Archives for December 2011
Hi everyone. I finally got a chance to hit some thrifts today. While the finds have been meager at best lately, it was certainly better than last week. There’s been a serious slowdown for the holidays in terms of finds at the thrift – have heard mixed tales from others though.
I gotta start off with this great Howard Pierce girl with bird figurine. Actually, this wasn’t our own thrift find, but one by our friend Steve. We’re working on a trade currently… but the HP piece is already in our possession. =) Will join the rest of the Pierce menagerie later when we move.
I picked up this Dansk BLT creamer. I always get this line confused with “Blue Mist”. This is another Niels Refsgaard design. And no, BLT does not stand for Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato – it’s Breakfast, Lunch and Tea. I didn’t know that until recently!
This kitschy winking cat vase from Italy was an automatic pickup. I’ve no idea which company it might be, though it does seem to be vintage. It has a quirky “pencil-drawn” look to it.. almost looks Tackett-ish or something. The bottom has a clear Italy mark and what looks like a flower or something. Has anyone seen this before?
I knew these were La Gardo Tackett designs for Schmid, but I probably should’ve left them because the purple demitasse cup had damage. There are also missing saucers with these cups. If you ever find these Tackett items, be sure to check the glaze before buying. It’s extremely fragile.. in this case, there was a little crazing on the purple one and the paint just peeled off with the tape that Goodwill (Yes, I’m looking at YOU Goodwill – stop taping up your housewares!) helpfully wrapped it in.
These Berggren Trayner pieces seem to be following me around lately. I’m certainly not complaining – although I’d definitely prefer to find actual Scandinavian pieces over these Berggren items, they’re fairly popular with the Etsy folks. This one has the phrase “Every Morning’s a Beautiful Morning”.
Lastly, I found this great Arabia of Finland lidded jam jar with an orange motif. This is the Pomona line, and features different fruits (strawberries, oranges, plums, apples) and are extremely popular – I couldn’t believe the lid was still here too, since they’re often missing.
OK folks – it appears we might get a few more thrifting posts in before the New Year. It all depends on how our move goes – we’re getting very close now, so we may just drop everything else including shop/blog related things. If you don’t hear from us, you know what we’re up to!
Did you find something cool at a thrift or flea market lately?
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