Hey-o! Fellow thrifters, I must confess that I did some thrifting yet again. While I've greatly reduced my thrifting trips and I believe I've become more selective, I still can't resist some pieces. I think they are all pretty great and since thrifts can often dry up for months I figure I should enjoy it while it lasts right?
My eyes popped when I saw this piece at the thrift (it actually has a partner which still needs to be cleaned). I had seen these before (years ago) on blogs and highly coveted them. Isn't it cute? It is a vintage Samsonite Fashionaire suitcase. The design is often rumored to be Marimekko but I've not found a reference to confirm that. It certainly has that flavor. This piece would be great to use for travel or even storage in the home. I had quite a bit of scrubbing to do on it because there was some adhesive residue which had yellowed.
I also found some lovely smalls. I found a lovely Dansk Teak Ice Bucket with the older four ducks logo. The little carafe/ decanter is a pyrex piece that was made for Weico. I thought the little wrap and colorful beads were a nice touch. I also found a nice set of colorful pans that are awfully similar to Krenit pieces because of the matte black on the bottom. They have a nice weight to them too but I haven't been able to confirm an id. The ceramic piece on the right is my very first William Manker find. He was a notable California potter.
Lastly, I thought these were just too cool. There was a decent sized box full of cast aluminum antlers at an estate. I was intrigued because I've never seen anything like them. I walked out with a few sets and am planning on keeping one for myself. If anyone is interested in a set let me know. I think these would be great mounted and used as a coat rack, jewelry display or just for decorative purposes. They're a great alternative to real ones from an actual critter. What do you think?
That's it for my finds. I'm going to be tuning in to the Olympics because I love watching the athletes. They dedicate such a huge chunk of their daily lives to accomplish amazing feats. It's truly inspiring.
I'll be linking up with Sophie and Selena.