Archive for the ‘ceramic’ Category


Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Getting up early to go to the estate sale did have one benefit – I got to go to like 20 or more thrift stores on my way home. Thank you iPhone for your guidance.

I was hoping to find some spectacular things, but it was sort of a bust. Except for my new favorite not-ironic portrait painting.  RAD.

This little walnut tray is cool and looks like a blank eye staring at you; I also got a little wooden apple storage thingy at the same store.

What did I actually buy at the estate sale? This little West German gray and green stripped vase. Talked them down from $22 to $20. Ugh. What a waste of time that place was.

I also got another tall gray West German vase and a little Hopi ceramic bowl. No big scores, maybe next time.


Thursday, March 4th, 2010

I also picked up a few other things while on the thrifty rounds. This ceramic lama and bull are hilariously weird and SO heavy. The bull is branded with with like a WS (I think) but otherwise unmarked. Love the crazy texture and blue lips, it’s like they are suffocating under all that ceramic fur weight.

I also picked up a cream Eames side shell chair on a low lounger h-base that needs a little bit of restoration love and a flokati fur pillow.


Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

To celebrate the new shop and terrible weather I went out thrifting in Palm Springs. My fun find this weekend was a Jaru gold ram head from the 1970’s. Looks like the ghost of KWID is infiltrating ye’ old brick house…

What the hell is Jaru? I didn’t know but a quick Google informed me that Jaru was a Californian pottery company started in 1950 by Jack and Ruth Hirsch that made some unquestionably ugly ceramic pieces.

Other versions HERE and HERE. Ram-tastic!