I have a lot of great finds to share with you. This week was busy with work and it took me to Santa Monica for a meeting and to San Diego for a much needed break. I am used to driving far, listening to NPR and enjoying the time by myself.
Anyhow, I obviously had to stop at several thrift stores on my way to LA. I didn't have much luck this time around but you never know when you are going to find the good stuff, right? My week got much better when I got this beautiful ceramic viking in the mail. He has been in my thrift wish list for ever! So happy to welcome him home if only for a while. Designed by Taisto Kaasinen for Upsala Ekeby, this is the largest version made at 9 1/2"
Later in the week I lucked out at a nearby thrift when I found this set of Arabia Ruska dishes. I love this pattern, and if I didn't have a committed relationship with my lovely Heath dishes, I could see us using this gorgeous set.
Estate sales were not fruitful this week either. I can't complaint too much as I found a Pendleton Stadium blanket in its original bag and a couple pieces of pottery, a cream and sugar set made by Sam Calder - reserved for his family as they are building a collection of his work. They already purchased these.
I also found this good looking stoneware jar at the estate sale. Signed Holm which only tells me that I need to research it some more. I like it a lot even without an attribution. Isn't it nice?
San Diego was great! The drive down is beautiful, the weather was really nice, my museum visit fed my soul and the thrifting and cherry picking was incredible! Let's start with these great owls. The one on the forefront is a David Stewart for Lion's Valley. I have never seen any of his figurines glazed with any color other than white. I love the little guy. The metal owl in the back is my second one in this style. A great looking brutalist bird to add some texture to your decor.
Two large Homelgaard Primula jars. These are so lovely! I find it incredible that these delicate pieces have survived this long!
A lovely people bottle designed by Erik Hoglund for Neiman Marcus. This piece resembles a design by Hoglund for Kosta Boda. I usually pass on these bottles, but this one was priced just right!
Now for the best finds of the week: A very modern enamel plate by Maggie Howe, enamelist extraordinaire who worked in Mexico alongside Miguel Pineda. Their work was sold at the famous Los Castillo in Taxco.
And this next find is not only my best one but the cutest one of the year! I can handle the cuteness of this mama bear and cubs figurines by Arabia of Finland. Darling!
What did you find this week? Sharing this week with A Living Space, Remnant, We Call it Junkin and Sir Thrift a Lot.