Deb had the nerve to go off to Florida this past week, leaving me on my own to carry the torch, or use a torch to set fire to things, or whatever. Luckily, our summer intern was available yet again, to help out. Otherwise, I would have been so pitiful, I would have been chatting up the Goodwill regulars, and they don’t seem to find things as amusing as we do.
I spotted this hat right off the bat, or maybe I needed to use a bat. Somehow it has to look like a dead bird perching on your head when you wear it, doesn’t it? In its favor, it was in pristine condition for a vintage hat. Wonder why?
I have heard that these figures with the Big Ol’ Eyes are making a comeback, but I have enough trouble with my hubby and son looking at me like that when they want something, to care for having my knickknacks giving me the same look. Please someone take it home.
Yes, the girl with the cat is sitting under a silk and pipe cleaner palm tree. Yes, there is a weird monster thing on the clock face, and yes, the whole shebang is attached to that black base. I am totally baffled by the whole idea behind this, unless they were just trying to use up spare parts. “Hey Fred, no one liked this figurine, attach it to that clock, it will be sure to sell that way!”
I know we have mentioned our abhorrence for lumps of gold disguised as home decor, but this is just about the lumpiest one I have ever seen.
Please brace yourself for a trip back in decorating bad taste. This has just got to be the worst color ever invented. The years have not improved it. I always wondered what everyone was on, who thought this would be a good color to live with everyday. Maybe they had a cat with a hairball problem–nothing like camouflage if you can’t cure a problem.
Deb and I have both become experts at snapping shots of people’s carts, and sometimes it is just so fun.
The feet sticking out just cracked me up. However, my intern was truly disappointed that he didn’t spot the flamingo first, as he has a mild case of the family disease (collecting-itis) and flamingos are his item of choice.
Now, I need help with this last item (I know you all know I need help, but that is not what I mean!) I have to admit to purchasing it, as it was only $.99, and I was dying to spread it out, and take a photo. This is just about the biggest design I have ever seen, and for the life of me, I can’t decide what you were supposed to do with it. To its credit, it was hand-screened in Hawaii (says so on the selvage), but I totally know why it is uncut after 40 years!