Thursday, September 23, 2010
Thrift Store Fails....
I'm glad I had my iphone. The camera came in handy so I was not tempted to actually buy these things to share with you!
Ok so this one is not really weird but actually pretty cool. Gryphon was so excited to find a vintage Star Wars set. I could kick Chris for not listening to me, when years ago I told him we might have kids someday that would really love seeing his old Star Wars toys and that he should not get rid of them. Anyway at $38.oo we, (ok really more like me) decided to leave this there.
And this does not fall into the weird category either. I think it's pretty cute, but I'm trying to clear stuff out of my house, so "Squirrely on a nut" bowl had to stay.
Genuine Evil Monkey!!! So cool!! I actually received one of these for Christmas from my folks one year. It was a reference to a really awesome Mystery Science Theatre 3000 episode called "Merlin's Mystical Shop of Wonders." If you want to laugh until you cry, you must watch it! Anyway.. there is an evil circus monkey (from a thrift store no less!) which plays a key role.
From here we move on to...... random plastic leg.. No sign of the body it came from. and it's a steal at only $1.25!! Why is this even for sale? why??)
Ruby totally wanted it, but she was going to use it as a crutch
Then we have an object d'art which I call.... "Bird who has taken flight never again to land, because it's feet are permanently attached to this pear." Again.. FOR SALE!!
This was truly frightening.... a child sized stuffed Granny in a tracksuit and sneakers. Ruby was terrified of it. She kinda cringed and exclaimed "That is freaking me out!" every time she saw it from across the store. (I don't even want to know what's going on with the other doll's head....)
I finally convinced her to hold it for a picture. (I'm horrible, I know.) It's the face only a... granddaughter?? could love.
Ok it's a toss up between the above granny doll and the item below, but I'm giving this the "Most awesome item of the day award." Drumroll please!!!.... introducing!!!
Little Sipper Boob Cup.
Yes. For real. I think this is the perfect cup for the office break room, or maybe for coffee at church, OR!! you could pump breastmilk in it and give it to your weaning baby to make the transition to a sippy cup easier! I really wanted to buy this one, but sadly I left it there. If it's there when I go back next time, I'm totally going to get it. I might have to paint some kind of snarky saying on it and gift it to someone special.
Well that's it! Hope you enjoyed! I'll post some more next time we go!