Saturday, February 21, 2015

Musings From the Antique Shop

It's Saturday. I had errands to run, a big decision to make, and the weather is cold and gloomy. Does that spell "need a cheap distraction"?

So I made a detour on my way to the grocery store and stopped at one of my favorite "junk" shops. It's always relaxing to stroll around. I think about my mom and remember things we talked about. I look at odd little items and picture a repurpose for them. Often I buy some little doo-dad to use on an art doll, an altered book, or a card. Here are some musings from today's visit... (pictures taken with the cell phone).

We bought this same canister set for my mother-in-law one Christmas in the mid-70s. It looks like the price is still about the same!

Have you ever wondered "where does Tupperware go to die?"

I have your answer. Old Corningware, too. They both end up in the same kitchen graveyard. (Come to think of it, I have and still use two of those pieces on the left!)

Check out this Jesus doll photobomb!

Yes, that is a Jesus doll. Can't say I've ever seen one before. $45. He appears to be watching over JFK and Marilyn.

Yep, The JFK and Marilyn. The irony of this particular grouping does not escape me. It just lends itself to all kinds of captions.

Here's something else I wonder about...

 Wouldn't these kitsche items be considered offensive in today's uber-sensitive culture?

Although Salty & Peppy are kinda cute,  I would feel very uncomfortable displaying these in a booth or my own home.

I mean, seriously, a "Mammy Pin Cushion"?

1 comment:

Debbie Henceroth said...

I still use those same pieces of corning ware casseroles, too.