Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hunted:: Gathered: 09/25/11

I can' believe it's fall already! When did that happen? My colorful finds this week are an indication that I am in absolute denial. I am also excited to be going on a mini-vacation later in the week. The boy and I are going on a road trip to Santa Rosa. He's been training for Levi's Gran Fondo and has been talking about it for months! We're going to milk it for all its worth and are going to see as many sights as we possibly can. Can you believe that we have yet to venture north in our years here in Cali...

Anyhow... let's get on to the real reason of why you're here: thrift goodness!

In all of my time thrifting this was the first time I've found a Michael Lax Copco kettle. Crazy isn't it? It's in pretty good shape except for a couple of chips in the enamel on the lid.

This next piece is a bit tricky... it's looks almost identical to an Oiva Toikka glass in the flora pattern but it doesn't have the daisy imprint on the bottom. This was actually at the thrift several weeks ago along with many others but I chose not to get them. This time around there was only one and I couldn't resist. It's sitting on a lovely teak end-grain cutting board/ cheese tray by Selandia. You can never have too many of those lying around... hehe.

I've passed on a couple of these Blenko water jugs in the past but the price was just irresistible this time around! Isn't the color great too? I also found another vintage Diane von Furstenberg scarf. This one has a neat butterfly print.

How great is this mid-century style print? The colors and shapes are fun and lively. I don't know a lot about it other than that it has some batik elements. It isn't signed and it has a couple of tears but I find it to be stimulating so it came home with me.

Lastly, I found a Krenit-style oblong bowl. I recently found some signed Krenit bowls which was great for comparison and I don't believe this find to be one. Everything looks almost identical but there is a big difference in the weight of the bowl. I'm thinking it may be a Normann Copenhagen repro. I also snuck in a Freeman Lederman creamer that I found, I've seen it attributed to Kenji Fujita but it isn't marked so on the bottom. 

I'll be linking up to Sophie's and Selena's. 

Also, stick around this week for a brief update on my table project!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's Aloha Friday...

It has been a while but...

Have a fantastic Friday and a fruitful weekend!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hunted:: Gathered: 09/17/11

I'm baaaack! Sorry for falling off the face of the earth, was quite busy working towards a deadline...
Now that it's over I can share my lovely finds with you.

I'll be keeping this one short and sweet but rest assured that I have plenty of goodies to share at a later date...

My first finds are salt & pepper shakers by nambe. The line is called topsy turvy and they were designed by Neil Cohen.

hehehe... isn't this an interesting print? well, I was captivated by the colors, the figures and the title Painfully Coy. I took several art courses and was ok at interpreting art but this one... well... I just don't know what to say

I was surprised to see this vase at a local thrift. It looked scandinavian so I picked it up. It is a Holmegaard vase designed by Per Lutken. It is actually signed and dated by him too!

Lastly, my utmost favorite find of the week. I just can't stop looking at it. There was something about it that immediately drew me in. I love the subdued colors and the subject matter reminds me all too much of my childhood.

It isn't signed and it's on fabric. I don't really know what to call pieces that were done on fabric... anyone out there know? Anyone seen anything like this before? I don't know where to start looking! Is it Japanese? Is it Chinese? Is it Mexican? Whatever it is... I'm definitely keeping this one and I don't say that often.

I'll be pairing up this week with Sophie and Selena! Have a great week!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hunted:: Gathered: 09/04/11

Hey all! I'm a bit late to join the party but I was pooped yesterday and didn't get around to taking photos of my goodies. Yesterday was a pretty good thrifting day... so good that I made two thrift runs! I had planned on only going to one thrift in the morning and then catching up on other things... well, I was so happy with my finds that I decided to push my luck and see if it would continue elsewhere. So here are my goodies from yesterday...

Take a close look at this bowl, at first glance it looks like Cathrineholm. However, it is plastic. This bowl was manufactured by Deka Plastics in New Jersey in the popular lotus pattern for Cathrineholm. It matches my Cathrineholm Dutch oven find from months back. I also picked it up because I wanted to learn more about it. I was completely unaware of a plastic version.

Yesterday I decided to go through the utensil bins and I found a cool cheese planer. It is vintage but in great shape. It was made in Sweden by Karlsson and Nilsson.

This vase has a funny story. Yesterday was not the first time I saw it. The first time I saw it I thought it might be Scandinavian but I wasn't sure. As usual, I snapped a picture of it on my phone and forgot about it. I decided to look through my pictures when I was at home and did a little research. I found out that it was scandinavian... now if I could only remember which thrift I saw it at. Well, we were reunited yesterday. It was half off too! In case you're wondering, this is a Piippu vase and it was designed by Aimo Okkolin for Riihimaki.

How about this cute Vera scarf... I thought the subject matter was too cute.

These are a set of crystal votives that were also around last week at the thrift. I had to snag them up this week. My self- restraint only goes so far! They are in the Sunflower pattern made by Kosta Boda.

I don't know about you but I often overlook items at the thrift. I bring some things home but everyday is a learning experience where one thing gets added into my design vocabulary. For instance, the bowl above had a tag dating it to July. It's been sitting at the thrift all this time... being overlooked by collectors and casual thrifters. I had this bowl along with another one and in my gut I thought they were Iittala. I started looking at the outside of the bowl for a clue from its manufacturing process. This one seemed similar to the Festivo candlesticks that I have. My gut was right! It is the Solaris design by Iittala designed by Tapio Wirkkala. It is no longer in production. Yea!

I like that the pattern looks like radiating rays of light... now if only I could get my hands on some Ultima Thule... I may have to resort to bartering.

Now for my favorite find of the week... just look at that lip for a clue. I saw that lip out of the corner of my eye sitting at the back of the bottom shelf. Luckily for me I was kneeling down to take a look at another item. I knew right away what it was but to be sure I had to turn it over.

Voila! It's an Eva Zeisel platter for Hallcraft. The perfect addition to my current set. I didn't have this size platter so I HAD to have it. It has a chip on the bottom but since I haven't seen any Eva Zeisel in ages I bought it anyway, especially since it matches my existing set. So there you have it, my finds for the week.

I also wanted to thank Ruth Kelly at Dian's Timpanalley for awarding me a blog award. Stay tuned this week to learn seven things about me.

Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend!

I'm linking up this week with Sophie and Selena.