Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hunted:: Gathered: 11/26/11

Hey everyone! Boy has it been a while... I never imagined how my life would change once I started working and it is draining! I've slowed down a bit on the thrifting but I have managed to find some pretty sweet goodies.

I found a pair of cute Figgjo Lotte shakers. They are in pretty good condition except for some of the design rubbing off on the little man. I also picked up my first ever Nymolle dish. I probably paid a bit much for it but I couldn't resist the charming design.

This next piece was purchased more for the sake of research. As you can see it isn't in the best shape, it has a significant amount of water damage. Even so I was intrigued because underneath some of the dirt and damage I could see that it had a pattern. It was signed on the bottom but it was hardly noticeable. It turns out it is a piece of San Ildefonso Pottery by Maximiliana "anna" Montoya Martinez. She was the older sister of renowned potter Maria 'Montoya' Martinez. It's pretty exciting to me to own a piece of history, despite its condition.

I also found a beautiful set of Vera napkins in the Lacy Fern pattern me thinks.

I found this stunning signed Don Bowman abstract watercolor but I am still baffled as to what it may be worth. As many of you know, Ebay can be quite overpriced and auctions can be hit or miss. In either case it seems promising!

This next piece caught my eye because of its beautiful colors. At first I thought it was someone's school project but upon further research at home I found that it is actually a piece by Raku potter and instructor Kenny Wayne. Last year I came across another Raku piece but it looks quite different from this one. The Raku firing process is pretty neat, if you're interested in learning more about it you can do so here and here.

That's it for this week! I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving and a fruitful long weekend! Until next time...

Linking up with the lovely Sophie!


  1. Like all your finds, especially the plate

  2. love the napkins!

    The Joyful Thrifter

  3. great finds! love the abstract watercolour :)

  4. Very interesting finds - and a rather diverse aesthetic I must say! I have played with raku a little bit and it is really fun - and the results vary rather a lot!

  5. all are awesome, but the plate is especially charming!

  6. Those salt and pepper shakers are just wonderful and the plate they're pictured with too!! They're gorgeous finds :-)

    Jem xXx

  7. That is a great collection of stuff to find all together! The figgjo and vera look like they are in really good condition.

  8. It is always great to see your finds. I have missed your posts.

  9. The shakers were very interesting. I don't think I've ever seen anything like them but of course, I live in the west.