An Easter Parade of Thrift Store Finds

Kathy is crazy about rabbits, so Easter is a fun time of the year to look for cuddly, cute bunnies to drag home.  Sadly, we see so many more cruddy than cuddly bunnies.

We realize that E.B. is pretty busy trying to deliver eggs and chocolate to everyone.  But really, these two need to cut back on the caffeine!

Coffee and chocolate can be a deadly combo.

Our next bunny may be the exact opposite of the two above.  I imagine that this rabbit is similar to that buzzard in old cartoons–the one who was pretty slow, kind of dopey, and said “ayup” (probably showing my age here).

Kind of sweet, not too bright is my assessment.  Kathy thinks he looks three sheets to the wind, and who am I to argue?

If I were the Easter Bunny, it would piss me off that all of these other animals are trying to horn in on my holiday.  Here is an example that could qualify as a twofer.

An Easter pig and chipmunk?  Now hey there, let’s give the bunny have his day; think up your own damn holidays!

The next thing skeeved out our intern.

It wasn’t that bad to my way of thinking, just too sweet and pastel for my taste.  Kind of like eating too much candy corn or pecan pie.

I don’t think anyone will deny that this next stuffed toy is what nightmares are made of.

Look closely–did you notice that it doesn’t have any arms?  And for that matter, what the heck kind of animal is this?  It looks like a god-awful imitation of a Dr. Seuss character.

The fact that we like this next bunny should tell you all you need to know about us.

It’s pink, it’s silly, it’s made of folded paper, it’s got a pompom for a nose and a cotton ball for a tail.  As if that weren’t enough, it’s got googly eyes!  What more could you want?

Last up is a piece of vintage Easter decor; it’s slightly worse for wear, but still fun.

We are always amused by the fold-out crepe paper seasonal and wedding decorations; remember the Thanksgiving turkey?  Even as faded as this is, either of us would have dragged it home, if the price had been reasonable.  However, $24 is not even in the ballpark for this kind of decoration.

Well, that’s it for amusing Easter decorations.  Hope the Easter Bunny brings you plenty of chocolate, and if not, go buy your own!  If you have something fun, just send us a picture.  We would be so happy to share your finds!

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5 Responses to An Easter Parade of Thrift Store Finds

  1. Connie says:

    The pink, paper bunny is absolutely adorable? Who wouldn’t want to take him home? On the other hand, I think that ‘ayup’ bunny (and yes, I too, am showing my age) was held back a year or two or perhaps was enrolled in a special-needs class.

  2. Connie says:

    Oops… meant to have an exclamation point, not a question mark after pink-paper bunny. And the armless concoction reminds me of a South Park episode where we were introduced to Man-Bear-Pig. This may be the rarely seen-in-captivity Bunny-Lion-Squirrel.

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