Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Thrift - Mugs Galore!

Thrift - Arabia & iittala

I couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted  Timo Sarpaneva's Festivo candlesticks! The weight and top were right but the seams appeared rougher than the smaller pair I have at home. Thanks to thriftbreak for the help i.d.ing them. Turns out there is a monster chip to one of the flares so these are keepers. Most of the Scandi I find is damaged but then I guess that is why people donate it.

And not far away I spotted a Kaj Franck cat pitcher by Arabia and without damage (my mom found the exact same one for me several months ago). There are two glass floaters (the other is somewhere...) and a bright yellow Ingrid plastic pot that I shouldn't have purchased. I got an unholy amount of mugs but I'll put that in a separate post.

At GWill found this 1970s Midwinter Stonehenge "Sun" service. It was expensive maybe why it was still there. I'm on the fence with this purchase. It weighs a ton plates are SOLD.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Food Fail - Baked Beans

Been having this crazy craving for baked beans so finally made them. Didn't have enough navy beans so I subbed kidney beans. Huge mistake! Taste is to strong and the skins have to much spank. Yuck. So I'm gonna try it again.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mom's Estate Finds - Aprons

Mom found me two cute unused vinatge aprons from Austria. Think I might have a matching oven mitt for the red apron. Thanks Mom!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Look What I Got In The Mail - Danish Christmas Ornaments

Thanks to Bea Macias for finding me these little Danish, Swedish and German Christmas ornaments. I have a serious collection now as it has been a good six months! Some of these are seconds or thirds for me but I love them all.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Thrift - Racing Stripe Lamp

I dove in front a some poor woman to grab the pair of pastel stripe "Rainbow" pyrex bowls. It was embarrassing though it would help if I could do that at estate sales. A vintage jewelery box for the sis, it has an ox blood red velvet & satin interior. Two tiny Matryoshka dolls where are the larger ones?

Pair of "Every Truth No Matter Who Speaks It Is Of The Holy Spirit" (isn't that just calling dibs on everything?) solid brass bookends. Made in Israel by Terra Sancta Guild in 1969 SOLD. And a nice large enamel racer stripe 70s desk lamp.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Antiquing In Itsy Bitsy Hell

My friend Amy and I decided to go antiquing in PA. Lordy, girdy-hurdy heaven! All itsy-bitsies! Everything was the same and virtually no furniture. Oh and the prices were surprisingly high.

I only ended up getting three things. A Vera scarf of pink locks and keys, I believe this to be one of her very early designs. Trio of German wood angels and a Lamont linen tea towel.

Other then waking up at 5:30 am it was a fun day of looking at junk and eating a humongous pretzel. But you won't find me going back!

Here is some of the things we saw. I really wanted the Emsa Germany breakfast set cause I love plastic and orange. The Wiinblad poster was priced retail at $225. As you can tell modern was slim pickings.

Besides the Christmas booth (were I found the Vera scarf) the fox and lion were my favorite sightings. This woman sold vintage Lea Stein jewelry and contemporary French plastic jewelry. She said new designs were cut from old stock Galalith (similar to Bakelite.) Below are examples of French artist Marie-Christine Pavone's work.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thrift - Lots of Owls

Three owl mugs by Arthur Wood, made in England, so cute hopefully these guys will sell fast SOLD. Bergquist Norway tomte mug illustrated by Judy Hagstom SOLD. An owl bank and an IKEA tray. And a Luxo lamp at my fave thrift.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Thrift - Mr. Monday Mug

Keep saying I'm not going to pick things up at the thrift - as you can tell I have no willpower! Salton warmer, Bath England tourist mug illustrated by Peter Smith, Mr. Monday mustache mug, Bodum cup coasters (always looking for these) and a linen duck tea towel.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Score - Fornasetti Paperweight

My husband and I spent the weekend at his brothers wedding, my congrats to the little nit, but I did manage to squeeze in a few antique stores on the way home.

Picked up what I thought was a Fornasetti paperweight but was unsure because I could find no marks, probably why it was priced low. Mom tried to talk me out of this purchase but sure am glad I didn't listen to her! For some reason I like gold on porcelain? SOLD

The Porsgrund Norway fish trivet was the only cheaper item in a booth full of Rosenthal and Wiinblad, strange.

The Safeguard soap tin wasn't cheap but I couldn't resist the illustrations. Charlie Bodden says it's very much in the style of Mary Blair. If anyone knows the illustrator I would love more information. SOLD

The "An English pure silk scarf by Callahers of Macclesfield" 1940s to early 50s souvenir scarf was 25 cents! What in the world can you get for a quarter these days? The little Pyrex dish is for me it's one of the two patterns I collect - thought I had a lid at home but of course I don't. Ended up putting back a lot of enamelware - little sad that I did.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Martha Stewarts Hot Mess

Thrift - Hello, Hoarders? You Need To Visit My House!

Yes, your seeing more tins - these are made in Japan and would look nifty in any red themed kitchen. Salton bread / roll warmer and vintage game cards. Sorry about the crappy photo - was in a rush.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Thrift - Fondue Time

Went late as usual and can't believe that this Cousances fondue pot was still there but maybe it had just been put on the shelf? Several folks pointed out to me the bottom stand is upside down-oops.

Some cute little hankies these may have not be a good buy? A Mickey Mouse mug. A wood type puzzle for those text lovers SOLD. Three vikings a rare find for me. Black one is SOLD. The man and lady ones are SOLD. And a little Daum France signed glass bird SOLD.

Below are some Libby cork storage jars with original labels SOLD. Vintage jute from Carolina (remember the days when Carolina used to be a textile manufacturing hub? ) for macrame or those hanging macrame baskets (11 rolls total). And a purse for the sis.