Friday's Find #186

Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends!  Ready for this week's fab features? My first find is an example of how I pair new items with vintage treasures.

Pairing new and vintage thrift store finds

I found this colorful coffee tin at Goodwill. It was missing the lid, but as you can see here, that's not a problem. I added some lavender asters and displayed it with a vintage tea towel and a little bird I already had--both previous thrift store finds. I guess you can tell I've got spring on my mind! 

Goodwill coffee tin

Now that I've upgraded my light fixtures, I seem to keep finding vintage metal shades, but it's kind of like the children's story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Fortunately I had already found shades that were just right for my fixtures.  The previous one was too large, and this one is too small but I'm hoping they'll be a perfect fit for someone who needs them! Available

Vintage metal farmhouse pendant lamp shade

This pretty teak cutting board....
Handmade teak cutting board

....terracotta block, and gazebo style candle holder are all keepers. Stay tuned to see these two featured in a project soon! 

thrift store finds

Last but not least, a charming Manchester Wood vintage mail rack. You can see the stamp below.  It's a great candidate for a mini makeover! 

Manchester Wood vintage wall mail rack

Until next time, happy hunting!

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  1. Great finds, Cecilia! The coffee canister is the perfect color for your home! Looks so pretty pared with the purple asters. Ooo, I can't wait to see what you do with the gazebo and terra cotta block!

  2. Yes I can tell you have Spring n the mind! That's a pretty coffee tin & I love the gazebo & mail rack. I want to see your makeover!

  3. Love the coffee canister and the pretty tea towel! You find awesome finds but it's how you turn them into so much more I love!

  4. Your coffee canister is perfect to go with your jadeite. The metal lamp shade will make someone a wonderful light fixture shade. Great finds!

  5. I can't believe the purple asters are in bloom now ... well, the Mountain Laura are too. Way too early. Early Spring ???

    You are such a good thrift shopper. Love your finds and anxious to see what you do with the mail rack. Really some nice pine wood in those "dated" pieces.
    Audrey Z.

  6. That little gazebo could develop into more than a candle holder. Think of the creative possibilities.

  7. I love the coffee can! I wonder why I can never find anything like you find!

  8. Great finds! I could totally see painting that mail rack a pretty turquoise!

  9. I love the coffee tin and the cutting board. Great finds!

  10. Very sweet finds! Love the color of the coffee canister!

  11. Great finds! I always love finding cutting boards.



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