Since we journeyed to Korea six years ago to pick up our daughter, I’ve been in love with Korean Celadon pottery. We picked up a couple of tiny vases while we were there, but recently I found a gorgeous Korean rice wine decanter with fish , crane, and chrysanthymum inlays and details. I found this exquisite piece at the Goodwill in Jupiter, Florida, and just had to bring it home to my mantle. It was $8.50, alot for something at Goodwill, but not alot when you consider a comparable piece would be between $55-$200. I know, a big ballpark, but I can’t quite find this exact piece online. Does anyone know how much this might cost? At any rate, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than flying to Korea and picking one up!
Another decor find: This hammered copper vase, $2, picked up at Goodwill here in Grand Rapids. I love copper, and this vase was just the thing to add lustre and texture to a built-in bookshelf by our fireplace. This vase also kicks up the Arts and Crafts era vibe I’d like our 1924 house to exude (exude cheaply, that is).
I really love both these pieces, and they both look fairly expensive to me, though the copper vase is probably worth less than the Korean pottery (I found a similar one online for $45).
What kinds of heart-stopping decor finds have you come across at thrift stores, flea markets etc?