I decided to do a fun post today. We get many fascinating pieces, and it is always a joy to learn about their place in history. Sometimes, we get the odd antique that makes us do a double take. Not all antiques are beautiful porcelain and fine furniture.
First off, this espresso machine isn’t actually all that odd. However, I’m including it because no one seems to know what it is at first glance. All the valves, knobs, and uncommon shape seem to confuse people. One person guessed it was an ice cream maker. Usually, they just stare at until I tell them what it is. I think that’s why it has a special place in my heart because, sometimes, I feel like I’m the only one who knows it’s secret purpose.
What could be better for children than a monkey, a weasel, and a clown?… In my opinion, almost anything else. I think the toy company combined some of the worst things (including vinegar in the nursery rhyme on the front cover) for children and hoped that it would somehow work out… I don’t think they succeeded.
What looks like a painted stone portrait is actually lightweight movie foam prop from the era of black and white film. It feels reminiscent of an old monster movie. The trouble is that we still haven’t figured out what movie it’s from, despite being told it is from an old movie. If you recognize it, tell us in a comment below.
Blame it on the fact that I used to be a vegetarian.
Blame it on my lifelong hatred of taxidermy.
This alligator head is my least favorite item in the store. Why does the head just end? Why is there no brain? Why would someone want this in there house?
These are the items that haunt me.
Lastly, if any of our readers have read Paper Towns by John Green, you will understand why I grin every time I pass by this item. I keep wondering if it plays music, but I have yet to explore since it is placed on a higher shelf.
What weird items have you seen in our store? Or any other store? Send us a picture to email@example.com and we will feature it on the blog.