scandinavia findsPosted: November 18, 2010
i pop into thrift stores only every now and again these days and normally don’t find much. turns out i found decent stuff this past week. yesterday also got me a few items.
first up, norway.
this was an unexpected $2 score.
a teeny cathrineholm pot with lid. i have (2) bigger sizes of these in white with green. the white with orange was a nice find. this is my first “white with orange lotus leaves” cathrineholm, although i do own the orange with white coffeepot/teakettle. i like the size. a perfect small pot.
next up – finland.
later that afternoon in the christmas aisle in goodwill were these 2 wooden angels, marked aarikka finland. again – i’ll buy anything made in sweden, denmark, norway, finland. the boy angel was missing its halo.
lemme tell ya, i searched high and low for that halo, and son-of-a-gun if i didn’t find it on a non-christmas aisle shelf. took me about a half hour, but SUCCESS!
(do i search this hard for a job? hmmm.)
just need to glue it down now.
didn’t find these exact guys on the website, so not sure how old they are. they don’t strike me as real old, but they could be. the business has been around since 1954.
also found another vintage bottle brush tree.
merry christmas to me.