Thrift Picks, Week of 5/19/13

Howdy, Folks! Hope everyone had a great week and has a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend. Things are fairly slow here this weekend with the hubs working AS USUAL on another holiday weekend. Me last week to the hubs, “So are you working Memorial Day?” Hubs, “When’s Memorial Day?” Ha, question answered.
Last week was fairly uneventful other than a fortuitously planned day off for dental work (followed by a full day of picking) and me starting to use the new vitamix in REAL earnest. Have I mentioned I’m in full blown love with it? Here it is COOKING a poblano pepper soup last week:

Ok, enough gushing over my new toy. On to the picks!


I got this small flat weave rug at an estate sale yesterday. I love the colors and after doing a little research I suspect it’s a modern Turkish Kilim.

Odd bits:


A very cute Finnish wall bank and a “Wolf” inuit style bear sculpture.


A very curvy modernist statue and Italian travertine bookends.


Mystery modernist pottery to left and right and a Lenox angelfish vase in the center.



A gorgeous litho from the 1940s of Reims Cathedral in France, framed Victorian artist palette calling cards mounted on velvet, a framed mola, a bizarre collage, and an original painting by Oklahoma artist Dean Lauderdale (second pic).




My housewares finds came on my Tuesday off, and I am VERY glad I took the day off. The sweet bread and butter plate is a very early piece of Danish Bing & Grondahl porcelain dating likely to the 1880s and I love the colors. The orange and red salad plates are Waechtersbach and the teak pepper mill is a very early Jens Quistgaard Dansk piece with the Peugeot grinding mechanism. I was pretty flabbergasted to find the pepper mill in the wild, especially at a ultra trendy hipster vintage resale shop.


Holy moly! By far my best pick over the weekend is the monumental tricolor vase / decanter on the left, a signed piece by Joel Philip Myers for Blenko (1964). The unusual amber glass and cork salt and pepper shakers are possibly Takahashi. The sterling silver collared decanter is Dartington (British).

Until next time…


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