Treasure Trove Tuesday - This Week's Thrifting Finds

28 February
Woohoo! Two Treasure Trove Tuesday posts in a row, I'm on a roll yo!

I can't believe that tomorrow will be March already can you? Time is flying by which is both good and bad... good because it means my days at my day job go by quickly and bad because the rest of my life goes by quickly too.

So, I found some cute things to share with you this week, are you ready to see?

This week's thrifting finds

I have a little collection of these souvenir ashtrays for sale in my space at the antique mall. I find them so charming in a cheap, kitschy sort of way 😁

This one is marked "Japan" on the back.

Price $1.99, Value $5 - $6

These little vintage jelly jar glasses have done well in my etsy shop, Little Vintage Cottage. Honestly though, I've been having really bad luck with the post office breaking things lately so I'm going to see how these do in my space at the antique mall instead.

Price $1.99 for 4 (I broke one), Value $3 each

I love the colors and whimsical design on this candy tin!

Since it has a zip code it isn't all that old. Zip codes went into effect in 1963.

Price $2.99, Value $8 - $10

This recipe box is so cute and it even has recipe cards and dividers inside!

Price $1.99, Value $14 - $16

This old Syroco wall hanging will be put away until next year around Christmas time.

Syracuse Ornamental Company (Syroco) was founded in 1890 in Syracuse, NY by immigrant Adolph Holstein and was best known for molded wood-pulp interior decorations that resembled hand carved decor. Later on they incorporated polymers and then moved entirely into plastics. You can read more of their interesting history here: Syracuse University Library.

This one was made in 1955!

Price $1.99, Value $10 - $12

A Franciscan bowl. You can read about Franciscan Pottery here: Franciscan Ware - Collectors Weekly.

I made the mistake of not looking too closely at the mark on the bottom or I would have seen that this is a newer piece from 1995. Oh well... I probably would have bought it anyway!

Price $1.99, Value $5 - $6

I am collecting these old trivets to make a rug with so this one is a keeper!

I'm getting close to having enough for a small throw rug, this is my stack!!

Price $1.99, Value - keeping.

A whole roll of old wallpaper!

Don't you just love that it is a masculine design yet it's in pretty pastel colors?!

Price $2.99, Value... hmmm... not really sure. I'll probably sell it in smaller sections. I looked on Etsy and old wallpaper seems to sell anywhere from $20 - $50 a roll depending on the design of course!

Feeding my creamer and gravy boat obsession...

Is this not the cutest thing?!

I love that it has the design inside too for an extra little surprise!

Price $1.50, Value $14 - $16

At first I thought this was a gravy boat but it's on the small side so maybe it's a creamer instead?

The design is different on both sides.

And it's marked "Knowles" on the bottom.

Price $1.50, Value $6 - $8

Vintage patterns... I love the Black Americana transfers!

It's marked 1945! The other does not have a date.

Price .50 cents each, Value $8 - $10 for the Americana designs, $4 - $5 for the monograms

I have never seen a ceramic insulator before have you? I found this in the antique mall where I have my spaces and the vendor only marked it at $2 so I had to buy it for myself. It reminds me of the old white crocks. I plan to use it for a paper weight.

Aren't these little yellow canisters cute?

Price $4 for the pair, Value $18 - $20 for the pair.

And that's all folks!!

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  1. Melissa StanleyFebruary 28, 2017

    great finds!!

  2. Nancy CarrollFebruary 28, 2017

    Love the little creamer! I have a creamer fixation, as you might know! LOL!
    And i love the holly leaf plaque, as well as most everything else! You've been having good luck finding goodies.

  3. Great finds! The white ceramic insulator is my favorite. I have never seen one! Have a great week.

  4. Thanks Vicky! I love the insulator too! I have only seen the glass ones... and a brown ceramic one but not white!


  5. Yes I know!! ha ha! I have been having pretty good luck lately!!


  6. Sharon Culpepper BrittFebruary 28, 2017

    Great finds. I would have snapped them all up too. I've never seen a white insulator either.

  7. handmade by amaliaFebruary 28, 2017

    So many great finds! That candy tin is a winner.

  8. I love the candy tin too Amalia!



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