Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Trash to Treasure

So last weekend, I also hit up Av. Mexico for their Sunday "Antique" Specials. While most of it was crap... I did see some cool Helmets from Germany, Fancy shmancy jewelry that I would or could never wear, and quite a few over priced pieces of art. Don't cry your eyes... I still weaseled a couple bucks out of hubby and walked away with my own additions to the decor...

This is a bad ass candle. I loved the intricacy of the design and I'm a big Virgin junkie. For a mere 500 pesos, this could have sat in your living room. I still don't know where to put the damn thing. But it's so cool.

These three paintings? were 300, and again, I have no idea where to put them... but I am obsessed with those colors.

Apparently, hubby wanted something for himself. He found the best replica of a Mexican dream girl... Seriously, I'm not down for some Mexicana role play... if ya know what I mean.

Finally, we came across a book of Death and how it's been portrayed here in Mexico through time. We justified this 80 peso purchase as a need for reference in the shop.

Next time, we'll try to hit it up a bit earlier in the day. I did see some cool chandliers. PROJECT!!! I'll see you there next week!


Gringa-n-Mexico said...

OOOoooooo that book of death looks so INTERESTING!!!! *jealous*

Ok and so.... how DO we do Mexican foreplay? Like, make handmande tortillas? "Slap Slap Slap.. heyyy baby.. smack smack smack it suure is hot in here.. siizzzzle."
(sorry my husband gets all goofy when the wera makes tortillas)

On Mexican Time said...

Ohhh I loove shopping! Art is just one of those things that can be timeless!

Theresa in Mèrida said...

I am thinking that the three paintings should be hinged together to make a triptych or a screen, I am big on biombos right now.
The thing that I hate about those carved or decorated candles is that you never want to burn them. I read somewhere that you melt them enough to put another candle inside but I am totally unclear on how this will work.
I had this really gorgeous one in the 70's it looked like an abstract flower, but I put on the windowsill and we lived in Las Vegas so it got warped.

Nancy said...

I wonder if you'd mind telling me if you saw any salvage house parts...things like windows, doors, vigas, that kind of thing.

Is there much furniture?

We might have to make a trip over from Mazatlan to check it out. Thanks so much!

Sunshine said...

You find the coolest stuff...i love those 3 hangings....really gotta get out some times...just gotta. But wait...they dont know sheeza about antiques here in Reynosa! lol

Refried Dreamer said...

Gringa: HAHA....I'm still crackin up. You gave me a visual...with the little apron and all.

Theresa: Oooh! I like that idea. If it's put together, I'll have an easier time finding a home for it. Still don't know how to burn the center of the candle out. I'll have to google that...

Nancy: Hello! We arrived kinda late at the antique place. Most of the furniture etc... that we saw, was already in a finished state. Of course, I plan on draggin hubby there again this weekend and I'll keep a eye out for salvage items!

Sunshine: I'm glad you sent Gringa a message. YOu'll both have to take a girl vacation and come down here and save me!!!

American Mommy in Mexico said...

I also really like the 3 pics - the colors are great!

Tom said...

I have a Corona tray just like that, got it from my wife's grandma...I love shopping at the Bazaars in Guad and Ajijic...

I also thought you might be interested in an article from the latest Guadalajara Reporter issue:

Cheers, Thomas

Refried Dreamer said...

Wow Tom. THanks. I haven't heard anything about that yet. That's gonna be a bit difficult to get that idea to pass wouldn't it? Considering that EVERYWHERE in downtown Guadalajara is next to or in route to a hospital, school, churches etc.

Thanks for the info!


Tom said...

Yea, good luck with that. I have a friend with a bar on Av. Vallarta in Guad that he's been trying to open for the last 6 months and he keeps getting 'clausurado' by the city. They're lots of fun to deal with! Suerte!!

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