Phewy! This weekend's rain is surely starting to make up for our dry winter here in SoCal. The boy had been telling me all week to get all of my "things" done before the weekend. Did I listen? Sort of. One of my things was to go on my usual thrift run which I did mid-week. Unfortunately I did not find much. Local thrifts have been low on goodies that I'd like to get my hands on. However, estate and rummage sales have been pretty great. Not only that but sometimes their prices are even better!
This week I couldn't resist this fun leather? clutch. It is in great shape and I love the brass detailing. It was a bit spendy for this type of item, but the estate sale lady said it was leather. It is supple, and I had a feeling that it was leather but I don't know if there are any tricks to help determine that. Does anyone have any tips?
I've been having luck with Kokeshi's lately. This one is quite large and is a Sakunami Kokeshi. This is the first one I've found that has beads inside and so it rattles. As I was reading up on them I learned that Kokeshi's were originally children's rattles but are now mainly souvenir items.
This is another Kokeshi that I found at the same rummage sale. Isn't he cute! He's the first boy in my little Kokeshi clan. I couldn't resist taking a picture of both of them together so that you could get an idea of the scale of the large one. I would say the boy is about 6" tall so you can just imagine how HUGE the other one is.
This find was actually from a thrift store. They are a sugar and creamer set in the Prestige design by Eva Zeisel for Federal Glass. I didn't realize how many pieces are missing from this set until I saw this page. I'm going to have to go back and see if the remaining pieces were orphaned at the thrift.
Lastly, I couldn't believe my eyes! These pieces were at a local estate sale. I recognized the bowls immediately because it is one of my look-for items. I have an Eva Zeisel service in white that I found at a thriftstore years ago. I've been slowly adding to it whenever an item pops up locally. I did not have any of these pieces so I was extremely excited. They are in great shape too! There were other pieces of white dinnerware that were not Zeisel so I was unsure if the ladle was a Hallcraft piece. I bought it anyway because I recently picked up a gravy boat in the Harlequin pattern and I figured it couldn't hurt. When I did some research at home I learned that the ladle is also from her Hallcraft line. YES! They often get lost in the shuffle because they are not marked. I assume that due to this they are quite expensive, even for being such a small piece. I'm beyond ecstatic about finding it because I don't see myself ever paying retail for these pieces because I'm awfully cheap.
I have some aces up my sleeve that I may share with you this week. As a teaser I'll let you know that it involves Glenn of California. :)
So... what did you find this week? I'll be linking up with the lovely ladies Sophie and Selena.