Saturday, June 4, 2011

Hunted:: Gathered 06/05/11


Hey lovelies, I hope you've had a great week. I know I did even though I spent a lot of my time preparing for an interview. I managed to do some thrifting earlier in the week and so I have some goodies to share. I hope you enjoy them!

I found these two beautiful cotton Vera Scarves. The red one has a silk? detailing/threading along the edges which is a nice subtle detail but I have to say that I just LOVE the black and white one. I don't know what it is about black and white and geometric patterns but they get me all the time! The dots gradate in sizes from one corner to the other.

I found another Vera Scarf that is a rayon/silk blend. This one still had the vintage Nordstrom price tag on it! The scarf was priced at $6.00 originally but was marked down to $2.90. Oh to buy scarves at those prices nowadays!

If you're curious, there is a fabulous blog post by the Vera Company that helps to date vintage Vera Neumann scarves. I believe mine are from the late '60s to early '70s.

Continuing with scarf week, I found a vintage Diane Von Furstenberg scarf that also has a gradated pattern. This one has green squares that expand to almost a solid fill pattern towards the middle. Look at that leopard that would be crawling up your back or side, how wild!

Last but not least (for scarves), I found a Richard Allan scarf with a beautiful flower pattern. The pattern reminds me a lot of Oh Joy!'s wallpaper design for Hygge & West. The colors are splendid and it feels oh so luxurious!

This week I acquired my first piece of Weller Pottery. It isn't nearly as 'valuable' as their typical pieces. It seems that a lot of the utilitarian pieces created by well-known potteries don't command the same prices as the 'art pottery' pieces do. It is something to keep in mind if you plan on reselling them. I must say though that I really enjoy the cradle on this casserole. I love the Art Nouveau Styling of the handles.

I'm excited to share this next piece because I love enamelware! Even though this piece has some damage on the lid I could not pass it up. Due to finding my first Finel piece, I knew what the bottom of their pans looked like so I had an idea of what it was even though it was not stamped. I also knew I had seen the same style of handle on the lid before. I had to do some research when I got home but it is always nice to have some idea of where to start. It turns out that this piece is designed by Seppo Mallat for Arabia/ Finel. I just love the teak handle on this baby!

In keeping with the enamelware, I found a couple of fun colored enamel bowls. One is in a bright yellow and the other in a great teal. Did you know that these bowls come with a detachable handle? Neither did I! Unfortunately mine did not have the handle and for the life of me I can't remember where I read about it so I can't even link to it. Don't you just hate it when that happens!

I also found some more LP's, I'm temporarily hooked! I just had to pick up The Cure's Quadpus there on the top left. The LP on the top right is another album with the cover design by S Neil Fujita. *(update) I believe the bottom two are designed by Sam Suliman.*

This last LP has a cover designed by Barbara Brown/Peters. Like Josef Albers and Gerry Olin, she designed album covers for Command Records under the direction of Charles E. Murphy. There was an Exhibition in New York at the end of 2009 which included several notable album covers by the aforementioned designers. You can take a look at them here.

Also, if you enjoy album cover designs then just take a look at this Flickr profile, they have so much eye candy... its incredible! I love Phillip Glass and I'd never seen his album covers. They are amazing as well!

*I know that I throw a lot of random names out there. I promise I will get around to making posts about particular designers with larger samples of their work. *

I'll be linking up with two lovely ladies again and I'll be popping around to see what you've found!


  1. I love the enamelware items! There's just something wonderful about enamel. Thanks for sharing!

  2. All great finds! - nice Finel pot. I passed up at least 2-3 of the Seppo Mallat pieces before I realized what they were. Now that I know, I haven't seen hide nor hair of them, LOL.

  3. Love, love, love Vera scarfs. I've been following your blog for a little while now--thanks for all the informative links you share. Your eye is certainly finely honed, can't believe how you constantly find such GREAT stuff! I also like how you collect album covers :-)

  4. Fantastic finds!
    I love the album sleeves, I'm always on the lookout for those myself. Just need Ikea to start making a low-price 12x12" frame for some of them!

  5. Beautiful scarves, I'm especially fond of the gray/white Vera. It blows my mind, her body of work, when I continue to see people finding designs I haven't seen before.
    I've been able to find that exact Finel pot in my thrifting adventures (mine has a couple dings and a cracked wooden handle) and I was also one of the lucky ones to find a set of (3) of those enamel paella pans WITH the handle. I think if you google Yugoslavian paella pan you can locate some images w/the handle. Mine happen to be from Portugal, B&M Douro. I really ought to take some photos of 'em. Anyway, great haul all around.

  6. Great finds! I love all the scarves, especially the DVF one :-) After your last 2 posts, I'm going to have to be on the lookout for the enamelware...I'd digging all the pots :-)
    Cheers ~ Lara

  7. @ Michelle- There really is something wonderful enamel isn't there. I think one of the things I like most about them are all of the fabulous colors and prints that they come in!
    @ AlaModern- I don't even want to think of all the items that I've left behind because I was unaware or hesitant, there are just so many! It is an ever evolving process though which always leaves room for improvement and learning.
    @ Collagewhirl- I think a very important key for finding stuff is going often! Since I have quite a bit of time on my hands it makes it easier.
    @ Custardino- I think Michael's has some 12X12 frames and since you can print 40% coupons online they must turn out to be great deals...
    @friesinacone- Her body of work truly is amazing! Thanks for the heads up on the Paella pans!
    @NowSoLA Vintage- The DVF scarf is really fun, it needs to have one of the edges re-sewn but I couldn't leave it behind. The enamelware pots are great. I went to Macy's recently and was left with sticker shock from some of their new enamelware. I definitely prefer the vintage designs!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving lovely comments!

  8. Your Vera scarves are beautimus! I always love to find Vera scarves (anything really) out and about...I even have my fiance trained to look for them! Nice piece of finel as well, vintage enamelware is close to my heart. LOL

  9. OOOOOOOOoooooohhhh! Pretty. Just found your blog and just became a follower. Your images are gorgeous. Love the Vera scarves (tend to collect some myself) but those album covers are just art. Love them.

  10. I have NEVER seen a more fabulous scarf than that green one with the leopard...thanks for sharing it!

  11. @Beccalina, @DearHelenHartman, @Brittany - Thanks! I remember long long ago (talking about at least 10 years) I would pick up scarves because I loved the patterns. Back then I was not a part of a thrifting community so I would always get strange looks. I'm glad to know there are other people out there who enjoy them too!

    As for vintage enamelware, I just can't get enough! As for the album covers, well, I see them as an inexpensive way to acquire great art!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Amazing artsy finds as always, you've got a good eye. I love the album cover artwork!