Hello friends of the vintage find,
I am back after a much deserved hiatus. I have been able to take a break and enjoy all the good things that come with having family in town. It is a wonderful thing to have a full house! My mother in law and cousin indulge my thrifting habit, so I take them with me to my usual hunting grounds! My cousin picks for me!!! Isn't she great?
A few finds from this week include a stop at my local Goodwill and another stop at an antique mall on the way to Julian (a nice little historic town near us)
These two bottles are nothing like the other figural bottles I have found before. These are larger, they are hand blown with pontil, and the stopper has been ground on the bottom. I thought they could be Hoglund for Neiman Marcus, but it seems like they are Blenko. I am still researching, so let me know if you have more information about them.
A sweet little bear cub wood carving. Signed Smith. Thanks to a reader, I believe this was made by a student of the famous Amanda Crowe, of Cherokee, NC. She was probably the most notable Cherokee sculptor of the 20th century. So beautiful and stylized!
Arabia Fructus blue platter. Stunning hand painted decor! A great find.
A large wood carving signed "M.D. Rumbaugh" The only reference I have found so far to the artist is a beautiful Rosa Parks wood carving that is part of the National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection. I need to research some more to be sure that this beauty is by the same artist.
Lastly a couple of bird decorated low bowls. Sascha Brastoff whimsical style can be seen clearly on these pieces.
Sharing this week with A Living Space, Remnant, We Call it Junkin and Sir Thrift a Lot.