Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Why you should buy generics

Originally published at Mint Life, brought to you by way of (BTW, I've never looked at, but if you are a consumer, you really should be reading

Let's hope this doesn't blow your feed reader!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Oh look, it's the Arizona state police mascot.

So we went to one of my favorite rehash houses the other day - Thrift Town on 26 - and found the following:

In case you can't figure it out (it took me a minute, and I saw it IRL), this is a person wearing a sombrero, laying face down with his (her?) jeans, er, lets say they're half off, ok?

I can't quite figure out who demonstrated the worst taste...

The person who made the mold?
The person who made the figurine (I'll give this person a pass, she/he was probably a child)?
The person who donated this to ARC or whatever other charity picked this up?
Or the person who actually put this out on the floor?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A slightly different thrift store

I found out about this store today, do you need any office furniture?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Big rummage sale in Arlington Heights Saturday


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I'll be with the Etsy Ft. Worth group, come by and say Hi!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Thursday at Canton First Monday

I may have mentioned before that my husband has a rather variable schedule. We've had a number of weeks where he had Saturday and Sunday, or Friday and Saturday off, so we've been able to get to a lot of the weekend festivals. This week though, he had Tuesday and Thursday off. So I decided it would be a good day to make the trek to Canton for the first time.

This place is freaking huge. We arrived around 11:30 ish, and stayed till 4:30 and didn't see half of the place. It also has a good mix between new items, antiques and garage sale type stuff. The really interesting stuff tends to be out in the sun, which isn't so very kind to my lily-white skin, but I persevered.

The very first place we went to we found interesting things. My SIL's mother likes pigs; however, SIL has threatened me with bodily harm if I buy another pig tchotchke for her Mom. In that spirit, here are a couple of pigs that I'm NOT getting:

(I especially like the stacking pigs in the second shot). They had several other pigs, but these are the ones I'm not getting.

Here was a an interesting sign shop:

"I am out of Estrogen and I have Gun" (sic) She also has job, but probably not high school education.

These were truly impressive and well done. I just don't have a place from a 6 foot eagle.

The sign on this booth reads "This Booth Is Electronically Monitored & Recorded 24 Hours a Day With Video, Audio, and At Night, Motion Detection." I don't know if this is a case of overkill, or closing the barn door too late:

Is Spanish Baroque back in style? Because I have a house's worth of switch plates and towel racks that I need to sell.

These peanut roasters were so cool looking, and the owner was looking for someone to turn the entire business over to. I don't like peanuts enough to do this, but it would be an interesting thing for someone to do.

Long views - these show only a small part of the market:

Looks like the Stay-Puft marshmallow man from Ghostbusters took a side trip here before going to NYC.

Finally, this was my favorite booth just for the colorfulness - a booth outside selling FiestaWare. They also have a store just east of Canton, which we went to after we left the market, because I wanted a canister and didn't want to have to carry it around:

I'm going back with my real camera next to get more pictures from this booth.