Thrift Happy Thursday
There’s so much weird stuff out there. Here’s some I saw recently.
Exhibit A, as in Awwww
I long to develop my taxidermy collection. I dearly do.
This little guy was $8.98. At the thrift store.
And it was missing some…liquid…even though it clearly states “DO NOT OPEN” on the sticker. And where could I get more shark preserving liquid this far inland?
But most importantly?
HE LOOKS SO SAD, with his little frowny shark face all sticking up like that.
Exhibit B, as in, Something I saw in a Public Bathroom
I’m displeased to report that this “Passive Odor Dispenser” performed its duties exactly as advertised, causing the bathroom to smell like a cross between a public bathroom and a cut-rate funeral home.
Exhibit C, as in Cute and Calculating
I would have paid more attention in math class if my textbooks had been this attractive.
Exhibit D, as in Deer Me
I think this candle snuffer was supposed to be a preppy noble stag, like all the stuff Pottery Barn and everybody did recently.
But doesn’t it look a lot more like a jackelope?
Answer: yes. Pass.
Exhibit E, as in Exclusive
The nice spice grinder, which was The BOGO at The grocery store (very The thriftish).
Exhibit F, as in Foodstuffs, wtF?!
A baby carrot that came out of a clearance tray of crudites I picked up at the grocery store last week.
It’s organic. ALLEGEDLY.
And for you carnivores, a bonus
fuzzy stealth shot from my new farmers market:
It’s blurry, but you read that right.
Stuffed. Chicken. Skin.
In a kind of loaf-ish shape.
Have any of you ever tasted this delicacy? If so, I would love a report, because sadly, I have not.
It’s stuffed with a mix that includes breadcrumbs, and I was too embarrassed to ask if it came in a gluten-free version.
But if it did? Oh, buddy.
And last but not least…
Exhibit G, as in Goldmine
It’s so shiny.
I got it for $29.
Granted, is a little more than the “90% off original prices” threshold I set for myself.
(It was only 84% off.)
But it’s never been used! It’s got the box, and all the paperwork, and even the freaking DVD on how to use it.
I’ve never owned cookware that came with its own multimedia extravaganza.
The 5-piece set is missing the glass lid (which probably broke). For $12 I could replace it, but I have several 10-inch regular pots lids, so no need!
I love the $7 thrifted Hawkins Futura pressure cooker I found a few months ago, and these will complement rather than replace it. These have straight sides and because the big one holds 8 quarts, I will be able to fit a few small mason jars in there to do some small-batch canning!
Plus, it’s extensible. There’s a dessert kit I could get for it, to make cheesecake and flan. To make crème-fricking-brûlée.
In a pressure cooker.