Friday, August 16, 2013
Creepy Finds From The Latest Antique Show
Two weekends ago I went to an antique show with my cousins. They are always on a mission to find specific things. They can spend hours looking at the same things over and over again.
I am never on a mission (though I was keeping an eye out for a basket...just in case). And just as I am with every other sort of shopping, I can be in and out of a booth in like four seconds flat. I don't need to linger over every last fork and tchotchke.
I'm really just along for the ride. It was a perfect, sunny day to be outside.
So while I wait for the family-who-lingers, I take note of the odd and creepy items. And photograph them. For the blog. Once a blogger, always a blogger.
Above are hats. Which aren't super creepy, but the mannequin heads and wigs always are. Mostly I took the photo though because bestie Florida spend a good many years obsessed with hats. They reminded me of her.
So have I ever told you that most dolls creep me out? Well...they do. And this doll was life-size! Extra, super creepy!
I just could not stop laughing at this ottoman. Some sort of plastic fabric top with Lucite sides. That is able to be filled and refilled to match your decor. I mean...who doesn't need this? Nothing says pretty like fake flowers and fake grass in a fish bowl furniture piece.
And this was just about the only thing I saw that day that I was not endlessly mocking. Do you know what it is? Don't feel bad if you don't as I had no idea until I read the sign.
It's a fire extinguisher grenade.
In case of emergency, throw the water filled glass on the fire. And hope that's enough water to solve the problem.
I sort of wanted it but it was very expensive and also at the very back of the venue. I was sure it would break before I got back to the car. It was neat, though!
Have you ever seen a fire extinguisher grenade? Are you a fan of antiques and/or attending antique shows? Have you found any great pieces lately?