Hello friends of the vintage find,
I am late with my post but I promise that my finds will make up for it! It was a week filled with new discoveries and lots of learning. This business is always interesting, never dull.
Take for example the little soldier on the right. I found it at a new to me consignment store. He is obviously a take on the beloved Kay Bojesen soldier. The one on the left was my first Bojesen and you can read all about how he came to be mine here. The thing that is very special about this little copy cat soldier is that he bears the same promotional sticker for Aalborg Akvavit on his hat as his older brother! I have tried to find more information on these promotional figurines with no luck. A while back one of these Akvavit soldiers sold well on eBay, so I assume that there are some collectors interested in these. Little soldier is not marked Kay Bojesen but he has a partial sticker on his foot that reads "Copyright Shackman, Made in Japan." For sale here.
I found these cute Japanese Ainu carved bears (SOLD) at the same store. I guess I am the bear lady now! (I crack myself up)
Gorgeous, truly gorgeous Heath casseroles found at the Flea Market on Sunday. These were found together and they made my trip to the market worthwhile. I have been on a Heath buying spree (Pumkin pieces to add to our dishes) and these two pieces could add some contrast to my set! But who am I kidding? I will sell these, I hardly use serving pieces at home... Large one listed here.
More Heath from the thrift store. An individual casserole or covered sugar bowl. Isn't it lovely how the lines and proportions from the different pieces talk to each other? These will be listed soon.
Look at this gorgeous Jack! I find these fairly often, but I usually find just one bookend. I am not picky, I will take these any day of the week. I love how playful and simple they are. Red is so much fun!
My friend Maarit recently found a fantastic Denby Potters Wheel ice bucket and I fell in love with it immediately. Later that week I found this medium size vase from the same line at the thrift. Talk about good thrifting luck! Designed by David Yorath this line is unique in its studio art roots and the variety of pieces that were made to go with the dinnerware.
My best find of the week has to be this gorgeous planter. I picked it up at the Flea Market from the same stall as the Heath pieces. I knew the planter was special but I had no idea who could have done it. I tweeted a picture to my friends and I got a lot of good comments about the piece but no ID. I had the feeling that the glaze treatment was like other glazes found in West German Pottery, so I posted a picture of the piece to the WGP group on Facebook and within minutes I had an ID. A Ruscha Filigran by Adele Bolz. Judging by all the comments my post elicited, I am pretty sure this was a very lucky find! I am so glad I trusted my gut with this one. Listed here.
I promise I am almost done. A very mod plastic spice holder found at the thrift. No marks.
And last but not least a unique copper and metal Ystad candle holder designed by Gunnar Ander. So cool!
If you are interested in any of these items do not hesitate to contact me. I will give you a better price now than after I list in the store.
Sharing this week with A Living Space, Remnant, We Call it Junkin and Sir Thrift a Lot.