Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Thrift shop finds

I'm sure many of you are addicted to searching the nearby thrift shops, checking every nook and cranny for something charming and unique. I just love a good search ;) And today a short post with my latest finds. Oh, by the way, do you think buying a stuffed pheasant is going too far? :P I liked it but didn't buy (yet). 
Here's my first find - a brass pot before and after ("hours" of cleaning).

A beautiful colour of old gold.

Another two:

It's my mini cauldron, already shown here.

Under all the stains this one's kind of pinkish. I deliberately left some of the marks - I don't like old things shining like brand-new.  

I've no idea what it's called in English but it's beautiful nonetheless:)

An amazing old knife by Norblin (Warsaw), I found out it's from the 19 century and the floral pattern was called  "Aleksander". I am so delighted with it, I just love the little flowers and the initials on it (N.W? Or M.M maybe?).

Here are things that didn't go home with me but the jury's still out :P
The first one is some kind of a cast-iron relief. Perfect for the garden, it'd look great surrounded by ivy.

And here's something that is supposed to be an old-fashioned barbecue. I can just imagine a group of elegant ladies and gentlemen having a picnic, talking and laughing while their servants grilled something nice for them ;) (or maybe the shop assistant was just pulling my leg?). Anyway, I think it would make an interesting plant stand. 

If (or when) I find something worth mentioning, I'll definitely share :)

Take care,

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  1. what fabulous finds! You absolutely have to go back and get the last 2 items ( I want them, badly, lol)
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time:)

  2. Thank you so much :) I suppose I'm just unable to resist those two anyway, hope they're still waiting for me;)