Monday, August 5, 2013

Weird Chicken and Farm Finds at the Antique Mall

If you shake him, the googly eyes wiggle.
 I passed on this purchase. Still regret it. Ha!
     I love antiques and vintage finds. It definitely stems from my Mom's love of all things old. Since I was a little girl, I remember nosing through antique stalls in large warehouses full of interesting artifacts from yesteryear. I had plenty of time to peruse because she usually had a booth or two in the establishment. I've found everything from full-sized stage coaches to stuffed squirrels with craft googly eyes glued to their noggin. My Mom and I could NOT stop laughing at the poor creature and had to take pictures of him for posterity. Since then, I have been snapping iPhone shots of chicken and farm-related items that crack me up. If you have any of the following unique finds in your house, then you are AWESOME! I do not know if I have the skill to properly display them to show off their best side. Without further ado, here they are:

Who wouldn't like an ACTUAL stuffed chicken? I really don't know why there aren't more of these stuffed roosters. I'm really wondering what they used for the comb and wattles. 

If a real stuffed chicken may be a little much, then why not a paper mache (sorry I don't know how to type the little deely dobs on top of letters)? This is actually kind of cute, but I have never seen one, so I added to this list.  

Hmmmm.... what to do with all of those cow horns laying around... why not make a whale out of them? For $20 this guy could grace your living room coffee table and really get the conversation going.  I must admit, that my Mom almost purchased him for a dirty santa gift. :) 

Halloween is right around the corner, and it's time to scare some folks. This should do it nicely. It actually might make a fun little project with the kids. 

I'll let you decide how you feel about this one.

And last, but not least, a twenty-two dollar, styrofoam chicken covered in coconut fiber that has had its beak broken off. 

These are just a few finds that have cracked me up over the last few years. I can't wait to get out there and find some more wonderful treasures! What have you found that is a little on the weird side?