Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thrift Finds: No time to thrift

Hello seekers of beauty,

Did you have a good Thanksgiving? We did! It was our first celebration by ourselves. We usually drive up to northern California to celebrate with my American family (from my exchange student year), but we just adopted a dog and I couldn't bring myself to leave her at a pet hotel. We managed to replicate the meal at home with a small turkey, all the side dishes, and two pies! It was different but nice.

My best friend happened to be in town for the first part of the week, and one day I dragged her to the thrift store and we found a lot of ceramics.

A nice stack of Arabia Ruska dishes

A trio of bud vases made by the same potter, signed Virginia Smith. These are tiny.

Then all the craziness of the holiday began, all the cooking plus work, etc and I had no time to thrift. So today I decided to stop by the flea market before I posted my meager finds for the week here.

I was surprised to do my first round of the place with not a single find to show for it. Everything was expensive and the dealers were in no mood to negotiate. I think that this is their best market of the year, so everyone wants to make good money. I guess I can understand…

I was not going to leave empty handed, so another round of the market was in order. I am happy to report that I did much better the second time around.

A large platter from Metlox Poppytrail California Mobile. I love this line! One small chip to the rim though.

A sweet wooden figurine made in Sweden.

A small Dala horse. Great for holiday decoration.

My best find of the day! A P.S. Heggen teak wastebasket

A good week after all. If you are interested in any of my finds, do not hesitate to contact me with your questions. I offer discounted prices to my blog readers! And talking about discounted prices, my yearly sale is going on now with 20% off regular prices on everything in the store. Ends tomorrow at midnight.

A reminder that the Taste Setters Opulent Modernism sale starts tonight at 6PM PST. This sale is my favorite to date!


Sharing this week with A Living SpaceRemnantWe Call it Junkin and Sir Thrift a Lot.

16 comments:

  1. That's a great wastebasket! I got a teak wastebasket from an auction once and everybody thought I was crazy for bidding on one but I ended up getting a good price for it and it was nowhere as nice as yours!

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    1. Thanks Maarit. I was going to pass on it because of size and price but now I am delighted that it came home with me.

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  2. The ceramic vases look nice, and I like the teak wastebasket too. I hear you on the flea mkt, it was very meagre findings today. I was also thinking the same thing - that the dealers are looking to make money off the holiday crowd at this time of year.

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    1. My kind of pottery lover! you would be the one to like the vases :)

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  3. How can a bin look so good?
    My kind of rubbish keeper! :)

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    1. I still can't believe that this is its intended purpose!

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  4. Oh my, the bud vases are so lovely!!! And you know how I feel about Ruska:-) The waste basket is to die for, it looks amazing!!
    So lovely to hear that your Thanksgiving was a good one, Beatriz. We don't celebrate that holiday, but it seems so cosy!

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    1. Thank Tove. I can't stop myself from picking up pottery. I am running out of room! Help!

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  5. A lot of those waste bins went for $6250/bin at a Wright auction earlier this year! http://mondo-blogo.blogspot.com/2013/11/worlds-most-expensive-trash-cans-and.html

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    1. Yeah, I don't think so… I will be happy selling it for $300! But one can always dream big. Right?

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  6. That wastebasket is stunning! And I love the Metlox platter, too -- great colors. Glad you had a good holiday, and congrats on your new puppy!

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    1. Thanks Heather. Very happy with my puppy. She needs to make an appearance on this blog :)

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  7. Love the pottery collection but my fave is the basket. They fetch high $$$!!!

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    1. My basket is in ok shape, I hope I can get good money for it :)

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  8. The vases and horse! Quite glorious! Wish I could find so many mod ceramics around these parts. How many stores to you have to hit up to find quality mod wares?

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    1. Thanks! California was THE place were most of the MCM pottery was produced, so it is fairly common. Not all of it is good though.

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