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I'm surprised and sad there aren't a lot of horrible Christmas/Hannukah displays showing up here [Dec. 19th, 2014|09:09 pm]
Thrift Shop Horrors

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[evil_little_dog]
Unfortunately, I don't have pictures of my own horrible thrift ornament I found recently, but I do have a scary dog family

During the spring/summer, my family hits a lot of yard sales. This little family of dogs showed up at one of those last summer, and I was shocked no one picked them up.

Because, well, they're cute, right?



Momma and her puppies, a little Boston Terrier-ish family.



Adorable.

But wait, how did...I reversed the picture, right?

Noo...not exactly.





Yeah. The dogs have two faces, one on either side of their bodies...
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[User Picture]From: fallconsmate
2014-12-20 03:16 am (UTC)
UNHOLY FUCK! ack, ack, ack!! that's worse than the mouldering clown painting we found at a flea market one time...flaking paint on black velvet, with moth-eaten holes at one corner.

or maybe it was cigarette burns...

but wowsers those dogs are bastions of eeeeevil.
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 03:18 am (UTC)
C'mon, they're adorable!

...if a little two-faced.
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[User Picture]From: fallconsmate
2014-12-20 04:59 pm (UTC)
oh, that was bad! two faced indeed... *giggling*
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 10:50 pm (UTC)
:D
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[User Picture]From: dinogrrl
2014-12-20 03:36 am (UTC)
What the...I can't...why.
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 03:36 am (UTC)
And they're antique.
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[User Picture]From: dinogrrl
2014-12-20 03:54 am (UTC)
whaaaaaaaa
*mind exploded*
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 04:12 am (UTC)
Yup! Occupied Japan.
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[User Picture]From: dinogrrl
2014-12-20 04:15 am (UTC)
Oh. Well that kinda makes a bit more sense then.
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 04:28 am (UTC)
My sister vaguely remembers our great aunt having one of these. Who knows what happened to it over the years.
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[User Picture]From: mercystars
2014-12-20 03:43 am (UTC)
lolol I love them

they'd make a great Christmas display with fake snow and plastic greenery!
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 03:44 am (UTC)
...I might have plastic greenery. Or something.
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[User Picture]From: mercystars
2014-12-20 03:47 am (UTC)
I have two fake ficus trees in my livingroom so I hear ya on the fake greens [so much easier if you're a plant killer, lbr]

there were bags of fake snow at the grocery store the other day, I contemplated getting one
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 04:12 am (UTC)
I have a tendency to collect possible scenery to stage photoshoots with my action figures? I know I have some walls, but not sure if I have any trees.
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[User Picture]From: mercystars
2014-12-20 04:15 am (UTC)
haha that's cool [damn, and I was the diorama champion in 5th grade, I could've really added to your collection!]
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 04:27 am (UTC)
Aww, too bad! My model horses also need greenery...though the nativity stable I found works well for them. Need fencing.
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[User Picture]From: mercystars
2014-12-20 04:43 am (UTC)
Oh, if you can find a plastic farm set at toys r us, they usually have fences included!
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 04:50 am (UTC)
Yes, but my model horses are 9:1 Scale - so they're rather larger than plastic farm horses. By a good...uh...eight - twelve inches. Though I do have some 12:1 scale horses. They at least go with the 12:1 doll houses. :D
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[User Picture]From: mercystars
2014-12-20 04:51 am (UTC)
Doh! I didnt even think of scale at all.
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 04:58 am (UTC)
Scale's important!
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[User Picture]From: mercystars
2014-12-20 05:15 am (UTC)
Indeed it is
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[User Picture]From: nightchild01
2014-12-20 05:18 am (UTC)
Those dogs look like some sort of science project gone wrong.
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 05:19 am (UTC)
Yes! Good answer.
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[User Picture]From: 0wls_do_cry
2014-12-20 06:17 am (UTC)
Now we know why they have that shifty nervous expression. lol. (trying to see around to their other side, as if they're not really sure if there's something else living on the back of themselves...).

Love it.
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 10:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks! So do I.
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[User Picture]From: bugeyedmonster
2014-12-20 07:17 am (UTC)
Oh, those chained animals! They're out of my grandmother's generation. I know that they are pretty old, but not sure of the age. And yes, I've seen others that are two faced like that.... Not sure why. My grandmother had an elephant with two baby elephants. It was NOT two faced.

I would say check eBay and see if it would be worth it to buy and resell.
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 10:53 pm (UTC)
I know they're from Occupied Japan. And they'll stay here. Scary weird animals can always find a home with me.
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[User Picture]From: 0_mother_0
2014-12-20 11:01 am (UTC)
What strange little things! ...so old and broken. I probably would have bought them as well... if for nothing other than pity. *Someone* needs to make a Tim Burton-esque collection for all the bizarre and unloved chachkies of the world (a village that comes alive at night and has wonderful adventures!) I bet poo-poodle loves them :)
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 11:00 pm (UTC)
You know me, I had to have them in all their weirdness!
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[User Picture]From: koshkabegemot
2014-12-20 11:19 am (UTC)
Me: *looks at the first pic* I don't see what's so bad about that.

Me: *looks at the second pic* I don't see what's so bad about that one, either.

Me: *looks at the third pic* . . . . . . . . .



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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 11:01 pm (UTC)
Is that a vote against my odd little dogs?
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[User Picture]From: koshkabegemot
2014-12-21 04:51 am (UTC)
Most definitely yes. And by yes, I really mean now I want to go find some two faced cats like that.
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-21 04:55 am (UTC)
I had some family animal creatures when I was a kid, and still have one or two of the horses (out of two sets of horses), but I don't know what happened to all the rest. I never had any of the chained sets, though. And none like these dogs, with two faces.
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[User Picture]From: _luaineach
2014-12-21 03:20 am (UTC)
I had this same progression but a little more sedately. Kinda like:

3g

Editing to add: And then after a little while I kinda started to love them a little.

Edited at 2014-12-21 03:20 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-21 03:33 am (UTC)
They're rather oddly loveable, aren't they?

Of course, I really like dogs.
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[User Picture]From: koshkabegemot
2014-12-21 04:49 am (UTC)
lol I think they're quite terrifying.
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From: memnet
2014-12-20 02:11 pm (UTC)
NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 11:02 pm (UTC)
But they were homeless! They needed a home!
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From: memnet
2014-12-21 02:51 pm (UTC)
*chuckle* I suppose so. ;)
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-21 03:07 pm (UTC)
Far better with my odd ball collection of animals than some trash can.
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[User Picture]From: brunettepet
2014-12-20 02:28 pm (UTC)
What the hell? Two faced dogs are creepy as all get out.
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-20 11:02 pm (UTC)
Aren't they great?
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[User Picture]From: slobberpuppy
2014-12-21 01:27 am (UTC)
Horrifying!!!
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-21 01:36 am (UTC)
I posted something more here. :D

Oh, and your card arrived! It's lovely. Mine back to you will probably be late, for some reason. *cough*
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[User Picture]From: slobberpuppy
2014-12-22 03:49 am (UTC)
Yay, I'm glad it arrived and you enjoyed it... Merry Christmas!
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-22 03:53 am (UTC)
Happy Yule!
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[User Picture]From: cornerofmadness
2014-12-21 03:37 am (UTC)
okay the two faces are new and that's hideous
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-12-21 03:52 am (UTC)
Sis KS says she knows these things, and Great Aunt B had one in her house. I don't recall that, but, oh well.
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[User Picture]From: cornerofmadness
2014-12-21 05:46 am (UTC)
oh dear
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