This weeks Friday Finds are another eclectic lot. First of all, the amazing vintage spirit level! It was a $4 find at a church thrift store. It was made in Birmingham and there was no way I was leaving without it! I have a crafty project in mind, so stay tuned to see what becomes of it. I also grabbed a cute little glass plate and a silver candle stick, both less than $2 each, and a science beaker.
The science beaker was only $2. I love all things science lab so I was very excited when I found it. You know how you spot something across a crowded room, and time stops and you are there in a flash to grab it off the shelf? Well, that’s what happened when I saw the science beaker.
It makes a lovely, simple vase. I picked these flowers from the garden outside the church. Heading towards winter there aren’t many flowers in my garden, so I get them from wherever I can. A house devoid of fresh flowers makes me sad. I love the measurements and numbers on the side. This could actually be quite handy in the kitchen!
It also looks great holding fresh herbs from the garden.
I thought I’d make another cake stand out of the candle stick and the plate. I like the combination of materials. I’m getting quite a collection of cake stands now, both made by me and bought from thrift stores. But I think you can never have too many!
I also picked up four tiny little vintage glass dishes during my thrift store adventures. Two of them are ashtrays. They cost me a whopping $1.50 for the lot…….I love thrift shopping.
Four dishes – four uses. I used the first one to hold some of my jewellery. It’s sitting here on my dressing table with a thrift store vase, and a little bird’s nest I found in my front yard. Always keep your eyes open because you never know what you may find. Anything can be used as decoration I say.
Incidently, the pearls were a $4 find from a vintage market. I bought some for me and some for my daughter, who didn’t take them off for about a month. You’re never too young for glamour.
The second one is being used as a pretty place to dump loose change at the end of the day.
The third one is being used to hold buttons in a display of thrifty treasures in the entrance hall.
And the forth dish is in the bathroom, being used as a place to put my rings when I’m washing my hands. Pretty cute idea I think.
Have you been having thrift store success? Please feel free to leave me a message and tell me about your fabulous finds, or any suggestions you may have. I’d love to hear from you.