First off, we would like to welcome all our new readers from the Grow Your Blog event. If you’re here looking for the Grow Your Blog post, click here. For our regular readers, click on the link on the sidebar, and you just might find some fun new reads. Just don’t forget about us! This week’s finds run the gamut. Really, they should be running out to the junk pile, but here they are anyway!
I am going to start off with the head scratcher of the week award. This one totally had us going “Huh?”
Let me guess, they loved the carpet so much, that when they moved, they cut a square out of the middle and framed it? They were so desperate for art and carpet samples were free? It reminds them of the green, green grass (astro-turf?) of home? Gladly accepting any and all explanations.
If they liked the color of the carpet square so much, maybe this pot holder would be right up their alley:
I, personally, would never want to meet it in an alley, dark or otherwise. It has this sort of creepy grin that makes me think at any moment it is going to fail as a pot holder, and make sure I get a killer burn from the oven. Guess it could have been worse. They could have made the smile in bright red. Euwwwwww.
While we are into super ugly, let’s have a gander at some ugly couches … ×2:
Entry number one features button tufted and gathered gold velvet. Don’t you just love it? One of the big buttons in the center of the seat cushions was missing. I am sure it snagged some person’s unsuspecting jeans that were stronger than it was, and met its demise. As an aside, this photo was from the week before, and this couch is now missing from the store, so some fruitcake bought it. Let’s hope it was for an ugly sofa contest.
Entry number two was still there, so it could be yours, if the price is right:
This one sat so low to the ground that it would take a crane to get up out of it, even for a normal agile person. Please don’t let Grandma sit it in, the poor dear. Notice the gold one in the background. At least they weren’t facing each other! Then it would have been a real showdown to find the ugliest coffee table, wait … I may have a winner here:
Maybe, if you were feeling flush, you could purchase this oh-so-lovely vase to sit on your mirrored coffee tables:
This thing is huge, a couple of feet tall, and ugly, AND they had the nerve to put $24.99 on it. I have no idea why they felt the need to price it that way. Maybe they were testing the theory that there is a sucker born every minute, but surely no one is that stupid.
Now we actually thought this next item was rather well done:
This one also had us laughing:
There always seem to be a plethora of do-it-yourself fails, and here is another stunning example. At least it left us stunned:
Ah, what can’t be accomplished with a hot melt glue gun and wee bit too much time on your hands. I hope they had imbibed enough of the wine to use that as an excuse. We needed a bit of the grape to recover from the whole thing. (Honestly, we don’t tipple in the middle of the day, as that would make us even more goofy than we already are! Right now, we have people following us around in thrift stores telling us how funny we are. Imagine us drunk!)
After all that, we should probably leave you with a smile, so we present this charming item:
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Oh, and one last thing:
I got a kick out of this display in Wally World today. There was a TV with football on, so no man was capable of walking by! We should talk; Deb and I both watch football, and are Broncos fans, so forgive us this lapse.