I don't know if you have heard yet, but Mid Mod Mom is starting Sunday Sales. If you are curious and want to find out more, you can find the scoop here.
This week was a good one with a couple of really great finds and lots of smalls. Let's see the finds:
Monday took me to the dentist, and the only thing I like about going to the dentist is the wonderful thrift stores in the neighborhood. I found this beautiful crackle glass Blenko decanter. I believe this is form #7411.
I also found this set of coasters. I had passed on these the week before because even though I thought they were Fornasetti, these are not marked as such. Serendipitously a friend on twitter was requesting information on the same set. One thing let to another and with the help of my pals I found a sold set on eBay that is marked with the Fornasetti stamp. So I'm attributing them to Fornasetti, but I am waiting to hear from their Milan office, they always reply and help with ID.
Wednesday I went back to an antique's mall to get these two amazing West German jugs. I had seen them and did not get them because I was not sure if the price they were asking was too much or not. I didn't have an ID either as the smaller jug didn't have the maker's mark and the large one was too big to move. I posted a picture in the wonderful West German Pottery Facebook group and soon I had an ID. These are Carstens Atelier Series by Gerda Herkeroth. Large one is massive at 16" tall.
On Thursday I went to a nearby estate sale that didn't look like much from the pictures. I was pleasantly surprised when the first thing I saw was this beautiful screen print on linen wall hanging by Ross Littell. I knew immediatly what it was because I had passed on a couple of these a while back. I had done a bit of research on them as they were a bit expensive. I found out that they sell well but it was a slim margin for me the first time around. I also found a striking silk scarf by Brooke Cadwallader. I need to clean it before I photograph it and sell it. It is just like this one.
Another great find was this unique enamel plate by Jean Ames with a beautifully rendered mermaid. If you recall I found two other pieces by Jean Ames before. I love her work! This plate sold the same day I found it!
Sweet 4" tall Dala Horse from the same estate sale. I sold my Dala herd a while back, it was time for a new one. Cute!
My local thrifts have been a waste of time lately, thankfully I found this sweet mother and child porcelain candle holder - make that two of them! I sold this exact piece once before, and I have yet to find any information on the maker. It is lovely and if I recall correctly it sold really fast.
Today's garage sale run found me a luscious Blenko indent bowl #949 by Winslow Anderson in ruby red. I had an amber one in the store recently which I had a hard time parting with, now it is Blenko love all over again.
My last find of the day is a fun one. An Alessi limited edition corkscrew by Alessandro Mendini. This one is Honolulu and it was produced in 2006. Sadly this little guy lost his flower lei on his way to my house. I have a fondness for Alessi products as they remind me of our time in Italy when we lived about 40 minutes from the Alessi factory and its outlet! You can spy several Alessi pieces in my kitchen. Great contemporary design!
If you are interested in any of this week's finds, visit Mid Mod Mom's Facebook page tomorrow for my first Sunday Sale. One day only! Sale starts at 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time. All items will be discounted for the sale.
Sharing this week with A Living Space, Remnant, We Call it Junkin and Sir Thrift a Lot.