We have never considered ourselves unbalanced, well, at least not in an unhealthy way, but the paranoia sure sank in this week. One of our first, and scariest, finds was this:
Surely, there can’t be two of these? Well, different thrift store, different day, and look here: kissing pigs. We always felt there might come a time when we begin to repeat ourselves, we just never thought it would be this early on!
Just in case you think this post will be going to the dogs, you might be right. We stopped at a garage sale early in the day and spotted this.
We love Lassie, but this lassie, not so much.
Frankly, I find the image incredibly disturbing, especially the human hands on the dog. Not sure if it is a human with a dog head, or dog with human hands. Either way, it’s a pretty unfortunate combination.
We headed over to one of the smaller thrifts this week, and were well rewarded in the badness category. This one had us both rolling, and not in a good way.
Special Disco Version? Like, Gag me with a Spoon. Surely the band didn’t OK this. Must be a bootleg bad mix from Taiwan or something. (And no, we couldn’t bring ourselves to purchase it, to hear just how bad it was.)
I can’t pass a pile of fabric without pawing though it. There might be something wonderful, and the umpteen boxes of fabric I have at home will never be enough, right? So the pile at this thrift yielded this treasure:
There was a whole bolt of it. Enough for new curtains should you feel the need to redecorate your Gothic abode. The bolt was marked 100% pure imported linen vat dyes screen printed. Not sure where it was made, or what it really was for. Probably why it was at the thrift in the first place.
In the knickknack department, we found this treasure:
The thing was bigger than most folks’ aquariums, and I think the fish would need some major psychiatric help after swimming around this for a while. Not to mention what might leech into their tank! It really does win the ugly prize for aquarium art.
And now for your home decoration pleasure. Who can beat these nifty lamps made from flower pots and the ubiquitous tri bead?
We thought the next offering was actually very clever.
Each piece of this picture is a thinly shaved piece of wood. Someone did an amazing job putting this together, and it is pretty too. Much more worthy of crafting than flowerpot lamps. I think a lot of this type of work is Scandinavian, and I have always been fond of it.
Wanted to add this last item to our pink bathroom series.
Just what every pink bathroom needs. A kind reader sent us a link to a fun site called Save the Pink Bathrooms, and we wanted to share it with you.
And last, but certainly not least, I wanted to share some quick pix I took at a garage sale this past weekend. This place was so much fun, and she was obviously our kind of person. We were greeted at the street by this:
you probably have enough personality for two people! Even my hubby, who can be rather curmudgeonly, got a kick out of this sale, and all the fun stuff. We even bought a couple of things. Who can resist a pink sequin flamingo patch?
Here’s hoping all your finds are good ones, and if not, you know where to send the pix.