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, July 17, 2015

What the Frickety-Frack? Friday #3

Welcome to another edition of "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?"

Yesterday Mom and I spent the day wishing we could go to estate sales.  There is a really great website available in our area for the advertisement of estate sales.  Estate Sale companies or home owners holding sales can list addresses, details, times and post photos of the homes so that you can get an idea of which sales you may want to visit.

While browsing around a dozen sales we noticed some pretty awkward photos.


Ok, everybody, sing along with me,  "How much is that creeper in the corner?..."

Although this guy's not really a creeper; he's kind of cute.  
But not as cute as that adorable cow figurine just below the mirror.  
I'm sorry I don't have a better picture of it.

And back to creepy.... poor, creepy glass-eyed Santa.  The one on the right's not too bad, he's just got a lazy eye, but the guy on the left looks like his eye just popped out. 

And then there's just plain weird. 

Why show this picture, (or the other five just like it)?  OH, yeah, I'm all excited about buying a box of trash.  And I don't even have to fill up the box myself.  They've done the hard part for me.  I'm definitely going to this sale! 

I hope they throw in a voucher for the city dump.

Not everything was creepy or weird, though.  I did see this gem.  I would love to be able to decorate a child's bedroom in 1950s style old west theme with plenty of cowboys.  Why did no one ever tell me that this light cover existed?  The cowboy boot lamp is also pretty adorable.  Wouldn't it look good with a landscape drum lampshade on it?

PS:  Pretty sweet red princess phone, too.

I hope you all are able to get out and explore some great sales and have a wonderful weekend.

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  1. You are so much fun, Betty, and your posts always manage to put a smile on my face :) I must confess that yes, the santa mugs are creepy.... :)

    Thanks for joining Roses of Inspiration this week. Hugs!

  2. OH! I so enjoy exploring antique and thrift stores, and find some very interesting treasures. I am slowing down with my canning for the season, so I see a trip to my favorite nearby little town soon,! Thank you for visiting me and for taking the time to comment. You asked if I bake before I freeze the pies, no I do not bake, I take them right out of the freezer, place on parchment paper, with a pat of butter on top(optional). I bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 25 mins. or until done.
    I hope you try these they are delicious!

    1. Thanks so much for the info. I will be trying them.


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