Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hunted:: Gathered: 08/13/11

Hey everyone!! I am back this week. I couldn't let you guys have all the fun. :) I wrapped up my second week of work and am enjoying it. My commute isn't the greatest but you do what you have to do.

I must confess that I managed to do a bit of thrifting these past couple of weeks and even attended a couple of estate sales. Here are my latest goodies:

Do you remember when I found my little feeder for people? I mentioned wanting to find the larger one so that I could use them for my cream and sugar and I did this week! I had seen the large one before but in plastic. I was thrilled when I found it in hand-blown glass. I also found the cute cutting board/ cheese tray in the back. It is made of Walnut, Cherry, Purpleheart and another wood that I have yet to identify. My little feeders are sitting on another little serving piece/ trivet that was made in Israel. I love the contrasting wood pieces. I think it is the element of craft that continues to attract me to wooden pieces.

This little guy made me really excited when I saw it sitting on the shelf. The way it was on the shelf made me believe it was a Robert Maxwell beastie at first. It turns out it is actually by Stoneware Designs West. There is speculation that SDW was started by ex-Maxwell employees so it makes sense that there would be some similarities.

It would seem that I have a David Stewart magnet as of late. I found this sweet little elephant planter that has been attributed to him. Now as part of my collection I have a camel, a cat and a regular planter. I am starting to think that the regular planter isn't one of his pieces though due to the clay color.

At the estate sale I found this sweet little card-holder/ trinket box. I just love the mid-mod colors and shapes on the lid. This piece was tucked away in a box filled with candles and candle-holders which is why I think it was still at the sale. I'll be sharing the candle-holders that I snagged with you next week. :)

Last but certainly not least is my favorite find of the week. At the same estate sale I found this beautiful clock by woodworker Robert McKeown. It is signed and dated 1980. This one is made with Mahogany, Walnut and Rosewood as well as some wonderfully vibrant resin pieces. You can view some of his other pieces here.

Can't wait to see what you've found! Hope you join the party at Sophie's, I know I'll be there!


  1. Awesome finds! Love that you got the matching people feeder, the birds are so cute.

  2. Great to see you post again! Nice finds as usual too, the clock is amazing. Yeah, I have a few pieces of supposed David Stewart that seem to be "off" too. Especially the non-animal planters. Though, I thought I saw your planter before with a tag, I need to check. I think the clay and construction may have varied through the years as well, but have no proof of it - yet.

  3. wow what cute and quirky finds.

  4. once again, flabbergasted. i enjoy how you lovingly write about your finds too, exploring your taste as you go along. just really wonderful to read and look at.
    the woodworks! oh gosh... turned wood makes my heart go beat faster too, but the boards here now... quirky!!

  5. wow, that clock is something special, i love it too!

  6. Such wonderful and unique treasures!! Love your blog header..

  7. OMG... the glass bird sugar and creamer set is making me faint.

  8. Love those penguins!! So much fun.

    The Joyful Thrifter

  9. Oh my goodness! those little feeders are just adorable!

  10. Oh my goodness, I love the feeders! So adorable. The clock looks really amazing also, great finds!
    Cheers ~ Lara

  11. @SixBalloons- Thanks! Patience and persistence do pay off!

    @ALaModern- I'm glad to be back! The David Stewart stuff sure can be tricky...

    @Lea- hehe... thanks

    @Woolf- Thanks so much! Been enjoying your posts too, even though I don't comment as often as I used to.

    @Max- I thought so too! I couldn't help myself, especially with those fun resin pieces. I walked around with it for a bit (before buying it) and I just couldn't part with it. The fact that someone made it by hand (especially after taking a woodworking class) just made me appreciate it all the more.

    @Protector of Vintage- Thanks so much! The colors are so fun and cheery and that's what I want this blog to be :)

    @drew- hehe... they are sweet aren't they ;) Maybe they'll make a comeback!

    @TheJoyfulThrifter- you know... I hadn't even realized that they DO look like penguins! Can you imagine them for a little girl's tea party... quirky quirky quirky!

    @BeckyKay- yeap... that's exactly how I felt when I saw them! I can totally picture 'new' items similar to these.

    @NowSoLAVintage- Thanks so much!