Thrill of the Hunt #91

August 19, 2019

vintage ironstone soup tureen hand-stamped books cathedral arch

Welcome, friends, to another fun-filled Thrill of the Hunt post where I share my latest thrifty (and mostly) vintage finds with you. I'm excited to get started so here goes!


Be Still And Know hand-stamped book bundle mantel decor soup tureen

For all of $1.99 I was able to add to my ironstone collection with this small, vintage, ironstone soup tureen. I've placed it on the mantel here along with my DIY hand-stamped book bundle

vintage white lidded ironstone soup tureen gravy boat

I already have a similar-sized one, but I've found that many times there can be small details that make them unique.

white ironstone crazing vintage

Oftentimes they have crazing, or a network of fine cracks, which is not unusual depending on their age. This one has some crazing, but you can only notice it up super close, like in this picture. 

soup ladle spoon ironstone

It wasn't until I got it home that I realized the spoon, or ladle, was not the original The handle on it was just a bit too short and it was not the same pattern as the tureen. But that's okay. It still goes pretty well and many old tureens don't have any spoons with them at all.  

Goodwill pink price tag $1.99

It actually says "Japan" on the underside, but it's hard, if not impossible, to see the word in this photo. Overall, though, I'd have to say that $1.99 was the perfect price.


wooden pizza peel fire oven thrift store

I did a true happy dance when I found this wooden  "pizza peel" at Goodwill. Silly me, I thought it was just a plain old cutting board. But it has a unique shape so I looked it up. The word peel is derived from the Latin word pala which means spade. It is also very similar to the French word pelle which is used for both shovel and peel.

wood pizza peel oven fired

Here's the back with the $2.99 price tag.


beveled wooden pizza peel

You can see in this photo that the underside of the board, on the right, is beveled, or slanted. The better to assist you in placing your pizza in the oven as well as extract it when it's done!  

wooden pizza peel handle

The pizza peel also has a nice handle with a hole in it. So you can put a cord through the hole and hang it up on the wall to save space! For now that will have to do, but I have a great DIY project using this pizza peel up my sleeve -- just you wait!  


vintage aluminum sheep cake mold
I couldn't believe I also stumbled across this vintage aluminum lamb cake mold.


Here is the back. It's a two-piece mold. Apparently it makes a 3-D stand alone cake.

original aluminum sheep cake mold

I found it on Etsy with the original label on sale for $30.00. Without the label I've seen it on sale for $15.00. It was made by a company called Northland Aluminum Products out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. They called it Nordic Ware. 


I know, the face is a little creepy.....


But for $2.99 I couldn't refuse. I can always put it in my Etsy shop later as well. But for now I'll keep it around -- maybe I'll even dare to make an Easter lamb cake! (I tried it with a Williams-Sonoma lamb cake mold a number of years ago and it did not turn out as planned .... maybe two times is the charm?)      


Well, that's it for today, friends!
 I hope I've inspired you in some way and that 
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Everyday Edits said...

What great finds Kathleen! I did not know nordic ware was from MN! Love that! laura

My thrift store addiction said...

Great finds--I would have grabbed all of them too!

Kathy said...

Great treasures! Always enjoy seeing what you find and how you "style" them!

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