Once Again, the Thrifts Yield Their Friday Finds

After a rather slim week last week, we were thrilled to find ourselves at the end of the day with the usual camera full of badness.  So without much ado, here we go.

I can’t think of one child who wouldn’t be a bit worried about plopping their little behind in this chair.  Don’t you think he is just laying in wait for some unwary kiddo to sit down, so he can eat them?

He looks way too jolly to just be waiting for someone to sit on him.  I’m positive there is some nefarious purpose here.

Normally, we find things from Italy to be quite lovely and well designed, but this lapse in taste should never have been made, never mind brought home as a souvenir:

You have to realize it’s all in 3D and made of nasty gilded plastic.  Venice canal water would make a better memento, and you can bet there were never any starfish or seahorses that could survive five minutes in that stuff:

Well, if gilding the sow’s ear (OK, so I am mixing my metaphors!) is not your cup of tea, how about this little gem.  No wait, it’s not that little, and not much of a gem, but someone worked very hard on it:

I know, it actually doesn’t look that bad in the photo.  Trust us, it was.  It was made of a piece of driftwood with lots of little branches attached.  Try the closeup:

You may have to take our word on this one, but it was bad.  I am not sure why sometimes our photos are so outstanding as to make the worst thing look good.  Yeah, I am making that one up too!

Haven’t had a bad piece of original artwork for a while, so to make up for it, we present the Angry Flowers.  Well, at least we got angry looking at them:

Deb was trying to tell me about the antipasto, and it took me several minutes to realize she meant impasto (and I was an Art Major!!), but after discussing it, we decided it was about as anti-pasto as you could get.  No matter how you look at it, there was enough paint on that canvas to choke a horse:

You know from previous posts that these are a pet peeve of Deb’s, but we both had to concede this was about the worst one we had ever seen:

Seems to me he should be covering his mouth, not his ears.  Ugh …  What is the fascination with pickled disgusting leftovers?  No one would ever be stupid enough to taste these things.  Might as well have a skull and crossbones right on the label.

We were tickled by this:

An iron that old, and still with the box.  We looked, and it was well used.  Wow, after holding it in the store, we knew that housewife must have had muscles like Popeye to heft that puppy over the ironing board all day.  And they called women the weaker sex?  If I had to iron with that, my hubby would just have to embarrass me in public with his wrinkles.

This next one just perplexed us:

We just can’t figure out what is going on.  She is nursing her raging headache after looking at the tiny deer-like creature with the broken neck, and the three annoying elves trying to get her to try the punch?  Not to mention it is white plaster, with that horrible gilding that turns a particularly bilious shade of green.  Pretty much a miss all around.

To end on a positive note, we wanted to share this sweet composition doll with you.  No, we didn’t buy her.  This is not our style, but we can appreciate cuteness when we see it:

Her arm was in a bad shape, but who could deny a face like this?

Those little teeth are adorable.  I hope someone finds her soon, and takes her home to be loved again.

So there you have it.  We will be sending out a book review and our usual Friday finds next week.  Be sure and let us know if you have anything blog worthy, as we LOVE hearing from our readers.

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3 Responses to Once Again, the Thrifts Yield Their Friday Finds

  1. Terri Gold says:

    I read this post this morning on my phone and I just had to come back for a second look on a large monitor. The Venice picture looks like someone tried to dress up the apocalypse. Look at that sky in the background. Then…I always wondered about those jars filled with olives and peppers. Do people really eat that stuff or is it just decorative? Your antipasto impasto comments were hilarious.


  2. Second Hand Roses says:

    You are absolutely right about the sky in the Venice picture; something bad just blew up to make the sky that color any time of the day. As for the jars full of olives, peppers, and whatever they swept up off the floor–we sure hope no one eats them or finds them decorative! Glad we tickled your funny bone ;- )

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