Sunday, December 15, 2013

Thrift Report: Holiday Treasures

Hello friends! I'm sorry for the virtual blog silence lately...this holiday season has been kicking my you-know-what!  I've been sick almost nonstop since early November -- finally getting over The Plague of 2013, I think -- and have been running nonstop between work obligations and packing and shipping things for the shop. I guess I'm not really complaining (though a week without a snow or ice storm would be helpful), but I've definitely been teetering on the edge of the exhaustion zone!

Consequently, I've cut way back on the thrifting. I haven't stopped completely, of course (you know me too well for that!) but I've been keeping it to a minimum out of necessity. The nice thing is that when I stay away from my usual haunts for a while, there always seems to be so much fresh merchandise when I finally go back!

Here are a few of my favorite scores from the last couple of weeks:

I've mentioned before how much I love old clocks. This Seth Thomas piece has a very Danish Modern feel. The face is made from ultrasuede. I love the raised wooden numbers. Even more, I love that it works! Buying an old clock without being able to test it is always a bit of a gamble.

I pick up these 60s era Chinoiserie panels whenever I find them. This one has a wooden frame and gilded aluminum decoration. The chic little hook on the top is solid brass. So pretty for a Hollywood Regency setting!

My first Hudson Bay blanket!  This one is a 3 1/2 point in cornflower blue and ivory. It's in pretty good shape - just a couple of slightly discolored spots. The crazy thing is that there was a second Hudson Bay blanket in the thrift where I found this one - also in good condition, but in that beigy gold color I don't like very much. Still -- why didn't I snap it up anyway?! Definitely a moment of bad thrifter judgment.

Finally this adorable little Made in Israel double taper holder with a little stallion on it. The stallion appears to be brass with a verdigris treatment. It's unmarked, but looks a lot like a Walter Bosse piece to me...or a knockoff....must research!

Have you made any interesting vintage finds lately?  How are the holidays treating you? Do you get overwhelmed like me, or thrive on all the hustle and bustle?

I'm linking up here today:

A Living Space
The Dedicated House
The Cottage Market

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Solstice with the Taste Setters

I was so excited and honored when my friend Beatriz from Mid Mod Mom invited me to take part in a Taste Setters flash sale! 

Have you checked out the Taste Setters yet? If not, you're missing out!

Earlier this year, a group of talented vintage shop owners with exquisite taste launched Taste Setters to help bring the very best in mid-20th century design to the market. In addition to Mid Mod Mom, the Taste Setters founders include New Documents, Bit of ButterModern Squirrel, and Bergen House.

The Taste Setters host flash sales on Sunday evenings via their Facebook page. They make it so easy to shop for the best in mid-century design, right from the comfort of your home -- which is especially enticing this time of year, isn't it?

The theme of this week's sale, "Solstice," brings to mind lots of juxtaposition for me --
* sparkling lights against dark skies *
* festive celebrations in icy temperatures *
* warm homes full of sleek modern pieces *
What images does "solstice" bring to mind for you? For more inspiration, check out the Taste Setters' Solstice Pinterest board.
Hope to see you on Facebook for the Taste Setters sale tomorrow at 6pm Pacific!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Thrift Report: A Little Bit of Orange

Hello, lovely friends! I hope everyone (those of you in the U.S., at least) had a wonderful, restful Thanksgiving!  It was a little bit hectic for me, but enjoyable nonetheless.

No time for a long post today, but I thought I'd share a couple of favorite finds from the last couple of weeks.

This set of Cera rocks glasses are in great condition!

My favorite recent find, though, has to be this set of two old nesting trays:


The gorgeous Asian images combined with the old, cracking paint is just beautiful. The former owner attached hangers to the backs to use them as wall art -- not a bad idea!

I usually don't go much for burnt orange, but I was really drawn to these two finds!

How about you? Did you uncover any vintage treasures recently? 

Linking up here:

A Living Space
The Cottage Market
We Call It Junkin
Thrifter Maker Fixer Farm
Sir Thrift-a-Lot

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