Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thrift - Crazy Santa Kinetic Sculpture

Gonna make it short and sweet. Some of todays finds vintage tablecloth, another mug (hee hee), 4 unused Silit enamel plates SOLD, crazy atomic Santa Kinetic mobile SOLD. Plus a new in the box brass fondue pot SOLD. Pair of enamel mugs SOLD.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013



Thrift - Unicorn Mug

After more than a week off I ventured to the thrifts today. Finds mights be getting lean now that the Christmas season is taking off and yes, it gets earlier every year as I often talk to retailers about this.

Found a Bull Taylor & Ng mug (really should have started collecting them years ago instead of selling them) A sail boat mug from Kilkenney Ireland for the sis - nautical and horse racing crap seems to be popular there in addition to those ugly little fascinator hats (not all fascinators are ugly just ones by the endless slew of horrible Irish hat designers) And last an unicorn mug by Audrey Christie (found the cuteness rabbit mug by her too)

That's it. Chow. Off to enjoy traffic free roads, thanks to the government shutdown or Obamacare.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Swedish Christmas Ornaments

Here is my personal collection of Swedish, Finnish, and Danish Christmas ornament and decorations. This isn't all of em either! I'm selling many of them just because I have finally run out of room. Please inquire thru my MisterTrue Etsy store if your interested.

Mostly German Ornaments

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thrift - Scottish Wool Throw

It has been a rough two weeks fighting a rather nasty cold. Braved the thrift once but was forced to forego any estate sales. Found an Amor Kosta Boda heart vase (can't remember the designer at the moment) Swedish paper cut SOLD, vintage spun cotton picks from Japan SOLD and a large wool throw from Scotland.

If your interested in any items on my blog feel free to contact me thru my Etsy store MisterTrue

Monday, September 23, 2013

Thrift Fail - Culver Bar Glasses

Really loved these Culver gold bar glasses but the price was to high for me and I have a hell of a time selling them not to mention the utter hell of packing such fragile items for shipping.

Moms Estate Finds - Richard Lindh Planter

A few things my mom gathered for me. A letter file in orange, yum. Pair a Italian Christmas votives. A Dansk cheese board and a medium sized Arabia Finland planter by Richard Lindh. I have 4 or 5 of them now and should decide if I'll going to use them of sell them. Thanks mom!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Gift From Dublin - Erik Hoglund

Mom found this little Erik Hoglund ashtray for me in Dublin vintage shop. It still has its paper Boda Sweden label. You'll see it matches my Hoglund glass cat jar. It joins my pitiful Erik Hoglund collection of three (opps, forgot the two sets of candleholders). Thanks Mom!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Reference - Some People Really Like Pyrex

Thrift - Karl Hansen-Bahia Print

Thrifts seem to be picking up in other words they don't seem to be so sucky. Todays finds are an un-used Dansk carafe SOLD, a second Migraines Gary Larson mug and four vintage house tins (one no shown). A Swedish Dala that has had its face shaved off SOLD. Passed on the USSR era globe as it had a bit of sun fading and I detest packing them.

Paid a pretty penny for this woodblock print by Hansen Bahia but loved the colors but the plans are to hang it on a wall. The second appears to be a large painted illustration from the teens or 1920s that I have no info on?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thrift - Hans Agne Jakobsson Fail

Picked up a few things today. Teak Dansk paddle board SOLD and a Danish teak board. Swiss Reuge music box of a Moulin Rouge CanCan Dancer on top of a second Reuge gold music box SOLD. Two Glasbake soup bowls (I'm always a sucker for these!) SOLD. A Town & Country Pyrex casserole dish with a minty lid.

And weeks later found the base to a Swedish Hans Agne Jakobsson glass lantern after I gave the top to BitofButter see below. I swear I looked high and low for the base. Damn it!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Thrift Score - Lagardo Tackett Jars

Look what I found! Three Lagardo Tackett kitchen jars. Would love to keep but sadly they have to be sold. On top them sits a wood Pinocchio.

Four mugs hee hee. Arabia Anemone bowl by Ulla Procope that was expensive but I think I'm selling it. And a trio of kitshy porcelain fawns made in Japan.

Some tourist prints and a Dansk Kobenstyle paella pan that I usually stay away from but this one was in excellent shape.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thrift Score - Finally Cathrineholm In The Wild

Woohoo found my first Cathrineholm bowl in the wild and in true red. Plus, an 80s wood recipe box and a second Dansk iron candleholder found at the same thrift that I had found the first a few weeks earlier. This one SOLD instantly too.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Getting Stuff In The Mail Is Awesome!

My trade with Jenny from The Creekhouse yielded this tiny Swedish wood Tomte with swinging pail. Isn't Jenny's business card sweet too. Mrs. Gnome has being added to my little family.

Plus there is a little Erzgebirge Valentine bower scene hand carved in Germany.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Thrift Fail - Cracked Kaj Franck Jug

Taped to hell. Arabia pitcher cracked, vase chipped and passed on the Vignelli plates.

Thrift - Vera Tea Towels

Today was a good day and yellow themed! First time I've ever found Vera tea towels thrifting. Three of them unused with the tags! I'll have them listed soon or inquire through my Etsy shop if you are interested. Love the kitschiness of Joan Walsh Anglund - little box of illustrated plates for framing - perfect baby room decor.

Below a pair of tins. Two boxes of Dansk tiny tapers, pair of Campbells soups mugs and yes that's another Boynton mug you see, don't hate. And a mirror with a huge yellow plastic frame, unmarked hope it's not old Ikea. Sigh, Vera makes me happy!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Estate - Iittala Flora Bowl

Stayed local and went to what was listed as an Antique Dealers sale. Which means getting rid of things that are broken or haven't sold. Basically a dealers flea market in a house. Prices were retail from what I could tell but people were buying, a lot of them dealers. Lots of vintage toys something I haven't any knowledge about so I stayed away. They had a huge junk table loaded with broken bits and broken jewelery for $5 each - umm right!

Saw a lot of German paper Easter items ect in peoples arms but the prices scared me.

Picked up three tins, a tiny rabbit, another partial Russian nesting doll and a egg menagerie for the mom-in-law. On my final walk through noticed an iittala Flora bowl holding a bunch of crappy Disney toys. So I'm happy with that find but it was not exactly a raving success when calculating out gas and time.

Thrift - Nothing Hot

Stopped by the thrift while in the area. Richard Scarry and Eloise illustrated books (plus an Asterix I forgot to photo) An interesting heavy teak ice bucket SOLD. Err a Sandra Boynton cat mug as well as a Harrods porcelain mug SOLD. And two small Russian lacquer boxes but not the nice ones SOLD. Over and out.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thrift - Hans Agne Jakobsson

Tensor eyeball desk lamp a Sanrio book and some other children books. Pair of iittala mugs with Made in Finland sticker. Swedish ball candle holders, Swedish candles and little Boynton photo album.

At the bottom some vintage cards - have pile packed away somewhere. Below is a Swedish Hans Agne Jakobsson glass lantern top but I couldn't find the base though I know I saw it weeks earlier. Found the base later ...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Thrift - Fail Danish Chairs

The day I don't have a car I find 5 Danish teak dining chairs. At $25 each they gave me pause anyway. Plus my hubby would kill me if I brought more furniture home. I'm sure they were snatched up the minute I walked away.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Thrift - Dick Bruna Curtains

Gonna try and blaze through this. Must be going through thrift withdrawal as I stuffed my bag today? Large collection of Thermo-Temp raffia mugs and bowls SOLD.

Terence Conran's House Book, have his older version that I use frequently as reference. Pile of vintage hankies. Found the Micheal Lax Copco blue fondue pot stuffed in a corner as I was leaving the store SOLD. In my excitement, forgot to check under the mounds of tape as the wood knob has a sloppy repair, bummer! I'm a sucker for miniatures and kids wooden toys, see little pirates, sailors, gents and ladies ect.

Vintage pair of Dick Bruna curtains - thanks for helping i.d.

At my old biddie thrift found a Pat Albeck mug - she's a great British illustrator that's been around since "The Look" of the 1950s SOLD.