Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Stainless Steel Finds: Ooooh, Shiny!

I've been working some overtime at work, so unfortunately the blog has suffered.  I want to catch everyone up on some of the great things I've found at estate sales lately.  I seem to be on a stainless steel kick of late, which was definitely popular in the 50's and 60's and is of course popular again.  The best find recently had to be the cool matching set of dry goods canisters I found for $5 at an estate sale this weekend.  They even came with free sugar, flour, and tea!  The jury's still out on whether I should use it or not...

Flour, Sugar, Coffee, and Tea...what else do you need?

Close-up of the sugar container

At one of my local thrift stores, I picked up this amazing stainless steel cake saver.  It was half-off day, so it was $2.50!

How about some cake?

Just in case you don't know what you're supposed to carry in this thing...

Finally, the last stainless item- a three-tier tidbit tray that was in awful condition when I first picked it up.  Near the end of the day, we hit an estate sale and the lady running the sale basically told us we could just take anything we wanted.  I saw this in the garage, completely rusted out (we were afraid of getting tetnus just by looking at the thing).  A little Barkeeper's Friend and it finally looks good enough to eat from.  That Barkeeper's Friend is magical stuff!

Unfortunately I forgot to take a "before" picture- you'll just have
to take my word for it that is was pretty dirty.

Thanks, Barkeeper's Friend!


  1. OMG I love these stainless steel finds of yours!!
    They are amazing!!
    Call me tonight if you get a moment. We need to discuss The Pointe and The Rosebowl.

  2. Hi Kat, love your finds, especially the cake holder, that is so cool that it has CAKE written on it. You were on a roll this weekend. Have fun at the Rose bowl, boohooo!!! Can't wait to hear all about it, between you and Terri, I am sure I will regret not going, take care, Kathysue