Friday Finds That Blew Our Minds

Ok, it’s not too hard to blow our minds, and we are soooo easily amused by rhymes and alliterations (see most of our other titles).  The real mind-blowing part of last Friday’s shopping expedition was how easy it was to find things for the blog.

This line-up was just sitting there waiting for us:

You need to take a close look at the angel pastoral scene.  We think the creature on her lap is supposed to be a lamb, but honestly, isn’t that a poodle?

The rest of the shelf is mostly small unattractive children, angels, bears, and bear-angels.  Now smack dab in the center of the line-up, to the back, is a pretty fun black cat.  Wonder how he snuck into this otherwise grim collection?

And speaking of cats, cast your eyes on this:

Bad kitty, bad!  This resin statue makes me wonder if cats are color- and pattern-blind?  We really like those anthropomorphic cat dolls by Petworks; they are pretty darn cute.  This kitty however, is muy, muy tacky, and those eyelashes are just creepy.  If any of our loyal readers are amused by her, just say the word, and she is yours.

At least our next find was trying to be attractive:

Sadly they missed the mark.  At first, we were thinking these cherubs might be Wedgewood, but they were marked Japan.  So, they are imitation Wedgewood, not at all improved by their framing, or all the dirt on them.  They are so boring, that just looking at them made us sleepy; having them in the bedroom would probably work better than Lunesta, or counting sheep.

Just to torture our intern, we headed to ARC; they can always be counted on to supply fodder for the post:

We just walked in the door, and saw possibly the most ugly and boring desk/lamp combo in our whole city.  Just to add to the charm, they are both enormous!  You can see that the desk was bigger than a full-size mattress, and that lamp was four feet tall if it was an inch.

Because we are compassionate women, we included this little sweetheart as a breather:

It really belongs in the Easter post, but it’s needed here!  Someone took lavender ribbon and neatly folded it into this egg, topped with the cutest little violet ever.  Not too sure where you might display such an egg, but it sure is purty.

These next two guys were right next to the ribbon egg:

dragging us firmly back into the world of ughh, do we have to?  The little guy with the 40 (400? )  gallon hat was especially perplexing.  If that hat was a candle, well ok.  But it’s just a really tall, candle-shaped crown of a hat, leading us to question the maker’s artistic vision.

Our intern found this next item:

It’s a bird, it’s a dog, it’s a bird-dog?  Kind of a toss-up really; it has feathers, but it also has a dog nose and a really long tail.  Ideas anyone?

This next set of glasses really belongs in last week’s post, right next to the military canisters:

Bikini beer glasses make a great gift for guys and gals–just look at the front of the box if you doubt us.  For our part, if they are fun for both sexes, why aren’t at least half of them wearing Speedos?

Last, but not least, is yet another picture:

I know this picture wouldn’t win any prizes in a gallery showing, but what really bothered me is how much those peaches resemble butts.  I don’t think it’s totally due to my warped way of looking at things either.  Did someone really work on this and never “see” it?  We have no comment on the peaches and cherry combo in the right lower corner.

Hope we have blown your minds with this week’s finds.  As always, you can retaliate any time by sending us your pics–we’ll publish them, scout’s honor.

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11 Responses to Friday Finds That Blew Our Minds

  1. Connie says:

    I believe the artist of the 40 gallon hat may be compensating….

  2. Nadine says:

    I just found out I could enlarge the photos on this visit and had to wait awhile to write as I was rolling on the floor laughing!!!

  3. Marguerite says:

    Thank you for the side splitting laughter ! Whenever I need a pick me up, I visit your blog .

  4. Sue says:

    LOL My mind went into the gutter with 400 gallon hat dude…

    • Second Hand Roses says:

      We really had to wrestle with ourselves not to write anything too crude about that hat–we did have several theories for alternative uses ;- )

  5. Terri Gold says:

    You post today was so special that I had to open up two windows so I could see the pictures whilst commenting. (Ooh I got to use my new favorite word.)
    About the animal on the angel’s lap…it must be a designer dog, a lamboodle. Anything a poodle will mate with (apparently that is every animal with legs) is a designer dog. Personally I believe in keeping the poo in poodles where it belongs. If that piece were broken up the remnants would make great cemetery props for Evangeline.
    On to the cat…she’s actually pointing to herself with her thumb asking to be put out of her misery.
    OK…the hat that looks like a candle. LOLOL. That really cracked me up. Did you try twisting it to see if it can be unscrewed?
    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    • Second Hand Roses says:

      LOL, we may have to borrow your comments on poodle mating habits–properly attributed of course!

  6. Woah! I couldn’t have said that better if I tried LOL. I totally dig your writing skills and your blog! Please do keep up the excellent work!

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