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My Weird Collection of Masks, Figurines, Ornaments and Pictures

Updated on July 5, 2018
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I love collecting things, especially figurines, which makes my home look interesting but somewhat cluttered, depending on your viewpoint.

My Weird Collection of Masks, Pictures, Figurines and Ornaments

I've always had a fascination for arts and crafts, fantasy and oddities - I was considered to be mildly ghoulish when I was a child and my taste has developed rather than receded.

Oriental Mask

I bought the oriental mask in the picture below very cheaply at a car boot sale. It reminds me a bit of the Mexican skull at the British Museum.

Metal Oriental Mask Set With Coloured Stones

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My Collection of Weird Things Started Early

I had a skeleton key ring when I was ten!

I must be a weirdo myself to have gathered round me such an odd collection of weird masks, pictures, ornaments and figurines and I'm going to show you some of the best ones. If you think they are a bit eerie, blame the craftsmen, not me! But one way or another, you must admit they are very collectable.

Don't forget to take the poll. If you are looking for weird presents, there are also a couple of things you could buy for weirdos.

Chinese Dragon Mask

We found the Chinese dragon mask, pictured below, in a rubbish skip in Central London, and had to give him a good clean-up before he could grace our wall. I could never understand why someone actually saw fit to chuck it away with household rubble, and consider myself very lucky to see it every day as I go in and out of the house.

Chinese Dragon Mask

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Obsidian Mexican Figurine Inlaid with Semi-Precious Stones

A Mayan deity who now sits on our mantelpiece

The Mayan figurine shown below was a recent precious gift from someone who knew how much we like our weird masks and ornaments.

It is a form of stone marquetry, intricately inlaid with semi-precious stones, and finished off so smoothly that you can barely feel the joins when you run your finger over it. The sparkle is iron pyrites (fool's gold).

Mexican Figurine

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Wooden Indonesian Dragon

Unfortunately, our balsam wood painted Indonesian dragon is hanging high up from the ceiling, so that it is difficult to see anything except his underside. I bought it in a London Market.

Wooden Indonesian Dragon - This Hangs in My Hall

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Wise Will Silver Cool Punk Rock Skeleton Skull Hand Bone Ring Bracelet
Wise Will Silver Cool Punk Rock Skeleton Skull Hand Bone Ring Bracelet

Unusual bracelet - you'll get the looks and stares, but I doubt if you would be the belle of the ball if you wore it to a formal party

 

Inca Spear

This bronze and turquoise metal Inca spear is very light and small

I picked up this light-weight wall ornament from a car boot sale - I love it so much, I can't imagine why someone wanted to get rid of it.


He lives in our hall.

Bronze and Turquoise Metal Inca Spear

Inca Spear
Inca Spear | Source

Metal Inca Mask

The Bronze and Blue Metal Inca Mask below came from the same car boot sale as the mask above. It hangs on a wall opposite a door, so I can see and admire it every time I pass through the door.

Bronze and Blue Metal Inca Mask

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Bronze Inca Man

This bronze Inca man is quite a heavy wall ornament

I bought this small metal ornament from a London car boot sale and he, too, hangs opposite a doorway, so that I can see him whenever I pass through.

Bronze Inca Ornament

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Some Clever Stuff Here:

I've used the photograph of this Inca man ornament as the basis for a design in my Zazzle shop.

Using my Photoshop programme on my computer, I drew some flames coming out of his mouth and eyes, and added some body spikes all over, to turn him into a fire-breathing demon.

Have a look:

Here's the Bronze Inca Man Again, This Time as a Fire-Breathing Monster

You Can Get my Fire-Breathing Monster Design on various Mugs or T-Shirts on Zazzle
You Can Get my Fire-Breathing Monster Design on various Mugs or T-Shirts on Zazzle | Source

Black and Gold Inca Mask

This gold and black Inca mask is made of clay

The mask was a present brought back from Machu Picchu, an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru.

The black glazed clay is slightly shiny and the mask looks distinctly ominous in our dark hall.

Inca Mask

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Beswick Gryphon

Part of a Collectible set of Beswick china figurines

This Gryphon is part of a set of figurines from the Beswick "Alice" Series. I bought him off eBay.

It is a bit fragile, so needs to be handled with care.


He sits on a shelf with my other Alice in Wonderland figurines

Gryphon made by

Royal Doulton under licence from Beswick Designer: Albert Hallam 3.15", 8.3 cm

Beswick No. 2485, Condition: Good, as new

£100 + Postage £3.50 UK or US$162 + Postage US$8.91 worldwide

If you want it, just contact me on my Profile page

Griphon - Beswick Figurine in Alice in Wonderland Series

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Doggy Film Crew

Very detailed hand painted coldcast figurines

I bought these little doggies at a car boot sale. I thought my son-in-law would like them, as he works at the BBC, but he and my daughter thought they were kitch - so what's wrong with kitch? Well, I like them - they make me laugh!

They are a work of art in their own way and appear to represent a Hollywood studio in the 1920s (maybe a cartoon of that era?)

Anyway, I gave the coldcast Doggy Camera Crew to my Grandson


Earthenware Doggy Film Crew

Doggy Film Crew - clay figurines
Doggy Film Crew - clay figurines | Source

One Day at a Time by John Parker

One Day at a Time - a bit depressing, but I suppose someone emerging from Alcoholics Anonymous and on the road to recovery might well be interested

Original oil painting "One Day at a Time" by John Parker

£1,500 or US$1,620 + carriage costs.

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Oil Painting - One Day at a Time - By John Parker

One Day at a Time
One Day at a Time | Source

The Road to Hell by John Parker

The Road to Hell by John Parker shows a man in Nazi uniform bearing the letters SS , carrying a cross into the flames of hell.

The artist states that it depicts the period at the end of World War II when the Catholic Church helped high ranking Nazi officers to escape from any punishment for their war crimes by assisting them, via the Vatican, to escape to South America. He points out that The Vatican, presumably with the Pope's knowledge, but certainly at high level, assisted these war criminals by supplying them with travel tickets, false travel documents and identities and that no doubt this was paid for with assets stolen from the holocaust victims. And, he says, the Nazis would not just have turned up at the Vatican knocking at their door and carrying a bag of gold and jewellery - there must have been preliminary meetings and discussions first, when all this would have been deliberately set up and palms were crossed with silver and gold.

The artist's anger at this state of affairs prompted him to paint this fiery picture.

Original oil painting "The Road to Hell" by John Parker

£1,500 or US$1,620 + carriage costs.

If you would like to buy it, please contact me via my Profile

Oil Painting - The Road to Hell - By John Parker

The Road to Hell by John Parker
The Road to Hell by John Parker | Source

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Do Leave a Comment - Do Weird Things Fascinate You? And Have You got any Collectibles?

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    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      12 months ago from United Kingdom

      Yes, I lovethat one. On Halloween I hung the Chinese mask in the window, with a torch shining up and through it - quite effective.

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      Wednesday-Elf 

      13 months ago from Savannah, Georgia

      You DO have an interesting collection, Diana! I actually like the Bronze Aztec Ornament. :)

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I'm always collecting new finds - never mind valuable cut glass and antiques (yes I have a few), it's the oddities which I really love.

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      OH gosh, I totally enjoyed this. You have so much wonderful things.

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      @TreasuresBrenda: That's like me, but I find it hard to get rid of things once I've decided I like them - chaos!

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      5 years ago from Canada

      I'm thinking about whether or not I have any weird items. I'm an eBay seller, which means I collect few things for myself but sometimes I display items in my house until they are sold -- like a weird cookie jar.

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      ryokomayuka 

      5 years ago from USA

      Interesting collections. On your quiz I got all but one right.

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      David Stone 

      5 years ago from New York City

      A provocative group assembled here.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Wow you really do have some wonderful weird collectibles. It always interests me how we decorate our homes in such unique ways. I am also a collector but of old fashioned wood and western artifacts. Your home would be very interesting to visit. Love your collectible collection.

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      Jenny Campbell 

      5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Love your collection and the test. Not too keen on the wired. I collected masks. From NZ, Bali, Thailand and India

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      Lisa 

      5 years ago from Rhode Island

      Love this, wonderful collection

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      ismeedee 

      5 years ago

      What an absolutely amazing collection; love all your relics! And how lucky to find that mask in the dump- wow, it's great!!

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      AlleyCatLane 

      6 years ago

      I wonder who you were in your previous life? I would think someone from an Aztec, Mayan or Incan civilization. Interesting collection.

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      Diana Grant 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      @anonymous: Some came from street markets or car boot sales, one was actually found thrown away on a builder's skip, and then, once people knew what odd taste I have,they started giving me weird things as presents

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I have to agree that you've got some really weird collections. Are the items featured in this lens difficult to find? Where do you buy your collections? Just curious and a little inspired by your collection.

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      Diana Grant 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      @MJsConsignments: Thank you so much for the blessing

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      You have a good eye for folk art from ancient civilizations. My collections are fairly tame, but I like going to yard sales and rummage sales too. You never know what you will find.

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      Michelle 

      6 years ago from Central Ohio, USA

      Great collection and I loved your lens about it. Squid Angel blessed.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      You have a fabulous collection. I think weird collections are much more interesting!

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      orangegirl6020 

      6 years ago

      I love you collection! Very unique!

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I love weird stuff too so I really enjoyed your page. :)

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      randomthings lm 

      6 years ago

      I love that you are a weirdo...LOVE your collection. Those are some amazing masks. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      What a fascinating collection, indeed! Thanks so much for sharing - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      wheresthekarma 

      6 years ago

      OH wow, love your "weird" collection! Its way more interesting to be interesting, isn't it?? Thank you for sharing this with us!

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      kathysart 

      6 years ago

      I LOVE your collection.. so unique. Angel blessed too.

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      Ellen Gregory 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Very interesting, as for weird, everyone has to travel to the beat of their own drum. (BTW the link to the Glorious Confusion website, doesn't work).

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      Joan Haines 

      6 years ago

      Your Aztec and inca pieces are wonderful! (I really like the film crew dogs too.)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Nice lens! I especially love the black and gold Aztec mask. I wish you could actually buy something like that as a Halloween costume.

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      EMangl 

      7 years ago

      you must love flew markets ;-)

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      LaurenIM 

      7 years ago

      What a good idea, to bring out your weird collection on Halloween. You're right it's perfect! My aesthetics is the Aztec Man.

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      LaurenIM 

      7 years ago

      What a good idea, to bring out your weird collection on Halloween. You're right it's perfect! My aesthetics is the Aztec Man.

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      lilyofthevalley1 

      7 years ago

      I love your Incan collections! They are so cute (is that the wrong word to use?) Anyway, I think your collection is very interesting and unique. Nice lens ;)

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      Carol Fisher 

      7 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      What an amazing collection of weird and wonderful things - fascinating.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      You have such a wonderful collection of artifacts. A lovely lens. Thanks for sharing and good day.

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      kab 

      7 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I leave this lens to start my search for the meaning of "car boot sale".

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      sorana lm 

      7 years ago

      This lens was fun to read. Thanks for the 'scary' thoughts. This is a weird collection but very interesting. I like it. :)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Not weird things at all.. dearest lady.. They're so wonderful. I do love them all. Thanks for sharing your beautiful collection for giving my a big smile. 5 stars for you. Have a wonderful time.. always .. dear lady Gloriousconfusion :)

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      sidther lm 

      7 years ago

      I love your "weird collection"- I think it is more cool than weird, but then again, I'm pretty weird! Those masks are great! I guess the thing that scares me most is these hornets that are so big I initially mistook one for a bird (I now call them "bird bees")! Thanks for sharing this beautiful collection!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Great collection of "weird" things - I'd call them fascinating rather than weird! Blessed.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I like your collection, nothing weird about it!

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      Tony Payne 

      8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      You have a nice collection of masks. I have 2 Mayan ones that I brought back from Guatemala on 2 different trips, but my favourite is one that I brought back from Papua New Guinea. All these trips were for work, I had 12 years of exotic travelling and it was wonderful. The Papua mask almost lights up if hanging on a white wall and the lighting is right.

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      Diana Grant 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      @anonymous: I've added loads more pictures and modules now

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      bdkz 

      8 years ago

      Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted. Happy Halloween!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Totally cool collection of masks, and hey, who wants to collect the normal boring stuff anyway? Looking forward to seeing more of your collection! - Kathy

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