We were totally overwhelmed (underwhelmed?) by the vast array of thrift store “delights” this week. We actually found so much, that I had to pick and choose the best of the worst to present to you. Don’t worry, even the dregs make it into the posts sooner or later, because we can’t be so blessed EVERY week.
I have to say this was probably my favorite find of the week. I didn’t know Audrey II posed for her very own sculpture:
On another wooden subject, you all should be VERY proud of Deb. We found a bark and moss picture that she didn’t feel compelled to buy:
Might have something to do with the fact that her walls are groaning from the weight of the ones already hanging there, or maybe it was just that this one wasn’t the quality she was used to. We did have to take a picture for posterity, as it is unusual, in that it is done in landscape mode. For some reason, most of them are in portrait mode.
We had barely recovered from Audrey, when they wheeled out a new cart of goodies. Often, we don’t feel like battling the hordes that attack every new cart that comes out, but this time the harpies were not circling, so we got first crack at this fine fellow:
Really, the frog needs a scuba tank? I hope you can get an idea of the scale, as he was well over a foot high, and he might have needed the tank, as the minute this amphibian hit the water, he would have sunk, as he weighed a ton. On the bright side, he would probably make a terrific anchor for your yacht.
If that scaly friend didn’t do it for you, check this out:
I happen to be very fond of lizards, and lizard-like things, but I would much rather find a live one in my mixing bowl, than this misguided attempt at one. I hope this was a joke, because otherwise, the whole idea failed miserably.
Since we are still visiting the animal kingdom, we actually liked this crazy little bird basket:
They always put the clocks in one place, and we seriously, could have a bad clock of the week with very little effort, but since there were two, we decided to give it a go. We hope the bowling one was a trophy, but I still think I would rather have a cheap tacky plastic trophy to dispose of than this. The other one just didn’t know when to stop. They kept piling decorations onto the top, hoping it would disguise the general wretchedness of the whole thing. And yet, it still isn’t pretty, or even mildly amusing. Ah, me. The worst thing about bad clocks, is that you keep having to refer to them to know what time it is. Makes it really hard to ignore just how ugly they are.
No post is complete with some time in the yarn department. This should keep you going for months though:
Even if you put all this yarn together, and made the ghastliest sweater in the whole world, it would have more merit than this shelf of maidens. At least the sweater would keep you warm. These give you the chills!
On a more golden note, if anyone has the answer to the wire loops on these cherubs, let us know. We speculated that they were for a decorative swag. We also decided, that this would be the absolute BEST use for them, as if you draped the fabric through the wires and arranged it artfully, it could totally hide the brackets. Of course, you could tie the curtain up with some string, thumbtack it to the wall, and have it look just as pretty.
Keep an eye open for our upcoming third anniversary contest, and in the meantime, happy shopping!