I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! I was lucky enough to spend a part of the day with my mom, for a yummy brunch followed by a little antiquing -- one of our favorite things to do together.
I'm supposed to be on a [self-imposed] vintage-hunting moratorium right now. I still have tons of stuff I haven't yet photographed or listed in the shop, plus I'm scheduled to go on a big buying trip later this month. So OF COURSE I've totally been on a thrifting binge. Le sigh....
Yesterday, when I was antiquing with my mom, I picked up this guy:
Yep, a big ol' brass seal. I totally want to keep him, but....NO NO NO NO!!! I still have a life-sized brass peacock in my bedroom that I've procrastinated about listing for months. I must list this guy before the brass animal police come and arrest me.
I also found this set of teak canisters recently:
I don't love stocking canisters for the shop because they are bulky and hard to store, but I was really drawn to these, and they were a great price.
Over the weekend I found this set of four American Airlines cocktail glasses:
As I've mentioned before, I love vintage hotelware, railroad china, and airline china, so I was thrilled to find these. I did some research and learned that this set is likely ca. 1980s. Can't you just see someone sipping their cocktail in first class from one of these?
The pottery collector in me got pretty excited when I spotted these two heavy clay vases at Goodwill:
The picture doesn't really do them justice...they are STUN-NING in person. Very tall and heavy, and wonderfully formed and glazed. They are marked "Grisby '91" on the undersides and they are in perfect condition. I haven't been able to find out anything about the maker, but they're definitely better quality than much of the typical vintage studio pottery I find.
This tray and bottle coaster were a pretty unique find:
I love the combo of the sleek black vinyl and the gold banding. Very 80s.
And finally, I was lucky to pick up this vintage spice rack:
I couldn't believe that the little Danish Modern looking spice scoop was still intact! I've never seen a set quite like it. And I was lucky, because the thrift store clerk told me someone else had purchased it and returned it - insanity! - just a few minutes before I walked into the store. Clearly meant to be, right?
Thanks for stopping by to check out my finds! Here's hoping that you all find lots of vintage goodies this week!
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