I can feel it; spring is in the air here in Colorado. The days are longer, crocuses and snow drops are blooming, and my pussy willow is furry. Before we know it, garage sale season will be here, which is really “the most wonderful time of the year.” In the meantime, we will continue with the thrift store diet, with an occasional estate sale as dessert.
Speaking of spring, here is a crafty version of a May basket:
I’m not quite sure where the maker was heading with this busy little basket. It would make me buggy to try and place all those pearls evenly twice around the equator. The part that made me laugh the hardest was the plastic-flower base; you can see the petals peeking out under the pearl and ribbon belt. Coming in a close second was the bee with his crazy red eyes.
I’m not even sure if people remember who Betty Furness was. I remember her from ads in the early 1960’s on behalf of Westinghouse (“You can be sure, if it’s Westinghouse”):
Whatever words are used to describe this face, I’m pretty sure they won’t include useful, decorative, attractive, fun, charming, or well … you get my drift:
Those eyes are enough to put me off my morning cup of coffee for a while. If they are supposed to be closed eyes, I propose cucumber slices to relieve the swelling. This isn’t appealing to me on any level, except as a clay pigeon. Can you say “Pull”?
We’re pretty sure the same person owned these two items:
I’m pretty sure that if we could read these mugs, we would be even more amused by them: If any of you know what these beer mugs say, we would appreciate a translation. A friend of a friend thinks this is a Bavarian dialect, but he didn’t provide a translation. The graphics are entertaining and probably indicative of the tag line underneath. We thought they were well done and worth every penny Goodwill was asking for them.
I’m not a fan of overly sentimental depictions of family life–hey, I grew up in a family and am well aware that it’s not all daisies, cotton candy, and bunnies when dealing with family members. That’s why I find stuff like this annoying:
If you’re going to make a fake Wedgewood plate depicting siblings, it would be more realistic to have one punching the other (there’s one in every family–you know who you are!). By the way, this week, these “collector plates” are in the front case. Probably protective custody to prevent someone like me from knocking them off the shelf.
I was lucky enough to spend 19 wonderful days in Egypt about five years ago. We went to the Cairo Museum and to the Valley of the Kings, and that’s why this vase bothered me:
No king worth his weight in gold would have his likeness done in plain white pottery. The gold lines are too little too late, plus someone misplaced his giant gold, lapis, and coral earrings. This is so boring compared to the reality of funeral masks, even those made into head vases by souvenir sellers.
I will always feel grateful to this plaid:
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Almost forgot to say that you should keep posted for the upcoming Easter post–it will make your bunny’s hare stand on end!