It’s the dog days of summer for real–here and in most of the U.S. That makes it difficult to construct whole, coherent sentences as heat is not our friend! But fear not, loyal readers, we have some Friday Finds that almost speak for themselves.
A couple of weeks ago, we went to this garage sale, and actually bought a few small things. But nothing for sale was as interesting as the household decor:
These two wall lamps were in the entryway, and they were pretty special. The feathers and beads complemented the free-spirited use of color and texture throughout the whole house. And though I can’t really remember, the ceiling may well have been a pinkish color. Why the heck not? It would go perfectly with this color scheme:
While we found this house lots of fun to look at, we aren’t sure that it might not make you just a teeny bit crazy after a while. The house is for sale. We hope that just the right person comes along, who can appreciate all the unusual touches.
In fact, there was a vase we saw a while ago that might go perfectly in the aforementioned house:
We appreciate that the artist had a vision and carried it out; we’re just not sure what prompted that vision–peyote, perhaps, topped off with a little LSD? I seem to remember a monster’s face in a bad sci-fi movie that resembled this vase.
We did see a couple of home-made dolls last weekend that represented the extremes of the good-to-bad spectrum. First up is the one we consider good. Please don’t pass judgment on her until you see the bad one.
Now the bad, and we do feel so sorry for this doll:
He has a handsome face, so there is potential for goodness. But oh my, that purplish brown yarn and pink beads just don’t work. His crocheted staff isn’t all that helpful either.
While in the thrift store, just minding our own business, we noticed this small collection of snow globes:
They are really small, so you might need to click on the picture to tell that those animals in the globes are warthogs! Now even warthog aficionados have to admit that they aren’t the loveliest of beasts. Why on earth would you want even one warthog snow globe, not to mention three? Personally, we would love it if a thrift store put together a shelf with stuff like this and labeled it “Whaaaa???” Then we could all be mystified at once.
Another entry into that same shelf of mystification is this set of glasses:
This is a set of four 2-oz glasses; so far, so good. Can someone please explain to us why they are labeled “tumblers”? According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary, a tumbler is: a drinking glass without foot or stem and originally with pointed or convex base. We suppose these could be “drinking glasses” if you want only two ounces at a time. We can’t really think of a use for 2-oz glasses, except for drinking alcohol (for medicinal purposes only, we’re sure!)
A last entries for the “Whaaa???” shelf are these crocheted wonders:
We could see a use for the crocheted teacup, since it has a plastic glass inserted into it. You might be able to grow a plant in there, if you wanted to. But what in the wide, wide world of sports would you do with a crocheted cupcake? It’s just mean, since it would make you hungry, but you can’t eat it.
Since we have the shelf of “Whaaa???”, we might as well have the shelf of “poor taste.” Here’s a nominee:
Okay, we get it. Coffee drinking and toilet use go hand-in-hand, but we could have done without the visual aid. Maybe it’s for those doggies that like a cup of joe in the morning. Hey, wait, I should have bought it for my sister’s wiener dog that loves coffee. It’s a new niche market–canine coffee drinkers, and your product is already designed. Maybe the idea will catch on, and become the next new craze; hope someone out there can make a few bucks off it–no thanks needed. ;- )
We just couldn’t resist making fun of this seventies fashion disaster:
Daisies, dotted swiss fabric, salmon sashes, and pink ribbon–oh my! It doesn’t quite scan, but the feeling is genuine. We’re sure she was the hit of the prom with the see-though fabric covering her décolletage. Every time we hear someone talking about seventies retro fashions, this is what flashes in front of our eyes. Let’s never go there again!
Last up is our final confusing (and maybe in poor taste) entry:
We can hear you now saying, “yeah, it’s oatmeal and water, so what?” Well, when’s the last time you bought food at a thrift store? Even if it appears to be unused, we wouldn’t trust the contents for one hot minute–ick!
Well, that’s all for this week; time to go drink a gallon of water and rehydrate. Keep safe in the heat, everyone; water is your friend.