Thrift Picks- DFW Edition

So late last month I bought a rug for the house on eBay from a dealer in Southlake, close to Fort Worth. Needless to say, I thought it would be a great idea to waive the $29 shipping fee, pick the rug up myself, and get a weekend of Dallas-Fort Worth picking under my belt. Definitely saving money! 😐
So I took my husband’s hatchback Mazda6 and hightailed it to Fort Worth. I decided to go the unbeaten path (junk shops) first. Imagine my surprise when I immediately found a set of 6 Art Deco dining chairs in the style I had been wanting for only $100! Clearly it was going to be a good weekend. Here are the chairs lined up in pretty little rows awaiting refinishing (doing myself with an oil finish , they’re solid mahogany with brass feet, likely French) and new fabric (splurging with the pros):

20131122-125229.jpg

And here they are crammed in the back of the car two weeks ago:

20131122-125320.jpg

Despite this insane mess I was also able to fit the 9×12′ rug and lots of other goodies for the shop in the car. Awesome vintage finds, Kolaches from West, and my annual Braum’s made the weekend trip a resounding success. Without further ado, onto the picks!

Misc:

20131122-125857.jpg
A pair of signed kokeshi and a Jorgen Bloch rope lion.

Textiles

20131122-130117.jpg
A narrow wool tapestry and three Verner Panton Spectrum Mira X wall hangings.

Ceramics:

20131122-130318.jpg
Bitossi polkadot pottery set (already gone), another Italian vase that’s likely Bitossi (B mark), and Eva Zeisel After Dinner sugar bowl and creamer in black.

Glass:

20131122-130523.jpg
Super rare nuutajarvi stacking jars, Riihimaki vase, a set of three Aseda bamboo vases, monumental Holmegaard Havanna vase in blue and Gulvase in white, pink Murano latticino cup, an Art Deco glass goldfish car mascot, and a huge signed Livio Seguso Murano glass swan.

Art:

20131122-130954.jpg
Taken by the car, a large Art Nouveau floral oil painting. Love the colors, scale, and asymmetry.

Until next time…

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Thrift Picks- DFW Edition

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s