A Trip to the Thrift Store - Part 2, What People Throw Away
Today, I explored the aisles of a local thrift store in search of interesting items. I found some unique things, discarded by their owners and donated for resale. Apparently, Sling Blade donated this useful tool to the shop, probaby after he was re-incarcerated. I reckon this here is a handy sling blade (some call it a Kaiser...uh uh, mmm-hmm).
Pitchers or victims of a time warp?
These two fine pitchers apparently wandered away from their decades and can't find their way back. Or they were abducted. Either way, they have taken refuge on a shelf in the thrift shop.
Here we have a small neighborhood of ceramic houses. It's interesting that they all seem to go together even though they were probably donated at different times by different people.
Even though this has a dated look, it's colors are still engaging. I was tempted to buy this.
What can I say about this bourbon lady decanter? She waits patiently for someone to come take her home.
A large green corduroy stuffed goose perches atop a shelf, sporting a jaunty red ribbon and a collar of lace.
With eyes closed, this lovely foam head refuses to look at her surroundings. She has been lipsticked by her previous owner, probably for a night out on the town. Who knows where foam heads go to make merry? At any rate, if you have ever wanted to get ahead, here is your chance!
This tassel lamp is making a bold statement. However, I just wasn't listening today.
Home sweet home cannister set
For those of you who do NOT need to be told what a cannister contains, ie flour, sugar, etc., here is a set that simply proclaims your home to be sweet, just in case anyone is not aware of the type of home you have. Home Sweet Home wooden cannisters just scream domestic bliss like nothing else.
And what goes better with a Home Sweet Home cannister set than a happy cow plate featuring some kitchen implements and a chicken in a basket? That cow had better be careful. The chicken is wearing a checkered kerchief, a sure sign it will not go down easy into that good pot!
Dead mounted football
Like a big game trophy, this football's life was sacrificed to satisfy a decor whim. Not really. I lied. This is a ceramic vase.
This little macrame owl is a carefree sort. He doesn't take his situation seriously. See how he winks at the shoppers? I have a feeling he will live permanently at the thrift shop. There were no crowds pressing around to buy him. There seems to be an owl theme to thrift shop inventory. Every time I go to a second hand store, it seems there is at least one owl in residence. In fact, it's a theory I plan to test soon.
And finally, we have the wicker bell. You can shake it until the cows come home (refer back to the earlier pic of the plate), but it will make nary a sound.
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