See how hard I have to work for you folks? It took three days to fill up a blog post! Might have something to do with Deb being out of town. Normally, I can rely on the help of the summer intern, but he was feeling pretty cross due to having to have five baby teeth removed on Friday. If they would just fall out like NORMAL kids’ teeth do, I would have more money to spend on yard sales, and he was cranky all weekend to boot.
He did try to be helpful on Thursday, and we were rewarded for our efforts by running into this spicy planter:
Right after our caballero, we caught sight of this saucy item. Well, it does have recipes for sauces on it.
I can’t decide if this next unfortunate item came this way, or had help. Candles, by their very nature, invite being bejeweled. Yes, they glisten in the soft candle glow, but these pearls really don’t work that well. There is nothing else to say about this, except it is a golden ugly.
I hate to admit to remembering when these do-it-yourself ceramics projects were popular. They were marketed as cute, and failed miserably most of the time. Plus, they were so darn big, I was never sure where you supposed to hide, I mean display, them.
While I was chuckling over this sign, the intern came over to see what was so funny. He didn’t get it:
Once again, the desert southwest has something to answer for:
Cactus, flowers, coyote, basket, yep, got one of everything. Don’t get me wrong, I love the southwest, even brought back a few souvenirs myself, but the decor look, that came out a few years back, is something I am glad to see die a slow death in the thrifts.
On Saturday, lighter in the pocketbook and the intern lighter on teeth, we hit the garage sales. We really didn’t find too much to giggle about, but the following item had us wondering:
It’s a water jug, completely full of pull tabs from soda cans. The crazy thing was, there was also a baggie full of them, and while I was fishing out my camera, someone got those. They did give them to the purchaser for free, but why take the bag, and not the jug, and what the heck for?
One last fun photo from a few weeks back. I didn’t know where to use it, but it tickled my funny bone, and I wanted to share it:
You will be glad to know the summer intern is doing well. He still seems to eat everything in sight, so I guess it didn’t slow him down at all. Rats, thought we might ease up on the grocery bill. Hopefully this week is back to normal, but know that we are always on the lookout to entertain you, our loyal readers!