A Few Fun Finds

So no Wednesday’s Flip of the Week this week. Had some good sales, just nothing too interesting to write about. So I thought I’d share some of the goodies I’ve come across lately. All vintage. Of course.
The picture up top is of a super cool wooden bread board or trivet by Berggren Trayner Corp and marked 1966. I love the folksy art!!

Yesterday I came across these 2 purses. One is black, very slim and by Theodor, California. The other is navy and that round, ball clasp is Bakelite!! (I checked. Click here to find out how to determine if something is Bakelite)

Two brass hooks!

…and a brass mouse. I fell in love with the ears. It seems like I can’t see a brass animal at a thrift store and not get it!

A few weeks back I came across this mint vintage Rothschild coat. The condition is so great, I never would have guessed it was vintage, except it had the Union tag. You don’t see those on newer coats. The lining is pristine, the buttons are there..plus 2 extras! Size 2. (2T I’m assuming).

And this last item, I need help identifying. I can tell it’s a press of some kind..but not garlic!! Is it for fruit? Or tomatoes?

More vintage fun found here:


17 thoughts on “A Few Fun Finds”

  1. Wow, you found alot of great things! Those purses are just wonderful! If you like vintage clothes, you might like a great book that I just finished. It's called Alligators, Old Mink and New Money. It's about a former model who opens a vintage clothes store, and it's a true story!
    I think that last item is a ricer. But I'm not positive!
    Happy VTT!

  2. I'm with Carol– pretty sure that's a ricer. You put your cooked potatoes through it. Those purses are great– I especially like the first one!

  3. I love your vintage purses. I have and use several and have been trying to find a red one. As others have told you, that is a potato ricer and was used instead of a masher.

  4. What a great thing to share about being able to tell is something is Bakelite, I did not know that…and now am resisting getting all my many buttons out…hahaha I have found a few vintage purses too, just have not posted about them yet!! Have a great VTT!

  5. I'm so glad you showed the ricer-I've only read about old ricers and expected something bigger-very nice to see one.

    Your purses are lovely-now I'm off to be better educated about Bakelite!

  6. I commented but I think I went away before it went through so I'll try again. Hope it doesn't duplicate. I really like all of your treasures. It's hard to pick a favorite. But that little coat is adorable…and the black purse is just classy. Great finds. Kk

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