A Couple of Catastrophic Friday Finds

This week we were anxious to get back into the swing of things, especially after the holidays and much sickness.  It felt good to be out of the house; the sun was shining and the temperature mild.  With all those good omens, who would have thought that there was little in the way of thrift store badness to be found?  I suppose we could have lowered our standards, and taken a picture of those papier-mâché clowns, and who knows, we might have to next week.

We did find a couple of interesting things, and strangely enough they were all cat related:

Really, Cashmere “feel” scarf?  Well, it whiffed on the first claim.  I don’t own a lot of cashmere, but I do know what it feels like.  Cashmere doesn’t feel like polar fleece, which is what this most resembled, both visually and tactilely.  Also, if a scarf is real cashmere, the label is usually carefully sewn in a corner, not glued on any old place.  I have to feel sorry for the wildcat on the label, I’m sure it would much rather be associated with real cashmere.  I also have a few questions about the ethics of the manufacturer–why is the word “Cashmere” in such large, prominent type, while “feel scarf” is much more obscure?  Really, it’s a rotten trick to play on a gullible buyer–shame!

I have to admit that we put these two kitties together:

But blue heart kitty needs something to provoke that excessively worried expression, we merely obliged.  To tell the truth, I’m not sure what is going on with the cat on the left.  It looks insane–tied to a cart, playing with pink yarn, and staring vacantly off into space.  I don’t blame blue heart cat for being worried; I might even check the knots.  Wouldn’t want any chance of Krazy Kat getting loose and going on a rampage.

There was another interpretation put forth by Dear Husband.  The “turquoise” heart cat is the insane one; poor Krazy Kat has been tied to the wagon, and is trying to distract itself from its predicament by playing with pink yarn, while being trundled to a bonfire.  It’s not staring vacantly into space, K.K. is in its happy place.  We do agree on one thing, this is just messed up!

Really, that’s all we saw!  I guess it is related to shelves being cleared off after Christmas.  Don’t despair fair reader, there will be more bad next week, as people start hauling their unwanted Christmas presents to the thrift stores.

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4 Responses to A Couple of Catastrophic Friday Finds

  1. Terri Gold says:

    That cashmere feel label is probably illegal…maybe the tied up cat is, too. It reminded me of Sidney Carton on his way to have his head removed in A Tale of Two Cities.

    • Second Hand Roses says:

      Good thing the feel of the scarf was nowhere near cashmere; hope it doesn’t fool anyone. My husband insists that poor tied up kitty is a French aristocat on its way to the guillotine.

  2. Connie says:

    So kitty tied to the cart was really a kitty tied to a cart… not staged for the purpose of a photo? And what exactly is Krazy Kitty made of? Resin? Plastic? Or is it a real cat… just scared stiff?

    • Second Hand Roses says:

      It was really tied to the cart as shown. All we did was move it next to Worried Kat. K.K. was made of resin, and I think the wagon was also; so they wouldn’t burn worth a darn, even if you got the wagon to the bonfire.

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