Friday, October 4, 2013

Firsts: Dansk Teak Peppermill

Being relatively new to the thrifting game, there are noteworthy first finds for me with almost every trip. I spend tons of time researching vintage design online and it's a little thrilling to spot something in the wild I've previously only seen on a computer screen. This will be the first in a series documenting noteworthy firsts.

Confession time: until a couple months ago, I didn't even know what a Dansk Teak Peppermill was, let alone the obsession people have with them. They were, however, hard to miss when researching vintage, MCM, scandinavian, thrifting, or other design-related subjects.

I found this guy on the back of a shelf, in the last stall, in an antique mall in the middle of nowhere. It's hard to believe someone selling at an antique mall wouldn't know what this was, but the price I paid suggests they had no clue (guess I'm not alone after all).

Having one of these in my possession, others' massive collections become understandable. It's a beautiful well-designed object. I love the removable pegs for refilling salt and pepper. The most surprising thing is the size: it's huge!

This will end up in our Etsy store, so be on the lookout.

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