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...
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 Girl, Me 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.
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