$1 & $2 Thrifty Finds!

$1 Finds!

Do you ever see something and think "It's cute, and for $1, I'm taking it home!"? 


Here are a my $1 thrifty finds this week. 

I love shaped baking tins I can use for seasonal decorating. I've already used the heart for Valentines day and the star will be great at Christmas. 

This old wooden wall letter holder will likely get a white makeover. It will be great to hang greenery or display kitchen items. Maybe even some old music sheets! 

The possibilities are endless. 

I haven't had a chance to find out anything about this cute little vintage framed print, but it was clear it needed a new home. My home! 😂 

I have no knowledge of vintage silverware (and this item may not even be very old) but this little metal heart trinket box caught my eye nonetheless. I'm putting it away for Valentine's Day next year. 

Who doesn't love a cute little scoop? It's not old but it will still look great with all my vintage kitchen items. 

I love anything vintage Harbour Bridge, including this postcard photograph of it's construction in 1930. 

$2 Finds!

What's just as good at a $1 find? A $2 find of course! 

Those gold coin thrifty finds have been jumping off the op store shelves at me this week!

When I saw this pan I thought it looked cute and for $2, I was happy to grab it. Little did I know aluminium baking ware is usually vintage.

The lady serving me told me that it was really old. She said her mum still has hers! And the lady serving me looked around my mum's age so I was pretty excited. I love hearing stories about old items. 

I liked the shiplap look to this white picture frame. I'm sure I'll find something to display in it. 

I thought this vintage framed etching looked unique and interesting so it had to hop in my shopping basket.

I had to Google the picture, which turned out to be very interesting!

Built in 1593, Abertarff is the oldest house in Inverness. Tucked away on Church Street, it's a 2½ storey town house with a projecting turnpike stairway. It was owned briefly by the Fraser of Lovat family, whose clansmen fought on the Jacobite side at the Battle of Culloden.

Eventually the Commercial Bank of Scotland acquired Abertarff House in the 19th century, but after being split up for housing the site fell into disrepair. It was gifted to the National Trust for Scotland in 1963, and the building was restored by the Trust in 1966.

Over the past 50 years Abertarff House has been used for many things including the headquarters for The Gaelic Association, a shop and the Trust’s regional headquarters. (Quoted from here.)


This cute tiny basket had been at the same op shop for a few weeks. I always feel a bit sad for it. Then, when I was there again this week I decided to take a pic and send it to hubby. You can see our conversation above. 😂


The white jug isn't old but I loved the shape and obviously the colour. 😀

The little wooden duck is not something I would usually go for. But I thought I might try oven stripping it. 


No idea on the age or what was in the glass bottle, but I loved the loop shaped handle. I'll have to do a bit of detective work for this one. 

And I'm so not sure what this tiny little wall container was used for or what I'll use it for, but it's unique and again, I might try some oven stripper on it. 

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