Bazaar-o-Rama 2018 Week 3

We’re knee-deep in bazaar season. What did I score on my third weekend out? The only way you’ll find out is to scroll, my friends. Scroll and be amazed.

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Santa Papier Mâché Figure. I’ve never seen a Santa figure that also resembles a clown, so I thought this might be worth some money. True, he’s a little creepy, but let’s not forget Santa breaks into houses in the middle of the night. I’m a little concerned this figure might be possessed. It’s a long-standing fear of mine that I’ll bring home a possessed doll from a bazaar. See last year’s corn husk doll.

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Also creepy – that crack. I don’t know how much this was. I paid $2 for a basket of ornaments, which included this. Come to think of it, the lady seemed very relieved to get rid of it. Hmmm…

Button Snowman Pin. Is there no limit to the creativity of the human mind? Here’s a great example of someone taking two old buttons and saying, “I see magic here.” I paid 12.5 cents for this because I bought two things for a quarter.

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Watch your nipple. I’m speaking from experience.

Wreath. I remember making these decorations as a kid, which is one of the few crafts I wasn’t half-bad at. That and Reader’s Digest Christmas trees. This was a quarter.

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You can also use it as a crown for your Christmas Queen.

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Santa and Snowman Candle Holders. These will look great on my Christmas table, paired with elegant taper candles. I can almost smell my singed hair as I lean across the table to top up my guests’ Kahlua. I think these were a quarter. Maybe. Things can get a little blurry with all those coins flying around.

Whisky Fudge. I’m athletic (obviously), so I tend to abstain from alcohol. Needless to say, eating three pieces of this whiskey fudge really did a number on me. Apparently, I called into The Shopping Channel and had a “lively” on-air conversation with the Elizabeth Grant sales rep. I have no memory of it, but they’ve asked me to call back. Maybe because I bought $500 worth of anti-wrinkle cream. This was $2.50.

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Snowman. Feast your eyes on this little guy! He seems pretty happy that someone brought him home. His googly eyes make him seem a little unfocused, So the two of us are going to get along just fine. This was in the basket that cost two dollars. 

Old Timey Serving Tray. I bought this off a priest who was staffing the table. I wanted to say, “Father, forgive me. But I’ll have to buy this tray.” But I wasn’t sure if he’d find it funny. It’s a fine line with priests. This was one dollar. 

Jamie Farr Glass. Back in the day, you knew you made it in show biz when two things happened. Number 1: You appeared at Stage West Dinner Theatre in Mississauga, Ontario. And number two: Your face was on a glass. This glass is from Stage West (sadly, now closed.) Jamie Farr was the actor who wore dresses on the TV show M*A*S*H.

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Here’s a close up so you can see it better. I put paper towel inside the glass so Jamie’s face showed up more. Back in the day, this glass would’ve been filled with the finest champagne. I paid 50 cents. Don’t tell Jamie that. 

That’s a wrap for this week. Come back for a fourth - and final - round up next week! If you haven’t already, check out Week 1 and Week 2. And just a reminder…

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He knows when you are sleeping. He knows when you’re awake.