My Little Corner of the Net

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Recent Acquisitions

I picked up a few items at estate sales recently. A soft metal brightly colored bird cage ( A Christmas ornament) a cast iron ladder, a couple of small plates - one is metal with inlaid brass and copper while the other is china and marked Noritake on the back.

I also picked up some spoons for 25 cents each.  I recently read on a miniature blog that you can cut the decorative tops off and use them as accessories in miniature scenes.  Although I am having a little bit of an internal struggle about destroying the spoons. I am not sure if there is something I can do with the spoon?  A couple of them appear to be silver ( or at least silver plated)


  1. Ooohhh...what a quandary. I know what you mean about wrecking the spoons. Maybe you could do a mold of the tops and replicate them?

  2. Hi Troy! You do find such interesting stuff at Estate sales! I have seen people make lovely wind chimes from old silver spoons!

  3. Unas piezas preciosas!

  4. Hello Troy,
    These are fabulous finds. I love the birdcage and the dishes are lovely. What a great idea to use the tops of the spoons.
    Big hug,

  5. I love the birdcage and the china but I think I know how you feel about destroying the spoons nevertheless, those tops can be mighty cute....!

  6. Hi, Troy - More great finds! I love that birdcage; you've given me a good idea. I think I have a birdcage Christmas ornament that I may need to borrow for a miniature accessory! The Noritake plate is beautiful, as is the inlaid one. I like your idea for using the tops of the spoons as accessories. I know it's sometimes hard to tear a thing apart to make something else, but I do it often and have few regrets - so my advice is just to cut off those tops with impunity and enjoy the result.

  7. Maybe you could use the actual spoon parts, the bowl parts, as petals for a 1:48 or 1:144 scale roof of a fairy dollhouse. Metal petal roof parts. Cheers -Little Loosie