Renninger’s Extravaganza













We had a really great day at the flea market.. The weather was absolutely perfect, we had a great lunch, and found a couple of things for the house. We’re basically replacing (upgrading) a couple of things in exchange, so we were able to justify the purchases. We didn’t see many mcm items, but as usual we enjoyed it anyway and didn’t walk away empty-handed. It has been a really nice 3-day weekend, but today I’ll have a full day of taking photos and listing items. I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!


Friday Favorites

Danish modern chair designed by Kai Kristiansen from dejavulongbeach.

Antique woven southwestern tapestry rug from OceanSwept.

Vintage Bitossi pottery from ACESFINDSVINTAGE.

Vintage mint green lamp with neon cord from EarthSeaWarrior.

Vintage Dansk Kobenstyle pot from HippopoVintage.

Vintage Cahill’s Prickly Pear glass from casitalita.

Custom handmade modern cement planters from dachshundinthedesert.

Here are some of my latest favorite Etsy finds. I love to mix southwest + modern designs. I’m loving the touches of bright colors that are incorporated into the textiles or pottery. I also think the angles on the Danish modern furniture complement the southwest patterns nicely. Have you discovered a design element lately that you’re incorporating into your home? I’d love to hear about it!

Aqua & Green!

I’m sure that everyone knows by now that I love the colors aqua and green. I’m just drawn to these colors like a magnet! Here are some fun items that I’ve found in the past during my treasure hunts…

I found this hula girl fabric on ebay and fell in love with the colors and graphics!

In my old apartment…my Selig chair, designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen, Lane “Acclaim” triangle table, Bitossi vase by Aldo Londi, & shag pillow; all vintage…all thrifted.

Vintage Treasure Craft ashtray that I found, enjoyed and then sold. I really like a lot of the Treasure Craft pieces and California Pottery in general. I love the glazes!

I remember finding these funky vintage Cannon bedspreads and I just had to have them!

I was so happy when I brought this Burke set home from Renninger’s Flea Market! The set included four chairs and the tulip table. I made the cushion covers myself..  When I moved and had to downsize, I sold the chairs to a very nice artist out in California, so I know they went to a great home. I’m happy to say that I still have the table!

Raymor Pottery

While I’m on a studio pottery roll, I just had to mention one of my favorite artists, Aldo Londi. He created numerous beautiful pieces for Bitossi and they were then distributed in the U.S. by Raymor. You can still find the Raymor sticker on the bottom of a lot of these pieces if you can find them. I found this one years ago at a thrift shop, but they are becoming more rare. Below is another amazing piece…

The colors are always so beautiful! I sold this vase and Lane table on ebay, but I couldn’t part with my Selig chair. I’ve done some research and learned that it was designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen. I was thrilled about this because he also designed my favorite chair as seen here. To this day, I still think the Ib Kofod-Larsen chairs were a couple of my best thrift shop discoveries.

Kelly and I are heading out bright and early tomorrow to do some treasure hunting, so hopefully we’ll find some Raymor pottery or great chairs. Part of the thrill is… you just never know!!!