Saturday, August 25, 2012

Frocked up and calling the police!

 Well this "Frock on Friday" post is a day late, for good reason though!! I think it was the most weirdest Fof for me so far yet. I was waiting for the Mr. to get home from work so we could go out and take my Friday frock pictures. I told him I wanted to take a drive out to the rural farmland. (Being a person who loves farms!) So we hopped in the vehicle and set out to take these photos.
I had my post pretty much worked out in my head but in the end NOTHING went as planned.
 We reached my chosen destination and the Mr and I got out  and were ready to snap some photos... I was about to climb up on a big boulder and strike a pose when I inhaled the most FOULEST smell I have ever smelt. I looked in front of me and [If your squeamish quit reading NOW!!!!] There was a black garage bag tossed behind the rock. Surrounding the bag the ground was blood soaked and there was maggots everywhere. I turned my head and covered my nose and mouth and bolted for the vehicle. "Come on" I said to Mr. Coco. There is something dead in there and it smells horrible.
I told Mr. we should phone the police because.... well you never know what could be in the bag and just in case it's something important or well evidence I would feel bad if we just left and never said anything.
We drove about a mile and a half from the "Disgusting place" and stopped to call the police. After the whole incident... I was so grossed out and COULD STILL smell whatever it was thrown behind the rock. But I managed to take a few photos with the self timer while Mr was on the phone and Mr took a couple while we waited for the police.
When he told the dispatcher what we found she asked if we could please stay there and she would get someone out right away. We stayed right where we were to wait there was no way I was getting any closer to that Horrific scent.
 The dress was found in a church thrift for about 75 cents. It's homemade and reminds me of something a vampire lady would wear. Mr. thought I looked like a Priestess dragon slayer!!! *lol* 
The beautiful head band was a contest win from Desiree @ pullyoursoxup 

 About 25 minutes later the police showed up. "She could even smell the foulness from a mile and a half away." We took her to the area of the nasty thing... She first took photos of the scene. (I stayed in the vehicle for two reasons "I am very squeamish" and was slightly worried the bag could contain human remains or a household pet.) If I ever seen any of those things the image would be branded in my mind forever and I would be traumatized. *SERIOUSLY*
*Police takes photos while talking to Mr. Coco*
Okay so the police didn't really want to open the bag either. She was talking to Mr. Coco putting on her black rubber gloves. Mr. Coco said.... I was going to look in the bag but I didn't have any gloves or anything. She said " I HAVE GLOVES and I don't want to open the bag!!!"
The bag was actually moving because of all the maggots inside *shiver*
It turns out someone threw a bag of fish guts behind the rock?!?! WTF!!!
What a weird place to un-load your fish guts.... out in the country on a roadside pull-in.
The police said she was happy that it wasn't human remains.... because there is a missing woman and when we told them what we came across they were worried it might have something to do with that case.
All I can say is THANK GOD it didn't.
So after all this rigmarole by the time I got home I had to go to work and couldn't post my FOF!!
In Happier and less yucky news I got something lovely in the mail!!!

Member my seashell necklace?? Well Vix had a string at her house she no longer needed and said she would send it to me. It was packaged in this pretty little 1930s box complete with a lovely little tassel on the front drawer. Oh and look at the SEXY fairy on the card. *RAWRRRR*
I did burst out laughing when Vix's first words were "HELLO LOO!"
Loo is the nickname I have for my Mr. and he has the same nickname for me.
We have been Loo & Loo for years now. We rarely even call each other by our real names.
Thank you so very much Vix. I promise to do something wondrous with the string of shells.

*Mourning over the fish guts*
P.s. Just recently got finished Garage saling, I didn't find too much but I did find a few things I will post soon. One of them was a 1962 white Samsonite vanity case that has the initial M on both of the front latches!! *YAY* M for Melanie!! It's a little dirty but I will see how it cleans up.
I suppose it was a surprise early Birthday Present from the thrifting Gods. Because I have never found any luggage with M's before. My Birthday is exactly 1 month from Yesterday and just like last year.... I am NOT counting the sleeps!!! But the good news is I am less worried about getting 1 year older than I was last year... Last year I was FREAKING OUT!!!
~*Vintage Coconut*~

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I create OBJECT families!

Nothing better than a bike ride at sunset and a buddy to keep you company. *Haha*
See in my basket? That is a 1960's pooh bear. I took him for a ride on my bike the day I found him at a thrift store for 50 cents. He has a wind up on his back and when wound plays music. What does he play?? Why the Winnie the Pooh theme song of course!!
I did have a couple of weird looks riding with this bear. But I bet it's the best time he's had in about 40 or so years!
 Found this jug in a box of VERY dirty dingy grimy things. But I knew it was old... I was almost scared to touch it! *lol* But I grabbed the handle and when I did the seller said "I am sorry those are a bit dirty, you can have the jug for 50 cents" A big SOLD sign went off in my head. Some soap and hot water later the jug is next to new!
Bunt cake pan. I really needed a new one my current is on it's last legs.
 Aeropostale perfume $1
*Haha* Here's cute little pooh saying Hello to Vintage Vixen!!
She's scared of sweet little softies. *hehe*
Post it note purse 50 cents

MOD purse $2.00 from the Salvation Army

Okay so what's with my blog title??? Well I seem to like creating families of things. If I have one at home and see another similar... I think I will purchase the one I found because the one at home needs a friend.  "IT'S VERY SILLY"
I suppose it's collections... but how many collections does one human need?
I can't pass these up, I am intrigued by them.
 My Lucky Cat family
These two were found on a garage sale table, I knew instantly they needed to come home with me... as I had a lonely owl sitting on the back of my toilet. He needed friends....
*Ahhhh Happiness* They were 25 cents each. There's the turtle I told you about in last post.
And now you know what the back of my Loo looks like!
 Instant family (All purchased from the same garage sale) These guys are destined for Etsy.
I just cannot have a family of salt and peppy's in my home. That would be going to far!!!

Vintage Coconut

Friday, August 17, 2012

Blindingly blooming bright

 I purchased this dress from Etsy for $15 on June 5th. I loved the brightness and pattern. Once it arrived I tried it on and (Eeeep it was a little tight in the chest area.) I SWEAR I measured properly!!! I have NO CLUE why it was too tight. But now 2 months later and after a few shed pounds. I was able to finally wear my Etsy purchase.
 The Mr. is afraid of Bee's and apparently he saw a bee flying around these flowers where I wanted to take a pic. He said "I hope the bee doesn't sting you." I made this face, making fun of him. saying "AHHHH I got stung."

 These pics are taken at a park near my house. This area of the park is called butterfly garden because they fill it with all sorts of flowers. (What you like my white tights??) Those aren't tights... those are my legs!!! *LOL* I swear my legs are Spf 50 naturally.

Now I haven't spent ANY time tanning this summer. We have had alot of sun ... but laying outside in the dry heat doesn't tickle my fancy. I am usually in the pool splashing around trying to cool off.
*Hundreds of yellow flowers*
 On my patio

*A little too much to drink*

On my last Blog post Lakota said:
Ooh I want to learn yours and Sarah's fairy magic with photoshop!

I don't know about what Sarah uses but I just use PicMonkey most of the time for my photo editing.
Which can be found here!

Happy Friday!! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I am hoping I have better luck with garage saling tomorrow than I have had the past couple Saturdays.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A magical dress and weekend purchases

 This Welcome sign was the only thing I found garage saling on Saturday.
The dress I am wearing is new I got it on sale at Winners last week. I don't purchase clothes new very often, but when I seen this dress I just couldn't resist.
It was just something about the ruffles and tiers that called my name.
 I pretended I was a fairy and ran in circles and jumped up and down in my backyard.
 I explored a forest of mushrooms and pranced barefoot in clover fields while the sun touched my back.
This dress is magic!

To add to the magic I was also wearing one of Desiree's Sassy Vamps headbands

Since I only found one thing in peoples driveways. I decided to visit some thrifts.
 I found this juice jug made in Italy
 These Geta sandals
 This Brass turtle dish (Who now lives on the back of my toilet)
 Brass Egyptian letter opener
 Schiaparelli Scottie tie (Cuteness)
 Angel baby figurine (My Mother's purchase) Lamb with rhinestone eyes (My purchase)
From two different stores ... but they seem to fit together sort of...
 First bloom this summer on my mini rose. It got all bug eaten in the beginning of summer and now finally has grown fresh leaves and one rose. I bring my rose inside in the fall and put it outside the spring. This is it's 3rd year alive.

I am linking up with Lakota's Ta-Dah! Tuesday

*Baaaaaa byeeeee*

Friday, August 10, 2012

Caught in my pool! Frock on Friday

Ohhhh it looks like a big one!!
 Caught right out of my swimming pool!
 *Taking a closer look*
 Dress was found a couple weeks back and was part of a fill a bag for $5.00 I imagine with all the other stuff I bought I paid around $0.75 cents for it. The shoes came from a different fill a bag for $3.00 They probably cost me $1 because I didn't find that much that day.
I am wearing a string of pearls in my hair.
You most likely already seen my handmade shell necklace. But see the red small one?? I got it at a garage sale for $2.00 I don't know if it's real coral or fake coral... but I really like it either way.
 The bottom is my favorite. I am rather tempted to buy a set of wings and run around town!!!
Jersey is jealous of my CATCH O' THE DAY!
 He better be careful or I will scoop him up in the net too!

 Holy Heck LOBSTER LOLLIPOPS! I about fell right over in the store when I seen these!
 *Oh they are exquisite!*
 The sexy lollipop modeling pose!

Luscious Lobstersssssss......
The best part is... I have 5 more.