WARNING: Creepy stuff ahead. But it's also funny, and I'll show you cool stuff along the way, promise.
Two weekends back John and I spent a few hours at the famous Renninger's Antique Extravaganza here in Florida. This thing is HUGE, with tents, tables, and RVs set up as far as the eye can see. All selling old stuff. So, basically heaven.
If I had to sum up the Renninger's experience in a single photo, this would be that photo:
You don't try to understand. You just enjoy the ride.
Obviously I go antiquing for one thing, though. Well, two things. Maybe three. But one of the MAIN things is finding delightfully creepy stuff.
You ever get the impression that people just didn't LIKE their children back in the day?
The frog... is real. I didn't dare ask about the teeth:
Hang on, before you run away screaming, let me show you some COOL stuff:
You, uh, do consider a beer bottle encased in a bowling ball "cool," right?
WAIT DON'T GO.
It gets better:
Junk art owl! His eyes are reflectors, so they glow.
And a self-serve popcorn maker, whaaaaat. (The door on the left holds the popcorn bags.)
Before this next photo I remarked to John that that must have been one heckuva toilet, and the people around us looked at me with a mixture of horror and pity, like I thought it was ACTUALLY a toilet brush, but joke's on them! I have no idea what it actually is.