2.08.2008

The divine miss...

When EZ E and I were in Rochester last weekend we went to what I'll call an estate sale. It was more like a John Waters movie. Our friend Marni's neighbor has decided to go the snow bird route and move to Florida and she's been trying to sell everything in her house. We were met at the door by a ridiculously ferocious miniature dog named Rambo whose mouth was covered in (what appeared to be) blood...he wasn't hurt, "he just likes meat" (G-R-O-S-S). Then we were greeted by Rambo's mama...a 60 something Betty Boop-loving Elvis fan with a kooky pig-tailed wig (the wig part was confirmed by Marni...apparently the neighbor looks like Divine when she's not sporting the wig). Her husband and boyfriend were there helping to clean and pack. Overall it was a surreal experience. Her house was packed full of oddities and we actually managed to find some pretty fabulous things. She had a "poodle room" at one time, but decided to unload her poodle collection at the sale...I was sold. I think these poodles are hysterical and would make really funny (admittedly a bit tacky) fireplace andirons. I'm in love with this quilt (below)...isn't it gorgeous?! I'll be posting some of our finds in my shop very soon. If you'd like a poodle room of your own, come and check it out!

2 comments:

Arthur's Circus said...

Rambo's mum sounds fabulous. Did you manage a portrait of her in the poodle room? There are some amazing people and their possessions hiding out there.

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

She certainly was fabulous! Meeting all kinds of interesting people is my favorite part of estate sales.

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