Wow, another month has flown by! It feels like just yesterday I was in disbelief about it being March and now we're looking at April. I am hoping for some sunny and bright skies tomorrow to do some photographing. I am finally going to take a dip in the Etsy pool. Everything is all set up, now I just need to go for it! Did anyone else have a hard time just getting started on reselling online? I am hoping it's not just me.
Anyhow, here are some of my latest finds:
I found an Iittala platter very similar to the cake platter that I found earlier this year. This one has a ridge to fit a bowl, I assume, but it looks different that the chip-n-dips I've seen. I seem to find quite a few Oiva Toikka flora pieces but Ultima Thule pieces still elude me.
The pink and red scarf is also a recent acquisition that I have failed to mention previously. It is a Vera scarf and I just love the bright colors.
I found this piece to be interesting. It is an Italian Raymor piece but I am unfamiliar with the pattern. The shape looks like that of a Ginger jar (something new to me). Anyone have any ideas?
Now for another exciting find. I must admit that this find cost me a very pretty penny but I think it was well worth it. It may be hard to tell from the items above but it is an Eva Zeisel design for Castleton China. It is no secret that I absolutely love her designs and very evident that I can't resist her pieces. This service is in Museum White and was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in 1946 (i think) . Unfortunately none of the serving pieces were in the set that I found but there were plenty of other pieces to make up for that. 94 pieces to be exact, including dinner plates, salad plates, b&b plates, cream soups and saucers, cups and saucers and some larger bowls.
Let's not forget that there was also a creamer and sugar. The creamer is what gave away the set. I took one look at the creamer and knew what it was. The curve on the spout was unmistakeable. The pieces were behind the counter so I asked to see a couple of the pieces and was excited to find that I was right, they were all marked Castleton. The price tag left me in shock though. So much so, that I left the set there that day. As I've done in the past, I couldn't get the set out of my mind. I tweeted about it and spoke to the boy about it.The boy said words that I have a hard time swallowing, "you have to take big risks to get bigger rewards". I returned for the set first thing the following morning.
The workers at the thrift told me that they admired the set as well and that they knew it was something special. The lady at the boutique and myself were wrapping up the set. Another worker, a guy, decided to start helping out and the lady and myself were hesitant to let him. I'm sure we were making funny faces. After telling him to be really careful, he asked how much I paid for it, we told him, his face said it all and he immediately stopped helping. Haha! I am not going to lie, I'm tempted to keep this set and sell my Hallcraft pieces, but I think the boy would kill me!
If you are interested you can read some background information on the set here.
So did you find some wonderful goodies this week? Hope to see you at Selena's and Sophie's.