Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Monsieur High Heels & Mademoiselle Unibrow Sitting in a Tree

We spent Easter weekend with family in Richmond and had a blast. Anytime we visit Richmond, the Goodwill Outlet is a given. I have to go there. I might wither and die otherwise. At 50 something cents per pound, I'm like a kid in a candy shop, but I try to keep my cart under $20. FYI, $20 is like 5 large bags of goodies at the Goodwill Outlet. It's thrifting heaven. Where the junk angels live.

Speaking of junk angels, look what the little darlings brought me. Three gaudy golden plates for under a dollar! YAY!

While digging through the bins, my sister-in-law Sarah found the larger of the three plates. "Hmm. Big plate. Semi-historical-like scene on it. Caroline!" Angel that she is (yes, Sarah, I just insinuated that you are a junk angel ;). ), she brought it over to me to see if I would be interested. "Nah. Thanks, but that lady's unibrow is kind of creepy!"

Then, as I resumed my digging, I came across two similar plates. A matching set of 3? With preattached hangers? Ok, junk angels, I can take a hint! But I still think they are kind of ugly. Unless... SPRAY PAINT! Why do I always forget about spray paint?

I went digging through my paint closet and came out with some spray primer. Three coats later, those plates were looking a lot less gold. Hallelujah!

I decided to hang them up in the front hall for the time being.

Since they replaced an old, empty frame in that spot, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that they are a nice improvement.

I'm really digging the white with the texture.

So what have we got? Four guys debating the great mysteries of life - Ninja vs. Pirate. 

Monsieur High Heels asking out Mademoiselle Unibrow (who is still kind of creepy).

And two guys plotting to steal that lady's loaf of bread in a tavern.

Or maybe they are propositioning a tavern wench? Hard to tell. Do tavern wenches lure men to them with fresh baked bread? I don't see how anyone could fail with that ploy.

Regardless, welcome to your new home, plates! I'll find you a higher gloss spray paint sometime soon. In the meantime, chillax on the wall & tell your stories until I decide to move you. Probably in a couple of weeks.

Dear Richmond Goodwill Outlet Angels,

Please continue to provide me with entertaining home decor. Thanks!

Much love,


  1. oooo! I really like them there! And the white paint really really improves things. :)

  2. LOVE these! They look so great.

    Paint is a miracle.


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