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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Thrift Share - Getting Dished

If this weeks thrifting finds had a theme, it would definitely be Dishes.  I try not to bring home too many glass items since they are heavy to ship & harder to store...but I broke my norm and here's a bit of what I found!
I just loved the retro pattern on these Mikasa Super Star plates.  They are already up in the shop.
These Russel Wright pieces are from the Oneida line, so newer and not as collectible...but I just adore the stacking cream & sugar bowl along with the mugs.  I think I'll keep these for my own delight.
Speaking of adding to my own collection, I picked up this beautiful set of Flintridge of CA china plates.  I blogged about them over at The Thrift Collective this week since I was so excited about how beautiful they look with my existing china.
How fun is this Mikasa Provencal Coffee Pot?  The Cobalt Blue and white really pop & the modern shape and design makes it a timeless classic.  It's already listed in the shop.
This set of 4 glasses from Luminarc are so on Cue! Lol.  I wish we had a game room to use them in.  They were made in France and are heavy glass tumblers just longing for a cocktail! They'll be up in the shop soon.
 A week or so ago, I was reading the wonderful blog of Mid2Mod and was reminded of the wonderful Krenit bowls by Herbert Krenchel .  I'd longed to find one of these bowls in the wild for a long time now, so imagine my surprise when I found not 1, BUT 2 bowls this week!  The Yellow one came first then the blue at a different store.  They make a lovely statement don't you think?  Best part, I spent a total of $5 for  both of them!  WooHoo!  These beauties are staying in my collection for a while!

So, thats the Dish on my finds this week.  I also picked up quite a few lovely dresses and fabrics for the shop that I look forward to sharing with you soon.  Until then, I'll be linking up to the thrift share parties so be sure to check out all of the other treasures over at ATG's Thrift Share Monday & HLA's Flea Market Finds!

Cheers ~ Lara

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fancy Schmancy China

I'm so excited because this week I came across some beautiful China that pairs 
PERFECTLY with my current China Set!
Isn't that a pretty setting?
The patterned piece is from my original China collection.
It's by Gorham and is called Lorenzo Di'Medici.
I guess I should explain that "I LOVE MY CHINA".
Ok I know that sounds cooky & I never thought I'd even own a set of china, but I lusted over an 8 piece place setting at a thrift shop for about 6 months before finally biting the bullet and bringing it home.
The store wanted an outrageous amount for it, so it sat in a case forever.  I stopped in one day when they were having a huge sale & BAM, it was mine!!!  We actually use China more than I thought we would, and I'm happy to add a few contrasting pieces in the mix.  These are the new additions.
When I spotted these Beautiful Teal Plates this week I knew they would match perfectly!  The China is by Flintridge of California and I believe the pattern is called Platinum Teal.  There was a set of 6 plates and 4 salad plates, but unfortunately 1 of the salad plates was broken.
I purchased all 10 pieces for under $5!  SCORE!
So, now I have this!  I love it and will keep my eyes peeled for additional pieces of either of the sets...
and I hope you will too!
Cheers ~ Lara

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Thrift Share - Wonderfully Wooden

Instead of getting out and visiting some sales this morning, I'm being lazy and parked on the couch.  I'm feeling more motivated though, so after this post maybe I'll go find some goodies to share next week!
I picked up this wonderful wooden ice bucket a few weeks ago.  
It was Handcrafted in Haiti by David Auld.  Though I don't know much about the Artist, 
its a lovely piece and I love the design.
This cute little bird isn't marked, but his wire legs and wooden body are so sweet.  He'll make a great accent for many of my photo shoots, so I think he'll get to hang around for a bit!
I'm not quite sure but I think this wooden container is some sort of bottle holder.  I've not seen one of these before, and not sure if it's actually vintage or made to look old...
but it's still pretty cool in my opinion.  
So maybe not fitting in with my wood theme, but I found several books recently that excite me.  I began researching Artist Robert Irwin when trying to uncover the artist that made this Rabbi piece marked Irwin.  Needless to say, I was delighted to come across this book on the Getty Gardens. I also really enjoy the vintage fashions in the "How to Draw & Paint book".
Speaking of Vintage fashion...check out these amazing Prada pumps.  Perfect for a Spring Ensemble... & they'll be up in the shop this week! (Size 7 1/2)

Can't wait to see what other vintage delights were rescued this week, so you know I'll be checking out all of the links over at Selena's & Sophies!  Hope you do too :-)

Cheers ~ Lara

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Botanical Garden Goodness

We recently traveled to southeast Asia (Bali & Singapore).  One of my favorite stops during the trip was my afternoon spent at the Singapore Botanical Gardens.  The National Orchid Garden there was divine, and I could've happily spent the entire day photographing flowers.  I can't keep an orchid alive to save my life...so I was in awe the entire afternoon!  Here are a few of my favorite shots!







Cheers ~ Lara

Sunday, March 18, 2012

It's good to be Back

I'm back...and so is my computer!  
After a month of not being fixed properly, its so wonderful to have my Mac Back!!!
Now I can rejoin the thrift share parties, get my shop updated, and edit photos again.  
WooHoo!
Here are some of my finds from the past few weeks...
This 1982 Arabia of Finland plate was still in the box & the design is just divine!  It'll be making it's way in the shop soon.
I did a quick search on google for Maxwell before throwing this little vase in my buggy.   I've been doing some research on Robert Maxwell, and he has some beautiful pottery...though I'm finding values all over the board.   I love the texture and pattern on this simple piece and think I'll hold onto this one for my own collection.
The abstract angles of this Dansk Designs Austria water pitcher are really fun.  I picked it up at the local Goodwill and think I'll make a great addition to the shop.
I'm so ready for spring, especially after this cold, rainy, windy weekend here in SoCal.  Nothing says spring like a fun little vintage dress!  These will all be listed really soon, though I may have to wear the little purple asian inspired beauty a few times before I decide if I can let it go.  Sooo cute!
And for the not so warm days, how amazing is this vintage leather jacket!  The leather is buttery soft and the hand drawn/painted design is really fantastic!
Not that I need anymore art books, but how could I pass up this fun vintage Assemblage one?
Last but not least, a whole heap of vintage Ephemera...for free!!!  You know what they say, one mans trash is another mans treasure.  I was at my storage unit and the owner of the complex was throwing away a bunch of stuff left in a unit.  I volunteered to take these old albums off his hands.  Theres some fun older photos, and obviously someone was a huge "Million Dollar Man" fan back in the day. Lol.

I look forward to checking out all of your finds too...so I'm happy to be linking up with Selena & Sophie again after quite a long absence.

Cheers ~ Lara


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