Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #3

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #3. I am so happy you’re here and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty and auction finds!

Quick recap: Since one of my favorite pastimes is vintage and thrift hunting, I’ve decided to start a regular feature here on the blog about the fun and interesting things I find whether I am scouring thrift stores, garage or tag sales, antique markets or estate auctions.

Even though there is still snow on the ground Auction season has begun and for me so did the fun. Since my last post I’ve been to two auctions and I have to say I found some awesome items.

The item below looks like a salt or pepper shaker but actually it is Avon Vintage milk glass that looks like a salt shaker with a yellow plastic screw on lid. As you can see it is decorated with yellow flowers and orange and yellow butterflies. These were originally sold by Avon filled with perfumed cream (and there is still a little left inside) Available $6.00

Next is a vintage “The Piqua” metal and wood 13 inch butcher paper cutter.  It is spring loaded where the paper sits, with a nice overall age and patina. Metal parts have rust and corrosion consistent with age and I think it adds to the rustic look of it. (SOLD)

Who remembers these?  I grew up in a household with the one that was mounted to the wall and had a party-line. This is a wonderful collectible, black vintage rotary phone. It still works 🙂 I bet a lot of young folks wouldn’t even know what to do with it, ha ha ha! (SOLD).

Aren’t these fabulous? Here is a set of three Del Monte nesting tins, they are dark green with silver metal insides. They have  a fruit/vegetable on one side and
a “Del Monte Brand Extra Quality” on the other side. At one point they held “Solid pack Tomatoes”, “Whole string beans” and “Sliced Hawaiian Pineapple”. These would look great on display in a country kitchen or a restaurant. A definite collectible (SOLD).

Check out this vintage cast iron bacon press. It has a wooden handle and it is in excellent shape and required very little cleaning to make it shine. I love the embossed pig and flowers on the bottom. These are great not only for cooking bacon but also doing burgers. Or it could just be a great display piece. (SOLD).

That’s all for this post and I hope you come back next time as I still have lots more to share with you.

I do sell some of the items I buy, sometimes I repurpose them, mostly I don’t because I like them just the way they are. If the item is for sale, I will mark it available and if it’s not for sale you will see these initials NFS. I will put a link below to my selling site if you are interested.

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Thanks for stopping by….until next time.



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  1. Thanks so much for sharing your vintage finds with us at Vintage Charm, Wanda! I love seeing what other people pick up in their area 🙂

  2. Love the vintage Avon jar. We had a rotary dial black phone attached to the wall in the hallway. I am noticing now people have their cell phones set to ring like old phones! Great finds.

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