystery item took me back in time! It's a vintage chestnut roaster – they're made to only hold a few nuts at a time. Search it – I bet I'm right!
    It's definitely NOT a Silent Butler, as my Mother always had one in her purse back in the days that even Doctors considered smoking healthy! Silent Butlers didn't have long handles on them.
    Beautiful finds! Lucky you!

    1. Thanks so much for your input Pagan. I googled chestnut roasters and while there is definitely a resemblance to my item… mine doesn't have any holes in it. Most of the vintage roasters I saw had holes in the top. I'm starting to wonder if it's a salesman's sample of a bed warmer. It's quite small.

  7. Fun finds!!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the rulers. I would have grabbed that lamp also; I never seem to have enough lamp parts. Love the step ladder! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  8. My word Tuula, I really need you to take me shopping, lol.
    You found so much totally amazing stuff. Love that chandelier, wow. The copper goblets are amazing, and I think you have a tiny silent butler.

    Can't wait to see all your "redos". 🙂

  9. Wow, you sure found some awesome things, I love them all! My very favorite of all is that shell lamp though, I would love to find one of those for my decor!


  10. The red step ladder is so sweet! Love the copper goblets. I am drooling over the silver loving cup. Now can I be stupid? What is a loonie?

  11. Love the red step stool. Great find at a great price! That looks like little bed warmer home decor from 1950-70's.

  12. Great finds! My favorites are the step stool and the sifter with the green handle! You did good girl!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.