A hodgepodge, defined as a mixture, especially of things that may not go together. That about sums up this post. Dug up a few things on the way back part of my phone, added some new stuff, and some totally irrelevant stuff, so yeah, here it is! First off, I think I will share my bird woes. This is Dinglebird:
We named him Dinglebird because he will spend hours at a time hurling himself at our windows. My windows end up looking like this:
Mostly a lovely mixture of mud and poop. Yippee. Yes, we have tried EVERYTHING. Those stickers on the window? Made to keep birds from flying into them. They work great on other birds, but not Dinglebird. Scare tape? Yeah, you have to be kidding, like that will keep him away. Hawk silhouettes, oh please. Loud noises, flapping flags, you name it … nothing. We put up with Dinglebird’s antics for at least a couple of hours a day for two months. According to the neighbors, he was visiting them as well. He even was going after upper story windows. And then one day, he quit. I don’t know if he finally built a nest, or flung himself to his death. Either way it’s rather peaceful.
We are pretty sure that this does not belong to Dinglebird, but someone else was trying:
I had to remove it, as it was in a spot that would not be safe. I found it before it was too far along, but I figured if we had baby Dinglebirds, our windows would not survive!
Hubby and I got really brave this past weekend and went to a couple of garage sales. We figured as long as the folks having the sale wore masks, and we did too and kept our distance it would be fine, and it really was. Folks were being really nice and behaving themselves, so we were able to relax and enjoy, and we found some pretty funny things.
How about this?
I have to say I have never seen a Ta-Bed. That is even it’s official name. Check it out:
Can you just see yourself, pitching the computer in the corner and making up a bed for your guests? I sort of wanted it. Luckily for us, we had no room for it, as we were a couple towns over with a car. On the same vein of sort of wanting things, Hubby wanted this:
Seems a bit of an overkill for taking care of Dinglebird, but I bet you might not need those no trespassing signs, if folks knew you had this. I did do some looking, and it is legal to own a machine gun as long as it was made before 1986. The price on this one was $6500, and so luckily hubby was able to leave it alone. Also, after looking at the research, this was a deal! Who knew?
We did purchase a couple of things at this sale. Give this a gander and a guess as to what they are:
They are brass, about 16 inches long. They are open on one of the long sides and closed on the other. There are two tiny holes on the back of each near the ends. And we were thrilled to find them.
Give up? Blotter ends. They are for a decorative desk set, and there would have been a large blotter inserted into each side and tacked in place with tiny nails in the small holes. We love Arts and Crafts style things and were so excited by these. I will have to figure out how I want to put together a blotter for them.
I also found this:
Did I need a German silver mesh purse? Nope, and when they said $35.00, I really didn’t need it. We were going to pay them the couple of bucks they wanted for the blotter ends and walk out, but sales must have been slow, as they ended up letting us have both things for $25.00. And now I have a purse I don’t need, but like enough to enjoy owning, and a heck of a deal on the blotter ends. It will really annoy a good friend of ours who likes Arts and Crafts things too. Wins all the way around.
And last up a couple of really old finds that I had from days back when I could go to thrift stores. Seems like forever ago!
This plate really puzzled me. It was a presentation piece from a couple, not a business or anything. The decal was put on off center, and whole thing was just weird. Someone must have liked it a lot at one time, as it still had a plate hanger on the back. They proudly displayed that crooked plate for all to see. They must have been really “special” friends.
I guess the first plate is preferable to the second one:
Come on, how exciting could that well really be? I get that if you lived in the middle of the prairie and you struck water, especially if you were digging by hand, you would be pretty chuffed, but after the initial excitement wears off, water is water. And even if you continue to blither over your well, would you make a plate so others could too? I know Kansas can be pretty boring, but now we have proof positive, and we also know they have a thing for plates.
This last thing just made me smile. I wanted it, too:
It’s just a Mylar balloon, but who wouldn’t want a shiny, sparkly, unicorn balloon? Maybe I have been home too long, and even a balloon in a grocery store amuses me. Needless to say, I didn’t think it would amuse Hubby, so I snapped a pic, loaded my grocery cart for the first time in a couple of months and headed back home. Seems like the story of our lives, but we will get through it. Stay strong, and wear your mask!