Saturday, October 27, 2012

Thrift - Hipster Dipster

Stopped by a couple of thrift near mom's. Boy, they were packed with youngsters and hipsters! Picked up this little paper mache lipstick holder lady SOLD. She has wear but reminded me of the french paper mache heads and the Mexican artist Gemma Taccogna. A pair of endangered species whale glasses. We have a growing collection that we use for whiskey and such. Picked a nautical scarf but forgot to take a photo of it.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

My Little Love, R. Kelly

Kiss me!

Bye now


My hubby came home with Lemon Coconut cupcakes!

Estate: Catherineholm Fail

Oh my, look at that lovely sight! Somehow I missed seeing this in the ads? My mom thought she'd surprise me with these for Christmas. A sweet sentiment but I wish she'd told me 'cause I would have told her showing up half an hour before the sale was not early enough. Heck, I would have even gone early to that sale and I NEVER go early!

So the guy first in line got the set and a scuffle ensued because a lady grabbed half of the bowls (Hi Canince - Sorry you weren't able to snag em, the guy sounds like a real douche-bag). I don't know how that happened unless they both ran in the door at the same time? Mom said the bowl set went for $120. He also got the rest of the Catherineholm pieces. The aqua Kobenstyles were overpriced at 60 bucks each. Oh well, I'm sure there will never be a next time, hahaha, sadness.

What mom did manage to grab a expensive Dansk staved teak ice bucket designed by Jens Quistgaard. She said people followed her around after she found the bucket (ha ha one of them was Canice  : P )

At another estate sale she found a Kaj Franck Arabia pitcher. The Gorhams owls music box SOLD and wood box are from previous sales.

Look at the funky wall paper or drapes

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


The garden is coming along nicely. Harvested a Sunchoke (last two photos) and it must have been 10lbs! We thinly sliced a few for the salad-tasty!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Why My Friend Is A Bad Influence

My friend Amy stayed over for a little after I picked her up at 5:30 in the morning from the airport, yeah, I'm that great of a friend! Here she is cracking walnuts; see forearms. We went out for lunch, coffee and dessert. And cupcakes to take home, so dessert twice.

Someone (ahem, not me) insisted on stopping in Sephora which is a candyland of makeup. Where I ended up spending 110 dollars on Josie Maran makeup! Thanks Amy for lunch and the beer from California.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mom's Finds

Mom gave me her recent thrift and estate finds. My favorite has to be the Arabia "Pomona" strawberry and elderberry jam jars found at thrift. They are missing the lids (though cork replacements would work) these lovelies bases are chippy with a thrift chip thrown in there for luck. SOLD

Four Georges Briard sailboats glasses in very nice shape. SOLD 

Mom got me some Tupperware cups but I need the large sizes now. Cute little mustard jar with lid made in England. SOLD

Starbucks green Bodom french press. Must an older one cause it's made in Switzerland. Bodom sugar, creamer, mugs, coasters and spoons for some reason I love these and have a ton of them. Pair of over the top 22K gold Culver glass "Coronet" cruets SOLD. Plastic box full of coasters. Thanks Mom!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Estate - Online Bidding

Is the growing trend with estate sales to sell online instead have having an open house/estate sale? I have always passed on these sales because I prefer the thrill of the hunt and actually being able to see the items condition. But this on particular sale I noticed a Finel bowl for sale so I decided to go for it.

Can I say I'm a fan of online sales? Not so much. One French mug(not pictured) had a chipped rim that wasn't mentioned in the description-worthless and I didn't even receive one of the items (a hand-blown bottle see below) though the auctioneer found that another buyer had it. Credit him for tracking it down but I never got a refund or the bottle! Finel bowl has chip to base also not mentioned. There was a failed attempt to bid on an item for the sis-don't know what the hell happened. Striped glasses color stripes are all faded also not mentioned in description.

In my opinion, the whole thing seems like a waste of time for the seller; one to photograph all the items (none of them valuable) pay a host site ect.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thrift - My Rest is Over

So I've taken a short hiatus from thrifting and estate sales in part, due to slow sales and stinky finds. Don't worry the $700 jewelry box is still for sale at the old biddy shop but I did find a twin bed cover of colorful toy soldiers that reminds me of The Beatle's Yellow Submarine.

At my fave store picked up some Dansk candles and iron spider candleholder SOLD. A beat to hell "Blum's Fruit Cake" tin, couldn't resist the graphics SOLD. And last a German sheep mug illustrated by Gubor Tassen for Studio Fischer and Fischer SOLD. There is a large collection of varied animals.