22 Feb 2012

A mystery bowl...

Hello, Internet friends!

I'm hoping someone can help me identify this bowl.  I've had in for awhile and am just getting around to putting it in my shop.  My first thought is that is is Danish or Russian - I don't know why, maybe the dress of the people on it?  There are no marks or signatures that I can find.  Does anyone have any thoughts?

I also found a couple of cute enamel plates from Japan that will be heading to Etsy, some Elie Tahari flats for Ebay (my giant feet won't fit into size 6) and a cute vintage Roots suede bag.

Off to list!  And thanks in advance if you have any thoughts on the bowl.

13 Feb 2012


I'm linking up with Apron Thrift Girl this morning and wishing I lived in an area that had more (or any) estate sales.  The idea of getting numbers to enter and lining up is really foreign to me - it sounds like it would be a bit frustrating being amongst others who want the same things you do and are jockeying for position with you, but the finds, the Finds!, look great!

Most of my thrifting is done at thrift stores or garage sales, of which there are none at the moment.  Spring is coming though, and then so will the yard sales, yay!

I did have a great find at the thrift store though and that was this tray.
It's a Jens Quistgaard Fjord tray!  It's my first Quistgaard find and it is really a beautiful shape and design.  Googling (I believe that is now a legitimate verb) Quistgaard and looking at his designs...it's really amazing,the things he made.  Really beautiful.

So the tray is well loved ;)  It's not in the best shape, some wear, but mostly on the bottom, as you may expect.  The top actually looks pretty nice.  I'm going to put it in my shop (perhaps without the "trying for artsy" pic I took above...meh) because in my home it would just get buried under stuff and be under-appreciated.

I'm off to the thrift store today in hopes of scoring more!  I'm on a roll :)

Happy thrifting everyone!

6 Feb 2012

My favourite church thrift store

My favourite local thrift store is in the basement of a church, run by sweet little volunteers ladies who will still price some things at a quarter.  A Quarter.  Take that Value Village (aka Savers)!  I only found a couple of things while out this week and both at the church thrift store.

First, an old Smith 8 Day clock.  It's a beautiful mantle clock (right now on my piano) and dates from the 1940s.  It seems to work, perhaps sporadically, and as I have no idea how to tinker with it, I'm not sure if it's fixable or not!  But it seems to keep time well.  I think I'll keep it though as it has a little water damage on the face.  It's really nice, though, to pick up a clock off the shelf and realize that it's not plastic :)

Forgive the bad picture, I took it at night with a flash.  It really does make a difference, eh?

I also found this great casserole that I need some help identifying.  I know it's 70s vintage and I'm almost sure my mom has a dish set that she used to use for guests that had this design on it.  The mark on the bottom is too faded to read.  Ideas, anyone?  It's a great piece and this will likely end up on Etsy.

Thanks for stopping by!