Finds on Friday—Brass, vintage pottery + more

Hello, thrifty friends!

I had an amazing few weeks of thrifting here in the ‘burbs of PDX.

So many people are donating so many amazing things that apparently don’t bring them joy— so I buy them, bring them home, and keep all the joy for myself!

This week I found tons of brass, a few pieces of vintage art and prints, vintage Christmas goodies, more vintage planters and some amazing hand sculpted pottery. Some of my finds will have to wait for future post, because I haven’t been able to snap pictures of everything yet. But for now, here’s what I’ve got for you!

Vintage Brass Candlesticks

I collected nine brass candlesticks this week, and all for the combined price of $34.33. I usually like to pay no more than $3.00 for one, but this week I splurged because I found some really unusual candlesticks that I haven’t seen before, and some of them were quite large. They were individually priced buys from both Goodwill and The Salvation Army and ranged from $1.49 to $7.99 (and some were 1/2 off the listed price—yay!).

Aren’t they pretty?

I love the look of tarnished brass, but these guys are actually a bit dirty. I might clean them up with some Barkeeper’s Friend this week and then let them re-tarnish.

Vintage West Coast Pottery

This beautiful dish was only $2.00 after the half off sale at Salvation Army this week. Obviously, I couldn’t resist bringing it home for that price.

Vintage Oriental Poppy Print

My mom always find the most amazing vintage floral prints at thrift stores and I’ve been dying to collect some after drooling over hers. I’ve been searching high and low for years.

This week, I finally struck gold!

This vintage floral print is a chromolithograph from the 1890’s, so it’s not only vintage, it’s an antique! And it was only $9.99 at Goodwill. Score!

This is on of my favorite thrift finds of all time, and it’s one of those pieces that I know will be a part of my home for the rest of my life. The colors are so beautiful and poppies are one of my favorite flowers.

It’s so special to find something like this, and I’m such a happy gal this week.

I will be changing out the frame and mat eventually, because I feel the red and green is too Christmas themed. Also, gold frames aren’t really my thing.

Vintage Christmas Icicle Ornaments

This week I ended up at Goodwill Outlet again. That’s where I fished these two boxes of vintage glass ornaments out of a glassware bin!

I can’t believe these sparkly vintage treasures were headed for the trash, what a tragedy! Luckily I was there to save them.

At checkout, I had them weighed separately from my other finds because I knew I’d want to share the price with you. I’m not sure you’re going to believe me when I tell you that all 12 of these ornaments cost me only $0.08.

What a deal! I can’t wait to see how they look on my vintage tinsel tree this Christmas.

That’s everything for this week guys! Happy thrifting!