Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Open to Interpretation

I have thought long and hard about what to say about this and have come to the conclusion that it is best if I don’t say anything at all and leave it at that.  I’m leaving this one to all of you.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Is In The Air

With Valentine’s day rapidly approaching,I thought it would be appropriate to show the “romantic” side of thrifttastic crap.  I’m noticing an alarming trend towards “prominent knockers on kissing figurines”. I’m not sure I know why, or what it means, but it scares me a little.  exhibit one: the “pasted on as an afterthought variety.

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Exhibit two: The “seemingly innocent enough until you see the side view” variety.  Oh my…..

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Ok, I’ll admit, not so seemingly innocent if you really look at it.  Honestly ladies, if you need both hands to hold them up, it’s time to invest in a better bra.

And from the side….

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Nuff said.  (I should probably just leave it at that)

 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cabbage Bowl

No Black Eyed Peas, no light up box-head costumes (which were made locally by the way), no funny commercials and no football, but I present to you the Cabbage Bowl!  (Which is in no way related to the aforementioned Superbowl, obviously)
Yes, It is quite literally a cabbage bowl.  Not that I’m against cabbage, in fact I’m quite fond of it in many forms, (cole slaw anyone? egg rolls?) but I can’t for the life of me imagine the need for a life sized ceramic cabbage container.  Collectors may differ, but I’ll stick with the Superbowl.  Way better parties.  (and commercials)
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

How awesome is this!

One of the thrift stores I frequent has a “cheap goods/dollar store” section.  In that section I found this:

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I probably should have bought it.  I mean, how often does one find kitchen ware named after them, but I really have no need since my fab thrift store find last year. I still think it’s pretty friggin cool.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I Have an Idea!

 

And apparently so does she!

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Although I still can’t tell if she looks contemplative, arrogant or pissed off about it.  What do you think?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

This is an Abuse of Coffee

The problem with me not being organized enough lately to write posts in means I end up trying to write them on my lunch break.  Which means if we have a crazy busy day at work, I don’t get much of a chance to post.  That’s one of my resolutions!  Get my ducks in a row and get writing!

If you know me at all, you will know how much I LOVE my cup of coffee in the morning.
Like Snuffles, the dog from Quick Draw McGraw (if you happen to be old enough to remember that) coffee practically does the same thing for me that treats do for him.

  So when I saw this, it just made me cringe.  I’m all for good coffee smelling candles.  But suspending these poor coffee beans in goo?  Not so much.   It looks like one of those jars you would find in a science lab with things floating in it.  Or rabbit poo, floating in goo.  (hehe,  that rhymes)  Not even the little chunk of ribbon can make this pretty. 
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I can practically hear them yelling for someone to set them free!
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Scary Clowns of the Day

Thought of this post recently while watching  Ghost Adventures with Lisa.  They stopped at the Clown Motel.  (shudder) 

As far as I can tell, there is only 2 schools of thought regarding clowns.  One who love them and regards them as delightful and fun and think of parades and the circus.  Then there are those from the other camp who think clowns are scary as hell.  Maybe it’s because we’ve watched Stephen King’s “IT” one too many times.  For all you clown fans out there… please… let me know what the attraction is, because all I see is a whole lotta creepy.


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is it just me or does he look a little stoned

Monday, January 24, 2011

Pig? Fish? Maybe Just Pish.

We're baaaaccckkk!  

After a ridiculously long hiatus, Thrift Store Horror is back with some new thriftastic crap for your enjoyment.  And as a bonus, Lisa has returned with some commentary on some of the crap we found.  Now, I'm not promising daily posts or anything crazy like that but we did go on a few crazy thrifting adventures and found lots of new crazy to share with y'all.  Starting with this odd little creature.

Pig?

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Or fish sans tail?

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This is why I shouldn’t drink coffee without eating breakfast. Sigh. I was trying to capture the point that he is hollow and you can look up his strange bottom feeder type nose.

pish up the nose...damn my caffeine shakes

Lisa thinks: This guy confuses me. . . does the money that you apparently should put in his top come out the hole above? If so, I'm thinking he is a fish. . . no proper piggy bank would be so stupid. One thing I AM certain of is that he was probably made by Kevin in junior high art class (the kid's getting better at his art!).