Thursday, November 5, 2009


And so I was browsing "The Daisy" thrift store the other day looking for a black skirt; when all of a sudden I hear:
"Hey hey hey! Ho ho ho!
You there!
Yes you! The good little girl from Newfoundland! (And aren't you a cutie too!)
You look like a gal who might need a couple of good old fellas around the house. Two fat jolly boy-toys with roguish grins and twinkly eyes (and high black boots and a belt!). A couple of guys who will lavish you with gifts this Christmas. (Did we mention yet that it would be at your expense?).
And don't worry -- we promise to only smoke our pipes outside (and that what we smoke will be legal). And really -- our red cheeks and nose are not from excessive drinking -- you have our word on that!
You see, we need a good home where we'll be lovingly washed and put in a place of honor and fondly admired during the upcoming season before being carefully wrapped up and gently packed away for 11 months. And you look like the kind of girl who could really care for a guy!
What do you say? Our arms are open just waiting for you to take us home!"


Well, how could I say no! I mean, at my age, a girl's got to take a man (or two) where she can find them. And at this price (50 cents), these good-time Charlies were a real bargain!


PS -- I just have to ignore the holes in the back of their heads and the plugs up their butts! But then, we all make concessions for the men we love, right?


wendy said...

That was funny, any guy who you can plug up the hole in their head and their butt-------that's a winnah eh.
those napkins you got are awesome. How fun that she sent those to you.

Marie said...

haha, you really crack me up Sandy! Love the finds. You do find the loveliest things!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

They are cute ones for sure. Can't help but smile when you see them.

ethelmaepotter! said...

I know a few guys with holes in their heads who could sure use some plugs up their butts.
These are darling! And, of course, you had to rescue them from the shelf of the thrift store. I'm sure that they have now found a very happy home. (They sure knew what they were doing when they called out to you!)

Chris said...


They are a handsome pair and so lucky to have you!

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Nezzy said...

Oh Sandy, the little Elvis Santas just want to say "haaahummmm..we're all shook up!" They will make a great addition to your Christmas table. They'll season the meal up in style.

Have a fantastic weekend!!!

Nathalie Thompson said...

You had me going!
I thought two vagrants were trying to pick you up at the thrift store.
hee hee

Sara said...

You always find the coolest things!

By the way, what the heck does ROFL mean?

Have a great weekend Sandy!

Suburban Princess said...

Hey there! I sent you an email with the instructions you need!
Let me know how it goes!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I had to look it up too, but I guess ROFL means "Rolling on the floor laughting"!

Thanks guys for your comments. I crack myself up sometimes and I was laughing while I was writing this one.

Nathalie -- Thinking I was talking about vagrants -- that was a good one!

And no girls -- I wouldn't have brought the vagrants home with me!!

Jane said...

What cute vintage Santa's...and funny post too! thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

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Anita said...

You are so witty and so funny! I sure have missed reading your blog! What great finds you have there and so adorable too!

Cherie said...

I think those are darling. I love stuff like that holes and all!!!!

Lisa E said...

every home should have a set. Another Thrift Shop Score. OMG I love it!!!!

Anna said...

I love them!Bye.

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The Garden of Egan said...

I just came over here from some other blog (can't remember where) totally glad I did! You are slighty hilarious!
Love your posts, I shouldn't have been drinking pop in front of my laptop when I got to the plug in the butt part. Gotta go clean the screen.