Greetings. I'll just jump right in with some items I found during the last week. And I'll start with a beautiful bowl and cradle that I have not been able to identify.
I have no clue who might have manufactured this. I've posted an inquiry on a mid-century enthusiasts online community I'm part of, but, alas, I've gotten no responses. The bowl does come free from its cradle, and there are three ball feet on the cradle's bottom. So stinkin' cool.
Anyhow, I just love it. For the time being, it'll serve as the house pinecone holder.
I also got lucky at our closest Savers when I found two Russel Wright pieces.
This lidded veggie dish in chartreuse matches the single plate I found quite a while back. I love, love, love the chartreuse.
I also found this super stylish Russel Wright sugar bowl. Check out that fun mid-century handle.
These Christmas plates are a Marimekko design by Pfaltzgraff. The bottoms of the plates are actually marked "Marimekko Oy." (Huh?) I believe they're vintage 1970s, and they have rims similar to the Marimekko mugs I found a while back.
So I bought this Cheshire Cat mug. But wait.
When you pour in hot liquid, all but the cat's grin disappears (sort of). So stinkin' clever.
I don't care for Alice in Wonderland, by the way. The Mad Hatter is way too creepy, and Lewis Carroll was reportedly a bad man in the sickest way. I even get a little creeped out by the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers "Don't Come Around Here No More" video from the 1980s—again, icky. But this mug is fun.
I do love Tom Petty's music, though. Here's the aforementioned creepy video (vintage 1980s, folks!) :
And, of course, I picked up some mugs.
The cat mug is by Otagiri; the Aids Awareness mug was produced by the US Postal Sevice and is dated 1993; and the Maxwell House mug just plain reminds me of the classic Maxwell House commercials I used to watch as a kid—when there were only four channels on the TV. The Conservative mug is a Boynton design and is signed. And the "the Good Guys" mug is a William Logan design and is also signed and dated 1977.
And I bought some Longaberger pottery and some Tupperware. I cannot pass these up.
I hope that everyone out there in thrifting land is finding themselves some good loot.
And I'm sending many thanks to Sir Thrift-A-Lot, a living space, We Call It Olde, Remnant (where I posted with a poorly cropped thumbnail photo!), and Thrifter/Maker/Fixer/Farm for the opportunity to link up.