Recently Thrifted Finds

Happy Friday Friends!
Have you been doing any thrifting lately? The stores around here seem a little less busy in January, which means more great things for me to find.
Like this Churchill Willow Blue Asian couple salt & pepper set.

And this pretty translucent turquoise glass decanter. It’s marked Moddep on the bottom, whatever that means. I just loved the colour.

This vintage egg cup is marked Japan, and  has a very 50s vibe to me.


The set of 4 vintage aluminum coasters has floral embossing.The flowers look like trilliums (the provincial flower for my province of Ontario).


I found this birdcage just before Christmas, and I’ve started its makeover already.
We had a green Christmas so I was able to take some pics outside.

This vintage salt and pepper set of a praying girl and boy is hand painted and marked Japan.Both cork stoppers are inside so now I have to figure out how to get them out… in tact. (Update… I got the corks out safe and sound. I didn’t expect it to be so easy.)


This pair of Made in England  dishes are marked James Kent. I love the gilded edges.

They can be square…

or diamond shaped just like magic.

I should really be starting my bedroom floor project, but every time I sit down to start it just feels too cold. It’s been freezing here lately.
I finally got over a bad cough and cold and I really don’t want to follow that up with a case of numb bumb. lol. This old house with its tall ceilings does have it’s drawbacks, but I love it anyway. As soon as sitting on the floor isn’t a hazard to my behind I’ll get started.
I have been working on a few small projects, which I’ll be sharing soon.
Thanks so much for reading!

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  1. You have some wonderful finds/ treasures there.
    I don't seem to be as lucky as you.

  2. Great finds, Tuula! It's amazing you would find coasters in what looks like your province flower. The photo doesn't seem to do them justice. It's hard to tell they're aluminum.

  3. You so seem to have amazing luck finding stuff! I think there are just too many people down here doing the same thing and I'm not fast enough! But that's OK, cuz I sure enjoy looking at your finds! Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! My local thrift store is really great. Good prices and very well organized, and all the money goes to the local cancer services so it's all for a good cause.

  4. So many charming finds Tuula! Love the little egg cup. It's rainy and cold here today, I need sunshine!

  5. Tuula! You've found some really cute things. The praying salt and pepper shakers are so cute. I have no idea how you'll get the corks out… I can't wait to see what you do with the birdcage. Have a great weekend!

  6. Sweet stuff Tuula! The oriental theme salt and peppers are lovely, and I used to have those praying children, adorable. Love those pretty dishes also. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  7. Beautiful and darling items, Tuula! I am in love with the square dishes. Hugs to you!

  8. Numb bumb indeed! How do you get paint to cure when it is so cold? Lovely finds – love the Asian S&P and the diamond shaped dishes.

  9. I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts. Many of your phrases and terminology remind me of my Nana and Mom. My Nana wed in Ontario. My Mom was born in Windsor. I laughed out loud at “numb bum”!
    You do have lovely finds!

    1. Thanks Mimi! So fun to meet a reader with Ontario roots. I was born in Toronto and now live about 2 hours away in the country boonies. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my site.

  10. LINDA N. SCHRADER says:

    I enjoy all your “treasure” finds. I try to hit the local Salvation Army & Goodwill stores. Some times I don’t find anything and the next time I clean up. I check out things at the resale shop where I take my things. I always have some $$$ to pick up, so I don’t feel too bad if I take home a few things. I sometimes resell something at my antique booth. I don’t make a lot, but I’m not doing it for a profit. I’m clearing some things from my house & I really enjoy doing it.
    I get new ideas from you for re-purposing my treasures.

    1. Thanks so much Linda. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my finds, and that my projects are giving you ideas. Hearing that makes my day. For me thrifting is all about reusing and repurposing, and if I make a little bit on money on the side finding new homes for some treasures that’s OK to. I enjoy it too.