My Favourite Recent Vintage Finds

It’s been a while since I shared some of my vintage finds. With the pandemic, it has made “shopping” harder, and the dumps where I love to hunt most of my finds only reopened this past summer.

If you have never heard of the amazing dumps around Eastern Ontario and how much I find there, check out some of my previous posts here and here. A lot of our dumps have buildings at them that allow people to leave things that are still useful and then others can take whatever they would like for free. It’s an amazing way to repurpose items and keep them out of the trash.

While I like thrifting just as much, I love it even more when I can find things for free! Who wouldn’t??

Here are a few of my favourite finds from the past few months…


While I don’t typically eat off of vintage dishes, I do love their beauty and blue and white ones are my usual go-to. They are great for decor either stacked or displayed especially when they are free.

I especially love the blue and white bird dish on the left. The colours are beautiful and the edge is actually wavy. Not to mention it features cute little birds and frankly, how can you ever have too many cute little birds?

blue and white vintage dishaes

While the navy blue dishes below aren’t vintage, I snatched them up as soon as I saw them. It’s no secret that I love blue, especially navy blue, so when I found these (for free again!) it was love at first sight. How often do you see navy blue dishes? They are new so I feel completely comfortable using them every day.

navy blue dishes

This small vase was also at the dump reuse centre (so, you got it, free) and I loved the faded blue scene. There are no markings on it so I haven’t had any luck finding out any details. I know it is old, there is quite a bit of crazing on it, and it’s quite heavy. If you have any info or ideas on its age or where it might be from, I’d love to know!

vintage pottery

vintage pottery farm scene

I thrifted these green plates a couple of weeks ago and thought they were really pretty. They are vintage English china and I love the muted green colour; it pairs beautifully with all of the blue and white/cream.
green floral plates

Cream Coloured Finds

I purchased this gorgeous urn at a local thrift store this winter. I love, love, love the trophy-style shape and its size… not to mention the colour. It is marked and likely from the 1940s. I haven’t decided where to put it yet, or what to put in it, but I know it will be put to good use.

vintage ironstone urn

And my very favourite recent find is this beautiful cream blanket. While I don’t usually check out the linens very often at thrift stores, I did the last time I was there and was so glad.

The blanket is handmade and in perfect condition. I can’t even imagine the hours someone spent making it! For $7 (about $5 US) there was no way it wasn’t coming home with me.

cream coloured hand made blanket

I just love the details. Someone sure knew what they were doing.

What I am not sure of, is whether it was crocheted or knitted. If you have any thoughts, I’d love to know!

details handmade blanket

Have you found anything interesting lately? I’d love to know what you hunt for!

If you haven’t grabbed a copy of my new downloadable list, 10 Things to NEVER Pass Up at the Thrift Store, you can grab it here…

4 Comments on " My Favourite Recent Vintage Finds "

  1. Lisa

    Your new blanket is definitely knitted. BTW – the price you paid for the blanket wouldn’t have covered the cost of the yarn to knit it let alone the amount of time to knit it. All in all – an excellent find.
    I live in York Region and we have no such thing as a place or building where we can drop off and/or shop for items that people no longer want – in order to devert than from the land fill. I am really jealous/inpressed the area you live in offers the option to shop their dump.

    1. Lisa

      Thanks so much for the info on the blanket! It is so beautiful and the detail is incredible… I can’t even imagine how long it took someone to make it. I am in
      Eastern Ontario and a lot of our dumps around the areas have reuse buildings. It is such an incredible way to save things and encourage people to look at their trash differently! I so wish all dumps/landfills had a program like that. Just imagine what we could save!!

  2. Lisa

    I believe your blanket is knitted…nice find

    1. Lisa

      Thanks so much Laura! I’m so glad to know.

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