I haven't kept it a secret that my local thrifts haven't been abundant. A lot of my latest finds have been through estate sales and even from picking antique malls. I've even started picking Etsy! While I find myself telling a lot of sellers what they have there are some things that I just have to have.
My very first Etsy pick is this lovely platter in the Raymor Capri line by Michael Lax. I found my very first piece from this line when I had just started thrifting in SoCal. I picked it up and considered the price of $2.99. It was a divided bowl that I just didn't need at the time, but it was so beautiful! Luckily the boy is much better at just going for things and insisted that I get it. There was a fellow thrifter stalking me hoping I would put it down. I didn't. I paid quite a bit more for this one but I don't often come across these pieces.
Last weekend I was on my way to a swap meet and as soon as I got off of the freeway there was a loud tapping sound that lasted for a few seconds. It scared the crap out of me! Not long after, a maintenance light came on in my car. Uh oh. Just the day before the same light had come up and it turned out to be low air pressure in one of my tires. Since I had corrected the problem the day before (or so I thought) this shouldn't have happened. I called the boy in a panic, after all of my driving was I not going to be able to walk through the swap meet. These are life altering decisions here! (kidding)
He told me to relax, that I'd be able to walk around for a bit but that I should go to the nearest dealer. He thought they may have mounted the tire wrong. As I walked around the swap meet I couldn't help but worry about being stranded in the parking lot. I hurriedly walked around and then decided enough was enough and started walking back. Luckily I spotted a red Dansk platter that caught my eye and stopped for a second. I knelt down and saw this funny little scale next to it. I had seen it before on Alamodern's site and so I knew it was special. I was playing around with it and thought it was broken at first but it turns out it is just ingeniously designed! (The clear part rotates freely so that you can weight items in kg or lb)
So my trip to the swap meet wasn't a total miss after all. I went to the nearest dealer and their service center was closed! While there I took another look at the tire and noticed a nail sticking out on the inside part of the tire. I put some air in the tire and crossed my fingers that I'd make it home, taking all of the side streets of course.
Luckily I have a handy dandy Mister who has some (tire plugs)? and look at what he took out of the tire! Does that count as a find? If it does I'd rather not find those things in my tire again. ;)
Later in the week I went on my usual weekly route and came back empty handed. I visited 8 thrifts and all I got was an emptier gas tank. That's been the story for the past few weeks. It happens.
|Eva Zeisel- Teapot in Museum White for Castleton|
Yesterday, I decided to try my luck at another usual thrift. Different than the ones from my 'loop' and look at what I found. I couldn't believe my eyes and must have looked stunned 'cause I didn't move, kind of like a tiger ready to pounce. Since I found a nice set from this line last month the curves were as clear as day in my mind. The lid, the handle, the spout and the color. I picked it up and I turned it over, no marks. That's probably why it was still there. I'm sure if it had a floral pattern it would've been gone!
I was ecstatic, my heart was racing and as if it weren't enough I went through the rest of the store looking for more. In the end she was the only one, but boy was she a good one! Finding a lot of these pieces recently only makes me wonder if I've overlooked them in the past. I probably have. It's the nature of the game and one can only look forward.
So did you have an eventful week? I'll be linking up with Selena and Sophie and hope you do too.