Hi everyone. I have too much running in my mind right now regarding vintage selling. Eh. It’ll just take to long to explain, so I’m just going to get to our latest finds:
I think this is the 3rd or 4th time we’ve come across this treasury of myths book. I wish we’d come across a copy of Dinner for Two with the Harper illustrations instead, but hey can’t argue with fast sales!
I have a great weakness for picking up vintage paper ephemera at estate sales. In general, it’s hard to make a fortune off of this kind of stuff, but these napkins were really cool. It also keeps me occupied when all the high-end midcentury “dealers” have scooped up all the good stuff, pbbbbt..
Speaking of dealers scooping up stuff, no one scooped up these Schmid Tackett cup and saucers at a recent estate I hit up. I’m guessing they thought there wasn’t enough margin in it for them. Suckers!
I have a near fatal attraction to Dala horses, it seems. They’ve done “OK” for us, but it’s not the holidays. So I’m figuring maybe it’ll will sit for 4-some months in the shop until it expires, after which I’ll put it in the “for Xmas” inventory box for listing next November. I have big plans for this box every year it seems…
This Swedish bird candleholder originally had an identical friend, but he was left behind in the bush due to damage. I tried that joke on the thrift clerk, a vacant stare was my reward.
Something something Socrates something… never mind, already sold.
I know this one is newer, but I still had a hard time passing it up. The green stamped ones and odd size/shape older ones do better. I didn’t put it on Etsy, lest I be accused of selling something from Crate and Barrel – true story, yo.
Surprised to find this Bauer pitcher at a thrift, marked clearly on bottom. Also surprised it’s a “beater pitcher” – like for whipping up pancakes in the morning? Now I want pancakes..
This little fellow is a Zoo-line piece, but unfortunately I think he’s missing the rest of his body which was a little office tray connected to the head by a dowel.
Found another one of these kettles, and it was another quick sale. It had some wear, but a lot of it came off with Bar Keeper’s Friend and magic eraser. Yeah science.
Kitchen scales haven’t done that well for us, but they sure look cool. This Terraillon was designed by Marco Zanuso in the 1960s. Or so The Google has told me.
Lastly, a cool cast iron multi candle holder thingy – made in the style of Dansk, but it comes from Wales. Not that Wales, but a “Wales” company in Japan. I think these often had ceramic inserts in the design, and I haven’t seen others that were on a pedestal like ours.
Well then… happy thrifting!
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