We love it when a theme for the week’s post smacks us in the face. Sorry, it’s animals again, but what can you do when thrift stores hand you this kind of stuff:
Since when did cows = LIFE? Kathy picked this up, and the price tag was covering the letters FE. Of course she peeled it back to see what was under there; we were gobsmacked by LIFE. There are lots of words that would have made more sense: LICK, LIPS, LIMP, LIQUID, LIMPID, LIKE, and LINE. I guess LIVESTOCK could be your LIVELIHOOD, but those words are much too long.
I would be mad, too, if I were on this huge, unattractive, platter:
I’m pretty sure this cat would scratch you to ribbons if you got close enough. This pottery tray was more than two feet across, and after it was loaded up, you would have to be Superman to lift it off the counter. Definitely know why it was at the thrift store.
In a weird way, we like both of these cats:
They make for a Mutt and Jeff duo, but they each have their goofy charm. We knew that the tall one had once been paired with a female cat who snuggled up to him. We theorized that maybe she left because he wears more eyeshadow than Cleopatra. We still felt bad for him for losing his mate; imagine our joy when we found her in the next aisle:
I hate to be crude, but doesn’t it look like they have hickies on their necks? Must have been some reunion!
This is an odd topic for a wooden plaque:
Well, I’m not sure it’s an upgrade to look at this weird, freckled, flesh-colored squirrel:
These vintage pottery vases can go one of two ways: fabulous or weird. I think I know which category this one fits into. As a note to our friend who hates squirrels–no I didn’t buy it to torture you with! 😉
Man, the poor animals just can’t catch a break:
I have a couple of questions about this duck. What happened to his body, and are you sure that’s the color you want to go with for his bill? If you happened to use this duck for target practice, you would have twice as much incentive to hit it with both barrels!
Oh, it was so tempting to buy this for a friend who keeps chickens:
These foul fowl looked to be possessed by demons what with their red eyes and all, but I think it was just an untalented artist hitting their skill ceiling. An alternative explanation could be the artist was taking LSD; take a look at those tails! I don’t have much hope for those poor little chicks. This plaque is crying out for an upcycle; hopefully a repaint is in its future.
Our animal finds weren’t all bad:
This bowling pin had a cute makeover. We loved the goofy flying ear and big, happy smile. He even had a cute tail painted on his back. Too bad we couldn’t hunt down this artist and hand them the chicken plaque! I was so tempted by this dog, but bowling pins are awfully big and heavy. We were surprised that it was there for a couple of weeks before finding a home.
Kathy took this next picture in a local parking lot:
That vehicle looks like a doggy clown car–how many dogs are in there? Poor fella has to wedge himself onto the dashboard to escape the mayhem!
If you haven’t entered our flower pin anniversary giveaway you have until noon Friday (3/14) to do so by commenting on this post or our Facebook page.
Poor Kathy is moving AND shopping alone for the next two weeks while I’m off cavorting in Florida. Facebook posts may be a little chaotic, but the Friday posts will continue as usual. I might even do a trip report, depending on what horrors I run into at yard sales and flea markets.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!