Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hunted:: Gathered: 05/27/12

Hey all! It's time for me to catch-up on the ol' bloggeroo. I've neglected it for too long and I feel guilty for doing so! This week I didn't do much thrifting, the boy and I are operating on one car for the time being which makes things a bit difficult. We're also spending a lot of time house hunting and just put in an offer on our second house. Hopefully this one will go through.

So since I didn't really go thrifting this week, I'll be sharing finds from the past couple of weeks (some of these items are already in the shop, that's how behind I am!)


I happen to love all of these letter holder critters. I'm not sure what this one is, but it looks like a worm attached to a 4 legged animal!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/100508816/vintage-signed-stoneware-owl

I loved this owl. It has a nice white glaze and a rough earthenware texture. He's quite heavy for his size!


I've been on a fabric kick lately. I couldn't resist these fun fabrics, especially at their prices. I love them all but the gray one with the little hearts captures my heart. Now if only I had a sewing machine...


I got a good laugh out of this tray! It's made by Villeroy and Boch and it has a Naif wedding scene by Gerard LaPlau. The Design Naif (naive) line consisted of folk art representations of country life. Let's just say this one depicts a scene of a runaway groom.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/100246007/whimsical-nymolle-faience-plate

Lastly, is this lovely set of dishes with whimsical illustrations by Rowland Emett. He was an English cartoonist who also designed and constructed whimsical kinetic sculptures. He designed the inventions of Caractacus Potts for the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Many of his sculptures are in museums. I would really love to see some in person, wouldn't you?


Come share with us at Her Library Adventures and Apron Thrift Girl and have a lovely Memorial Day Weekend!



11 comments:

  1. Heh the runaway groom is hilarious but I love how the angry mob is giving chase!

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    1. Agreed! Including the lady with the cane :)

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  2. Well, I for one missed your post. Good luck with the house, just know that you will find something that will become your home.
    I never look at fabric, I guess I just don't like looking through the big mess of the fabric section at my local thrifts.
    I agree that the tray is fantastic! I also love the owl.

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    1. Thanks! We missed out on the first house which was really disappointing. This one is another short sale so we'll see. As far as fabric, I usually take a look at it when I can't find anything else! I'm glad to have found the DVF fabric last week though, it was at a 'clean' estate sale.

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  3. You always find the most interesting things! I just love the owl and illustrated rectangular plates. Best of luck on the house! I've been there...not an easy process, but worth it! ;)

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    1. Thanks! The house hunt is stressful and frustrating. I feel that if we would have been looking a few months earlier we would have had much better luck. Sigh. Crossing my fingers to beat out some investors!

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  4. I love the owl too! I passed up a little owl today, although I wanted it very much! Visiting from Her Library Adventures. Now a happy follower! Joann

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Joann! Every now and then I find a piece that I can't resist, and he was one of them!

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  5. Hi I'm visiting from ATG. The letter holder is amazing, he says 'sheep' to me for some reason. I am following you too.

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  6. ohh i love Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! those illustrations on the plate are simply whimsical :) LOL on the runaway groom :) i also love your fabric finds :) great finds! (found u on ATG)

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  7. i usually fall for folk, i think i may always have done so, ever since holly hobby in the seventies. okay, perhaps holly isn't folk par excellence, but she'll come into accord for me, and she may have been a trigger. ahem.
    naieve scenery on any ware is up my street, therefore i LOVE that tray. i also like villeroy and boch. belgian. of course. ... ;)))

    the cartoon faience is the hit for me though. visuals do make me chuckle.
    n♥

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