Thursday, August 29, 2013

Small treasures

I love browsing flea markets and second hand stores. Most of the time I am not interested in anything special. I just really enjoy looking at all those things that once were cherished  by someone. But sometimes I come across something I like so much I just have to get it. Or because my husband fells in love with it, as in the case of this little candle holder.
I think he secretly dreams of a situation where we lose power and he will lead the way around the
house carrying this with a burning candle stick - just like in the good, old 18th century. 
I have been looking for an ice bucket. I want one that at least looks like it is mid-century, made of crystal and with a square pattern. I haven't found the ice bucket yet, but at the market in Covent Garden I found the perfect ice tongs.
Look at the chicken feet! 
I  have no clue what kind of style it is, or when they were made. There's no stamp on them to help me identify them. I'm just happy I found them and that they now are cherished by me the way they (hopefully) were cherished by their previous owner.

Now all I have to do is to find the ice bucket to go with them. Any tip on where I should look?  


  1. have you tried looking on ebay or etsy for the ice bucket?

  2. something like this?

    1. Oh, it looks wonderful! My challenge is to find something nice that can be shipped to Norway :) But I'm going to be looking for it there as well now!

  3. I think there are some places on etsy that ship out of the US you will have to keep looking! If I find anything I'll let you know!