This was one of those weeks where my thrifting was all over the map. I bought a couple of bags, some fabric, some prints, some books, some pottery and glass!! Sheesh... what was I thinking?
I found this really sweet Marimekko bag which is actually a piece for Avon's benefit for Breast Cancer from a couple of year's ago. Both my mom and aunt are breast cancer survivors so it is extra special to me.
Is anyone else a sucker for designer labels despite the high probability that they are knock-offs? I know I am. What actually sold me on this item was that it had a little Kate Spade note-card inside with details on cleaning it.
I have such a soft spot for great line-work and color in illustrations. These next two images are snippets of two prints that I bought at a fundraiser sale for my local art museum. The prints are from a series of 4 by David McCall Johnston. They were commissioned for the 150th anniversary of Jules Verne's birth.
The image above is a clip from the Journey to the Center of the Earth print. I can't get enough of those colors, and those details...
The image above is a clip from the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea print. They also had the Five Weeks in a Balloon print but the prices were just a bit on the high side for me. Originally, I was only going to get one but after talking to the boy we settled on two. Both of our favorites.
I don't believe I've mentioned that I adore hippos. I also love all kinds of animals so the book Our Peaceable Kingdom came home with me. Isn't that picture the cutest?
I also found another book that had the most darling block prints. It has sections for the different seasons.
I hope you didn't think that I would go one week without buying pottery cause here it comes...
I found this cool dutch vase with a rough and earthy texture on the outside and a smooth glossy interior. After some research when I got home I found out that the vase is by potter Pieter Groeneveldt and that it dates between 1945-1972. Not bad...
As luck would have it I found another Wiinblad plate at the same thrift store that I found this one at months ago. This one is for the month of July. I just love his illustrations!
Last but not least I found a couple more of Dorothy Thorpe items. I am actually not sure about the plate but the bowl has the same edges as my large marked bowl which makes me confident.
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For the mommies on Mother's Day and every other day, this is just for you!