cat

ok, let’s review.

cats.

not a fan.

not a cat girl.

never liked ’em.

never will.

and yet…

when overpriced goodwill puts a less-than-a-buck price tag on an aarikka finland  wooden cat, somehow i gotta buy it. 

cuz i’m greedy and won’t leave it for someone who really really IS a cat person.

i am slowly, but definitely surely, becoming an old cat lady.

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teeny tiny swede

i scooted into goodwill to see if there was anything worthwhile inside.  man – there really isn’t anything this time of year. 

but then i spotted what i think is a swedish ornament. 

my eyesight stinks now.  even with reading glasses while holding this thing up against the glass window for better light, i couldn’t be sure if i was reading “sweden” or not.  i think i am.  in certain angles i believe i see sweden carved (or stamped) in the wood.

there are 3 lines of info there.

a line of numbers, another line that i can’t make out at all, and then “sweden.”

you see it, right?

 

i mean, that’s just cute.


scandinavia finds

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.