Or the alternate title – how NOT to decorate the nursery.
These creepy bookends have been hanging out unpurchased for months. Go figure.
This soup tureen caught my eye.
Mushrooms. Eggs. And some squiggly things that look like worms. I was kind of tempted to bring it home for my kids to see just how good they have it. At least I’m not serving them something that looks like the tureen.
Look at these shoes!
They were marked $20. I’m not sure what is freakier – the price or the fact that they were gone the next time I stopped by the thrift store. Somewhere out there they are being worn. And what a site they must be! I’d love to see the rest if the outfit.
This charming set has been lingering at the thrift store for months, greeting me each time I walk down the china aisle.
I guess it’s no surprise that they haven’t found a home yet.
This item is more strange than freaky.
It’s a boat carved out of a horn. Even the sails are made of horn. I was impressed by the imagination that went into making this. Surely, this is a treasure for someone.
There is no shortage of clown items at the thrift store. This one had me scratching my head in puzzlement.
Is a sax playing clown who is losing his pants supposed to make one feel sad? Happy? Or slightly freaked out as both John and I were?
Yet another strange statue.
This one even has a hole beside the mouth for a cigarette or a pipe to further enhance its appeal.
Now, John and I do like taxidermy stuff and are always looking for more interesting items for our science cabinet. Over time, we’ve found butterfly collections, an alligator head, and a shark in a bottle — all which came home with us. This frog, however, did not.
Why? Because it was standing upright, playing a wooden guitar. I wish the photo showed it but it doesn’t. What is also missing, and equally strange, is that there was another one, slightly smaller, with a different guitar. Strange taxidermy? I’ll pass.
There are never any shortages of weird ceramic items. This doll was one of them.
I’m not sure what scares me more — the eyes or thinking about what could be hiding under that hat.
I’ve been finding so many strange things while thrifting, that I am considering a regular Friday post called Freaky Finds. How about this one?
Tennis playing clowns? This was gone the next time I went in the shop so it has found a wall to hang on. Thankfully, not mine.