Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Frugal Finds for Etsy and Me - Mid June 2013

This sweet silver piece caught my eye at the same yard sale where I found the gray shelf and the antlers. It was a $2 find. It is also a keeper.

This vintage thermos has the best patina! I WANT to use it somehow, but haven't been able to figure out just how. I think it will go to Etsy...

This vintage brass cloisonne box is great, but not for my home. I may regret it, but I can't keep everything. It's Etsy-bound.

I bought this at Julie's garage sale. It's a bit Asian, but white paint changes that somewhat. I've already painted it, but that's another post!

Love the carved details! It's a keeper...for now.

I'm curious what you think about this one. I'm on the fence about painting it. It's another Etsy-bound piece. Would you paint it? Would you leave it in its original condition? 

I can see it in my mind's eye painted in linen and white chalk paint, something like I painted the lemon topiary. But I wouldn't use it as-is in my home. 

I may list it as is for now, then paint it if it doesn't sell soon.

I was going to send this silver bowl to Etsy, but then I decided to keep it. 

This tiny frame has a great finish as is - I may do the faux antique mirror thing, or possibly add a family photo. Keep.

I love these vintage purses! This one is immaculate - black patent with matte leather details. I already have a similar one that I use sometimes when I get dressed up, so this one will be listed on Etsy. 

Sometimes I buy things not knowing whether or not I will sell them, and other times I buy knowing I will sell. Something I think I'll sell, then I decide to keep. 

Word for the Day:
Proverbs 23:23
Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

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Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

grea finds! I love the silver tray, and yes, you can't keep it all for yourself :)

chateau chic said...

Great finds again. The thermos would make a great container for flowers.
Mary Alice

must love junk said...

Love the silver urn and the frame-great scores! :)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Love the urn! Great finds!

Audrey said...

Nice treasures Riva. You will have fun with those. Love the silver tray.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Donna Wilkes said...

The fruit needs painting - it would be lovely in white distressed! Love the silver pieces.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

You are finding such unique items. They are so cool. Love that trophy, the thermos and the silver bowl.

Jann Olson said...

Revi, it's just fun buying and then you can decide. Thinking I may open an etsy the first of the year. Love finding treasures, but one does run out of room. The silver vase is fab. Definitely a keeper! I have a thermos just like that. Bought it for the color of course. Last year I had it outside with daisies in it. Just wondering, where is it now? I need to find it. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
p.s. I say paint the fruit.

Kim said...

That thermos is dying for some flowers!