Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Antiquing - Gemma Taccogna

Looking for Christmas ornaments for me so it was time to visit an antique mall. I picked up this pin cushion paper mache head because I thought it was Gemma Taccogna but the base is simply signed Mexico. Perhaps it's one of her students. If you have any info please let me know.

A porcelain modernist white horse with teak pick mane made in Japan. Someone mentioned to me that they thought the designer might be Italian again if you have any info let me know. The most darling tiny deer and angel (made in Italy) there was a pair but the other deer had foot damage. SOLD. Little German birthday ornament that might be pre-war Germany. And a german hoop ornament of Danish Royal guards SOLD.

Thrift Score - Lisa Larson Cat

After the antique mall hit a few thrift stores but didn't score until the last one. And there it was sitting on a cat shelf this turdy little brown "Lila" beauty by Lisa Larson. SOLD. Honestly if I found Lisa Larson frequently I'd collect them but I'm at one per year.

Love bright red Waechtersbach German mugs and I do well selling them. SOLD.

Here are the rest of the finds, they aren't exciting. Houze Art atomic lion birthday plate, made in USA, 1960s. Two bright orange tangerine trivets in perfect shape that would look great in a mod kitchen or as a pop of color on any dark surface. A little wood Russian doll. And a House tin 'cause I have a problem with tins too. Yep, after finding the Lisa Larson cat I couldn't complain about the rest of the day.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Milkglass Vases


All these vases are available. If your interested please contact me thru my Etsy store.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sevi Ornaments

These handpainted Sevi of Italy ornaments are for sale in my Etsy store. Boy on Sled, Angel with Horsey  and Boy with Train SOLD.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Moms Finds

Some of moms finds include a Chemex, owl picture frame and glass bottle. Plus frog planter and a pair of Arabia plates, I forget the pattern.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Order these lovelies from Vosges Chocolates based in Chicago. My hubby gave me Exotic Truffles for Valentines. We enjoyed the Wink of the Rabbit so much I decided to buy a box. They tasted nothing like the ones from Valentines. Rock hard, tasteless and barely covered in chocolate plus half of them were crushed. Such a disappointment for $29.

Surprisingly, I absolutely loved the Caramel Marshmallows and I will be getting more, hee hee.

The Peanut Butter Bonbons were very good by I probably wouldn't spend $22 for nine again. Except inside they were all flattened and the salt had fallen off.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thrift - My Love Affair With Bodum

Huh, Christmas stuff out already and soooo much crappy Target and Walmart.

My unnatural relationship with Bodum continues but how can one resist a red and glass teapot? A first Zanesville Stoneware Modern pot that is free of damage (actually I saw a huge floor one at the thrift a few weeks ago but forgot about it and when I went back it was gone, of course). Red enamel teapot SOLD. A pre-Nittany lion logo mug signed Kush, made in USA SOLD. Sorry nothing exciting.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Estate - George Nelson Swag Desk & Chair

I'm really lame and lazy! Very late, last night saw this pic online. In fact, looked at it more than once before I noticed the George Nelson desk, the photo is so bad that I wonder if anyone else noticed? It's the Swag desk and chair manufactured by Herman Miller. Believe that to be a Tizio desk lamp produced by the Italian firm Artemide. Rather liked the leather couch too.

Anyway couldn't convince myself to leave at the crack of dawn to avoid commuter traffic, drive 30 minutes to stand in line for 2 hours before doors opened at 10am. Well, I'll regret this later, I'm sure.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thrift - Kobenstyle

After I skipped out on a probable epic estate sale decided to hit up a couple of thrift stores after lunch.

Bust at the old biddy store. At my fave found yellow Kobenstyle butter warmer overpriced cause it's a double whammy; vintage and Dansk! First time I've found Kobenstyle at a thrift in almost 2 years? Has a burned handle as well, hopefully it will sell. SOLD

Otagiri stoneware sea lion mug signed Wendy Morgan. Set of colorful tin coasters. SOLD

And a rocking horse (I had this same one as a kid) marked 1968 on the bottom would look nice in a baby nursery.

At GWill passed on a pair of lotus bowls as they don't sell and I didn't want to stand in line. Passed on a cheese board (similar to the one below) that was quite scratched missing a glass dome and overpriced. Passed on a "Fred and Friends" $3 creamer since I already have one and I couldn't think of anyone who wanted one.