The worst part is, I want so badly to not like it. Because I think a lot of people might find my newest discovery ... a little odd. What is my new love, you ask? Why, a giant hand ... obviously.
Here she is.
I LOOOVE her. It seems so Pottery Barn/West Elm/Wisteria-y, or something.
And it even has numbers!!
I found her at a "junque" sale going on next to the sidewalk sale at Juliana Daniel's (for those of you from Wichita). Now first of all, you should note that there are not junque sales in Wichita. There are no Barn House boys, no Queen of Tartes, no lovely flea markets full of numbered galvanized things, ironstone and heavenly other diddys. There are only garage sales, the kind where you have to hit 75 before you find anything worth buying. The "junque" crazy has not hit here yet ... at all. So of course the second I stumbled across that kind of sale, I just about fell over dead. It was too good to be true!
I snatched up the hand the moment I saw it. When I found the little lady selling things, she told me it was $25. She's a tiny little lady with silver hair she piles all on top of her head, with swingy skirts and bright coral-y pink lipstick. She lives in my parents' neighborhood and always has awesome stuff. I've been to her garage sales a few times before. I thought it was ironic I actually knew who she was.
When I winced at the $25 price tag, she came right up against me, peering the eight inches up from her face to mine. "What would fit within your budget?" she asked. The cheap side of me wanted to say $15, but I knew better with her.
"$20?" I stammered.
"Can we compromise at $22?" she asked as she brought her coral-clad lips closer to mine.
"You really need that extra $2?! Are you kidding me? This stuff is straight out of the back of your mini van sitting in an abandoned parking lot!" I was thinking in my head. But between her intense little old lady stare, and the fact that she was so close to my face she could have kissed me, I caved and said "Sure, $22."
Was I crazy to pay $22 for a giant porcelain hand? Am I weird that I think it's so fabulous? Oh well, I don't care. I flat out LOVE this thing!!
So what do you think, creepy or classy?
PS- just to make myself feel better, I looked up how much one of these things would have cost me retail. I guess I did pretty well...
This one from fishseddy.com is $70. Yay!
Linking to: Frugal Friday party