Last week I took a little break from everything and spent some time being amused at our crazy local thrift store again. I meant to find things to do Halloween costumes with, but I forgot to actually ask the kids what they were going to be first.
So, I just looked around and snapped pictures of some of my favorite oddities there.
It's always an adventure at the Union Unique.
Did you have these on your tree as a kid?
I almost bought them, and then I reminded myself that I didn't need them, and they would probably burn my house down. I can take a picture and still have the memory, I don't need to buy things just because they make me smile.
Unless those things are shoes.
I'm sure someone's mom spent hours on this little guy:
And here it is at the goodwill.
John never appreciates anything.
John is a spoiled brat.
This one had googly eyes.
I don't know which one was creepier, the peach or the peanut, but the fact that they already have a shovel ready for some good old fashioned body buryin' scares me.
It doesn't scare me as much as this:
This probably belonged to John's sister.
Their mother works so hard trying to give them nice things. They really don't deserve her.
This game was 15 bucks:
Probably the most expensive thing at the thrift store and I can totally see why.
What's more fun than Granny Racing?
Oh yes, Granny racing :The Board Game.
I have nothing to say that is funny about this one, I don't want my words to take away from it's awesomeness.
There were some great cassette tapes to choose from.
And look a little further, yeah, it's Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound machine AND Ratt.
It's a good thing we don't own a cassette player, or I'd have never been able to resist these.
Lastly, this beauty pretty much summed up my whole Unique Store trip:
Nothing says Hillbilly Homebrew like drinking your moonshine out of a tin mug.
None of these were any help in making this year's Halloween costumes, but they did make me smile.
Now I just need to create a Pikmin, a vampire and the 11th Doctor Who by Friday.