Treasure Box Wednesday: Heavy Metals and Cool Containers

Admittedly I've been a busy bee lately, but I haven't let it keep me from my appointed thrifty rounds. But before we get into the treasures for this week, I wanted to thank everyone who participated in my There Goes the Galaxy book giveaway last week.

And if you're still interested in getting your hands on a copy of the book in either paperback or ebook version, you can do that here:

Okay-- that done, on to the thrifty fun! My first purchase of the week was this excellent little vintage Pyrex refrigerator container in blue... for one whopping buck.

But my second and favorite find of the week was actually spotted by my shopping buddy Scoobie, who recognized these early 1900s cast iron curtain tie backs....

 ...And recognized them as similar to these terrific curtain rods from the same era she had gotten me...
Now, I haven't put them up yet because I still need a bracket to fix them to above my pocket doors. But I had a little brainstorm the other day I think I might try; I'm wondering if they might work, if I slipped the end peg into one or two large eye screws? What do you folks think?  (You can see the end of one of them on the far left hand side of the photo.)

I haven't been able to find vintage hardware that would work with them. But I am open to ideas. They're lovely and will really work perfectly in my red and green arts-and-crafts influenced livingroom.

Anyway, that's this week's Treasure Box coming to a close. Hope this week is treating you well so far!


MsKitty said...

Your Pyrex container looks like a butter dish (if you are like me and prefer to put the entire brick of butter in without cutting it in half), and last time I saw one for sale in a café that sells antiques they were asking about $21 for it. You got a great deal!

PSACHNO said...

Those are just gorgeous--and I love the colors. Can't wait to see them put up!