Tickled Pink Friday Finds

Well, here it is another Friday, and we have had a fun couple of weeks shopping.  We found some amusing things, and also have some great blog fodder, which is all we ask in life (I have a bridge for sale if you believed that!).

We have one slice of leftovers to serve up.  I know why neither of us have felt compelled to write about it:

Flower Powerand that is the whole point!  How can anyone paint a picture of flowers and make it so bland that you could meditate to it, or use it instead of counting sheep?  We both ♥ flowers, and yet, we were left flat by this starving-artist find.  The lady having the garage sale was awesome–she complimented us on our purses and that made our day!

We try to convince our husbands that our weekly shopping trips are cheaper than being in therapy, but they remain unconvinced.  I’m glad to see that the retail community is rallying behind our claim:

Our CreedoIt’s on a plaque, so that makes it official!

If I had a place for this, it might have come home with me:

eIt's a thermometer and a klompenIt’s a useful little souvenir–it tells the temperature and makes you laugh all at once.  The plastic windmill sail on this klomp puts it right over the top–but in a good way.

This next find is most curious:

Pink flocked JesusShocking-pink-flocked Jesus even caught the attention of the garden gnome to the left–he looks seriously disturbed.  I couldn’t help but think that this is the worst thing done to J.C. since Big Butter Jesus!

Another pink offering:

Macrame offeringsWe both thought this was an owl–but after closer consideration of the picture, that could arguably be a flamingo’s beak.  In which case, that makes me feel better about the pink color and allows me to notice his companion, the frog/alien invader that we have documented before.

Against our better judgment, we went to a sale by our least favorite estate sale company.  Per usual, we went late so we didn’t have to stand in line in order to buy nothing.  But we did see some interesting things; let’s look at the good things first:

Vintage children's clothing  Vintage clothing
The vintage children’s clothing was so minty and adorable!  The problem is, that you wouldn’t pay that much for such an outfit and put it on a stain-waiting-to-happen real child and ruin it.  So there they sat, being admired by all and bought by none.  The women’s clothing on the right was very pretty–especially the blouse on the upper left with all the cutwork.  Again, it would have to be worn very carefully, and the modern woman has a bit of a struggle fitting into vintage clothing.

We went down to the basement to check out the Christmas decorations and stumbled into the workroom.  The orange sherbet color scheme stopped us in our tracks:

Orange you glad you saw this workshop?Everything was that color, the workbench, part of the furnace, ductwork, and the vintage Amana refrigerator!  What do you store in a vintage orange Amana refrigerator?

Paint storagePaint and associated supplies, evidently!  That’s an awfully big container to hold those cans, but it’s recycling at its most out-of-the-boxiness.  We laughed, and so did everyone who stepped into the workshop, but in a nice way.

Kathy found a new thrift store; it was clean, bright, well-organized, and had nice things at pretty good prices.  There is always room for another thrift store in town.  I have hopes that this store will provide future blog fodder after seeing their furniture display while checking out:

One of these plaids doesn't go with the otherThat orange and green plaid is sickening–oh the 1970’s, when people decorated with colors normally found when tripping on LSD!

Since this post is just a little short, I’ll throw in a True Confessions of what I dragged home over the last couple of weeks:

Garge sale lootThe funniest thing is the miniature Chinese dragon to the left of the doll.  It’s papier-mache, with feathers, pompoms, and ears on springs.  The nice lady who checked us out at the Unitarian Church sale said it was the funniest thing that she had seen at the sale–I was so proud!  I also got two pop-up tissue lanterns with poinsettia paper tops and flowers painted down the sides of the collapsible tissue (top of the picture).  The doll is a Uneeda Dollikins from the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s.  She is a strung, multi-jointed doll who poses wonderfully.  She came with three outfits: a yellow jumpsuit, a red plaid dress with a belt and vest, and a mod long-sleeved dress with white tights.  They were all in bags marked Hong Kong, and don’t appear to have ever been put on the doll.  The final find was a small, black-lacquered, three-drawer Japanese box.  I have a couple of much larger lacquered black jewelry boxes that were made in Japan, so it was fun to find a tiny little sister box.

Thanks for joining us!  Keep tuned for a full report on our yearly pilgrimage to the best sale in the city–the Unitarian Church sale.  We went, we saw, and we purchased; it was a fun sale.

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2 Responses to Tickled Pink Friday Finds

  1. Connie says:

    I don’t know what to say about pink-flocked Jesus. He is so PINK! And flocky. I think that I much prefer ‘Touch Down Jesus’, if you are going for a JC to capture your attention.

    Oh… and you guys apparently went much earlier to the sale than I did. Lots of old, plastic sports bottles, an assortment of warped tupperware, cookbooks from the 70s (the food wasn’t much better than the decor), and an odd lot of orphaned Christmas decorations.

    • kathy & deb says:

      We got there 30 mins after they started and people were hauling things out in wagons! Sorry you missed the fun stuff. 8-(

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