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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Top 10 Finds of 2014

Top 10 Finds of 2014

I have always done a top 10 recap (I think) since I started this blog every year & this year, of course, will be no different! One of my all time favourite finds... I forgot to post on the blog, so... will have to post it as a top find next year!

In no particular order... 

1. Catherineholm Lotus Pot. I never expected to find one of these, but never gave up hope! I paid $4.99 for this little beauty. Didn't take a bag, walked out with it in my hands & got the most evil look from some woman, dealer? #byefelicia 

2. Pixie Lights! Not a physical finds, but an eBay purchase. Less than $20? Yes, please. I think these were in a market here for $195 or $95. I am leaning towards $195 because my heart almost fell out my bum when I saw the price!

3. the Hoptimist. This is a Hoptimist, designed by Hans Gustave Ehrenreich, made in Denmark circa 1969. They make reproductions of these.

4. Jadeite. I don't find a lot of it & somehow found 3 pieces on the same day - 2 Fire King mugs in one store & the flour shaker (99cents) in another a few 100 feet away. Things like this don't happen too often around here. 

5. Butterprint Pyrex Butter Dish. I gotta include this because I have been wanting one for years & finally found one in mint condition... in a thrift store!

6. Sealtest Gay '90s Toffee Fudge. Love this unused ice cream packaging, fits into my collection perfectly & suits my personality, lol. I can't believe something so fantastic was only $3 at an antique market! 

7. This Lamp. Yup, love this lamp! Had to find a perfect lamp shade, but this one was it! 

8. Arabia Finland Finel Heart Bowl. Never in a million years did I think I'll get hooked up with one of these at a thrift store for $2.99, but, I did. Beautiful bowl! When can I get some more?

9. This Vintage Ice Bucket. I bought 2 last year! A few months after finding the one at the thrift store, I found one cheaper at an antique market, love having a spare of something I think is so fabulous. 

10.  NWT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-Shirts. 2 of 'em. Like $3 each. I know, right? 

HONORABLE MENTIONS: everything else.

What were YOUR favourite finds in 2014? What is on your thrift wishlist in 2015? Thanks for reading.

I hope you all had a very good Christmas & I wish you all a Happy New Year!
I will see you Saturday for the first Thriftasaurus of 2015!


  1. You found some FABULOUS stuff in 2014! Here's hoping 2015 is even better!

  2. the CatherineHolm makes my head explode! For real!

  3. I love these kind of posts. Isn't it fun to relive the moments when we finally get to cross something off of our lists? At the top of my list is the Fire King Gazelle bowl. Next would have to be the Fire King red polka dot shakers. No Pyrex really. I think I may be at capacity :-)


  4. Love your top 10 list! I'm going to be doing my Junkin Finds Awards list soon!

  5. You did great in 2014! I've never seen anything like that heart bowl! I love it! I need one!
    Hoping 2015 is filled with more treasures for you!
    Erica :)

  6. You always find the most unique stuff! Love that Hoptimist. I never knew what they were before you showed that this year, but now I've been on the lookout for one :)

  7. They are all great finds, but that lamp is my favorite!

  8. Those tees and that heart bowl gosh be still my *beating heart* awesome finds! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  9. Fabulous finds!! So unique and different than what I find in my neck of the woods!

  10. I just Love your vintage ice bucket. Great find.

  11. Love the Catherineholm pan I've never found one except in 2 antique stores I'm JEALOUS. The pixie lights are adorable, Jadite & Pyrex what can I say but all of it is great.

  12. I just thrifted a heart bowl too! Same price! I think i almost crushed it I held it so tight in the store, lol.