The photos for this week's Things in a Row are a continuation of the flea market finds in Mesa, AZ.
I call these wind chimes, but I know that's not correct, for they do not make any noise. These spin around in the breeze. Maybe "wind spinners"? They are mesmerizing to watch as they spin around and the design looks as if it's moving from the edge to the center in a constant motion.
I love these baskets that come in all sizes. They used to be advertised as made by "Native Americans". Then I saw some from Mexico. Now I've seen signs on the back that read "Made in China" and that just pissed me off to no end. These baskets are sold at several booths, so I can't say that ALL of them come from China. I think it should be the case of "buyer beware" because people may think they are getting an authentic native or Mexican product.Always check the fine print!
These are masks for kids. Boy, they sure have come a long way from the plastic ones I wore as a kid. I'd just have to pull it down over my face and it had that elastic string across the back that always broke, remember? The cutouts for the eyes were razor-sharp, as was the mouth. I remember sticking my tongue through that and regretting it! These masks look like Super Heroes or something. I don't recall seeing the rest of the costumes around - just the masks.
I'm really not sure what the heck is going on with the next photo. It's an odd looking cow with all different signs painted on it. The sign painted on its udder says, "Got Paint?" and each teat is painted a different color. Oookay. What caught my eye were the tea cups and tea pots balanced along the back of the cow. Also, pierced earring tea cups! This statue was about 6"Lx4"Hx2"W. The more I look at it, the more I'm wondering why I didn't buy it! It's eclectic enough to match me! Ha ha! Now I know why. I just enlarged the photo to see the price - $80 on sale! (Look at the dressed up dachshunds all in a row to the left of the cow!)
If you thought the above photo was odd, I've got one even ODDER. Take a look at these hand-made canes. I guess one could think, "Hey, it sucks that I've got to use a cane, why not spice it up a bit with one of these?" I don't know.....you be the judge!
|l-r: Gun (rifle?), cane with level, saw, woman's leg|
Anyway, that's my eclectic collection this week. What have you got for me?