Make Mine Metal

I have picked up some interesting metal pieces over the last few weeks at various yard and estate sales.

I liked the shape of this vintage Trade Continental Mark hand wrought serving piece. The raised leaves on either side add nice interest.

Not sure what flower this is, but I liked it. (Edited to add: Thanks to Cindy from Cindy’s Clipboard who tells me this is the Chrysanthemum pattern.)

I attended an estate sale where there were lots of cookbooks and baking items. I picked up these vintage molds and biscuit cutters while there.

I wish there had been more of this mold, but I found only one.

It’s an individual serving size mold.

This Nesco flour sifter was another treasure found at the estate sale.

This Shellie Bottle Rack looks like it would have held vintage baby bottles. What do you think?

Measuring cups come in handy for many things. These would be perfect to use as scoops in my flour and sugar bins.

I saw this small shallow bowl with floral designs and picked it up, too.

The markings are worn away from the back. Does anyone recognize the maker? (Edited to add: Thanks again to Cindy from Cindy’s Clipboard who tells me this appears to be a Buenilum mark.)

This tray was a nice size with interesting handles so it came home with me as well.

I’m thinking we can make great use of this when carrying things out to the deck and the grill.

My favorite find of all my metal treasures would have to be this aluminum two-tiered tray.

This server will be great for cookies, cupcakes, finger sandwiches — even for displaying a collection of vintage Santa mugs which I recently acquired. Oh, the possibilities!

I hope to visit the parties at Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Knick of Time’s Knick of Time Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Today’s Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove, and The Penny Worthy Project at Hey, What’s for Dinner Mom? I hope you can stop by them, too.



About tammylovesdishes

I love searching for dishes for tablescaping. That leads me to yard sales and thrift shops and fun, fun, fun.
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10 Responses to Make Mine Metal

  1. That two-tired tray is really pretty. That first thing you bought I envision as a shallow plate for water for birds. But then, I always think of some way to put something in the garden.

  2. Verna says:

    The two tiered tray is gorgeous! I love all your finds! I haven’t ever seen a bottle rack like that one but I know I will be on the lookout for one now.

  3. Cindy says:

    The flower on your tray is their Chrysanthemum pattern. The smudged maker’s mark on your second tray appears to be the Bulienum mark, another good maker to collect. You will love the two tiered tray. I have a two and a three tier tray and I am using them to display my collection of flower frogs at the present time!

  4. Jacqueline says:

    You found some real treasures. That mum engraving is gorgeous!

  5. Lisa Jackson says:

    Your finds are beautiful! The two-tiered tray is my favorite too. I never look at the metal objects at the thrifts and I see that could be a huge mistake!

  6. Kitty says:

    OMGoodness, you found some great buys!! I love the trays and the tiered stand. I have some vintage jello molds that were my Mom’s.

  7. Betsy says:

    Awesome finds! I pick up aluminum pieces whenever I see them at a good price. I love the molds too, my favorite is the Jello mold. Thanks for sharing your wonderful treasures.

  8. Tammy, these are all great aluminum/metal finds! I love the measuring cups! We still have that old sifter at our cabin and use it all the time. Thank you for sharing with us at TTF this week! Have a great day.

  9. Anita says:

    Tammy, I love all of these!!! Love the sifter especially. I found one with an aqua handle. The two-tiered tray looks like the kind of trays my dad made in highschool. They all made them from aluminum and did the etching in a shop class. I have several of them. What a coincidence!

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