Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fleamarket finale

Oh, what a thrill today has been! Two local fleamarkets in one trip and here is what I found...

I'll zoom in on some of it for you:

Gustavsberg melamine cups and Emsa melamine plates in mint condition.

Teak salt and pepper shakers shaped as vikings. Another bargain that I initally thought I'd put on Etsy but changed my mind as soon as I unpacked them at home. Sorry guys!

Small vase from Strehla Keramik, Germany.

Big, heavy candleholder for hanging on the wall. Possibly the work of Konrad Galaaen.

Isn't she sweet? I think it was her glasses that did it for me. I might not have brought her home if it wasn't for those specs :-) It's a litho titled 'Selvportret' (Self portrait) and signed K. Axels. Danish, I presume. The jam jar is from Arabia, Finland, and the vase is from Germany.

I found a whole lot of plates, cups, serving platters and sugerbowls in this pattern (Safran)... I just couldn't get it all (sigh) and was going to settle for one item. I contemplated a lidded sugerbowl. Then there was this (above) - a huge serving bowl in exactly the same design as the sugarbowl, only forty times bigger. (OK - slight exaggeration, but it is BIG.) I thought I'd be as bold as the dish and went for it. The price? NOK 75. That's a bargain in my book.

Finally, some 50's halos for Christmas tree lights. Perfect for a kitschy winter holiday. Not an obvious choice when it's summer at it's best with hot, sunny weather like today.

I was thrilled putting all these items in the car and drive home through the beautiful countryside, sun roof open and some favorite tunes on the stereo. The last fleamarket of the season was a great finale.

10 comments:

Francesca said...

i love how there are fleamarket 'seasons'. that's it. i'm moving to norge! x

Janne said...

Francesca - please do! Our neighbour is selling her house. Bring your kitchen.

louise35flower said...

Fantastic finds, really love the orange lidded dish and the cups! lucky you :)

Helen said...

Those salt and pepper shakers are just fantastic, love them!

Cecilie said...

Åh, grattis med flotte funn! MIne favoritter er den gule gryta og melamin serviset. :)

Var i sverige i helga og kom meg på noen loppisbutikker. Fantastisk billig!

demie said...

these are som really cool finds : )

Mathildes skatter... said...

WOW!!!!

Juddie said...

Oh! Sounds like a wonderful day! I'm sure Summer in Norway is just lovely, especially when you snaffle flea-market finds such as these :-)

Heather Moore said...

Wow, you find the best stuff! And yes, the glasses definitely take the cake. xx

Astrid said...

Well done!