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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Brought Some Home...Left Some Behind...Spotted Some Thrifts Of TERROR!!! Status: Just Another Weekend!

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After picking up the La Fonda Eames side table at the Ivey Selkirk auction I Still felt the need to hit a few thrift stores. I know. "Really?" Yep, really. I didn't clean up but I did find a couple neat things. Check it out!


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Who could resist this lot? Me either. C'mon, I know I already have a ton of the Salem

Biscayne stuff but when you find a nice baking dish at the thrift store...you seize that baby!

A super cheap Tiki mug? I take that, thanks! And that little blue sugar bowl...well that, I

think, can go with a lot of different patterns, like Salem Biscayne, or North Star.

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In other news...Need a matched set of retro living room tables on the cheap? The Salvation

Army (54 Grandview Plz Shp Ctr. Florissant, MO 63033-6105) can hook you up. These

were there when I left Saturday evening. Not too shabby a set. Yeah, there are some

bumps and bruises here and there but they gots style to spare, if you ain't too snobby!

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Then there was this crazy sh*t. I think the orange stuffed thing is a...well...a stomach! Right?

Isn't that an orange furry lovable stomach? Freakish. And that ceramic piece...I'm guessing it's

a Budda head. What's the point of having a Budda head? There's no belly to rub! Whateves.

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Ok, so maybe the stuffed thing was some doctor / medicine swag. I can accept that. Kinda

weird. The Robata Of Japan, that's a Budda head planter. What would be appropriate to

plant in the head of Budda? I can't think of anything.

4 comments:

  1. I think that the Buddha "planter" actually once held a cocktail. Is Robata of Japan similar to Benihana?
    I had a similar container that I got at a Benihana, it was a souvenir cocktail glass and I planted a few stalks of bamboo in it, and it was cute enough, until the shelf it was on fell out of the wall.

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  2. I actually picked up that very tiki mug last Saturday at Goodwill and thought, "I bet Mr. Modtomic would like this." How weird.

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  3. Love it! You found the "Anybody's Guess" collection, for sure. I looked up Actos, and it's a diabetes med, so would that make it a pancreas? What the hell is a plush pancreas supposed to look like anyway? That's gross. I like the stomach idea better. The ceramic piece has me stumped too. Aren't Buddhas supposed to look tranquil? If I had to put money one it, I'd say it's a samurai. And I'm so challenged that I sat here for ages trying to figure out how to drink out of that thing without spilling stuff down the front of your shirt. Duh! A straw, maybe?

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  4. Your sugar bowl is part of a dish set called Blue Heaven by Royal China. It's fabulous stuff and very atomic!!

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