Happy Thrifty Tuesday friends!
Because it’s beginning to look a little like Christmas around here I’m not thrifting quite as much these days, but I did find a few cool things… and most of them are keeps.
Except this vintage lady ring and earring holder. The rings go in the slots below her neck and earrings hang from around her metal mesh fabric covered hat.
She’s missing whatever used to be the pendant for her necklace, but I’m sure I have something in my stash for that. And since I just made myself a jewelry holder she’ll be going into my etsy shop.
I can never turn down a great deal on a silver plate tea set for making wind chimes. This one was just $4.50 because this thrift store, which I only go to every once in awhile, was having a 50% off day.
Check out that copper glow inside the creamer and sugar. Sometimes it’s so easy to tell what the silver is plating without even looking at the marks on the bottom.
I never have enough storage, and I found this Samsonite travel case for just $2.
The interior definitely has a 70s vibe, and it’s in great shape. It has a mirror under the lid, and I took out the plastic shelf to take this pic.
It’ll sit on top of one of my repurposed bifold door dresser/bookcases in my bedroom where my repurposed picnic baskets also give me extra storage for linens that really need to get into my etsy shop some day.
Two $1 metal graters to make more owl wind chimes, once I find more things to repurpose for wings. I already have four owls with faces that are waiting for their wings.
I can never turn down a vintage egg beater for my collection, especially when it’s just 25 cents, and a biscuit cutter set was just $1.
When I saw this $2 floral box I thought it was so pretty.
And then I opened it up and saw…
… 4 more boxes. Since my craft studio is rather small I love using vertical storage, and this stacking box set will be perfect.
All of these vintage glass ornaments have caps marked Poland.
The one in the middle is quite large at about 5 1/2″ long.
And my favourite find of the week is this very old hand painted log cabin ornament. I’ve always had a thing for log cabins. It was in a $1 bag of mixed ornaments. I took the other 5 back to the thrift store because they were newer and this was the only one I wanted.
It’s about 4″ across, and you can see how the scenes on the two sides are similar but at the same time different. Just like the other glass ornaments the cap is marked Poland.
This one shows a lot of wear, but I love it anyway… maybe even more so because of it… and it’ll definitely find a home on my living room Christmas tree.
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!