Cloudy With a Chance of Clowns

Well, it was raining again last Friday.  September is supposed to be a lovely month in Colorado, but this year it was just soggy.  Things are slowly returning to normal in flood areas, but it will be ages before many are back in their homes or places of business.  I wanted to share the link to donate one more time, and we would be delighted if you could share it with anyone who feels the need to do something to help out.

https://www.mycommunityfoundationnc.org/flood

OK, on with the silly stuff.  First off, there is a Clown Warning in effect for later in this post.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

We have to admit to having some pretty odd taste, and sometimes one of us will point something out, and then we both have to admit that we actually LIKE it.  This next item is a good case in point:

Chip mosaic pictureIt’s pretty funny, and we have seen dozens of horrible examples, but this is pretty cute.  So sue us.

Much better than this:

Man of the clothWhy would anyone have this?  Deb peeked under the gown  (I know, right?) and there is a bottle under there like many of these, but what is it for?  Just a daily reminder to go to church, or a more subtle “thou shalt not” thing?

At least he is in a jolly mood, unlike this next lady:

Pissed off lamp baseI guess I would be pretty pissed off if someone tied me up with a lamp cord, too, but for the sake of argument, let’s just say she isn’t tied up at the moment.  Would you want that sour expression waking you up every morning at your bedside?  Sort of a permanent harridan in your life.  Like the ex–mother-in-law that you can never get away from.

We spotted this grouping at our new favorite local thrift.  You gotta know both of these chairs had to come from the same house, and probably the same room:

You know these came out of the same living roomHis and Hers monstrosities.  I am not sure how they found two shades of green that are both that bilious and clash that horribly.  The sad thing is, the chairs are solid wood and of good quality, but who is going to look beyond that upholstery and take them home?  Wonder if you could strip off the fabric in the parking lot?  Wouldn’t want to be seen driving around town with them in the back of the truck.

Here are a couple of “what the ?”s.  We are open to suggestions on what these trays were used for:

Your guess is as good as oursReally ugly wedding?  Poor taste pot luck? UFO sighting party?  Whatever the occasion, they needed six of them.  We know why they hit the thrift store after that.

This just made us laugh:

Cookie!Cookie …  At least the person putting the bag on the vase had a sense of humor.  Unlike this.  OK, take a deep breath here it comes.  Warning, Warning, Warning.

Mama, where do clowns come from?This is what you use to explain to junior where clowns come from.  When one clown loves another clown very much …   If a clown couple turned out something as scary as the little one on the left, would they have the nerve to reproduce again?  Of course, I have seen children in thrift stores that make me think the same thing, and I guess they must, as there is always more than one of them.

We like the Mexican clay bird figures.  We don’t buy them, we just think they are cute, but here a variation that we can’t decide about:

Mexican pottery birds with a twistThey are carefully covered in brightly colored string.  I think they sort of lose the charm of the hand painted clay ones, but they border on the edge of cuteness.  I think it was a near miss.

Last up is a bit of a true confession.  Deb and I are planning a venture into the world of selling antiques.  I did this for a little over 10 years, and got out when the summer intern entered my life.  In preparation, we are starting to purchase a few things.  Both the summer intern and my hubby thought I had flipped, when I snagged this at a yard sale:

IMG_0041At least it comes with its own plastic ivy, and it is in pristine condition–not a chip or crack on it.  OK, it amuses me, especially the fact that is is chartreuse green instead of the traditional black, and I will sell it … eventually.  Unless someone comes along and makes me an offer I can’t refuse, right now.

We may post more of our “for sale finds” in the future, and when we have our first sale, we will let you know.  It wouldn’t be odd at all to come to Colorado just for a sale, would it?

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4 Responses to Cloudy With a Chance of Clowns

  1. tkarengold says:

    I’ve never been to Colorado. What do you have besides tag sales and clowns?

    • kathy & deb says:

      Some vintage household things, small furniture; I think we should take pics and put them in a post. We promise NO CLOWNS!!! If you come to CO, you can go shopping with us too!

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhh – that chartreuse lion would have looked so cool in my Grandma’s house, with the pink walls and turquoise refrigerator in the kitchen! I think the priest bottle cover was for keeping people in the house away from your secret bottle of hootch!

    • kathy & deb says:

      We knew it belonged some where, maybe not in a pink bathroom. That priest/minister bottle should have kept everyone away from your secret stash! 😉

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