Weekend Finds: *Not Pictured

Though it was a week/weekend of great finds—including a barrister bookcase and a seven-piece Broyhill Brasilia dining set—nearly a foot of snow prevented me from dragging them out for a photo shoot. They’ll not be pictured here today. Sigh. February and I have a long history, but we’re off to an exceptionally bad start together in 2015.

Fortunately I did have one adorable little find that I could photograph from the warmth of the my living room to share with you.

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On my second and final sweep of a thrift store I go to often, I spotted this little dish poking out of a stack of white ware for just $2.99. I thought the shape was cool and the pattern had a definite Scandinavian vibe. A quick check of the underside confirmed my suspicions.

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This piece was part of a dinnerware set produced by Norwegian porcelain manufacturer Figgjo Flint. This particular pattern is called “Astrid” and the “turi-design” on the backstamp refers to the designer, Turi Gramstad Oliver. Oliver designed many of Figgjo’s popular patterns in the 1960s and 70s. Figgjo is still in business today, producing gorgeous modern and contemporary lines of dinnerware for professional and commercial environments.

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The funny thing about this little dish is that the date on the thrift store tag was from December. This means that I, as well as many other people, had walked right by this great little Nordic treat for nearly a month. Its seemingly contemporary form just blended in with all the modern kitchen junk on the shelves and it disappeared. It’s a good reminder to scan those shelves a little more closely.

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