Dazed and Confused Friday Finds

Well, things were almost back to normal last week–except that we went shopping on Thursday.  That sounds like small beans until you understand what creatures of habit we are; the rest of the week we were incredibly confused about what day it was.  Add in the time change and Kathy getting back from vacation–it was not pretty.  Good thing our families don’t expect too much from us in the way of reality orientation.

I just need to finish up a few things that I found while Kathy was in Hawaii.  I was confused by this lion:

Not sure if he’s a male anticipating gender reassignment surgery, or if he is just fabulous?  How could you not love that cute little hat and sweet pink cheeks?

I was also confused (in a whole different way) by this happy kangaroo:


I think she may be an organizer for a man’s dresser–you put your pocket change in the front and your wallet in the slot on the side.  But with a little fast talking, I could believe that she is a scrubby holder for the kitchen sink.  Do any of our faithful readers know what this kangaroo is supposed to be?

We’re excessively bothered by ugly lamps.  This one was ugly and huge; a deadly combo in my book:

It was a good three feet tall without a shade!  And really, who decorates in early slave girl any more?  I will only mention in passing her Fred Flinstone feet.  Hey, do you think she inspired Angelina Jolie’s pose on the red carpet at the Oscars?

With all the wind we’ve had in Colorado this winter, a concrete fruit basket makes sense:

There’s a slight chance that it will still be there in the morning after a wind storm.  Lifting it from the shelf for a photo just about gave me a herniated disk; the whole shebang must weigh 15-20 pounds.

Next we have a couple of pictures–one good, one bad.  I’ll let you decide which is which:

It’s hardly fair to the comedy/tragedy masks (which oddly resemble a color-blindness test) that I put the cute little Asian girl first, but that’s the way it goes.  We aren’t in the thrift store blog business to be fair!  ;- )  We both like these little Asian pictures, but I’m much, much worse than Kathy is about buying them.  I didn’t bring her home because I have too darn many already.

Now on to the things that we saw last week–it has been a particularly productive couple of weeks at the thrift stores.

This equine was strangely familiar to us:

until we realized that it had the same vibe as the scary stallion statue at DIA; all that’s missing are the glowing eyes and blue hair.  Maybe it isn’t that bad and we are just traumatized by Satan’s stallion; that statue at DIA is awfully creepy at night.

Speaking of frightening artwork, we aren’t sure this isn’t even worse than the equines from the previous paragraph:

Huh? and Really? were our first reactions.  It’s possible that 3-D wasn’t the best choice for reproducing this person’s head.  A nice oil painting would certainly be much more flattering.  However, if this were a self-portrait, then all is explained; my chihuahua’s brain would probably fill up this person’s skull.

Are we weird because we sorta like this little cat?

Actually, that question might be reversing cause and effect; we are weird and that makes us like this kitty.  As further evidence of our strangeness, we also feel sorry for it; this little made-in-Japan mail organizer has obviously had a hard life.

Finally, we have some advice for this little beauty queen:

Honey, cut back on the caffeine, diet pills, or the crystal meth that you’re taking before your eyes pop right out of your head.  You’ll thank us someday.

Stay tuned for some blog-related photos that Kathy took in Hawaii.  As if that weren’t exciting enough, our Easter post is coming up soon.  Thanks for reading.

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13 Responses to Dazed and Confused Friday Finds

  1. IngerK says:

    As always, fun and entertaining updates!
    Can’t believe it! Saw the kangaroo yesterday on Flickr … and here you are: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robotsformagnolia/2115473041/
    Wishing you both a fun and happy weekend!
    Hugs! Inger

    • kathydeb says:

      We are shocked that there are more than one of those Kangaroos around! ;- ) Thanks so much for reading, and we hope your weekend is chock full of goodness.

  2. Karen Martin...in NE. says:

    hmmmm….kangaroo is a planter? How ’bout that?

  3. Melanie says:

    Hi, I definitely thought it was a scrubby holder until I saw this, it mentions that it is marked as being from the fifties and is a change/jewelry holder . Link to scrubby below.

    • kathydeb says:

      Melanie, sorry we didn’t reply before; your comment was hidden in the spam filter, but way later than you made it. We think the strange kangaroo should be used any old way the purchaser desires. If your kitchen can support a kangaroo scrubby holder, than you should go for it!

  4. Connie says:

    I have seen this kangaroo on several occasions over the years. (Perhaps it is the same kangaroo just traveling the country, moving from one thrift shop to the next?) It has puzzled me and I have never seen anyone try to label what it is intended to be.

    • kathydeb says:

      The idea of one mystery kangaroo traveling the country is much more comforting than the idea that there are lots of them, and no one knows what they are for!

  5. Maureen says:

    The kangarood pouch holds stamps, paper clips etc. The side slot is for mail. My grandfather had it on his desk all my life. I begged my grandmother for it when he died. Still have it, still love it.

    • kathydeb says:

      Ohh, that makes sense! It didn’t look like one of those wallet caddies, but office supplies would work well. Thank you for the knowledge!

  6. S.A.Campbell says:

    About the Kangaroo. My grandmother had one on her TV and/or desk. Rubberbands on the tail….reading glasses or pens along with a large magnify glass in the side and paper clips in the little pouch.I can’t remember what was around his neck?? Probably wrist watches?? I have the brown one in my space at the Brass Armidillo. Hello from Denver! 🌞

    • kathy & deb says:

      That kangaroo had such a cute little face. If it was an organizer, then I have seen a dachshund and a poodle one too. I saw an ad in an old Montgomery Wards catalog for the kangaroo and they described it as a dresser organizer. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  7. Neeko says:

    The kangaroo is for coffee or tea. You put the spoon in its pouch and the hands hold the handles while napkins and sugar are placed in the back. I have this. It’s in a movie some classic like dazed and confused. Got mine in a white elephant party 10 years ago and instantly fell in love.

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