Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thrifty Treasures

Tall, black, iron candle sticks for my 'in process'
mantel display.
Check out the bases on them.

Close up with leaves around them.

Here is another find.
Not so thrifty, but I loved it.
It's only about 12x15"....

and pretty clean inside.

And I got this.
Anyone know what it is or what it was used for?
On the end it says:
"The Delta Metal Co."
Anyone know where Christchurch is?
Sounds familiar, but have no clue where from.

OK folks. That's it for today.


barbara jean


The Green Pea said...

I collect old luggage. Love your find. The other find is interesting.
Let us know if you find out what it was used for. Blessings, sandi

Laurie said...

I don't know what it was originally for, but I use my pan like that to sort my buttons! Nice finds!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those candlesticks. Christs Church, hmmm....maybe someone will know.

Loui♥ said...

Hi Barbara Jean!
Christchurch is in New Zealand.
the pan looks to be a baking pan for making small loves of bread or cakes..
have a wonderful Sunday!

Maureen said...

Oh a suitcase! Love it! My weakness - I just posted about one last week.

Sherry said...

Very nice! They are both wonderful. Love the gourds/pumpkins on the candlesticks.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the candlesticks, they are wonderful. The tray looks like a bread baking tray for individual loaves. Not sure though. Great finds. Hugs, Marty


Love old suite cases. Your mantle is looking very fallish!
deb :)

Tee said...

New Zealand?

Tardevil said...

I have seen that small bread loaf looking pan on another blog, but cannot remember what it was used for. I do have a blogging friend here,, that is from Christ Church, New Zealand.
She may be able to help you. Her name is Deb Robertson and she's a doll.

Liberty Biberty said...

Hi Barbara Jean,
Your last item is from Christchurch here in New Zealand and it is a 'gem iron' used to make little tiny loaf shaped cakes. Most popular is the recipe for 'ginger gems'.
Mum used to make gems when I was little.
That gem iron you found is a long way from home, lol!

Lululiz said...

There are probably loads of Christchurchs, but the one which immediately sprang to mind was Christchurch, New Zealand. And I am pretty sure that lovely old object is a baking tin/tray, probably for little cakes or bread rolls.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Barbara Jean ~
Those are awesome finds !
I love old luggage and
really love the pockets for
all of the wonderful pocket
creations that I am seeing on
blogs ~


Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Yep I was going to say baking small loaves of bread. Love the suitcase!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, my comment disappeared. The try is called a gem tray, very well known here in little old New Zeland which is where Cjristchurch is. In the south island to be precise and they have just recently suffered a very severe earthquake. Most we use the gem trya to make ginder gem, little sweet muffin type things, best eaten buttered and warm and on the day you make them. Hope this helps
Judith Green
New Zealand

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love, love, love the candlesticks. And the luggage. The metal thingy is quite interesting. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

Lisa said...

Great finds! Looks like fall in your place! I hope you are feeling better!
Hugs, Lisa

very merry vintage style said...

Love your luggage--so much to do with these cases--I have lots, too! Your candlesticks look great... like little pumpkins on top!