Finds of the Week #7

Happy Saturday friends!
This week was a pretty good week for finds if I do say so myself.
Silver teapot, cream and sugar set
This 3 pc silver plate teapot set and goblets are perfect for wind chimes.

silver goblets

Check out the goblet stems. I have quite a few silver goblets, but none with this kind of decorative stem. They’re marked Primrose EP Plate on their bottoms.

Silver teapot, cream and sugar set

Here’s a better look at the teapot set. It’s marked Viking Plate and was made right here in Canada.


vintage Syroco floral wall candle sconces

These vintage wall candle sconces are quite the find for me. I love flowers on almost anything, and I’ve never seen a set like this. They’re quite large at 18″ tall.

UPDATE: They are marked Syroco on the back.

vintage candle sconces

I imagine they probably once flanked both sides of a matching mirror.

vintage floral candle sconces

Look at the details in the flowers. Just beautiful! They almost look like they’re carved from wood. The brassy gold finish is definitely not for me, so they’re going to get a makeover.

vintage salt & peppers,silver cups, and rolling pin


I found some small things too. A wooden rolling pin, a couple of glass and silver plate salt & peppers for my collection (one with cobalt blue glass inserts), two silver plate baby cups, and a silver plate leaf-shaped dish.
vintage bread board and letter holder
I’ve been looking for a letter holder for a while now, and I finally found one. Both it and this bread board will be getting makeovers.
It’s been one of those weeks that caused me to pretty much be MIA from blogland… and we had some plumbing issues that had to be dealt with too. Hopefully this coming week will be a little more normal. Whatever that means. lol.
Hope you enjoy the first weekend of spring. We’re off for breakfast, and hopefully more successful thrifting.

Thanks so much for reading!


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  1. Lovely finds. Can't wait to see the wind chime you make out of the silver set. Your candle sconces look like syroco wood. There was a company in Syracuse, NY that made them in the 60's. I have had a letter holder that I want to makeover but I am clueless where to start! Maybe I will get some ideas from yours if you post the finished treasure!!

  2. I think I owned a letter holder like that back in the day! It was always overstuffed.

  3. Great finds Tuula! I can't wait to see what you do with everything! I hope you have a beatiful weekend with no plumbing worries…:)

  4. Great finds Tuula. Love that silver very pretty. I know you will re love these into wonderful new treasures.
    Have a great week end.

  5. Hope your plumbing issues are long gone, Tuula! You got some great finds for your chimes, and I love the silver S/P shakers with the cobalt inserts. I wonder if they're sterling? Often they are. Have a great rest of the weekk-end!

    1. Thanks Diana! I'm glad to say that our plumbing is now free and clear. I'll have to take a closer look at the cobalt blue shakers. Thanks for the tip!

  6. Those pieces for windchimes are gorgeous! And the sconces! After reading you for a while, I notice that I tend to take more time looking at detail on things than I used to…so thanks for that! Looking forward, as usual, to see all the goodies you make from your finds! Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! What a sweet thing to say. I hope to post some projects soon. Hopefully this old house will behave itself now. lol. At least for a bit so I can get a few things done.

  7. Again fantastic finds Tuula! I really need to visit Canada and check out the thrift stores!! Can hardly wait to see your awesome projects with these goodies!! Thanks for sharing. Love ya' Patricia B

    1. Thanks so much Patricia! My local thrift stores are pretty good with their prices, but we live in the country boonies. I'm sure prices in the cities are much higher. I hope to post some projects soon.

  8. Plumbing problems? YUCK! Not the way to start spring. Love your finds – the cobalt and silver S&P's are my favorite along with the bread board. Do the bows on the candle sconces match the bows on the ornate pieces you found last week? I see something spring green with a touch of pink from you soon!

  9. Great finds Tulla. Looking forward to see what you do with the letter holder and the bread board. I am loving the old silver pieces. Hope no more plumbing problems for you. We went through total house re plumbing and that was not fun. Also, wanted to thank your for the nice comment you made on Timeless Treasures featur on Diana's (Adirondack Girl @ Heart) blog of the week. She does such a great job on featured blogs she chooses.
    Audrey Z.

  10. Whew, you really did have a good week Tuula! I usually don't buy silver when I find it, but after seeing yours…I'm rethinking. 🙂

  11. Hi, Love the silver plated stuff and can't wait to see what you do to make chimes. I have my Mom's letter holder – now I just have to find it somewhere in my boxes. Maybe when you finish yours I'll have something to work from.
    I'm in London, ON and our thrift stores are practically pricing themselves out of business. Long gone are the days where you can get a platform rocker (always wanted one) for $6.00. The Sally Ann here isn't too bad. Goodwill is past ridiculous. Value Village I occasionally (very rarely) find something that's a bargain.
    I read in the American blogs about all the great finds that are available at estate sales. I've been checking for two years and the only estate sales I've found are auctions and most of them are on the internet.
    Oh well, it just means less money to spend. 🙂
    Have a great weekend,
    P.S. Did you ever live in or around Port Stanley here in SW Ontario? You look very much like a friend of my sister's. This friend and her husband sold everything and took off sailing. This was quite a few years ago. CM

    1. Hi Cathy. I know what you mean about the thrift stores. It seems to be much worse in the cities. Whenever we go to Owen Sound we visit Value Village and Goodwill and I rarely find anything at a good price. I live in small town midwestern Ontario and even around here some of the prices are getting a little out of hand. The things that are over priced usually sit around for a long time, and end up getting discounted eventually. I do find a lot of great things still, but I won't overpay for anything. I do find that the small independent thrift stores seem to have better prices. I also go to garage sales almost every weekend once they start in May. Great deals can still be found.
      I hope to do my letter holder project soon. I'm still deciding exactly what that will be. Stay tuned for quite a few wind chime projects over the next few months. It's really what I love to do.
      Sorry, but that's not me. I've never lived in that area. I'm from Toronto, and have lived in the Hanover, Ontario for about the last 21 years.
      Thanks so much for stopping by Cathy.
      I hope you have a wonderful weekend too.
      Tuula 🙂

  12. I can only imagine all of the great things you do with your newly found treasures! Fun Fun Fun!