The Nifty Thrifty: I'm Gonna Pop Some Tags

Heyo Thrifters!  Julia and I have had another busy week, but I managed to get out at least twice.  We stopped at Savers in Danvers, MA last weekend when we were visiting my family, and I stopped at Savers in Nashua, NH this past Wednesday so I could have an excuse to listen to the Massachusetts senate debate on the radio.

And now for something completely different...  This was brought to our attention about a week ago, and I just can't get over how funny it is in relation to what we do.  I'm sure you'll quickly understand how I couldn't help but hum this song to myself as I wandered the aisles this past Wednesday (Warning: there are a lot of swear words, so don't watch this at work or around kids!!). Also, we own that light up globe in the freeze frame...

At this very moment, we are wandering the streets of San Francisco and Berkeley as we visit potential wedding venues, caterers, and the general sights and sounds of the Bay Area.

But even though we are away, we couldn't let the Nifty Thrifty go un published -- especially now that the linky party has begun.

I was excited to find this set of mod Georges Briard plates in the Carousel pattern at Savers the other day, but not only because they are awesome; we've actually had these two teacups and saucers for months, and had failed to list them.  Now we have more reason than ever to get 'em up, with the addition of 16 small plates, 4 medium plates, and 8 dinner plates.

I've seen these teak holders before, and I've even bought one with it's matching glass salad bowl.  I just couldn't resist picking this one up due to how attractive the wood is.  Earthy things have a special place in my aesthetic, and the wood grain in this is awesome... plus it was a great deal. I've seen people use these to display Pyrex, and I think it looks great with this Butterprint dish we already own.

So every once in a while a thrifter will buy something, bring it home, and realize that they now have a collection of things.  This is what happened to Julia the other day in the Danvers' Savers when she picked up this flower print canister -- the other two in the background are ones she already owned.

I also picked these up on Wednesday.  I love the flaking blue paint on the tiny Giller Tool Co. tool box, and how could I pass up an opportunity to buy one of these awesome corked glass containers?

Also at the Savers in Danvers, I came across these to little guys.  I'm pretty sure the glass pig is not vintage, but it is just too cool to let go with his open mouth (sprouting an air plant at the moment) and hanging wood ball for a tail. ... and the cast iron turtle frog-- I'd have been a fool not to.

Fondue forks are not usually on my list of desirable items, but we do have an awesome Oster fondue pot we haven't listed yet.  With a full set of fondue forks, I feel we won't have any issue finding a home for the set.

I love vintage photographic equipment, but I rarely buy it.  When I came across this the other day, however, I couldn't resist.  This is a linear slide tray (not carousel style) for an Argus projector.  The projector was nowhere to be seen, but I love the aesthetic of this little piece.

And last but not least, we picked up these silver rimmed and striped glasses.  There are few things more mid century than some glass with a silver rim, and we love mid century.  We haven't seen any glasses quite like these, but the silver looks older, so we can only assume they are vintage.

Now it's your turn to share, with the Nifty Thrifty Link-Up, round 2!

These blogs also host great link-ups that we join, so make sure you check them out, too: Apron Thrift GirlMe and my Shadow, and Sir Thrift-A-Lot

Without further ado, a few easy rules:
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!


  1. I love those corked jars you two have luck finding! I have a little collection going to house a few of my spices (see here: http://brittanysbigsky.blogspot.com/2012/02/salt-and-pepas-here.html). And that teak holder really is gorgeous! I always love living vicariously through your shopping.

    Have fun with wedding planning, and enjoy your visit to San Fran!

    PS, that song will now have a permanent home in my head!

  2. Thanks for hosting! I love the Briard dishes and the turtle frog, especially. Have fun in SF!!!

  3. Briard is one of those designers that I love sometimes and I hate some other times. These dishes you found are in my love list! Very nice. I also like the glass pig a lot! Thanks for hosting.

  4. I would actually sell my children for that teak holder and salad bowl!! Love your finds and your photography is fab, mine on the otherhand is NOT. Enjoy your travels x

  5. Beautiful photos! I love fondue forks! And the air plants! And the fact that you all are in California...fun times! And that little turtle string holder looks great with an air plant sprouting out of it!

  6. Great photos. Love the Pyrex. Thanks for hosting.

  7. Love everything but my favorite thing is the cute little jar with the cork! Not sure why exactly but it just jumped out at me. Thanks for hosting!


  8. Yay for another vintage haul link round up, I need to get back into the habit of photographing my finds! I particularly like the color & pattern of the Briard dish set you found, I've been diggin' Mod style lately.

  9. I love those floral tins and would buy them straight away! Ive just added my link up to my thrifty finds this weekend, i was very blessed with my findings!
    Aqeela xx

  10. All your finds are great, especially love the plate set with the orange pattern - really neat!

    And thanks for posting up this tune - we love it! :)

    I'll be joining up to your linkie later on this week, wouldn't wanna miss it!

  11. i discovered that video a few weeks ago and have been singing it ever since. it's so clever isn't it? love your finds - and just always love coming here to enjoy your photography. love the way you display stuff.

  12. Haha, That video is hilarious! Love it!
    Love those tins, really fab! x


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