Friday Finds Across the Miles

Well, it’s summer, and this week finds Deb traveling to visit family.  My family all live here, so I NEVER go anywhere.  Of course this is not really true, but it is almost 94 degrees outside here today, so just about anywhere, other than here, sounds good.  Luckily, we always have a cache of finds just waiting to be written about, and when either of us travels, we always come home with some pretty odd pix.

So, first up is this HUGE 3-D picture.  We have seen these oodles of times, but normally they are not the Godzilla of cottage prints.  Usually they are just tiny little whimseys:

Large 3-D pictureI am using my vast Vanna White skills and showing this off, so you can see how large it really is.  It was full of all sorts of tiny little dried flowers, and for some reason, a cross in the sky that someone had taped over.  (Notice the white rectangle in the sky.)  Somehow they thought better of the UFO, and removed it:3-D picture detailIt was just one of those things that teeters on the edge between an epic fail, and something rather amusing.  Neither fish, nor fowl.

Better than just plain foul, like this:

Roses in a boxThis was just one of those WTF things.  It was put together by hand, and consisted of a plastic box full of obviously fake roses, trimmed in gold, sandwiched between two pieces of glass, and just in case the whole thing doesn’t give you the heebbie-jeebbies as is, they added a mirror in back to multiply their sins:

Rose box side viewBe sure and take note of the styrofoam blocks used to hold up the flowers.  A very decorative touch if I do say so myself.

At least it would go very well with this little lady:

Bead Doll HorrorFor some odd reason, we can not keep from posting the bead doll baddies.  We are also not sure about the little boy nearby.  Looks to me like he has leap frog on his mind.  She had better duck, or maybe she forgot to last time, and that is why her head is on crooked.

We have always had a giggle or two about the new action figures that are a little more true to life.  How can you resist the Lunch Lady Action Figure?

Lunch Lady Action FigureI am sure she comes with true-to-life mashed potato slop action, or maybe just gravy stains.

The Lunch Lady probably would have been a lot happier if she had this set to serve the ungrateful little rug rats with:

Fun Barbeque SetSuper long tongs for those “hard to reach” dinners.  I actually thought this was just adorable till I realized it was only the graphics that were cool, and if you took it out, they would be just plain old ordinary cheap BBQ tools.  Sort of a reverse Cinderella thing.  I also like the fact that the chef seems eye-crossingly befuddled by the cookbook.

For some reason, we missed these sheep in the last animal post:

Are you my mother?They were curiously odd.  Just sort of warped into something vaguely sheep shaped, and then they made two of them.  We used to make jokes in our family about being sheep shaped (as opposed to being shipshape).  Glad I never looked quite like this, as in, “Ewes not fat, ewes just fluffy”.

Every once in a while we notice that the whole inventory of an object has made it to the thrift store shelves.  We are always pretty sure we know why, and this next one is no exception:

Busy KittiesI personally am amused by the kitty on the right that decided to skip the whole firefighting thing and go fishing.  Hopefully, the volunteer brigade will put out that mushroom, as soon as we light it on fire!

And now, one last entry in the decorating category:

Flower pictures from the 1970'sSort of the light and dark of the floral painting world.  Take your pick, black velvet, or the daisies that someone has already been playing “he loves me, he loves me not” with.  Either way, your walls will not be bare, and that is about all we can say about them.

Here’s hoping your finds are fabulous this week, and if not, you know where to send the photos!!  Also, this week, we have a bunch of new readers, and we want to welcome you, invite your comments, and encourage you to share this with others, if you got a laugh to brighten your day!

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15 Responses to Friday Finds Across the Miles

  1. Connie says:

    I notice that the Lunch Lady is sporting a ‘kung fu’ grip. Are there any tools, such as potato masher, included in the box?

    • kathydeb says:

      I believe that the “removable scoop” would fit that hand. Our lunch ladies took great glee in splatting your food all over the tray in the most disgusting pattern possible using a scoop. Yum, cafeteria food in the seventies served by menopausal, angry women!

  2. Love it! 🙂 P.S. I’ve had lots of positive comments on my post about your apron giveaway . . . thank you again! 🙂 http://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/pink-vintage-apron-love/

    • kathydeb says:

      Thank you so much Katherine, we have gotten lots of subscribers and positive comments from your referral. Let us know whenever you’re planning on visiting CO and we’ll take you on a shopping trip you’ll never forget! 😉

  3. Terri Gold says:

    OK…so I would have bought that Lunch Lady because it’s a doll and it’s so freakin’ weird.

    • kathydeb says:

      Isn’t she? The only thing that could make her worse is a cigarette butt hanging off her lip and dropping ashes onto your food.

  4. jensine says:

    going to an antiques fair on Sunday and hope I find some ‘finds’

  5. giarte says:

    love this stuff! not that i want any off it, lol!
    nine identical fire cats?! wow! it’s like it spent all nine lives as a fire man.

    • kathydeb says:

      I like how you think; wish we had thought of the nine lives comment! There is no doubt why this stuff is at a thrift store; the big question is why anyone bought it in the first place. Thanks for reading.

  6. jensine says:

    I thought you may like this post … especially the last item : -) http://jensinewall.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/sunday-finds/

  7. BRANDY says:

    Do you still have the lunch Lady action figure for sale. I am in need of one.

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