Yeah, I know the title sounds silly, but right now my life is sort of that way, so it works. With the purchase of a new home (with oodles of more room to bring junk home!!), the weeks find me working there on odd days. Last week, dear hubby decreed that Friday was a work day, which made Thursday a shopping day, while he wasn’t there to stop me! Unfortunately, he has also acquired a new cell phone that means he can catch me out shopping at any time. Gonna have to get an unlisted shopping number! Lucky for all our loyal readers, the unsightly junk still exists on Thursdays, and Wednesdays and …
We loved this one. This just lets you know for sure the junk is made in China, and they can’t read ANY English:
It couldn’t hurt any more than this lampshade:
What’s big, black, and silver? We don’t know either, but here it is:
We were not sure if it was made to disguise your fireplace, or to put in front of your mother-in-law’s face, or just to hide that unsightly gaping hole left from the last time your kids got a little out of hand practicing those ninja kicks.
If I were going to hide my face, it would be behind this darling fan:
It was carefully sewn to a backing to preserve the vintage feathers and celluloid sticks. The price was right, but we both resisted. On my part, mostly because my cat considers anything with feathers to be his rightful toy, including the neighborhood birds. Sorry to all those bird lovers out there, but a cat is a cat, and I do try to curb his natural instincts as much as possible!
Now this poor dog just is not having a good day. He is a little on the goofy side, and he hasn’t yet learned to hide his deformities. Why else would he be sticking his odd tail up in the air for all to see?He sort of looks like he lost his tail and raided the local cattail patch for a replacement. We were not sure if there was a legitimate use for him, or if he was a decorative oddity.
We normally lay off religious art, so as not to offend, but these next three examples were too bad not to comment on:
Actually, the picture is not bad (for a 3-D picture), but the metal frame with the built in light (the bump out at the top of the picture) made this too tacky for words. Along the same lines comes this next picture:
I am guessing this is the same subject matter, or maybe this one is just your local Roman with the worlds largest feet come calling. Better hope he hasn’t stepped in some mud, or you are going to be cleaning your carpets for the next month. Not to mention this last plaque would have taken some serious hardware to hang it up, as it weighed a ton. Wait, maybe these are both Avon Colling?
If Jesus isn’t your decorative thing, there is always Moses:
We were on the fence for this last item, but I think we both came down on the side of good, after a bit of a laugh. When your golfing game has you down, what else can you do but turn your 5 wood into a decoy?
It’s hard to believe that we have been writing and sharing snarky comments with everyone for three years, but it’s true! So, in honor of our third anniversary, we are having a little drawing for the following items:
The catch is, you don’t know whether you will win the nifty little art deco vintage creamer or the weirdest wicker dog wind chime in the world!! Send in your name and email to: TheSecondHandRoses@gmail.com by noon (Colorado time) on March 21st and take your chances!! We promise names and emails will be used for nothing else, and discarded after the contest!! Thanks for playing and reading!