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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Things That Should Never Have Been Made?

We love antique stores, consignment shops, and flea markets. Do you? We just never know what we might find. Sometimes we're a little sorry we found it. Sometimes we wish later that we'd bought it. Here are some of those things. We'll let you guess which one(s) we regret not buying.

Selma Antique Store © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Apparently this was the Fry Guy from McDonald's. Somehow I never knew about him, despite how ubiquitous Mickey D's is.

The note wasn't necessary © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

A friend told us this was made out of the butt end of a deer. Okay. But where did the jaw and teeth come from? Those were definitely of genuine animal origin and I've seen enough deer to know that's NOT how they're made.

Shriner Raleigh Flea Market © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Zombie Shriner, anyone? Anyone? At least we prefer him to the symbol of racism standing behind him...

Face Jug © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
These face jugs actually have a long and interesting history in the South. Some say they were made to scare children away (from the moonshine). If this was in your house, do you think your soul might be sucked into the neck of this jug? Yep, that's what I thought too.

Ram © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Sorry for the poor quality of this photo, there were at least six dogs and four cats milling around in this antique store and they were quite distracting (see photos below). But, we didn't want you to miss seeing this ram-thingy with droopy crocheted horns.

Cat © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Dog & Camo Guy © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
Pretty snazzy camo overalls, eh? Bet you wish you had a pair.

And then there was this...

Bucking Goat © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
The item above had a hefty price tag ($950) and a story to go with it. According to the sign, the only other such Bucking Goat is in a museum in the Midwest and they were used in a Masonic initiation ritual. Don't believe us? Feast your eyes...

I know, I know, you can't unsee that. Sorry. (Not sorry).

And here's a cookie jar we spied recently at a Raleigh antique store. I actually don't think it's even close to being an antique, but dang, it sure would keep the kids (and most adults) away from the cookies, don't you think?

Clown Cookie Jar © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
I will say the clown led to a pretty hilarious thread on my personal Facebook page...

Thank you for stopping by Quince Cottage. 
Did you guess which item we were sorry we didn't buy? 
Leave a comment and we'll tell you if you're right.


  1. Hello, Lakeandforests here! You bought the overalls! Am I right??

    1. Hey there Lynne, tx for visiting! Um, nooo...we didn't buy any of these things, however we do wish we'd bought the face jug.