Monday, April 18, 2011

An Eclectic Weekend

I found a variety of pretty treasures this weekend. I hit two estate sales and a couple of thrift shops. I'll get right to the goods!

This is a vintage Frankoma 30 hurricane ashtray. It's absolutely lovely. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it back down. I love the shape and the swirls. The pottery feels so good to the touch too - silky and smooth. I tried to do a bit of research on this piece and couldn't find much information. I'm not sure yet if I'm keeping it or selling it. I'm very torn. I hope more research will help me reach a decision.

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I found this cool mod mirror at one of the estate sales. It's plastic and marked "Made in Denmark" The shape is awesome. I think this one will be going in the shop because I can't imagine where I'd hang it.

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I really like these old desktop bells. I found two at the same sale. The orange bell is super cute and in perfect condition but I love the aging on the silver bell. I can't decide which one I like more.

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I dug through piles and piles of old fabric and found this little cache of old wooden spools of thread at the bottom of a big box. Most of the spools are capped with little plastic buttons that holds the loose thread end in place. Too cute!

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This cute little 1962 Treasure Craft apple trinket tray will be up in the shop soon. The colors, shape, detail are incredible. I just love it!

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Now we're up to my very favorite finds from the weekend. I picked up this framed print at an estate sale. The text reads, "Clipper Ship Dreadnought Off Tuskar Light - 12 1/2 days from New York on her celebrated passage into dock at Liverpool in 13 days 11 hours Dec 1854. To her Commander S Samuels Esq this Print is respectfully dedicated by the publisher. New York Published by N. Currier 152 Nassau Street"

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The detail is stunning! I have no idea if this is a real Nathaniel Currier print or not. There have apparently been a ton of reproductions. Most of the items I saw at this particular estate sale were all late 1800s/early 1900s, so there is a good chance! I plan to do a lot more investigating but for now it's going on my wall (out of the sunlight though, just in case!)

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My next fave find is a beautiful Georges Briard mid century carafe. From top to bottom this piece is a stunner! Teak handle and mid century brass capped legs! Beautiful gold, white and blue birds - the original tag! *swoon*

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Here is a detail shot because it deserves one (this sucker was hard to photograph!)

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Even the tag is pretty!

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Wow. I just realized how long this post has become. I do have more finds to add. I picked up some great Pyrex pieces this weekend. I think I'll save those for tomorrow tho and post 'em up to the Pyrex Collective!

Thanks for reading, I hope everyone had a great weekend. I'm linking up to Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday and Her Library Adventures Flea Market Finds - check them out!

9 comments:

  1. Wow I really like the Briard item, especially the label!

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  2. i can't think of a good enough word to describe how lovely that Georges Briard carafe is! It's so cool Flo.
    i love the bells, the little apple dish
    ...well actually, I love everything you found.

    p.s. really like the colour of your walls too

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  3. Love that ship! So gorgeous and the perfect touch of nautical. Thanks so much for playing along!
    Sophie x

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  4. That apple dish is the cutest. Do you know anything about it? I bet it's a great designer and well sell for hundreds! On a random note, I would love a sundress made with fabric that has that carafe print on it! Weeee!

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  5. How did I miss that amazing boat painting!? But really, each find here is amazing as usual...

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  6. The tag on that carafe is amazing! I recently found your blog and love it! Keep it up:) I also collect Crazy Daisy Pyrex and I am also a antique/vintage dealer in Kansas City. I come across stuff all of the time that I LOVE and my booth partner HATES! I'll see if I can get some shots to you soon for your Hot or Not!

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