Interesting Finds (23 pics)

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  • 23 Mar, 2022  |
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1 Interesting Finds  (23 pics)

My father found an old choker mousetrap in his kitchen ceiling while he was renovating his circa 1780 house.

2 Interesting Finds  (23 pics)

Just some fun stuff I found in the walls and nooks of my 1870 house.

3 Interesting Finds  (23 pics)

A massive wooden barrel with no lid in the attic of a house from the 1890s.

4 Interesting Finds  (23 pics)

2 unexpected finds in the 2 barns that belong to our house.

5 Interesting Finds  (23 pics)

I found this old floor lamp in the basement (1917 craftsman). Today I restored it with all new wires, sockets, switches, and a lampshade from the antique mall.


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Took off some ugly ’80s wallboard and discovered windows in my new 1930s home.

7 Interesting Finds  (23 pics)

Bought a house built in 1890, and here are some finds I found today in 2 different attics!

8 Interesting Finds  (23 pics)

Buying a house with this giant monstera growing in an orangery.

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Bought a lake home and found 3 of these in the water. Criss-cross stack of corrugated pipes wrapped in plastic netting.

It is a fish crib. It is a device to give baby fish a place to hide from the big boys. They also make for some good fishing as the lunkers will hang around hoping for a few little ones to come out.

10 Interesting Finds  (23 pics)

A 135-year-old fixer-upper has loads of issues, but came with this radiator.


11 Interesting Finds  (23 pics)

When you pull up nasty carpet and find the original 1941 hardwood.

12 Interesting Finds  (23 pics)

Original painted flooring in the closets of our 1928 story-and-a-half.

13 Interesting Finds  (23 pics)

Found this with other fireplace tools in a house I bought. Smells vaguely of asphalt. What is it?

They’re also commonly called “fire starter pots.” I remember these from my great-grandfather’s fireplace. It was filled with kerosene. Made it really easy to get a fire going. You just lit the kerosene-soaked stone on fire and placed it under the logs. Although I also remember, even as a young kid, that it seemed really unsafe having a pot filled with kerosene just sitting there.

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Bought my house 6 months ago and found this hidden safe when removing an old stove that was left here.

15 Interesting Finds  (23 pics)

This old well inside a 1700s renovation I’m working on in Chester County, PA.


16 Interesting Finds  (23 pics)

We bought a house built in 1976 and found this pair of Adidas sneakers. Original packaging, receipt dated 1979, look unworn.

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My friend’s mate found an invitation to Walt Disney’s daughter’s wedding, dated 1954.

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Found surprise hardwood a year after moving in, thinking there wasn’t any in this room. The house was built in 1869 and there are a lot of additions and removed walls. Thought the carpeted area was maybe part of an addition. Nope, original hardwood under it.

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Found under the floor of the house we’re renovating — had one back in 1976 when I was 5-ish.

20 Interesting Finds  (23 pics)

A demo team pulled this out of a fireplace in a 1950s house we are renovating.

In Chinese culture, bats stand for good fortune. The scene is populated with good luck symbols. Also, starring 2 magpies for double happiness. The deer is for longevity and prosperity.

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