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:
I 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:It 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:
This 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:
At least it would go very well with this little lady:
For 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?
The Lunch Lady probably would have been a lot happier if she had this set to serve the ungrateful little rug rats with:
Super 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:
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:
I 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:
Sort 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!