Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hunted:: Gathered: 10/09/11

Ayayay! I'm back from a wonderful (northern) Tour of California and find myself with so many things to do but not enough time to do them! I'll share some pics from the boy and I's trip so stay tuned... You'll see some pics from the Bay area, Yosemite, Levi's Gran Fondo and Sequoia National Park. We put 1600 miles on our car in less than a week... it was way too much driving!

I managed to do some thrifting and I went by one estate sale in Berkeley but walked out empty-handed. I had missed out on great deals on Danish furniture and just missed out on a Michael Lax Lightolier lamp. The thrifting wasn't fruitful either, we were pressed for time so I had to drive by some that looked promising. Ironically enough after going to several thrifts the day of Levi's Gran Fondo (the boy was going to be riding for approximately 6 hours), and driving through several towns in the Redwood Empire I only found one thing and it happened to be around the corner from our hotel. It's a project, but as a hint... it is from the 50's, it is by a notable designer and was manufactured by Winchendon Furniture. Enough about that though... let's get on to the goodies!

I found a vintage Chemex Coffee Maker. This is the first time I've ever found one of these and it looks to be unused. It's in the original box, has the original filters and has a little instruction book/ brochure. I'm tempted to brew a batch in it to see if the 'acidity' from coffee really is filtered.

I'm become a regular in the plastics section ever since I found a Sergio Asti Heller Ice Bucket. I've seen these fun Dansk fish trivets on Etsy before and I finally found one of my own. I also found half of a Rosti salad serving set... still hoping I'll find its matching counterpart.

These shakers were the only other thing I found during our trip. They are fun shakers made of walnut, maple and rosewood (or purpleheart). I also passed on some Iittala Kekkerit glasses. I feel I am one step closer to finding a stash of Ultima Thule.

Also a first for me is a Bitossi piece. It is an ashtray and appears to be from the Rimini Blue line by Aldo Londi. I've always loved these pieces because of the beautiful color and hope to one day find or barter for one of the animal figurines.

Last but certainly not least I found pieces from a line I was unfamiliar with. It is the Raymor line for Roseville and it was designed by Ben Seibel. The line is usually referred to by collectors as Roseville Modern Stoneware (RMS). If some of you didn't know this, don't worry, I just found out about it myself... :)

The first picture is of a bean pot with a Beach Gray bottom and Autumn Brown lid and the above picture is of soup bowls? I need to double check on the size. I found a total of 7 and only one of them seems to have been used! They were also being sold as a set, not individually so I got a great deal.

I have a crazy week ahead but I have much more to share, I'll post when I get a chance to breathe!

Can't wait to see what you found...

Linking up with Sophie and Selena.


  1. Some great finds! The Chemex is interesting - I usually don't see a handle on them so that's cool. Wow, Raymor Roseville! I've only found a cache of a few pieces once at a thrift, and I paid dearly for them. Pretty difficult to find, so that's great you found 'em.

  2. Love the Bitossi piece. I keep on the lookout for them but so far no luck.

  3. Great stuff! I found a Chemex maker (not with that cool handle) and we just had to try making one pot. I actually included our "results" in my listing and it sold in one day. Love those RMS bowls!

  4. Wow, great finds for a non-fruitful trip! I love everything, but I'm partial to the trivet. I also found a lone rosti salad server yesterday, mine is white though.

  5. Me again, I tried to visit your etsy store, but the button didn't work for me.

  6. Great finds! Like the bean pot, not the typical stodgy design.
    I too have been digging in the plastics section ever since I found a bunch of Heller plates, would like to find one of those trivets!

  7. Not bad for an 'unfruitful' trip. Have you made any coffee. We use an old Melitta Drip cone with a filter and find it way better than an automatic maker with plastic parts. I suppose when the Chemex came onto the marketplace it was competing with perculators and was likely an improvement.

  8. Thanks all!

    @ Mid Mod Mom- Sadly I haven't set up an Etsy store yet and that's why it's a dead link.

    @ Jenifir- I haven't made any coffee with the Chemex... will definitely try it though