Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Welcome to another week of Way-Out Wednesday, folks! This week, I didn't pick anything vintage for a change, and it's not so much creepy or gross (except to me, because I'm uptight and have issues with feet) but it *is* artsy and craftsy, something I always appreciate in a person, so I give props to the seller & creator of the...well, you'll see soon enough...
I think today's post can really help out those of you who need to start thinking about holiday gifts for those hard-to-shop-for types in your family. Maybe I should post some sort of "Strange & Unusual Shopping Guide" every Wednesday. I'm here to help! In order for me to better assess if today's Way-Out Wednesday pick will fit your gift-giving needs, I'll need you to answer a few quick questions:
1.) Is the person you're shopping for over the age of 50?
2.) Does the person you're shopping for own more than 6 cats?
3.) Is the person you're shopping for a retired art teacher, home ec teacher or some form of trade in the gardening industry?
4.) Does the person you're shopping for have a lovable nickname known throughout the family that includes the word "wacky" or "crazy", ie: "Did you hear? Crazy Aunt Millie had her cat stuffed and mounted on the front of her car for a hood ornament."
5.) Does the person you're shopping for have any of these things in their front yard:
* A birdbath made out of an old toilet?
* A planter of flowers made out of an old clawfoot tub?
* A plywood cutout of a lady bending over wearing polka dot bloomers? (Also acceptable: A wood cutout of the silhouette of a cowboy leaning back on a post.)
* Christmas lights that are up year 'round, although by July a string of them fell down and is now being dragged across the yard and down into a groundhog hole?
If you answered "yes" (or in some cases "Oh my gawd yes") to one or more of these questions, you're in luck! I may have the perfect gift for you to bestow upon your relative:
Why, yes! It's true! It's a white canvas slip-on sneaker from Kmart painted to look like they're actually sandals with your toes sticking out.
What's that you say? You're more in the market for generic Keds in faux-look denim?