Thursday, May 27, 2010

A couple trinkets

Today Wren and I made a few stops, looking for baskets for a party my mom is planning and other various goodies, when I was really happy to find a few little treasures.

I always see magagine articles telling me how cheap and easy to find vintage toast caddies are and that they make great mail racks. Sounds great in theory but I hadn't ever seen one in person until today so they must not be as abundant here as the magazines tout.

But nonetheless when I found one today for $1.99 I was totally tickled pink!
I happen to think she is a pretty little caddy and can already tell we will be buddies for a long time to come. Heck, anything that tidies up the counter a little qualifies as my best friend!


I also found this old thing. I am assuming it is an old silver napkin holder, but what do I know?
If you happen to know please share! No matter what it is intended for, I plan to use it to hold a few old postcards I picked up at the local historical archives a few years ago.

I hope your week has been filled with little treasures as well~

16 comments:

Liz said...

Ooo I love that napkin holder (?) thing-a-majig.

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Both of these treasures are sooooo cute!! I have been looking for something to hold mail, bills, etc. and that is a perfect option!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Great finds! I don't get out to thrift shops too often, but I've been keeping an eye out for a toast rack too. Guess Edmonton has better finds than Calgary :) xx

NotAppealing said...

Oh, I misread, please disregard previous message, you already knew that!

NotAppealing said...

The "mail holder" is actually a toast holder =D It's so pretty!

heidi said...

What awesome finds! I'm jealous!

Brianna! said...

SO sooo pretty:)
LOVE them

xoxo
bB

Megan Lee said...

I love these! Very sweet :)

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

CUTE!! Loving that toast rack so so much! I have never seen one to buy either. And that picture with the dog, so funny!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Londen

Jennelle said...

Very pretty! I've never seen a toast caddy before, but I like it!

Mrs. Fitz said...

I love your ideas for using beautiful pieces in a non-traditional way.

bagfashionista said...

i've been trying to find a toast caddie for awhile now! so cute!

Melissa said...

Toast holder!

christine said...

What a fantastic idea.. I've often looked at those toast holder thingies and wondered why the heck would anyone want to cool their toast?? Mail holder - what a perfect solution!!

I just might have to hit up the antique mall on my lunch...

Jacqueline said...

I love both trinkets! Where did you find them? I've been looking for something to de-clutter my counters!

Kalee said...

We actually found this awesome toast holder last year that spells out TOAST. Love them!

http://uneviechic.blogspot.com/2009/09/great-finds.html

 
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