Monday, October 11, 2010

Thrifty Goodness!

On Saturday, me and my boyfriend dragged our asses out of bed at 7:30 in the morning so we could check out a local church flea market.  When we arrived, they were still setting up, but there was already a small crowd checking out the items for sale.  They had a strange setup out on the lawn...there were stakes in the ground with tape creating a little maze, and it made me feel like a mouse in an experiment as I made my way through the maze.  It was supposedly done to contain the crowds.

Even though I didn't have my coffee yet, I perked up when I saw this fabulous tin sign written in English and German..warning of Army dogs on patrol.  On the back was a card taped to it stating that it was a Cold War era sign taken from an East German fence.  Regardless of the history, I found the sign to be very interesting.  I like how they made the dogs eyes create a feeling of menace.  (Sorry for the crappy quality of the photos, my digital camera is MIA and I had to use my crappy camera phone).

The only other purchase I made was a set of wooden elephant coasters.  What drew me to them in the first place, was the cute google eyes glued to his head.  I just couldn't resist.  It is great that he is functional as well as being decorative.  I almost purchased a groovy mirror from the 70s...with lots of ferns painted on it, with a bright green frame to match, but I had to remind myself that I no longer have any wall I left it.  All in all, even though I didn't buy much, I was pretty happy with what I did get.  


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Anything in the world can be improved by sticking googly eyes on it. Even that East German devil dog. Or the Last Supper.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Yes! googly eyes make the world a better place!