Funtabulous Finds: Things I Just Couldn’t Resist

Have you been doing any thrifting lately?

I’ve been very good at being very picky about what I bring home these days, but recently there have been a few funtabulous things that I just couldn’t resist.

Isn’t there always? lol

6 vintage woven hot pads or trivets

I’ve started collecting vintage woven trivets, or hot pads, or pot holders… whatever you want to call them. (To-May-To, To-Maw-To.)

Do I need another collection? Absolutely no!

But of these, absolutely yes!

They were only 50 cents a piece, and storing them won’t take up a lot of room.

They’re so fun,  and I can see an art display on a wall of a whole bunch of them.

Can you see it?


Set of 5 Vintage Japan nun figurines

I have never seen a nun figurine at a thrift store before, let alone a set of 5.

For $3, bringing these vintage ladies home with me was a no-brainer.

They’re so adorable, and in pretty good condition.


vintage Japan nun figurines bottom labels

They’re all marked Japan, and two of them have a OCC label. I’m hoping that means Occupied Japan.

They’ll probably go into my etsy shop eventually, but I need to do more research first.


Set of 3 Jean Yarwood pictures

Even though I’m so not a fashionista I had to buy these vintage 1980s Jean Yarwood pictures because of the awesome colors.

I got these for $1 each, and I’ve seen sets of two on Etsy for over $50, so I think I scored pretty good with these.


vintage bathroom toilet wallpaper

And my most favorite find, because it makes me chuckle, is this $1 roll of fabulous toilet bathroom wall paper.

Check out these thrones! Aren’t they funtabulous?

I did some research on google and it’s made by a company called Graham & Brown in Australia, and it’s called loo loo. lol.

That tickles me.

It’s just one roll, and buying it new is not cheap… so this will be it.

This wallpaper is so cheeky, and I just have to think of a a fun way to incorporate it into a project for one of my bathrooms.

How would you use it?

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!



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  1. Mary Boger says:

    All very cool finds! It’ll be interesting to see what you do with the throne wallpaper. That’s so funny.

    1. Isn’t it! I had never seen anything it before, and for $1 it was an easy decision to buy it.

  2. LINDA N. SCHRADER says:

    Love all your finds…you did very good finding things. I like to collect things, too, but then don’t know what to do with them. If someone likes them I just give them away. Makes room for next collection.

    1. That happens to me sometimes too Linda, but at least if we’re thrifting them we’re not spending too much money. That keeps it fun. πŸ™‚

  3. Nice finds, Tuula. The Japanese figurines should be worth some $. I have some angels that my mother had on a Christmas wreath marked Japan. When I’m ready to sell them I hope they will be worth a nice sum.

    1. Thanks Diana! I’ve found some nuns that are similar but have a different label on them, and they were in an etsy shop of $60 for four musical nuns. Not sure how mine would compare, but I’ll keep looking to try to find the same labels.

  4. I would not be able to pass these treasures up either! Great finds, Tuula!

    1. Thanks Candice! Especially when they’re so inexpensive. I pass up the things that I think are too pricey.

  5. Love love love the nun figurines! I would use that wallpaper in the back of a shelf or on a cupboard door. I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

    1. Thanks Shari! The nuns are so sweet, and may be staying around here for awhile. Those are some good ideas for the wallpaper. πŸ™‚

  6. Knowing you, you will take a hot pink marker and colour some of those β€œthrones” in your signature style! What a fun find?.

  7. Love those finds Tuula! The fashionista pictures are cool, and the wallpaper is fabulous! I know you’ll think of something fun to do with it. I would have snapped that up too. Love the trivets, and have always had good luck selling those.

    1. Thanks Florence! When the price is so right on cool things it’s hard to resist… so I don’t even try.

  8. I had those hot plates in my first home and I stuck them on nails on the cabinets that were to the left and right of the sink, that way, hot plates were always at hand. I think they’re somewhere, blast from my past. I lined the back of my medicine cabinet with wallpaper, or you could cover a trash can or bin for toilet paper or magazines with that loo paper.
    I shocked myself today, drove by the Goodwill…I have so, so much at my home that needs to be sold, repurposed, painted, etc. that I just didn’t have the heart to go in and browse. I MUST be sick…LOL

    1. I shock myself that way too sometimes Susan. lol. I don’t go near as much as I used to, but when I do it’s still so much fun. Thanks for sharing some wallpaper ideas. πŸ™‚

  9. I actually did some thrifting last week with some of my ‘adopted family’ who were visiting from England. Found necessities, nothing fun. But YOU! You hit the jackpot! That wall paper tops the list! And they still make it?? Wish you hadn’t said that. Those pictures really struck a chord with me…..for more of my adopted family. Might have to keep an eye on your Etsy! Love, love those nuns! So adorable! And the woven trivets are so cool! Amazing patterns! I’ll be on the lookout down here for them (for you, of course!) OK. I’m going to go Google that wall paper. Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! Sometimes we get lucky, and finding necessities is just as important as finding fun things. πŸ™‚

  10. Shari Harniss says:

    I would absolutely paper at least one wall of my guest bathroom with that quirky design. So fun! I imagine it would bring a smile to many guests faces!

    1. Wouldn’t that be fun Shari! I think a sense of humor is decorating is so important. πŸ™‚


  12. I LOVE that wallpaper! I am redoing my bathroom in black and white Victorian style. That wallpaper would be perfect framed on the black wall.

    1. Wow AnnMarie! Your bathroom makeover sounds so fun. I’ll look forward to checking it out.

  13. Those are some great finds! I love the nuns and they would have definitely come home with me. And who knew toilet paper could be fun… Hope you are doing well Tuula. I’ve missed blogging .
    Hugs, Sherry

    1. Thanks Sherry! That toilet paper is such a hoot. I can’t wait to use it in a project. I’m very well, and I hope you are too. Big hugs back to you. πŸ™‚

  14. Any leftovers from your wallpaper, you could use to wrap presents with.

  15. Rhonda Ann Whitson says:

    I love the woven trivets! My mom had some when I was a child.

  16. My husband grew up in a house that had the loo loo wallpaper in the basement bathroom. Our daughter always commented on it when she would visit her grandparents. She is now moving into her own home, and would love to use the wallpaper in her loo area. We cannot find it anywhere, but may be able to have it printed from a high resolution photo. If you still have some left, we would love to talk to you. Thanks

    1. Hi Dianne, this wallpaper is so fun. Unfortunately I only have the one roll. The only thing I can suggest is that you research it, which you may have already done. Hope you find some! Tuula