The Nifty Thrifty: Georges Briard, Communists, and Raccoons

Hey Everybody,

We had another week of light thrifting, as has been the norm lately.  My only stop was our standard: the Savers in Nashua, and as usual I didn't leave empty handed.  Julia managed to also visit our old Savers in Danvers, MA where she purchased a few treasures.  Not pictured today are a leather purse Julia bought for herself as well as a vintage coat and sweater.  We're hoping to do a large post soon on vintage clothing finds of the past few months; we have quite the growing collection.  If we don't list more soon we may need to just stop buying them, but the big issue right now is that it's too cold to photograph Julia in them outside!

So I only bought three items this week -- the most exciting of which is this hilarious piece of "illusion art" depicting Ché, Castro, and someone else (ideas?).  Basically if you look at it straight on you see Ché, if you look at it from the right you see Castro, and if you view it from the left your see the other guy.

This skinny wool tie from Scotland is the second out of my three finds from Savers.

 Julia and I love the Georges Briard enamelware, but when Julia found this glass Fire King casserole with a great gold pattern designed by him she quickly picked it up from the Savers in Danvers, along with some cool wood silverware and a mug for herself, but those didn't get photographed.

Julia found this hanging planter with raccoon decorations on the macramé at the Nashua Savers.  Unfortunately Julia wasn't home to help me take pictures and I couldn't get a shot of it hanging by myself.  It's just a simple piece, but the hilarious raccoons definitely make it.

And the third purchase I made this week, as well as the last of this post, is a little nut grinder (I believe, but I may be wrong about its purpose).  I know that I have spotted these before at antique stores and at flea markets, but I've never found one for the right price... until this one from the Savers in Nashua, NH.

What do you think of our finds?  Did you pick up anything interesting this week?

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!

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  1. Yes, I was going to say Lenin...great finds!

  2. I'm pretty sure that's Jose Marti, Cuban poet and independence fighter.

    Those raccoons SLAY me!

    1. You are so right! I had a feeling it was someone else related to Cuba, and that is the first person I've googled who looks exactly like the painting. Thanks for the tip!

      When I first picked up the macrame thing, I was like "eh..." but then I saw the raccoons and it was in my cart :)

  3. That illusion art is so interesting! You never know what you'll find at the thrifts, that's for sure.

  4. Hi! I've been reading your blog for a while, but this is my first time linking up. You guys find some great things.
    Jo, Lost Property Vintage

  5. Beautiful finds and photos as always. I especially love the crazy illusion art, fun score in that one! A conversation starter for sure.

  6. My husband would love that illusion art with Che. :)

  7. I love the skinny wool tie! thanks for hosting.

  8. Love the commie art! That is one of the coolest thrift finds I've seen in a long while. Thanks for hosting!

  9. I love the basket hanger - I didn't even notice the racoons at first, they are brilliant!

  10. I love the plant hanger! You guys shouldn't have any issue selling that quick.

  11. The raccoon macramé is most cool!

  12. PS- you should come visit my thrift link up!

  13. That raccoon plant hanger is histerical! Quite the conversation piece.

    Thanks for hosting!



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