Holy Cow, New Friday Finds!

Sometimes we see something and we have to think about whether it qualifies as a Friday Find; we debate, compare, and consider whether it’s a good example of badness.  Then there are things like this:

where it’s like hitting the Easy Button.  The first thing that comes to mind is:  what in the wide world were they thinking?  I don’t care how alternately enabled your sense of taste is, this is whimsy gone horribly, horribly wrong.  Even freckles couldn’t save it.  You could probably scare ten years off an unwitting visitor by putting this cow thing outside your patio door, looking into the house.  Now imagine if the wind was blowing and all the cow tentacles were slithering around–ugh!

I love the practice of putting up welcome signs, it’s so inviting.  Unless of course, it’s this welcome sign:

It looks like a welcoming tombstone made of Styrofoam from the finest petroleum available.  Kathy is holding it with two or three fingers, and the dang thing is probably two feet tall.  It could be a creepy Halloween decoration I suppose, in a Children of the Corn motif.

This next thing is a mix of good and bad, plus a little huh?:

This is a great example of things that don’t belong together.  The cloisonné ball is really pretty cool, or at least was, before some yo-yo drilled a hole through it and attached a bright blue pedestal and vase.  Even if you like a maroon-colored flower cloisonné ball coupled with a blue lined pottery vase, why wouldn’t you get a better quality vase?  In the close-up picture, at the top of the ball. you can see how terrible the pottery really is.  This item reminds me of a trip to the Edsel Ford estate in Grosse Point, Michigan.  Mrs. Ford reportedly took a pair of Ming vases and drilled holes in them to make table lamps.  Why couldn’t she have had replicas created, and made them into lamps?  Some people shouldn’t be allowed to have nice things!

The next two items just belong together:

along with a sign reading “Diabetes anyone?”  Does anyone miss the icky-sweet seventies, when these types of statues were popular?

The next two things are weird, and maybe wonderful, at least to our warped taste.  Most likely, we have pretty low standards after looking at all the bad stuff every week:

These reminded us of the fun crafts made from tin cans in the Vintage Crazy and Not-So-Crazy Craft Patterns post.  Yes, it’s over the top–these things are supposed to be bigger than life.  That’s why you keep them outside, on the patio with all the other big things, like trees.  I have to confess that if these were my candle holders, those little curls up and down the stems would have to go; and I might be tempted to paint them a fun color.

For some crazy reason, I have a fondness for these foil pictures.  Can’t think of any justification, but judge for yourself:

Why foil, why budgies–who knows?  Totally crazy and silly, sure, but I’m know there is at least one of these pictures in my closet.  No, not this one, that would make this a True Confessions post.   ;- )

Oh my, we saw some truly hideous Christmas things this week.  Stay tuned for our next Holiday Horrors post.  If you happen to own a Christmas Holiday Horror (by some terrible mistake, we’re sure) feel free to send us a picture, and we’ll post it with the rest.

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3 Responses to Holy Cow, New Friday Finds!

  1. Terri Gold says:

    What are the black things with the curlecues for? Are they sideways candle holders. Do you have to crazy glue your candle horizontally?
    Really weird stuff.
    Terri

    • Second Hand Roses says:

      It was hard to take a pic of them because they were on the top shelf, but there was a candle holder at the bottom of the stem. All the other curlicues are merely decorative ;- )

  2. I love reading your site for the reason that you can always bring us fresh and cool things, I feel that I ought to at least say a thank you for your hard work.

    – Henry

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