Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hunted::Gathered: 01/11/12

Hey everyone! I hope 2012 started off without a hitch for you. I'll be honest, some of my finds in this post are from the last week of 2011 and some are from 2012. I just have to get through some of my backlogged items. Is anyone else excited about all of the possibilities for 2012? I have so many things planned for 2012, I just have to be fearless and make them happen!

Anyhow, here are the latest and greatest:



I believe this is a cup/ planter? by David Stewart but I haven't been able to find a source to confirm it. It seems odd to me that it would be a planter because of its size but would it really be a cup?


I also found this mystery piece that I haven't been able to track any information for. It isn't signed and I don't know if the detail on the back is simply a detail or if it is a mark. This piece is pretty small but has an opening on the top seemingly like a vase. The vivid blues and sultry curves caught my eye.


This is my first piece of vintage Le Creuset. It's missing the lid but the price was right. This past week I went to the same thrift where I found this and there was not one but two Cathrineholm pans with the lids and handles. Sadly I left them behind because they were in such poor shape that I even missed them at first glance.


This necklace was from a local estate sale. I loved the mod pattern and since I'm not really a jewelry buff I thought the mark that read TENN on the back was for Tennessee. Haha. It also had a hand signature that read Landerholm. Despite the clue in the name, I was surprised to find that it is Scandinavian and made of pewter. I may have overpaid, but who knows, prices are all over the place with these pieces.


Last but not least is my first Kokeshi thrift store find ever! I've loved these ever since I saw them in a gift shop in Japan, so much so that I paid full price for one for my niece. I loved the sweetness in the face and the subtle colors and etching, it's also marked. I've had a hard time researching it because I don't read Japanese and I'm not even sure what this particular style is called but I do think it's is vintage.

So that about wraps up this week's finds. I'll be linking up with Selena and Sophie. Also, if you still want to wrap up your finds from 2011 and link up you still can. The link up doesn't close until the 14th!

16 comments:

  1. NICE finds! I really like the necklace - great design. I believe you have a creative kokeshi doll. I did a post on kokeshi dolls back in May that might be helpful, to view it go to: http://gonethrifting.blogspot.com/2011/05/collectible-kokeshi-dolls.html

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    1. Thanks Jil, I actually remember reading that post of yours and I definitely took a look at it. :)

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  2. Congratulations on finding that fabulous Le Creuset pan. I found my first two pans in early November you can read about them here; http://cheerfulthriftydoor.blogspot.com/2011/11/thrift-share.html
    and here;
    http://cheerfulthriftydoor.blogspot.com/2011/11/replace-vintage-lecreuset-sauce-pan.html
    I love the color of yours and wish mine had handles like yours. I have seen the Kokeshi dolls a few times but never knew a name, thanks for that info.

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    1. Thanks and congrats to you too! It's amazing how sturdy they are...

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  3. Weirdness - guess what, I have an orphan Le Creuset flame vintage lid with no pot, while you have a pot with no lid!

    Further, I have a Cathrineholm pan with no handles and no lid, which I posted about quite a while ago. Any chance it was that same round wire with wood handle type?

    http://sixballoons.blogspot.com/2010/08/could-it-be-cathrineholm.html

    Last thing - I know nothing about jewellery but I lurve that pendant.

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    1. Gosh... I didn't even consider buying the Cathrineholm for 'parts'. The handles were actually just the metal ones and the sauce pots had the solid avocado color. As for the necklace, it was so mod that I couldn't help it!

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  4. Perhpas that top piece is a vase? The second almost looks like a telephone dial. Nice smooth curves and glaze. I'd love to find some more Le creuset. I found one piece, a skillet in cream, for $2. I was beside myself that day lol. great finds.

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    1. It is exciting to have a good day at the thrifts! It's terribly addicting. :)

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  5. Loe the little pan with the pouring spout.

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    1. Thanks so much and thanks for the lovely awards!

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  6. Hi! I believe the second pic is a vase produced by UCTCI of Japan. I sold a pair very similar in my shop, and in my research I found another set with the label. Hope that helps!

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    1. Wow thanks so much for the info! I felt quite silly searching for 'face vase', 'head vase', and other odd iterations.

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  7. I would have gotten that necklace without a doubt! Beautiful! I found this info on kokeshi the other day and it might help you identify yours http://www.lasieexotique.com/mag_kokeshi/mag_kokeshi.html
    Great finds!

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    1. Thanks so much for the link and for stopping by!

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  8. Great pieces! I love the necklace. The lion and head vase are awesome too.

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