Monday, May 20, 2013

Old World and Mid Century Treasures

Thought I’d share a couple of my recent vintage finds. I haven’t done that in a while, probably because nothing has been overly noteworthy. These are exceptions…..

I found this really cool organically-shaped floral display bowl, made by Los Angeles Potteries.

Pink interior edges, with a dark plum exterior. I personally wouldn’t want to hide the interior with a floral arrangement. I think the frilly shape is reminiscent of sea life, so I thought a few seashells would do nicely.

With a generous size of 11-1/2” long, it could hold lots of things like floating flowers, shells, soaps, or even hors d’oeuvres.

My next treasure caught my attention for 2 reasons. The first being that I just love the Old World look of an armillary. The second being that the brass plate in front has the Roman numerals for my birth year, 1962.

It wasn’t till I got it home (in front of a magnifying glass) that I could read the inscription on the top brass plate. It reads “Rakna de lyckliga stunderna blott…” which is Swedish for “Count only the happy moments”, or something close to that. Since that was a movie and song from 1944, I can only assume that this may have been a stage or song award, but can’t find anything in my research.

Doesn't it look great, grouped with other Old World objects?

I’ve listed them in my Etsy shop.
Hope you had good luck in your treasure-hunting this weekend!

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  1. Beautiful finds. What I like is that they are so different from each other yet each caught your eye.

  2. I'd have never given that bowl a second look, but I love it with those seashells. Perfect.

  3. great finds - love the armillary, which is a new word for me!

  4. wow that dish is GORGEOUS! I love it

  5. That brass piece is STUNNING! I love the pottery bowl, too. Great finds!


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