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- 07 May 2017 -
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May as well start a new one. I hope that adding photos works.


I got these toys recently--a Kouvalias cat, my fourth Bojesen soldier, another Swedish troll, an old Brio owl (missing one section with an incorrect replacement ring). And in front, a turtle whose head pokes forward and back when you pull him along, and a odd little old Brio cat that doesn't do anything except look very cute.


The last thing you acquired #51
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- 07 May 2017

Nice! I had no idea that Brio toys were collectibles. My son has a ton of Brio trains. Might be worthy to keep them and sell them in a few decades :)

Got a few nice stuff recently:
* a single pirkka chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara, original Laukaan Pu edition.
* a vintage Pepsi Cola café blackboard. Probably from the 60s.
* a second night stand by Silkeborg Møbelfabrik. I have the pair now and my bedroom looks so bourgeois with matching nightstand!!!
* a 1954 FDB Møbler catalog. In English (export edition).
* not a vintage find but a nice, smaller Moroccan Beni Ouarain rug with unusual colors.

- 08 May 2017

Lovely to be able to see pictures again! I love the pirkka chair, so elegant! Most recent find for me was this Pierre Paulin orange slice chair for Artifort, picked it up yesterday. Shocked at how comfortable it is! I think I managed to get the pictures up!

- 08 May 2017

Lovely to be able to see pictures again! I love the pirkka chair, so elegant! Most recent find for me was this Pierre Paulin orange slice chair for Artifort, picked it up yesterday. Shocked at how comfortable it is!

- 08 May 2017

A set of 4 early Arne Jacobsen Eklipta for Louis Poulsen 35cm and 2, Knoll chairs

- 08 May 2017

Love the chairs! They look quite elegant and very, very comfortable.

Waffle, i tried posting a photo to the last thread too and couldn't, but it seemed to be only that thread for me. What browser are you using and does it need updating? Sometimes that's the issue but I'm hardly an expert.

That glass ashtray is NOT what I expected when you described it in your other post. Wow. (and the cat had a haircut, right? They don't come like that, do they?? Again, not an expert.)

- 08 May 2017

that is the underside of the ashtray. It is HUGE. I have to figure out a way to get some light behind it. It's like a neon Buddha hand

I think it is a sizing issue w/ my photo's. I know there is a size limit but I didn't used to have a problem w/ ones taken on my cell phone. I guess I am going to have to do some photo editing. Maybe I'll futz with that today

The LARGE one is Ming and he is that fuzzy. He also has a stub tail so looks even more like a walking fuzz ball. He is the sweetest creature on earth. Since the identity of the next Dali Lama is in jeopardy (google if you don't know the details) we think Ming might actually be it.

Oh yes, and love those Knoll chairs. Whoa

- 09 May 2017

Recently picked up a Sansui 1000X receiver in walnut enclosure and an interesting turned rosewood nativity set.

Pieces are turned (heads/gifts/staffs were made separately and affixed) and have felt bottoms. They are well crafted. So far though--no clue who made them. They strike me as Scandinavian but I feel like they also might be German/Italian or even Eastern European.

- 11 May 2017

partially a test partially a find or 2

First is a 7' bench from the City of Salem, Or. Might have been in the public library? Was covered in gum and grime and was sort of loose. Solid white oak throughout. Fixing it up and will probably stick it in the garage as a table

Second, a tiki lamp, which is odd, as i never see tiki anything and there is an active thread elsewhere that has become a tiki centric discussion (and pigs). It is amazingly well made. The ceramic base is very Raymor. LOVELY. Now to see if I have a shade.

IT WORKED IT WORKED! PICTURES!

- 11 May 2017

Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen coffee table for France and Daverkosen. It's in amazing shape, like no one really ever even used it! Still has the John Stuart Inc medallion as well : )

- 11 May 2017

That's a handsome table, Ponyboy.

Best,

Aunt Mark

- 11 May 2017

Thanks, Mark. It's a bit shiny, not sure if that's the original finish or something put on over the years.

Luke

- 11 May 2017

That Kindt-Larsen coffee table probably dates to the very late 1950s. Sometime later (probably the late 1960s, when Poul Cadovius owned France and Søn), they changed the design much for the worse. These earlier ones have a solid teak top and solid teak end grain edge banding; both parts expand and contract together. The later ones have a veneer top and solid teak end grain edge banding. The edge banding splits or falls off because it moves and the top does not.

So: nice find!

- 12 May 2017

found a great shade in the attic (I buy them when I see them) and included a closer shot of the ceramic base. It is WONDERFUL. I love that rustic glaze really makes me think of Raymor. It's even a Raymor type color.

- 12 May 2017

The last thing I found were these vintage suitcases. They're in pretty good condition, they came from a local reclaimed door place near me.

Unfortunately, they're a bit battered for use as suitcases, but they are going to work perfectly as extra storage in the lounge!

- 12 May 2017

Found four of these... not really vintage, but couldn't resist. They are also Super-comfortable. B&B Italia Sina.

- 12 May 2017

Hi.

That looks to be a sweet space that your chairs are in. Care to show more?

Best,

Aunt Mark

- 12 May 2017

Sure.. it's nighttime now here but here's pictures I found on my phone. The CADO unit was actually 15 panels wide when we bought it... came from a children's psychiatrists cabinet. So I've got still another 11 panels waiting to be used. In the meantime, my car sleeps outside.

- 12 May 2017

Flipster - swoon!

I've been both inactive and on a buying spree, now that I have a home with ample space to fill with s__t.

My most recent pickup was an IB Kofod 'Spear' chair. I gambled on eBay and paid far too much given the condition, but I've been pining for one for years. I jumped on this one, despite damage, as it is teak and not the more ubiquitous stained beech.

Less recent procurements are a Lyfa Pendant light (which I promptly painted black despite being in perfect condition) and a Thomas (Thos for you 'elites') Moser rocker. I've had a love affair with the New Gloucester rocker since seeing one as a college student in their Boston showroom. Turns out it's not terribly comfortable or robust ... such is life.

- 13 May 2017

flipster - You have a wonderful home. I have always thought that the wood panels of the Cado systems looked a bit out of style. You proved me wrong. It looks fantastic!

- 13 May 2017

I can dig it!

Thanks,

Aunt Mark

- 15 May 2017

New lamps
Cobra desk lamp
Carlo Nason Artichoke Mazzega
great Cosack ceiling lamp

- 15 May 2017

I found this enormous set of Vistsoe 606 shelving at a thrift shop last week. There are three more full bays I did not have room to set up on my living room floor. One of my best finds in recent memory.

- 15 May 2017

Lovely treasures above!!

Hello.

I recently bought an old spinach jade hand carved snuff box to add to the others. Tasteful and simple. Perfect for pills.

I blame Ray,

Aunt Mark

(EDITED BY ME): I edited the magazine rack. too busy. hi.

- 16 May 2017

Try this again

So I took that lamp apart in hopes of finding out a little more info

Ceramic = Raymor, just like I sort of suspected
Wood bits = Denmark?
Design = Pure island fantasy

THAT IS WEIRD

EDIT - I minds as well fix the cord issue while I am at it. SHEESH

- 16 May 2017

I swore off facebook about 3 years ago. It makes me kind of nauseous. I'll use my Wife's account

THANKS TONS FOR THE TIP

It's a weird and wonderful THING. I thought for sure PEGB would be interested but maybe not "tiki" enough for him....

- 17 May 2017

Just received two more Bambi 55/1 chairs this evening to match up with the one I've had for a few years.

At the risk of sounding greedy, does anyone have a single lying around that they're looking to get rid of? :)

- 17 May 2017

does sound a LITTLE greedy

Finally found a set of Lauffer Palisander (Norway) stainless. This is actually 2 purchases. I have always wanted this set. Came with the original wool sleeves.

- 20 May 2017

I've always wanted a red Eames LCW, so my searching finally paid off a few weeks ago when I stumbled across this glowing example. It's all original, and looks like it has hardly been used. I love it!

- 20 May 2017

One item less on my wishlist... I have just received a #35 bench/side table by Kai Kristiansen for Aksel Kjersgaard and man it's a beautiful piece....

Just need to find a pair of Hvidt Mølgaard Boomerang chairs and a Jacobsen camping table (FH 3601) now. :)

- 23 May 2017

Thanks Flipster. It was a lucky ebay find. Lucky to find an early one in such beautiful condition at a nice price!

- 24 May 2017

Wow Flipster, that room is incredible.

One day I will get a round chair... And the wall system.

My most recent pickup was these Niels Koefoed chairs which now seem to be popping up everywhere

- 24 May 2017

Well.. Not sure where you are located, but these CADO units can occasionally be found for a very reasonable price through lauritz. Recently I saw a unit of similar size going for EUR 1,000 I believe.

- 24 May 2017

Very VERY much out of my budget. I have some really nice items, but I've never spent more than £100 on anything I own. So far my collection has been amassed from people who don't know what they're selling.

The chairs I've posted however aren't my style, so I will be reselling those to pay for some I do like :)

Kyle

- 31 May 2017

Not a big purchase, just rescued this pre-Aeron executive office chair by Geoff Hollington for Herman Miller from going to the furniture crusher if it does not sell at the end of the day. In excellent condition, not a single flaw, just completely became invisible in a sea of generic office chairs. It has some serious leather work...

- 31 May 2017

a set of 4 teak #310 side dining chairs by Erik Buck for Chr. Christensen in an auction. I have the OD Mobler dining chairs and stools, but this is the first Chr. Christensen items I've acquired.

- 11 Jun 2017

Was a ceramic kind of weekend : )

Two large Gainey planters, a Haeger and an assortment of W.German.

Also a Dansk Cheese Board. Looks like the knife was made in Japan and the board in Denmark.

- 12 Jun 2017

I had two nice ceramics finds this weekend. A Bitossi, Aldo Londi rimini blue table top and a large, 12 tile Harris Strong framed wall hanging.

- 12 Jun 2017

Picked up a Marantz 2252b a couple weeks ago. Industrial design at its best. The ducks on each side are Italian. Made for a gift shop in Manhattan in the 60's.

- 16 Jun 2017

Rescued an obsolete manual mechanical desktop calculator. The bakelite(?) housing is designed by Sigvard Bernadotte & Acton Bjorn from 1957. The number display reminds me of those old analog arrival/departure display at JFK airport & Grand Central & Penn Station, NY. The leather carrying case is worth saving too.

- 18 Jun 2017

A service for 8 in a shoebox.

'Bedford' pattern in silver plate designed by Don Wallance for Lauffer in 1963

- 18 Jun 2017

wow. I love lauffer and I love that set

- 18 Jun 2017

Yes, that Lauffer silver was waiting for you...meant to be. Gorgeous graceful shapes. I do wish that the fork only had 3 tines. So what did you use to polish them?

Best,

Aunt Mark

ps I have 3 full and one partial set of 4 unrelated table services for 12. Getting ready to donate one set. I need to edit. And I like finger food anyhow.

- 18 Jun 2017

Waffle - your 'palisander' set is awesome. I remember your set when I stumbled on this set last night.

Of all the flatware designs by Don Wallance, for Lauffer, 'design no. 1' is a classic & desired by most, but I accept anything that comes to me.

https://goo.gl/images/AB4owp

I found this link too that shows the flatware designs of Don Wallance for Lauffer & Carl Pott in Germany.
http://silversocietyofcanada.ca/sites/default/files/Hood2.pdf

Aunt Mark, the set I found was in pristine condition except for the 2 tarnished pieces which according to the store manager was donated by a couple who only used those 2 pieces in their wedding reception. The store manager also told me that another customer 2 weeks ago paid the original asking price for the set but was only interested in the nice case that it came with but found the set too plain, & left it there to be resold. The set is perfect for me who likes plain simple stuff.

I did not use polishers on this set, all I did was hand wash them & use the old fashioned method using a mixture of baking soda, table salt, hot water in a glass shallow dish lined with aluminum foil & soak. There are instructions & videos online if someone wants to try this method. This method is not for flatware sets with wood, plastic or other materials for grips/ handles.

- 18 Jun 2017

Thanks!

I'll also give it a try on my front tooth. Very elegant flatware. White china. Dim lights.

Best,

Aunt Mark

- 22 Jun 2017

Mooooooooo.

A pair of #77 rosewood side dining chairs by J.L. Mooller. Nice grain pattern on the backrests.

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