Friday, 11 April 2014

flea friday: a west german, a soviet & a couple of brushes


A quick peak in the new Red Cross store a street down from us turned into a lucky sweep.

I only went in to check if they had any new retro/vintage fabric for my quilt. This new store seems to have such a fast turnover of stuff, it doesn't seem unreasonable to go and check for things even every second day...plus the fabrics are sold by a small price per kilo.

Well instead of fabrics, I spent my three euro petty cash on some fat lava, something soviet and a couple of useful brushes.


I have to say I adore the tomato red of this fat lava vase and the fact that it's just joined my little collection. It's a little more robust than my other two finds from earlier, and it's also from a different pottery. It's made by Carstens Keramik. It looks solidly 1970s - isn't it just delicious? By the way, lots of info on West German ceramics and potteries (and a fat lava gazing gallery) can be found  here.


By now, you probably know about my fondness for nice vintage tins and for soviet stuff too.... This pretty tea caddy satisfies both fascinations. I'd seen this tin online (possibly on Etsy) before, and finally have come across it myself, and in such a sweet, clean condition. I've already filled it with some ginger infused green tea.

The vintage brushes are something that we've actually been needing for a while: a good shoe brush and one for coats. Now they come to us for literally pennies. The horseshoe shaped brush has been allocated for clothing, as it was in unused condition with no shoeblack on it. It is actually of a very nice quality, made of teak in England and it fits in the palm in a lovely way.


I'm sharing my finds this week with A Living Space, with Sir Thrift a Lot, with We Call It Junking and with Me and My Shadow.

12 comments:

  1. Just three euros for a fat lava vase!Wow!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. i know, it was a steal! thanks for your comment Ariadne!

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  2. Your West Germany vase looks like a great find.
    I also like your tin.
    Denise

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    1. thanks Denise, it's always nice to find a good one

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  3. Oh, I think maybe you're going to be having lots of fun in that new store, if this first visit there is any indication. Thank you so much for sharing this at History & Home this week. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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    1. i love that it's just round the corner, great for bigger items too, don't need to haul big finds too far :)

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  4. looks like the shop is a good one and only down the road, brilliant!

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    1. it's true! that's why i only go if i can be focused / or have a little guilt-free petty cash to spend. must not hoard :)

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  5. Call me old fashioned, but I do love a decent good quality old shoe brush. Practical, yet also reminds me of my late father in a sentimental way.

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    1. same here, i have memories of my grandad taking time to polish all his shoes from brouges to workboots at some weekends - a trusty shoe brush always featured. thank you for your comment!

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  6. Thanks ever so much for your link to our website! Some lovely finds here. If you ever need any help identifying any of your WGP pieces, don't forget to give us a go! Emma @ Potsandpots

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    1. thanks Emma, i love your website and the collections you are showing there! great you stopped by to have a look here :) best regards, Aniko

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