Archives for January 2012
Hi everyone. Found a few things this past week while thrifting. To be honest, there’s been a pickup in the number of goodies at the thrift, but we’ve been good and have avoided bring a lot of stuff home. Just too many boxes of other inventory to list. I might start posting pics of stuff we DIDN’T bring home, like a lot of the other thrifters do.
This Swedish Dala horse was actually an estate sale pickup from last weekend. These Dala items are fairly popular in our shops, and usually quick sellers. I picked it up on Sunday, listed it within a few hours and it took only a few days for it to be snapped up. Keep in mind, recently we’ve seen that there are newer knockoffs being sold by chain “import” stores.
I still pick up almost any Ken Edwards pieces I see, if they’re reasonable. I should probably cut down on these too, because while they do sell, they definitely don’t go as fast as some of the other items we have.
Lastly, I got all excited about this Dansk multi-taper candleholder from France designed by Jens Quistgaard. It actually looked horribly and blackened before I was able to clean it up using silver polish. Still a lot to clean. But I didn’t realize that this was a fairly common item. Dansk silverplate stuff is difficult to find for us, so any time we find it is exciting. May just keep this one instead of listing it.
By the way, thanks everyone for playing the Thrifting Roundup “Pop Quiz” from last week. Hope to have a few more fun things like this on the blog in future.
Did you find something cool at a thrift or flea market lately?
Please leave a comment here if so…
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