Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hot find!

A couple of months ago M and I went to a school rummage sale. It was tiny and outside on a very cold rainy day. I wasn't so sure I even wanted to stop but then I found this whole box of super cool vintage dinnerware. It is Figgjo for Viking. I think the print is so cute and I love the colors and look at all this stuff:
I paid $15 for all of it. Initially I thought I would try to sell it on ebay because my husband and I sort of have this competition of who can find the coolest thing at a sale that we buy for a song but is worth a good chunk. The more I look at this though I think it is staying. Right now he is in the lead- he bought a big old glass fishing float for $15 or $20 and sold it for $185. I get too attached to the great stuff I buy though! Good thing they have more of this stuff on ebay so I can round out my set! It's funny too- I have not really ever been a huge 70's fan (been there done that!) but lately I am finding it so appealing. We got M an American Girl Doll for Christmas. Finally bit the bullet- those things are so expensive!! She picked out Julie the one from 1974. She has a banana seat bike and wears jumpsuits and has a ($68!!) fondue set! We did not buy any of the accessories because I think $68 for a tiny fondue set for a doll is ridiculous! Even if it so so cute it makes you want to buy it just to play with yourself! I had a banana seat bike and wore jumpsuits (and Hee Haw overalls...) and ate fondue. I am loving the 1974 Julie Doll and fortunately so is she!

10 comments:

Strikkelise said...

Oh wow. That is such a bargain. And beautiful, too!

Figgjo is huge among retro/vintage lovers over here, probably because people remember it from their childhood. The factory is still active (South Western Norway) and is renowned for its good designs.
Your set would probably sell for at least 150 US dollars in Norway :)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful--I'd definitely keep it!!! Fondue sets...we had fondue when I was younger and yes, banana seats...the best.

Nancy said...

That is a wonderful find! Lucky You!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

My nieces do the American girl thing and i am always amazed at how expensive the stuff is when we get it for gifts for them. If you ever have the chance to go to an American Girl store...it is insane..we hit one in Chicago and there were a gazillion little girls are carrying their dolls with them.
Just an FYI we have an old glass fishing float we found on the Washington coast years ago - didn't realize they went that high on Ebay (mine isn't going anywhere)

Stephanie said...

I had no idea the made American girl dolls 70's style. Too funny! Love that she comes with a banana seat bike! Your dishes are so cool!

Kelly said...

Now that is one awesome find! Lucky you!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh I love these dishes! Amazing.

Karen Siddiqi said...

Ohh, I just stumbled on your blog and I love that set of dishes!! I'm so jealous!!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I just adore this set! I picked up one piece at a thrift store even though it was $12 because ebay was too expensive. This is such a fabulous find!

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