A Bumper Crop of Friday Finds

Wow, did we ever have a good/bad week depending on how you look at it.  Our loyal readers have no idea how hard we work.  How in the world do you pick the best of the worst, or Wurst, as PDQ Bach would say, out of a shelf that looks like this:

Just pick your favorite horror!  Actually, we didn’t take any individual photos of that shelf, because we swore off clowns, and there was an entire clown collection there.  Ack!!!

But, this next item caused us to spend much time pondering the question, “What were they thinking?”.  I mean really, who puts a brass head on a doll?  I’ve heard of brass knuckles though, does that count?  The rest of it was totally cloth.  Just plain odd, and in no way attractive, and I am very open-minded about dolls!

We had to giggle at this next shot:

The Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear of ugly chairs.  We said a little prayer that they didn’t come from the same house, but they probably did.

And in that same house, these were hanging on the wall:

Now, I have seen oodles of these copper pressed pictures, and they are mostly harmless, but some nutso decided to use that glass art stuff that was popular in the 70s to do the backgrounds.  Sort of looks like they stepped out of the 1700s into a psychedelic bad trip.

Speaking of the 70s, for some reason these horrible things seem to be crawling out of the wood work,  rather like rabid cockroaches.

I understand getting rid of them, but where have they been for the last 30 years? I probably don’t want to know.

Another genre that is mostly harmless, is the 3-D china flower stuff.  Although most of the Italian stuff is pretty bad, the English ones are rather pretty. (Yes, I have a collection of those too.  Sigh.) This one missed the mark.

Bad frame + ugly background = no hope.

Deb has a friend who has a massive problem with squirrels in his yard, so therefore it has become necessary to tease him unmercifully with them.  It was really hard to resist this next item, but we managed.

As a graphic it sort of works, as paint by number to hang in your home, not so good.  The squirrels look like they have been crossed with a mountain lion, and I wouldn’t trust them an inch.

So as not to leave you with a bad taste in your mouth, we wanted to close with this next item.  We actually were very amused by this.

This was a bottle covered in leather.  The duck’s head was removed to pour the contents out.  We think, after trying to decipher the mark, that it was made in Spain.  Don’t know what you put in a duck bottle (Cold Duck most likely, Deb inserts) but you would smile every time you poured from it.

This quote came into my in box just the other day, and I decided it sums up our philosophy very well.

“Ah, good taste, what a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.” -Pablo Picasso, painter and sculptor (1881-1973)

So enjoy your good OR bad taste, till next time!

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One Response to A Bumper Crop of Friday Finds

  1. Terri Gold says:

    “The squirrels look like they have been crossed with a mountain lion, and I wouldn’t trust them an inch.”

    I WUV that.

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