Why 'My Mink Betty'?

Why 'My Mink Betty'?
I'm not your common, everyday twenty-something year old and when I graduated from High School I got an equally uncommon gift. My parents found for me a beautiful 1940's mink stole at a garage sale. It had belonged to the woman's Great Aunt Betty who had married late in life to a man with money and had only allowed him to buy her this one luxury. The unusually styled stole has the name, Betty L. Jones, embroidered in the satin lining so that's what I call her. They never had children of their own and the mink was passed to Aunt Betty's niece and on to her daughter. Until it got to me, no one since Aunt Betty had worn it. Now Betty the mink and I go to the theater together on special occasions and I hope that someday I can take her to the Symphony or the Ballet. Although Betty hadn't been worn or loved for many years she was waiting for someone to love her again as are most other things I look for when thrifting.

Friday, April 17, 2015

What the Frickety-Frack? Friday #2

Welcome to "What the Frickety-Frack Friday," where I share the weird, unusual, creepy, puzzling, or even downright terrifying things I've seen offered for sale or just around town.  The things that make me say, "What the Frickety-Frack?"
Because of Mom's situation with her back, we can't get out to the estate sales, and wouldn't you know it, there are a lot of great sales right now.  But we do have a local website full of pictures from the sales to look at, so I present this:

You tell me.  
What the Frickety-Frack is this?  
It appears to be a lamp, because I can see a cord and a switch behind it.  But it also appears to be melted... or broken...  Is it supposed to look like this?  Or did somebody go crazy with the E-6000 adhesive and some bits and pieces?  It's probably a valuable antique, but I just don't get it.

 Here we have the remains of a Pyrex primary colors refrigerator set.  This is what years of dishwasher use will do to Pyrex.  Let us observe a moment of silence in remembrance of what this set once was.  Hope they're not asking much.

Metlox Peach Blossom
 Pretty,  pretty,  pretty
Nothing Frickety-Frack about this.
I love this pattern of dishes and wish I could go to the local sale just to see them. 
I hope everyone else is blessed with great sales this weekend and finds wonderful things.

I'm linking up with these parties:

Thrifter Share
Show and Share
Roses of Inspiration
 Vintage Bliss Tuesdays
Vintage Inspiration Party 


  1. I cannot figure out what the red glass would be on a lamp. I find abused Pyrex all the time along with abused decal glasses. Sometimes I want to leave a card saying "Do not put these in a dishwasher".

  2. that thing is vile--wow! Thanks for linking up : )

  3. I'll take a stab at the lamp. The red glass hobnail you see on top is probably a frilly shape, and the picture is taken at such an angle that it looks odd. What you are seeing on this one side, probably continues around so that there are three frills up and three down. None of the parts look like they goe together; the styles of each piece is different. Frankestein piece perhaps? But, who knows... And...Poor Pyrex. I heard a couple of hearts drop.

  4. Hmmm... that red glass looks like a bird, but that is all I can say for it :) And the Pyrex.....so sad.

    Always a blessing to have you at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  5. Sad Pyrex! I hate it when I find pieces like that. I wish I could rescue them somehow. LOL! I have no idea what that thing is!


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