October 29, 2011

Went to Amsterdam and Thrifted

packed suitcase thrifting toys
Who needs clothes when you can fill a suitcase with vintage treasures? I did use a few pieces of clothing as safety wrapping for some breakables. But this was my suitcase a few days ago after my trip to Amsterdam.
There are some vintage items that will stay here in my personal collection, but most will go up in the shop. There are some great finds in there. Will show some of them soon. For now i'll share some pictures of thrifting treasures that i did not bring.
mid century mod vintage table thrift store
This table only needs a little TLC and it would be a prize possession! Look at that shape! And those legs! And how those drawers open! If it could only have fit in my suitcase...
vintage rocking horses thrift store
Even though i have no kids i would display a rocking horse like one of these in my living room. Not sure about their age, the one in the middle looked the oldest. I should have turned around that blue one in the back, it was an wooden rocking elephant!
dutch delftware delft blue dishes antique store
In a small antique shop just outside Amsterdam i found this table full of old Delftware pieces. So typical Dutch! I do have an appreciation for pretty Delft's Blue, but it's not totally my style and the breakable risk is high, so none of these finds went in my suitcase. (although i was walking around with the kissing couple figurine for a while before i decided against it and put it back)
antique olland grocery store scale
Only in my dreams would this huge shop scale fit in my suitcase and be under the airlines luggage weight limit.
antique vintage childrens books bookcase
My heart skipped a beat when i stood in front of this huge bookcase filled with antique children's books. No matter which one i pulled out, each one had amazing cover art. Again, that stupid airline luggage weight limit! Books are heavy. Oh the choices to make...
vintage enamel kitchen burners pots flea market
How do you call these? Vintage kitchen burners? To keep the food in your pots and pans warm, or a kettle of tea. There where many. Too many to choose from. I left them for someone else to find.
vintage enamel brabantia orange thrift shop
Dutch orange enamel Brabantia kitchenware always makes me happy. I would have emptied out this shelf was it not that this was on my last thrifting day and my suitcase was already pretty much full.

So far for my 'What-i-did-not-thrifted' pictures. But right now, next to me, on and around my desk are loads of wonderful thrift scores i did bring. All waiting to be photographed. Hoping for clear skies tomorrow so i can start and share!

2 comments:

maaike said...

Nice overview! As live close to Amsterdam, I was wondering whether you'd have the names of the shops you visited. Thanks!

ismoyo said...

I'm sorry Maaike, thought i had already answered you before!
I don't really know the exact names and locations as i had the luxury of just stepping into my uncles' car and him driving me around. But i do know we went to a few Kringloop winkels, like Noppes. There are a lot of those in and around Amsterdam.
Worth a visit!