Hello fans of the thrifted finds!
This week has been an interesting one for sure. I have scheduled another Fab sale for March and with that I have decided that Mid Mod Mom will start selling furniture. I am of two minds about this decision as there are a lot of factors to take into account when dealing with furniture. Storage is one of my main concerns as we do not have the space to keep large pieces. Then there is the issue of investing larger amounts of money and risking making a mistake. Transportation is another big factor as I drive a Prius and there are many things that do not fit in it - Thankfully I have great neighbors that do not mind lending me their truck now and then, but if this becomes a regular thing, I will need a bigger car!
So, why am I doing this? Because I see and pass on a lot of furniture all the time and because the return on investment is good. What did I find this week then? Well, the answer includes some great finds but also a big miss. I had seen a beautiful Danish Modern rocker on the preview pictures of a estate sale near me, and from what I could see from the pictures I figured it was an Ole Wanscher rocking chair. I went to the sale and I was one of the first people to enter the house. I took the tag from the chair with the intention of buying it- It was pricey at $300.00. I checked for marks and all I could find was a John Stewart mark. Here is where my lack of knowledge did not help, I assumed this was American made and not worth as much so I left it behind; only later did I learn from the fine folks of #ThriftBreak that John Stewart was an importer of Danish furniture! I went back to the sale, but the chair was gone! Live and learn, right?
Now for the finds that made the cut:
Can you say gorgeous? This pristine Cathrineholm plate was literally waiting for me at the antique's market. One of my regular sellers told me that he had something for me and he went to his van and brought out this beauty! Can you believe it? I was ecstatic by the find, but most of all by the fact that he had kept it for me! I listed the plate today on Ebay with a BIN option and it sold immediately. Next to the plate is a salt and pepper set found at the market as well. These were designed by Pierre Forssell for Gense of Sweden.
A Mid Century Italian vase imported by Rosenthal Netter. Great color contrast and gold accents. Love it! Found at Thursday's estate sale.
Sweet Swedish hand crafted birds from the same sale. Too cute! These are going to be hard to list!
Did I mention that I got furniture, right? This beauty came from the consignment store! I never go to consignment stores! But now I am looking for furniture so my horizons have expanded. This is a Drexel Declaration side table designed by Kipp Stewart. Lovely, isn't it?
This little side table came from the same estate sale. Travertine marble top on a brass base. I have yet to clean the brass and let it shine.
I also purchased a very cool sectional sofa upholstered with a retro design of orange blooms over a teal background. You will have to use your imagination since I have yet to photograph it, it sits in my garage waiting for me to finish cleaning it. You will see it soon enough!
That is it for the week, what do you think?
Sharing this week with A Living Space, Remnant, Sir Thrift a Lot and Young Heart.