Monday, June 18, 2012

Thrift Share: Los Perros and Madonna

I've been meaning to share these wonderful thrift finds for some time. I think I found them in late April in a Kentucky Goodwill.

Years ago, I was engaged to someone I loved dearly in Arizona (the break-up is still the single worst point of relationship heartbreak I've ever experienced to this day). His family had a vacation home in Mexico and we traveled there often. It was during these years that I fell in love with Mexican art.

El Perro art comes from the Gerardo Ortega Lopez family of Tonala. I love these happy dog candles!

I also recently stumbled upon this giant Madonna planter. I believe this may be the largest piece of religionalia I have ever found. I put the beer bottle in there for scale. Even though I have been bringing home less items from the thrifts, the stuff I have found has been absolutely wonderful!


Rae - Say It Ain't So said...

i love the dogs! there are some of those at a little boutique in nashville that i have thought about buying for years. they are so awesome!

Gina said...

I love the dogs' toothy smiles!
I think (when and if I ever close) in the new house I am going to mix the religionalia and the Mexican folk art. I need to make one of those Dia de Los Muertos skeletons like your friend made you (years ago I made paper mache sugar skulls and I have no idea where they are now-probably a victim of a past purge).

Marty said...

I too love vintage madonnas and other vintage religious items--that planter is a beauty. I've certainly never seen one that size before!

Gina said...

Thanks for the comment, Marty! I was shocked by her size too! I forgot to mention, she was made by haeger.