6.06.2005

tractors, bedhead and garage sales


it feels so good to be back from arkansas for the last time. it feels even better to take the whole week off from work to stay at home with eliot and collette! we started off the week right by packing up and heading out to deanna rose farmstead in overland park. eliot had a blast running around, checking out all the animals. he was a bit nervous feeding the goats....



he had no problem however climbing onto the gazillion tractors around the place. he wanted to take this one home, think it would fit in the back of the civic? hmmm.



i think the trip to the farm pretty much wiped collette out. she slept hard. how hard you ask?





that is some pretty mean bedhead. i love how that clip is just fighting to stay on. i have been tossing around the idea of sewing some sort of kerchief (?) with elastic for her. i had some time to go to an antique store and some garage sales while i was in arkansas, and managed to find two old sewing books, so hopefully there will be some inspiration to be found. i also found what i think to be an amazing find. so before i reveal the pictures, let me set the scene. around christmas time, the papersource was carrying some postcards of images of mens clothing from catalogs from the 70s. i totally fell in love with them, and sent some to my snailmail buddies and amy at angry chicken. here is a picture of the box so you can get an idea.



since i found these i have been obsessed with these kitchy images of men, imagine my delight when i stumbled upon these babies at the garage sale...



i almost choked when i saw them. i had to casually ask the lady how much she wanted for the set, she had them marked two dollars a piece, but said i could have them all for five. i calmly said, ok, paid her and got the freak out of there before she changed her mind! i cant wait to have company! although i made this disturbing discovery when i went to wash them...



apparently when you add water, their, um, "clothes" disappear. HA! so funny, i pretty much laughed for about ten minutes straight standing at the kitchen sink. unfortunately david had gone to work so i had no one to share my discovery with. i just cant get over how funny they are! im totally having unsuspecting company now. if only i can find some forks and spoons like the pens with those naked ladies that "undress" when you turn them upside down. that would be priceless. so which one is your favorite ladies?? its hard to choose. david is fan of the guy with the towel. i think im going to have to go with the studly guy next in line.

11 Comments:

Blogger Susanne said...

that's hilarious! i think i'm gonna vote for the bearded guy, that pose is classic. plus the facial hair is soooooo 80s, i dig it!

i love the bedhead, looks way cuter on your daughter than bedhead looks on me. i don't blame your son for being a bit skittish with those goats, they can get pretty darn pushy sometimes.

11:05 PM  
Anonymous kelly said...

Ha ha! Is the bearded guy George Michael? Too funny!

7:36 AM  
Blogger Giao said...

Hahahaha!!! I totally thought they were the undressing glasses before I saw your second picture, where they actually were undressed. That is hilarious! I hope you get a good unsuspecting bunch of visitors so you can break them in!! I'm with you on #2. The facial hair makes the other 2 guys less come-hither.... ;)

And that bedhead, oh my. That is just precious. Just precious! Elliot and David with the goat/tractor is cute too!!

8:11 AM  
Anonymous caro said...

haaaahaaahaha! I seriously can't stop laughing at those glasses. They're AWESOME. Total. Score.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous katiek said...

those glasses are the coolest! i laughed as quietly as i could with my newborn on my chest. That's so awesome. They would come home with me too! I think I like the guy showin off his muscles. How would ya explain them to the kids when sit down for milk and cookies?

1:06 PM  
Anonymous kerry said...

so i decided to read your post at work while a friend was telling a serious story. the nudies were so funny that i had to break the mood and laugh right out loud. so great.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous tammy said...

Okay, that is officially the Best Thing I Have Ever Seen From A Garage Sale. I'm speechless. (Which for me is really saying something.)

Hey, thanks for the offer of adopting a Haremail orphan! I might take you up on it, depending on how many people we need.

7:10 AM  
Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

Oh.My.God. Hilarious!!

10:30 AM  
Anonymous molly said...

I actually saw those and glasses like them when they came 'round, and they ARE funny. Good for scoring a complete set! And thanks for Katiek for linking!

5:23 PM  
Anonymous myra said...

Oh those have to be the best glasses ever and I loved your story!!!

10:29 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Hannah
That is so HILARIOUS! OMG! I am LAFFING so hard right now!!!! I forgot things like that existed!!!! I remember cracking up at those liquid filled pens that did the same thing! Too, too funny!

9:38 PM  

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