Well, THIS was waiting for me on Monday. One of the items on my ThriftBreak wish list: Arthur Umanoff's wine rack. In beautiful vintage condition, with no damage to the leather straps. This one is a keeper as both my husband and I are wine lovers. Husband likes it and it is already on display on our bar area. So happy to have found this! That same day I found a nice Dansk teak ice bucket (forgot to take a pic) and two amazing items that I will share with you on my next NFS post. I promise that it will be worth the wait!
On Thursday I went to the estate sale of a GM automobile design executive and instructor of Pasadena Art Center College of Design. Yes it was good, it was very good. I arrived early and was #10 in line. I had seen great furniture on the preview pictures and was hoping to get some Eames wire chairs for the house. Well, the furniture was priced out of my price range, so I made a beeline for the kitchen. I was rewarded with lots of great plastic finds.
Heller canisters, Heller salad plates and dinner plates (purchased the second day at 1/2 off), and a Stelton coffee set.
The best find in the kitchen was this gorgeous Stelton salad bowl. Already listed in the shop. I could have stopped then, but the lure of the vintage beautiful is strong.
What about that lamp? Isn't it gorgeous? It was priced a little high but I bought it for our home, so it was actually a bargain. Made by Cos.Mo Italy. Talking about beautiful things made in Italy, the stool next to the lamp was purchased on a hunch, as there were no visible marks on it. I loved it and I knew that I had seen it before. Once I got home, I took off the top and bottom lids to clean it, and sure enough the mark was inside. This is the Prince Aha stool, designed by one of my favorite contemporary designers: Philippe Starck for Kartell. This is a more recent design (1996) so it is not going to be listed on Etsy, perhaps Ebay will be a good outlet for it. It looks really good with the lamp though...
Another Kartell product from the same estate: a classic magazine rack designed by Giotto Stoppino in 1972. One of my all time favorites. It will be listed in the store soon.
My best purchase at the sale is also going to be revealed in my next NFS post. I will give you a hint: the post will feature art collections. Now you know. BTW if you are interested in being featured on one of the NFS posts, leave me a comment with your contact information and tell me what you collect.
These three beauties were found at the thrift store. The two smaller vases are from Japan, the taller one is my very first Gordon Martz - Marshall Studios, a cruet according to their catalog. I like how they look together.