I must admit that I am a bit behind on sharing my thrifty goodies with you. Some weeks I find so many things that I edit some of the things I share with you and other weeks I find so little that I refer to some of the items from weeks past.
This first set of goodies is from an estate sale from a few weeks ago.
I am always glad to hear about an owner of an estate being alive and well and that they are just downsizing because their kids are going to care for them at their home. That was the case for this estate sale where the little miss was an avid quilter. There was a WHOLE room filled with quilting squares of several shapes and materials. It was a bit overwhelming for me but I stuck it out and came out with some fabric that I can't wait to make something with. The quilting squares that I selected were all corduroy. I couldn't get over some of the colors and patterns!
I also found this sweet vintage watercolor set. Just look at all of those colors!
Also from a few weeks ago is this cute set of Hui-Shan Clay Figurines. I didn't know much about them but they were so colorful and cheery that I couldn't resist. These figurines reflect one of the well-known folk arts of the Wuxi region in China.
These retro bookends were so fun and since I have piles and piles of books they have already been put to good use. The fur that they are sitting on was from the estate sale I went to . I don't normally buy fur but I figured since it was second-hand it was guilt-free... call me crazy...
I know you were probably missing my LP phase... ok maybe not. In any case I found a few awesome albums if I may say so myself. I found another Josef Albers, S. Neil Fujita, Charles Murphy and I don't know the designer of the last one but it's Ella Fitzgerald... and it's cheeky.
This week I found this etching that piqued my interest. I could see that it was signed in plate but couldn't make out the signature. It turns out it is a Salvador Dali print titled Autumn. I know you must be thinking... HOLY $h!t because I was. Well, it was reissued after the original limited edition which is why his signature is in plate and backwards thus making it not nearly as valuable but still pretty cool to me. It is also in a Kulicke frame.
Now for a little glimpse into how I started collecting and picking here in so-cal. It all started with California Pottery. This little elephant is by Howard Pierce who was a California potter based out of Joshua Tree for much of his later career. I have a few Howard Pierce items but this is the best one I've found to date.
Since I do get the occasional vintage pottery bug I wanted to share a Bauer barrel shaker find that matches another one I found way back during my picking awakening. Sitting next to it is a Red Wing Ruffled planter.
Last but not least, in honor of the Tour de France and the boy's obsession with it I found this signed Serigraph by Phil Dynan of the 1986 Tour when Greg Le Mond won. It was the first time an American won the Tour. How cool is that!
I hope you enjoyed my goodies. I can't wait to see yours at Sophie's and Selena's!