Finds of the Week #4

Happy Saturday friends!
I hope you are well on this last day of February.
If you feel like ringing some bells or cutting some wicks then I found just the things you need.
vintage silver and copper bells

Two sweet bells with instrument-playing angels and lovely patinas,

vintage candle wick cutter

and a pair of vintage brass wick cutters, with their stand, marked make in Italy.

Not sure if I’m keeping or selling yet.


vintage stove pipe covers


I’m not sure what possessed me to buy these two beat up vintage stove element covers,
but once I got them home I suddenly came up with a makeover idea… coming soon.
They were only 10 cents each.
UPDATE: These are actually stove pipe covers. Thanks Danni and Patricia!


vintage tea light holder


I love the shape of this tealight holder. It really has a vintage look to it.
How long have tea lights been around anyway?
I have plans for this piece… another project coming soon.
metal mirror frame set


This wrought iron three mirror set is an easy makeover just waiting to happen, but
 I didn’t realize until I got home that one of the square ones has a circular mirror inside.
This really messes with my symmetrically designing brain.
Now what am I supposed to do? lol.
jewelled belt


I couldn’t resist this broken metal bejewelled belt. It’s really quite beautiful.
Who would wear this? It weighs a ton.
I think it would pull your pants down rather than up.
belt with jewels
The larger beads and the pearls are a hard plastic, and the smaller stones are glass.
I’ll be harvesting them for projects.


vintage gold lamp base

This old lamp base is definitely a keeper. I see so many possibilities.
vintage gold lamp base


But first I have to get rid of all the gold glitter that’s stuck in all its nooks and crannies.
That’s definitely a job to be done outside, when it warms up a bit.
Just like the month of March is going to do. I just know it!
Thanks so much for reading!
We’re heading into town this morning for some breakfast and some thrifting.
Hopefully I’ll find some great stuff.March is here tomorrow. Yay!!!

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  1. Looks like some great finds Tuula! I'll be interested to see what you do with those stove pipe things…I see them a lot here and never had a clue what I could do with them. Love the gems in that belt too!

  2. Looks like another great haul! Tea lights have been around for as long as I can remember and I'm…..a lot older than you! I'd guess at least 50 years. Funny, I didn't notice the round mirror in the square frame until you mentioned it! That must be why you make such great buys, you've got the EYE!!! Can't wait to see what you do with some of these goodies! Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! The years don't count right? We're only as old as we think we are. And in my mind I'm probably about 12. lol.

  3. Yes, you do have a special eye for your awesome finds! I especially love the tealight holder! Do you really want to take apart that lovely belt? The colors are SO TUULA!

  4. Good Morning Tuula,
    You got some great treasures to re love. Love the bells. Have a great time thrifting today.

  5. So much fun Tuula! Great finds and I'm with you on the symmetrical brain issue… I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Happy Sunday!

  6. Wow! Awesome finds! I definitely would love to go thrifting with you!! The items you thought were burner covers, actually they are stove pipe collars. When a hole was cut in the wall for the stove pipe to go through, the collar would give it a more finished look rather then just a pipe in a hole in the wall. lol As for the mirrors, the square mirror looked rectangular to me. Perhaps it's just the angle. If it is rectangular hang it either vertically or horizontally. Hang the round, round mirror, under the "square" mirror and hang the square, round mirror, diagonally, like a diamond. to the right with the side point pointing at the space between the other two. Or hang them in a row; square, round/square, round/round, this way it would appear to be the "evolution" from square to round. Hope that makes sense. Thanks again for sharing your haul. Love ya' Patricia B

    1. Thanks Patricia! I didn't realize what those thingies really were. When I give the mirror set their makeover I'll give your ideas a try. Thanks so much for the suggestions.

  7. Whatever those things are (stove pipe things)…I see so many possibilities! Fun find. That belt will have you in jewels for quite some time. I saw it and immediately thought of Candy Crush! LOL

  8. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with those vintage stove pipe covers…so much potential there. Love your goodies. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  9. I actually love the stove pipe covers! Can't wait to see what you do. The little bells and wick cutter are so cute! Thanks for sharing with SYC.