Friday, March 4, 2011

Little Guys

I stopped by the thrift store on Wednesday hoping to find another amazing score. There wasn't any furniture that wowed me, but I picked up these four little guys:

They are all less than five inches and they will each make me smile scattered around the house.

I love the pretty brass swans (?) especially the one with her head raised high. And who wouldn't love a glass pineapple?

I just had to get the little mallard because it reminds me of my grandma. My grandparents used to always have mallards scattered all over their house in upstate NY. As a kid they sort of fascinated me.. I had to pick up this little guy because it made me smile.

Happy Friday! This weekend will be spent CLEANING the house. It's gotten to be sort of a mess. And we don't even have kids! I never understand how that happens....


  1. Wow! My grandma had those same exact brass swans in her house. You just gave me a happy little trip down memory lane. Thanks for the smile. :)

  2. Oh cute, I have the exact same brass swan (second in from the right) also from a thrift store. Lovely finds!

  3. In Virginia the pineapple is a sign of hospitality!!

  4. Darling Bryn, I am right there with you on the messy house. I am doing crazy cleaning this weekend, too, and am always mortified that I don't have any kids to blame the disaster on---it means that the hubby and I are to blame!

    Love your thrift store finds. I'm inspired to visit my fave local thrift haunts today yet, before they close...

  5. love the little tchotchkes you found! i have a pair of brass swans identical to yours -- they were a wedding gift at my mom's wedding. she says that swans are a popular wedding emblem for Koreans because swans are thought to mate for life. :-)

  6. Our Humble A{Bowe}dMarch 27, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Oddly enough, about a month ago, I found a pair of swans that are very similar to yours! They're heavy brass. Love your little finds.

  7. I adore all things animals in any form in any design!!

  8. Awwww! I thought of my grandparents too when I saw the Mallard. They had a bunch!
    I love the swans! I just saw one that was about 12" tall on Craigs for crazy money. Good score!

  9. I love the pineapple! The mallard made me laugh because I was remembering the SATC episode when Charlotte freaks out about the mallards in her apartment with Trey because of Bunny McDougal. This little guy is cute though :)

    And trust me, it doesn't take kids to get a house messy. Us two adults can handle that JUST fine over here :)

  10. I have a weird obsession with brass animals right now!

    I was hoping to add brass lion ring pulls to my cabinets, but the ones that arrived were all wrong. So sad. Went with an animal lamp instead. I think both would have been overkill... but figurines are easier to mix and match!

  11. Lovely Bryn especially the brass swans!

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  12. recycledconsignanddesignMarch 27, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    I would have loved them all too :) Hey just wondering if you ever have problems with your Disqus program not opening up all the time? I run it too and I have noticed from a few followers they say it's not there all the time??? Any suggestions? Happy Friday :)

  13. Lissa@AfterAdornmentMarch 27, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Love your finds Bryn! It's always great to collect things that make you smile :)
    We are also having an issue with keeping things clean. With just the two of us (and no pets!) you would think we could handle it.....but busy days keep us from thinking of the little stuff. Then it all piles up!

  14. I love the brass swans. I need to get myself to the thrift stores this weekend. We are off to look at more houses and hoping to actually buy one this time!

  15. I have the glass pineapple myself! I picked it up in Williamsburg, VA. They sell lots of things with pineapples, especially around Christmas – apparently it’s a symbol for hospitality.

  16. Brooke @ Blueprint BlissMarch 27, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Today is cleaning day at my house, too. And laundry day. Piles and piles of laundry!

  17. I am loving brass everything at the moment, so the swans are bang on for me!


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