She Wears Her Tarnish Well

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

I haven’t shared some thrifted finds in a while, so here are some of my recent treasures.

First up are two vintage cake decorator and cookie maker sets. They’re the same set, but the one in the box is compete. The incomplete one is missing one decorator tip, and one decorator nozzle.


The top of the box was a little torn up, but I just used a little tape to put it back together.



I hit the mother load at a local flea market with these vintage aluminum jello molds.



And these too. What am I going to do with all these molds? Sorry… but you’ll just have to wait and see. Oh aren’t I terrible? lol.



I couldn’t resist this beautiful pink floral Avon plate. I’m sooo keeping this one for myself.



And these Chinese hand massage balls that I found at a flea market are totally awesome. Between my full time job and blogging I spend a lot of time at the keyboard, and I’ve noticed that I sometimes have discomfort issues in my hands. These are really helping.

I’ve seen these hand massage sets before, but this set is the only one I’ve seen that has a lovely little wind chime sound as you move the balls around in your hand… and I find that very relaxing.



I’ve always loved polka dots so I’m totally loving these.. even though I’m not exactly sure what they are. Some kind of cooking grills? Whatever they were they already got their makeover, and I’ll be sharing that sometime in the near future.



And finally here she is… such a silver beauty… my favourite find in quite some time. Look at all that tarnished gorgeousness!!



The dish was missing, but I don’t need it. I think she’s ready to start a new life as something completely different.



I’m very torn between polishing her up or leaving her as she is. Help a girl out will ya… and tell me what you’d do.

Age IS beautiful!!! If this piece could talk I’m sure it would have a few fabulous stories to tell… of family gatherings, parties, special dinners.

I think I may have just answered my own question…. we’ll see.

Have a lovely and thrifty day!



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  1. I would say leave it as is but that would totally depend on what you are going to do with it. I have a wall full of silver platters and I can never decide if I like them better polished or not.

  2. What incredible finds. I can't wait to see what you do with all of it. In your capable hands, I am certain they will all be transformed into something beautiful and interesting.

    And, I love the last paragraph. What a great thought.

  3. Leave the tarnish – there is just something Jane Austen about tarnished silver. Jello molds!!! How I love them. I just know you are going to punch a hole in them. Maybe something Christmas-y?

  4. Wow; lovely finds; cant wait to see what is happening with all those sweet molds!