Tuesday, July 26, 2011

bunnies + babies + bones

in an attempt to be hip, 
lillie and i explored some of the local antique shops on saturday.
while we saw some genuinely cool things i would kill for 
{aka: an ivory rotary phone},
there were quite a few things i doubted were old enough 
to be considered vintage.
like a disneyland autograph book i owned in third grade.
the first store was pretty well-stocked 
and i would definitely go back to inspect it further. 
but, the second store was one of the
creepiest buildings i have ever been in.
this is the first thing i saw when i entered.
well, this and a giant painting of a naked pin-up girl.
don't worry,
it only gets better.
i'm honestly surprised i haven't had any 
donnie darko nightmares because of this 
devil bunny.
creepy masks and nudie paintings/statues were everywhere.
luckily, the border cut out the nip slip on the right side corner.
but really, the creepy mask with the bird nose and rosy cheeks?
please don't tell me children actually played with those things. 
baby dolls.
upside down and suspended. 
i had two questions when i saw this.
1. how old are they?*
2. who in their right mind would actually buy them?
*please note i was not wondering how old they were 
because i wanted to buy them.
i was wondering if they still worked
{again, NOT FOR ME}
and why they were considered vintage.
because really,
who on earth is buying laxatives at an antique shop?


Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

This post made my hair stand on end. The owner of this store HAS to be a serial killer. Was he? Did you ask?

Lissa Chandler said...

i am so glad you mentioned donnie darko nightmares! i like the movie but, let's get real here, that bunny is creeptastic (as is the one pictured above). i want to know what the store owner looked like...

ellie said...

if i walked into an antique store and the first things I saw were skeletons, my ass would be headed back out the door. I hate all that creepy stuff! It's garunteed to keep me awake foreva, or at least a few extra hours than normal!

Drea said...

I don't know what to say?
I'd ask where it is, but then I'd have this urge to explore it myself and more nightmares isn't something I need right now.

Hahah. Awesome post.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

that bunny is so scary.

Dale said...

haha, eww laxatives at an antique shop. So random. This is so cool and you found so many unique vintage items...that's funny about the rotary phone. I only knew what it was because my parents had one when I was growing up. LOL

Great post!

Autumn said...

Wow, that place totally just looks scary.

Ashley said...

AHHHHH!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh. Scariest Store EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I kind of wanna go there just to say I braved it!


Erika Lee Sears said...

I love vintage shopping- its funny when you see the old pill bottles.. cough syrups. I have a couple from the 40's :)

mandyface said...

I really wish I could find a good DIY naked doll chandelier project online. Good grief.

kylee said...

what the freaaaak? those baby dolls are the worst. i don't know what it is but i hate dolls.

Crystle said...

@Mandyface, HAHA! DIY guides are so hard to come by!

Sara Louise said...

Oh that's super duper creepy! That's the type of place I'd walk through quickly, with my shoulders all hunched up and glancing all around me all the time.
And who would want a mounted bunny head?? Why??

ohyouprettythings said...

What a scary place!! lol But really! Those dolls suspended from the ceiling are a little freaky! :] And I see what you mean by the bunny mask!! I love the movie Donnie Darko! But I don't want to live it :]

Anonymous said...

bahahahaha i am sitting here with tears of laughter falling down my face. LOVE THIS. LOVE THE VINTAGE EX LAX. let's be best friends.

kelli case anderson said...

i'm so happy right now.

McKenzie King said...

on a scale from 1 to awesome, those stores look super unreal.