I often thrift things that I know absolutely nothing about. Some I love, some are interesting, and some are just downright strange…. and sometimes I find things that are all three.
I didn’t do any thrifting this past week because I’ve been too busy happily wreaking havoc on the contents of my craft room so I can put all the keepers back like nice neat little puzzle pieces… hopefully. lol.
I love deconstruction almost as much as I love reconstruction.
But I did find a couple of interesting things in my stashes that I forgot about, and I’m hoping you guys will share whatever thoughts or info you might have on these since my research hasn’t been much help.
This set of pewter spoons was a definite love at first sight with my immediate thought being they’d look pretty cool hanging as wind chimes if I found the right upper piece to pair them with.
But then when I got home I took a closer look.
And they’re definitely interesting… and strange too.
I’m not 100% sure but it looks like the guy in the chair is having a tooth pulled. The guy behind him appears to be holding his mouth open with one hand and has some kind of instrument in his other hand.
Yikes! Looks pretty painful to me.
Considering the front of the spoon may depict an unpleasant dental scene I think it’s rather fitting that the emblem or logo on the back is an angel.
If I was the guy in the chair I’d certainly want an angel watching over me.
These pewter spoons are pretty ornate and have an old look to them, but I’m not sure if they’re just vintage or actually antique. If they’re not antique I’ll be OK with using them in a wind chime.
I found this set for $5 at the local flea market. They were marked down from $15
My googling hasn’t turned up anything… so what the heck are they?
My next find is this boxed set of masked characters, which definitely fits the interesting and strange categories, but I can’t say that I love it. It just intrigues me.
This set was 50 cents at my local thrift store. Clearly they didn’t think much of it, and for that price I had to bring it home.
I thought it had to be worth more than 50 cents… right? Well… not necessarily. They’ll either be sold or taken back to the thrift store… depending on what I find out.
These strange little guys are adhered to the felt somehow… or its just age that keeps them hanging on. They don’t come off when I hold the box upside down.
I’m wondering if you’re supposed to pull them off, but I can’t imagine what they would even be used for? Can you?
Some are similar but different at the same time, and the tallest ones measure about an inch and a half high.
The ball thingies on some of their heads are wired and can be repositioned.
The box still has an original label, but what does it say?
I have absolutely no clue.
Would you have brought this set home for 50 cents? I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if you say no… but I was so curious that I had to.
Like I’ve never said that before. lol. I think I might resemble that sarcasm.
Structurally the box is in great shape, but it shows some age so I’m thinking this set is definitely vintage but… what the heck is it?
Thanks so much for reading and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.