Friday, June 29, 2012

Canoe Muffin...

How can you not love the name of Ekco's MCM flatware Canoe Muffin. It just makes me chuckle. I've been picking it up piece by piece everytime I see it. This quick thrift break turned out to be a rather good one...Michael Lax fondue pot for Copco, two Timo candlesticks ( I hope ,as they aren't signed but almost match my signed one...does anyone know how to tell?) Copper measuring cups, Corning Buffet Serving piece and my funky Canoe Muffin:-) How was your break?
Atomic Moxie out:-)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Growling at the Goodwill outlet...

Spent a great day visiting friends and I just had to make a quick ( I use that term loosely, I'm sure you know what I mean. A quick 15 minutes turned into 3 hours) Hit the Goodwill outlet AKA goodies by the pound. I tend to be a bit reserved about these places...but with the purchase of gloves to dig modest reserve went by the wayside. Wasn't having too much luck. A couple of tablecloths, a cheese board and then they brought out the new stuff ...normally I stay away from that experience like the plague....but it was on a day that wasn't too crowded and I just happened to be right where they brought out the new carts. boxes and boxes of newspaper wrapped dirty dishes, nasty I tell you. But just when I was ready to move away,,,I spied the rim of a Vignelli casserole...3 casseroles with lids, 3 individual ramekins later I moved away to find a few other be honest I think I growled at one person while was digging ( not true but I thought about it:) While the Vignelli wasn't Heller but, rather Chef's Choice I was still more than OK with my haul. 10.00 bucks not a bad day at all, oh and 50 cents for the gloves.

Oh I forgot I also dug in and found a nasty box...out came the cutest set of vintage cups from Japan in pristine condition, I doubt that they have ever been used.
There were a few others goodies too::
Have I told you all just how much I adore Smug Mugs...totally smitten!
Warm syrup anyone?
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Sunday, June 10, 2012

She was hiding in the wicker

The last two weeks of thrifting Thursday have been so dry...I have been tempted to give up, but this little lady smiled out at me from piles of dirty wicker. She is my first Stoneware Designs West piece that I have ever found. I just couldn't stop smiling at her and then at anyone else that looked my way...perhaps she is magic:) I don't think she was ever used...she was so dusty. I imagine her in a mid century home sitting on a shelf just smiling away at everyone that looked at her, for years and years until one day when she was all alone in the house and nobody looked anymore...bittersweet. I tend to write scenarios in my mind about every piece I find...that is a trait I picked up from my Mother, I used to tease her about it all the it makes me smile and miss her at the same time. I guess I know how this little lady felt. What did you find this week??? Did it tell you a story?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

With everything that has been going on...Thrifting days have been few and far between. These are a few items gleaned over a few week period. I have missed our Thrifting Thursdays. We have a number of items that I need to take photos of so that we can get them on Etsy.
I have a couple of fun ideas for our shop and for home...I can't wait to flesh them out.