It’s hard to make a theme out of our latest Friday Finds; perhaps the most unifying thread is travel related items, including time travel!
We saw lots of cool dolls from all over the world. It was obvious that someone traveled extensively, and bought dolls as souvenirs. Most of the dolls were well-made, attractive, and representative of a country’s culture. And then there was this one; he is much harder to categorize:
Is he a representation of a medicine man, a warrior; we aren’t quite sure? There were no labels on him, no indication of the country of origin. While there were duplicates of many “national” dolls, he was the only doll of his kind. I could see him being a cool addition to a collection of native artifacts. He would look sorely out-of-place with our Barbies and other fashion dolls. Personally, without any information of what he represents, he gives me the heebie-jeebies. We would love to hear from anyone who knows anything about this doll.
We have taken lots of pictures of shell vacation items. We even promised not to take any more, but promises are made to be broken. These birds just cracked us up:
Next up is a pillar candle holder that could have only come from Texas:
This baby is huge, more than a foot tall, and made of resin. My eyes keep wanting to make it an old-fashioned water pump, but it’s really bull’s horn, with a horseshoe and star. If this makes sense to you as a decorative item, please pick up your candle holder at our local Goodwill.
Someone must have picked this up on a trip to the Southwest, but it doesn’t really work for us:
Looking at this Dream-catcher, all I can think of is the abdomen from the Visible Man. Sort of ruins it for a decorative item, unless you’re a G.I. specialist.
We were in hysterics trying to imagine the bathroom these next creatures graced:
I love vintage chalk-ware, but this isn’t the “good” stuff. It’s the thin, brittle, cheapy stuff that looks all wrong! These were grouped together on a shelf at a thrift store. Obviously they came from the same place. The sea horses were about the same size as my Bozo-sized 9 1/2 Brook’s Addictions (awesome shoes btw), and the angel fish were even bigger! The coup de grâce for these poor things is the glitter. Honestly, if I were orange and bright blue, glitter wouldn’t be the first accessory that comes to mind, uff-dah!
Our last little trip is back in time:
For such a talented seamstress, this person should never have been allowed near a fabric shop. This jacket had to be designed by someone on LSD, and it’s polyester to boot. Its most appropriate use would be safety-wear for people who work on expressways, hunters, or crossing guards. It would also be suitable for penitence; much more humiliating than a dunce cap, or more painful than a hair shirt.
That’s all for this week, and really this is more than enough! We have seen some Valentine’s Day nightmares, so be looking for that post in February.