Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hunted:: Gathered: 07/31/11

Yikes! I've neglected my poor little blog this week. I spent a few days working on my table and several hours of commuting in between. It was going to be my last week to have access to the woodshop so I was really pushing to finish it. It's almost finished, I just need to sand it and find a glass top for it. I was also hoping to route the edges but that'll have to wait.

I am also sad to say that this may be my last thrift share for a while. My thrifting runs have decreased and so have my finds. My time is going to be greatly limited starting next week because I am FINALLY gainfully employed! I am going to use whatever little free time I have to start selling on Etsy... yay!

So without much further ado... here are my latest goodies.

I know the scrabble letter trend is probably long gone by now but I couldn't resist. I wanted to make my own little sayings and use them for crafty purposes... maybe even my wedding (which has been on the back-burner). 

I've also been trying really hard not to buy any more books. However, when I took a look inside of this book I couldn't help myself. It is a book on Japanese Progressive Quilts and some of the designs are simply stunning!

Since I've been dabbling in woodworking recently I found this motorcycle to be incredibly charming. It is all made out of reed and small piece of wood. How cool is that?

Despite finding quite a bit of Dansk goodies in the past I had never found a plastic tray. The tray was designed by Gunnar Cyren and makes a great addition to the current plastics collection I have going. I also found a sweet little teak condiment set complete with little teak spoons!

To satisfy my art obsession I found two beautiful (japanese?) inspired prints. The detail I really enjoy on the first one is how the tree branches extend beyond the 'frame' of the print. 

I really love the composition of the second print. It is beautifully organic. They are both so whimsical and romantic...

I'll be linking up with Sophie, how about you?


  1. i love art quilt books, too. it's eye candy for me.

  2. good luck in the new job, hope you enjoy it.

  3. Congrats on new job...wonderful news.
    I love the yellow tray (gorgeous colour) and little condiment set.

  4. Congratulations on your new job!

  5. Congrats on the job! =) Will be missing your weekly thrift posts, but completely understandable of course. Love the teak condiment set and everything else too.

  6. ooooo i am loving that Cyren tray and the teak canisters...just gorgeous!

  7. Congrats on the new job and some cute finds!

    E :)

  8. curiously enough, i myself just started a new job this week. i can't decide whether i'm happy about it or not. but the job site IS located close to an upscale goodwill - i must look at the positives!!!

    your motorcycle find is the coolest.

    congrats to you on the pending job and i hope your job is also in close proximity to wonderful thrift stores.

  9. the dansk goodies, of course (we never find these in thrift shops...), the scrabble, yes. and i am impressed by that progressive japanese quilting. never heard of, i'm sure...

  10. Congratulations on the new job! I used to take thrift trips during my lunch break, hehe. (Vintage is more important than eating right??)

    I love the yellow tray and teak condiment set, they look they were made to go together.

  11. Thanks everyone!! The new job is kicking my butt so far... working round the clock so I haven't even been able to catch up with my favorite blogs let along write some posts... eek! Once I get settled in I'll try to squeeze in some thrifting breaks ... have no fear, I WILL be back ;)