Monday, February 7, 2011

Just Out For a Walk with My Giant Troll Doll

I guess I am going through garage sale withdrawal. I came across an ad Saturday which was titled Estate Liquidation! They stated they had bought out 7 estates last month and will be getting rid of everything priced .50 to $50!!! Well, that was the basic idea of the ad anyways. I figured it was a bit of an exaggeration but 7 estates? Surely there is something of interest to look at!? I was correct about the exaggeration. I'm pretty sure 1/4 of my "estate" is more than they were selling but my brother spotted this guy as soon as we walked in so it wasn't a waste of time.

He was $10 but is huge at over 16" and he is made by Dam so I'm sure he was very expensive 20-ish years ago when he was new. Now, maybe he is worth the $10 I paid? Especially since his bright yellow shirt was mostly eaten away by a mouse. But he obviously needed adopted plus I wanted to freak out Mark when he got home by sitting this guy on the couch.
Upon purchase the seller asked if I wanted a bag. Nah, I don't need to waste plastic. Then I remembered we had parked a block away from the shop in a busy downtown area.  I got a few odd stares but meh, I'll assume they promptly forgot. If I had been holding a conversation or dancing with him maybe it would have stuck in their memory better.

 He looks happy to be amongst some other freakishly large friends and is probably the cutest of the bunch...if one can consider trolls cute that is.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Shagadelic Rugs

I like our closet carpet.Yes, I said it and it is shag avocado green. I'm guessing it originally graced the first floor area and must have looked groovy with the freshly painted fireplace (which I wish they hadn't done). Last weekend, when the topic of a living room rug came up I said "if only the chimney and linen closet didn't cut into the closet it would make a nice area rug!" Mark, "What? Are you serious!?"
Umm, Yeah I am! It would be a nice 8'x9' section of glorious green shag! Unfortunately the chimney and linen closet are there so it is still banished to the closet.

 I did decide I didn't want to sheepishly snitch the shag rake attachment I spied in my parent's collection of Kirby attachments a while back so maybe it is for the best we ended up with something a little less shaggy. 

It was claimed immediately so we knew it was a hit with the critters.

It's still a little flat here but you can see it doesn't require the vacuum rake, I hope....
Yay! The living room is a bit more organized. (looking this direction, behind me is a different story) I'm still brainstorming ideas for the mantle. Yes, my alien poster I put up months ago as a joke is still there.And yes, the seating is too big (not to mentioned ripped) but I'm still working on ideas to get rid of those along with the "entertainment center" and it's 5,000 wires.

I dunno, maybe it's just the bright red furniture clashing but it doesn't seem to blend with my $3 coffee table and other blond furniture I'm accumulating. Right now I'm thinking the rug should go in the bedroom, the bedroom rug to the spare bedroom and a lighter rug? in here. For now I'm enjoying its fuzziness so it will stay put. Our lack in rug ownership does allow for some future rearranging.