5.05.2013

The Nifty Thrifty: A Dansk Selection

We had yet another week of limited thrifting here at a living space.  With our new goal of selling off most of the things we've acquired over the past several years we have found little time (or need) to stop and find things.  We did, however, win some auctions on Ebay, our new favorite method of purchasing.  This allows us to sift through things and find good deals with a bit more selectivity than the thrift stores, but we do have to put more down for the return.


These two teak Dansk kitchen items were our wins for the week.  We had great success selling the  last identical pepper grinder we bought on Ebay so we decided to play our odds and buy another--it'll go up on Etsy shortly.  The cutting board on the other hand is awesome, and will be a permanent upgrade to our kitchen.  If you're keeping track, we now own a few too many cutting boards, but we love them all so much, we can't bear to part with any yet...

Julia also picked up a handmade quilt at Savers, but we forgot to take pictures of it, so that will have to wait until next week.

Interested in what we're selling for the move?  Check out our last post about all of the large pieces of furniture that we're trying to unload on Craigslist!

Do you love teak as much as we do?  Have any vintage weaknesses, like we do for Dansk cutting boards?  Let us know how your week went!

These blogs also host great link-ups that we join, so make sure you check them out, too: Apron Thrift GirlMe and my ShadowSir Thrift-A-Lotand a brand new one at Remnant!

Without further ado, a few easy rules for the Nifty Thrifty Link Up:
1. We would love it if you would follow our blog on Google Friend Connect (check the right sidebar), like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and leave a friendly comment :)
2. Only link up recent blog posts that showcase your thrifty finds from the week, including items from yard sales, estate sales, thrift stores, consignment stores, flea markets, and even the side of the road! Thrifty finds that you have restored or updated are fine, but please no unrelated DIY or craft projects (we like those, too, but lets keep this link-up focused on thrifty vintage!).
3. Remember to LINK BACK to this blog - a living space - so everyone can join in! 
4. Link straight to your individual post, not your whole blog.
5. No links to Etsy shops or other non-blog sites.

Thanks for joining in!



15 comments:

  1. I love reading your blog, a peek into another way of reselling and collecting. Thank you for hosting. Have a great week.
    Joy

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  2. Oh yes, I have a weakness for Dansk pepper mills. I just love how sculptural they are. Most of my collection has been purchased on Ebay as well (oh no! we might be bidding against each other!) and others have been traded with friends. I regret selling a beautiful Dansk teak tray a while back. I hope to thrift another one, and keep it for good. Thanks for hosting.

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  3. I love the sleekness of Dansk items. I keep looking at eBay to see if I can try your technique, but what I commonly sell in the booth would need to be priced way too high for me to make a profit. How is it working for you guys so far?

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    1. I think it depends where you're reselling the item. It's working pretty well for us on Etsy, with that huge online market, where we can price things at the top of their range and wait for them to sell to the right person. Also, part of the point is to bring more people to our shop, who will also buy other things. We haven't sold in a booth setting yet, but I think the pricing would probably need to be more reasonable.

      Sometimes you find the right item on Ebay that nobody else noticed and then you get it for a great price, but those are few and far between!

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  4. I recently picked up that same cutting board at a local Goodwill for just a couple of bucks. My first inclination was to flip it at my booth in a local antique mall but thought better of that and have decided to keep it. I have a growing collection of Dansk and Jens Quistgaard items and the cutting board was just too nice to give up!

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  5. Ooh that tray would make a great photo back drop!

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  6. You guys have some gorgeous furniture pieces- gorgeous photos, too :)

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  7. Love the teak board! Thanks for the link up.

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    2. This is our personal blog, and it is entirely up to us to delete comments if we dislike the tone. It didn't help that you repeatedly posted anonymous comments that were unfriendly and aggressive.

      In response to your concern about this piece being a cheese server as opposed to a cutting board:
      We would have been interested to hear your opinion about how the piece could best be used, and we agree that it is a beautiful thing. It is obviously also meant for cutting on, and just because we called it a cutting board doesn't mean it couldn't be used for serving, too. It's not something to get all worked up about, so please just leave us alone. Thank you.

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  10. Love your finds, such an enjoyable place to visit here. :)

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  11. I found that same grinder at an estate sale not too long ago. I'm not a huge fan of Dansk so when a nice lady behind me in line was admiring it, I gave it to her. She was thrilled & I got a little good thrifting karma coming my way:-)

    Erica

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