Kaj Franck pitcher (though it doesn't have an animal on it) I think it's rare to find Arabia in my area. A lone white Heller mug hidden behind. Another pair of Dunoon Scotland mugs for some reason I really like Dunoon?
Orange flower and ladybug fabric, how cute. A Delta Airlines child plate manufactured by Pfaltzgraff.
"Bo Boo" series was designed by Japanese textile artist Katsuji Wakisaka
for Marimekko in 1975, this sold instantly. And very collectible Japan utensils, can't remember the line at the moment.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
And vibrant green Dansk fish trivet / wall hanging SOLD and a cork Pyrex decanter SOLD - haven't found one of these in ages! Passed on a pair of Conant Ball chairs (which I thought were by Russel Wright, I was wrong) thrift store crack priced at $125 and I don't need more chairs no matter how comfy. Bombed at the other two stores.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
This weekend there was another estate sale advertising danish furniture by my moms house. The fiasco began with the numbers left outside the day before being stolen and some old man was passing out his own numbers the morning of the sale - lets just say people were pissed!
The Moller chairs and table were sold before the sale day. He was asking $1000 but sold for $700. Mom said they were mint and would have looked perfect in my dining room. The nice credenza was sold the day before too. What's the point of the sale if your going to have a private one first. The Saarinen Knoll white set sold for $400 and is now for sale for $800.
Yellow Copco Spice rack. Silk Vera scarves for the sis. A ceramic mod vase by Naaman Artline of Israel SOLD and some little tin houses. Passed on lots of mismatched Rosenthal and very overpriced large collection of Swedish glass vases.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Is it just me or was everyone running around panting? Walking around not seeing much I spotted the 19+ inch monster Blenko vase from a distance SOLD. Close-up I was surprised to see the Blenko sticker as usually these end up being made in China/Ikea especially at this size. Found the wooden tool box hidden with the baskets. I like it because of the bottom drawer. Bombed at the two other thrifts.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The tall tower is a 1981 USSR wood stacking clock, thanks to Sputnik Housewares for the id help. Russian Khokhloma canisters that everyone in the thrift store loved more than me. Pair of handmade servers marked Alpaca, Mexico made of rosewood and what I believe is nickel.
On the bottom you'll see a wire galvanized basket, a teak IHQ Dansk board, and a little Swiss music box SOLD. At GoodW the Fornasetti style sun ball (made in Western Germany) was frankenized with a pair of butterfly candle holders. Turns out it's a pair of ash trays that when not in use sit on your table as a ball, how cool is that? Thanks to Straylight42 for the id help.
Oh and I almost forgot a mid 80s teal green leather carrier satchel for the sis. Magnum PI, maybe.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
feeder for people (sold a tall one last year, see below) SOLD and a Kelly green acrylic and wood bangle for the sis.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Braniff Airlines coffee mugs designed by the great Alexander Girard. Braniff is best known for their 60s uniforms designed by Pucci (nice fish bowl) and later Halston. A NIB Mirro cookie press set, you can't tell from the picture but it has wonderful bright colors SOLD. A pack of vintage Gary Larson "The Far Side" Christmas cards SOLD. If they don't sell, folks will be receiving them in the mail.
A NIB set of Vitra W. German kitchen canisters. A Christmas mug (found the same one a couple of weeks ago) NIB colorful Dutch napkins and coasters that I hope someone will like. Hopefully, I can get everything cleaned up, photographed and listed soon but I'm super backed up.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Really like the Gedy, Italy ABS plastic bin from the early 70's by Japanese designer Makio Hasuike. Had found a larger one in white a while ago but the thrift had managed to crush it. Passed on this Ernest Sohn chafing dish/fondue several times until I realized the heating element was in the pot.
Friday, August 10, 2012
The only thing desirable to me were a pair of Aksel Kjersgaard mirrors that went for $50 each. Somewhat desperate, ended up buying two scarves for my sis; a silk Anne Klein Lion and bright flowers by Symphony, Italy.
Went to a second sale that was more than littered with crap brought into the house. In the basement found a Kosta Boda glass horse from Erik Hoglund's 1970 Zoo Line SOLD. Derby Mint Julep cup by Louisville Stoneware, a hummingbird feeder (I swear by these! Just make sure to change water every 3 days in hot weather otherwise fungus and bacteria will grow in the sugar) And last, a very pretty butterfly wing shawl maybe Japanese?
After striking out at estate sales went to a few thrift stores. Nada at the first two. At the third found quite the stockpile of danish goods. Two boxes of Dansk taper candles SOLD and two additional boxes of tiny tapers. Pair of Danish trays with glass inserts, bedside water decanter SOLD, Glasbake sister mug SOLD, large green stamp Chemex coffee maker SOLD. A little Danish studio pottery dish, Dansk lemon board and a Dansk cheese board.
Wire book holder, Starbucks mug, white desk organizer, an ear-less elephant wood toy cause I'm thinking I'll put new ears on him. A copper pot designed by Ernest Sohn, another damn Pyrex bowl and a small tin made in England SOLD. And alas, only the box to a Bjorn Wiinblad glass bell by Rosenthal. Plus a dinged up danish black Krenit bowl, seen in the bottom photo.
At the last stop I scored a Catherineholm of Norway fondue set SOLD and a very cool enameled tin can from Japan, marked B&D. If you have any info on this please let me know.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
On the bottom are some items I passed. Gold embellished animal german plate that I thought was cute. Photo of the mark is included. Dansk decanter fortunately I found the top on another shelf.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Did manage to find a few things left and the seller bargained too, a real treat! My first white Arabia planter by Richard Lindh dated 1970 SOLD (have 5 dark ones too) Pair a gunmetal trigger mugs by Bennington Potters of Vermont SOLD. Older smoked decanter by Kaj Franck for Nuutajarvi, Finland and 5 super thin smoke "Rhapsody"? glasses plus a shot by Orrefors, Sweden SOLD. And a little grey German Darda mechanical flocked mouse from 1984.
teak trays (one left), 4 adorable animals mugs just found that the doggy has a repaired handle, sadness SOLD. An 80s rainbow joy mug.
Had to pass on this huge basket cause the leather straps were broken and dry rotted. A lovely mod floral dress for my sister, the colors are much brighter than the photo. The pink flower print was cute but not $65 cute. If anyone has any info on the signature let me know. And a large blue glazed planter (not pictured) for the front yard (the pickers got all the gorgeous huge incised planters) One the way home stopped by a yard sale and found myself a puzzle for $2.
At the bottom you see two unflattering photos of the house that I promise was very cool.