Fall is definitely in the air, and garage sales are over for the most part. It has rained the last several Fridays, so we’re back to relying on thrift stores to provide all of the Friday fun. Maybe we’ll stumble onto a great estate sale to give us an extra spark.
I love fun action figures and will admit to owning Jane Austen and Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) action figures. How could I resist the Queen of Denial?
They even posed her in the Walk Like an Egyptian style. Her legs are fixed in that position, but I love how funny her arms look–just like that. I have the Ancient Egypt Toob so I could go crazy with an Egyptian scene. See how easy we are to amuse?
We couldn’t resist taking a picture of this album cover:
Do you think this is what Tchaikovsky had in mind when he wrote Sleeping Beauty? Nah, we don’t think so either, but it is a fun, crazy ’50s cover. Those young ladies are in for a rude awakening if their skis slide off the poles. Just as an aside, I’m not sure those poles are tall enough for the girls; I can’t imagine skiing stooped over like an adult in Tiny Town.
Don’t you just love it when people have fun shopping?
If you’re asking for a cuddle, your case will be helped if you aren’t TOO scary looking:
Although, let’s admit that these two seem made for each other, shudder! Honestly, you would think it would be just as easy to make a cute thing as a homely one, but our research (yeah, that’s what we’re doing!) doesn’t support the hypothesis!
I’m afraid this relationship is doomed to failure (while also providing further proof about cute vs. homely):
He is so much prettier than she is with his pink cheeks and cupid’s bow red lips. She has no color, an “I am not amused” Queen Victoria expression, and to top it off, her body language is similar to my mother’s when she was ready to give one of us annoying kids a biff with her spoon while cooking.
This is the time of the year when baseball and football seasons overlap:
But, neither sport ever overlaps with plastic beads, safety pins, and over-the-top dolls! Oh Grandma, just stop now before you hurt somebody!
Both Kathy and I noticed this clay cow pin in the display case:
First, you might ask yourself why it’s in the display case; I’m pretty darn sure that it isn’t valuable. Next, you might even wonder if it is a cow; just think of it as a cow in the Wallace and Gromit style of claymation. I’m very sorry to point out that there probably is at least one more mad cow in the bag, hidden behind the pin facing us. That’s adding insult to injury!
We both loved this vintage chair, despite its condition:
It has obviously lived a hard life; the paint has worn off the back, and the seat is broken under its upholstery. If either of us had time to give it the TLC that it needs, we might have dragged this chair home, if only for our sale.
These little Japanese-made china figures have so much expression:
It must be the hand-painting on the face. I’m not sure what she has to be so annoyed about: she is unbroken with the potential for cuteness. With this bad attitude, it’s no wonder she was shipped off to a thrift store.
I’ll end on a note of wonder:
I wonder what the heck this golden metal dragon is doing in a thrift store. The casting is better than average, and you have to love the red eyes. I’m just not sure where it would fit into my decorating scheme, and it’s really big and really heavy. We left it for someone who would snap it up with cries of joy.
That’s it for this week. We’re busily accumulating pictures for Halloween and Thanksgiving, so be on the watch for those posts. When Kathy has a speck of free time, we’ll try to get a couple of pictures of what we plan to sell. Things can always be shipped, you know. 😉