Thrifting Roundup: 8.22.11

I’m very proud of this week’s estate-sale acquisitions.  Usually Mr. Butter and I are an unstoppable team during estate sales: he goes left and I move right and we meet in the middle after we’re finished.  Well, this Friday I went to an estate sale by myself.  I saw a few great things I really wanted for the etsy shop so I got up early on Friday, drove to a nearby town, and waited in line!

This little yellow gem is the item that I hoped I would score at the sale, and I did!  I had never seen a Dansk Kobenstyle Fondue Pot with its original stand before, so I was very excited to have it for the shop.  There were also some surprise pieces at the estate sale, which are up at the shop as well.

I found a number of “Kosmos” cups and saucers designed by Gunvor Olin Gronqkvist for Arabia of Finland.  These hand-painted pieces exemplify everything I love about Finnish design: simple lines, rich colors, and timeless design.

After I went through the dishware I turned my head and saw a Viking Ice Bucket designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk.  As soon as I left the sale I took a quick cell-phone photo to send to Mr. Butter and practically squealed when I called him.  As you can see, it has a place of honor and is currently guarded by our collection of wooden Vikings.

This post is linked to Flea Market Finds!


  1. Reply
    BeckyKay August 22, 2011

    What a fabulous fondue pot! Love the color!

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    Trina Curran August 24, 2011

    Oh, I love the fondue pot. Thrifting was good for us this weekend too. I just need to post it. Aren’t estate sales the best???

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    The Belvedere August 24, 2011

    What great finds, I always have a hard time at estate sales. Love the Viking ice bucket, timeless design!

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    Vintage Scapes August 28, 2011

    wow wow wow… stellar finds!

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