Finds of the Week #6

Happy Saturday friends!
The weather has been warmer this past week, and while I didn’t find a lot I did find a few cool things.
These bow candle sconces come apart so I might be using the pieces for projects, and I just couldn’t pass up the sweet little furry cat and kitten set. I remember having something similar when I was a little girl.

vintage bible collection

I’ve added these five small Bibles to my small small book collection.
They’re not in the greatest condition, but definitely worth saving.
The red ones have names and dates in them from the 1940s and 50s.


vintage bible

The black one is the smallest at 4″ high, and the oldest if I’m going by its inscription;

To Selma from her Teacher in 1925.

How sweet is that?

I love the colours of these two large wooden balls, but I have no idea what they are.

They’re solid, and have a hole in the bottom.

I found these two lovely hand embroidered tea towels a while ago and just realized that I never included them in a post. I just think they’re so pretty.

vintage floral tea towelsThey’re marked with the initials of the maker, E.K.H.

I love that!

The one on the right needs a good soaking to get rid of some aging.
vintage salt and peppers

Years ago I had a large collection of vintage figural salt & peppers that I sold off pair by pair. Now when I find them I keep them for a while to enjoy, and then I’m happy to let them go.

Now I collect small glass, aluminum, and silver plate sets only. I shared my small salt and pepper collection a while back.

These three sets of vintage Japan salt & peppers still have their original cork stoppers. I have no idea what the middle ones are supposed to be. Some kind of veggie I suppose.

Any thoughts?

Thanks so much for reading!

Keep on thrifting!

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  1. Sweet finds! I think k the head may be an eggplant on the salt and pepper shakers. That's what they look like to me. The bible's are sweet as are the tea towels and kitties. I went thrifting yesterday and found several things which I'll be sharing soon. Have a happy weekend!

  2. The middle salt and pepper eggplant shakers date back to the 1940's.

    1. I thought they where from the 40's but guess they are from the 50's.

  3. Love the small Bibles – we got them in Sunday School for memorizing verses. I still have one of mine. The middle S&P is a bit scary to me! Pink metal bows for your new dressers perhaps?

  4. Sweet finds! The towels are precious. I was addicted to those figural S&P shakers and had about 200 sets that I also sold off pair by pair. Love the eggplant heads. The anthropomorphic shakers were my fav! Great old books, love when they are dated.

  5. I love those embroidered towels! And I just love finding inscriptions in old books. Great finds, Tuula!

  6. So cute! You must have some pretty neat thrift stores near you!?

    I can't wait for garage sales this Spring! I have an itch to do some minor redecorating. Not sure I'll get to it, but I'm gonna give it the ol' college try!


  7. Hi Tuula,
    What great finds. I love the small bibles with the inscription. Love when they have the inscriptions.
    Have a great week end.

  8. You sure found some fun goodies. I have a hard time passing up old Bibles. Those towels are so sweet and so are your salt and pepper shakers.

  9. I'm glad those hand-embroidered towels found their way to someone who appreciates them!

  10. Those little kitties do bring back memories! I just love books with personal inscriptions in them. It makes it special. And the towels are so sweet too. I find old salt and pepper shakers so appealing but I resist buying them when I see them because I don't need another collection! The veggie ones look like what is called anthropomorphic which is attributing human characteristics to non-human things.

  11. As always great finds Tuula! I love the towels especially. I'm thinking maybe those middle ones are eggplants???

  12. Fun finds Tuula 🙂 Love your set of small Bibles. I always enjoy the stories behind things, and book inscriptions are among my favorite.