Stupid but funny
If you know El Jefe and me, you know that we enjoy the “vintage”. We like “retro”. We are “unique buyers”. Eh, say it how you like, we are thrift store shoppers. And, I have to say, I have some seriously awesome thrift store finds. Boots, coats, dresses, jeans, skirts…….our LIME GREEN CHAIR that has lasted our whole marriage……I could go on but I shall spare you.
I will add, thrift store shopping takes work. There are even blogs dedicated to sharing the secrets of thrifting. Like this one .
I’ll warn you though, as you meander through the aisles you need your “crap filters” on. There is some serious junk out there. But then again, there is good junk and bad junk. The good junk is the stuff that makes you go “Ber?” Wondering, why would somebody have this in the first place? And, you really wish you knew the history of that item. Or there is good junk that you want to have because it is so weird/funny but you can’t justify owning it other than, “Hey, this is funny!”. That is why I bring my camera.
Let me show you some good junk.
Is that Athena’s temple? As a bird house? What bird could resist this gem? Shoot. This would actually look good next to our lion statue.
Or there is this:
This goes under “why would anyone have this in the first place?” category (oh, and are they really charging 19.99?)
Aah, the hook rug. Framed, even, like fine art. Those were the days. For two seconds I thought this would go extremely well with my living room….I liked the colors. Don’t worry, I had my “filter” on. However, kudos to whoever bought this.
And then there is the “literature”:
Oh, and this:
Just for the record this is the second book about, uh, Satanism we’ve found at Deseret Industries. This goes under the “I wonder about the history of this one” category.
El Jefe looks hip in these but it goes under the “no reason to buy this” category (and yes, I make up my categories as I go):
Ok, this last one is my favorite.
“The Avenging Unicorn” is currently stabbing a mime in this box. A MIME. It comes “with 4 magical horns and 3 figures to impale”. What the crap?!
(El Jefe wants you to know, if you are interested in owning your own Avenging Unicorn you can get it on Amazon.)
All these pictures make me laugh and I needed a laugh, thus my reason for sharing. Perhaps one day I should share my serious finds that would knock your socks off. Oh yes, knock. your. socks. Right off!
Post Edit: This one is for Amber and Ty. I did not have “my head on straight” according to El Jefe. This next item was not in a thrift store. No, it was in an elite Las Vegas neighborhood, “The Scotch Eighties”, which probably means nothing to you but just know that it is Old Time Vegas special. After leaving my friend’s house, I saw this sitting outside the trash. I thought El Jefe would enjoy a picture. However, upon presentation I found that not only did he enjoy it, but he wanted the item. Apparently, so did somebody else. Had it been there when we returned, this would have been one of your Christmas gifts.
Amber, be grateful. Ty, I know you are digging that ‘stache.