By the title, you would expect something normal, but usual for us is pretty far out there, so I guess we did OK!
Do you remember those ads on TV for those “Starving Artist Sales”? No painting over $20. I always said there was a reason those artists were starving. They forgot to keep their day job! Well, these paintings must have been from someone who was down to their last bag of Ramen, and we know why:
At least they’re in ginormous frames (at least in regards to the pix, as they are miniatures) so, if you were lucky, you wouldn’t notice the paintings. What’s more, they are painted into the actual frames, so they are inseparable forever.
We frequently wonder why people are so desperate to decorate their walls that they will purchase just about anything. I suppose nature abhors a vacuum, but really wouldn’t a blank canvas be better than this?
I almost like this better:
Hey, I said almost. We came across this hanging backwards on the shelf, and Deb may never forgive me for turning it over. What we do in the name of blogdom. I guess when the granny square potholder pattern gets old, you have to do something different with it.
While we are hanging things up, NOT, this one really had us scratching our heads:
The runners on this were hand-sculpted in 3D, and whoever did it, did a pretty good job, but it still begs the question, WHY? If you actually got to pass the torch in the first modern Olympics in 1896, couldn’t there be a better keepsake? And besides that, this was obviously made more like in the 50s, so we have no idea where they were going with this. Any ideas would be appreciated, even snarky ones.
This next item just made us laugh:
You would need some serious drinking, if you woke up and saw this on a face lying next to you:Sleep masks are all very well and good, but we are pretty sure we know why this one was never opened. Hubby took one look at it, and threatened divorce, if he had to wake up next to it. I also want to point out how delightful I look modeling it. I am nothing it not humble.
We have highlighted tin can art in the past, and we found an actual example of it last week:
Other than the silver braid, it is not all that bad. Rip the braid off, repaint it black, and stick a candle in it, and it could be pretty darned attractive. Hey, maybe those fifties gals were on to something. No matter what, it is not nearly as bad as some of the modern gilded stuff we have featured in the past.
This last discovery, I made without Deb, which just goes to show how often we haunt thrift stores, even without each other. Anyway, I can’t decide if you are supposed to kiss him and make him better, (eewww!) or if someone already did, and this is the best prince he is ever going to be. Either way, I demand a new frog:
Here’s “hopping” all your frogs are the best princes ever. We have another estate sale coming up that looks really good, so stay tuned. Hope none of us are disappointed, except in the best Second Hand Roses way.