Artworks by Kathy
Artworks by Kathy

In the interest of preserving Kathy’s identity and not subjecting her to an event of 867-5309 proportions, I’ve deleted the picture of Kathy’s logo and phone number–I wouldn’t want to subject Kathy to the full brunt of Thrifthorror’s readership, that’s like three or four calls. She says that “Artworks by Kathy” is in McAllen, Texas, […]

Things for your desk
Things for your desk

It should be stated that we here at ThriftHorror do not condone your desk, nor do the opinions stated by your desk reflect those of ThriftHorror’s management. Although, frankly, we’re not sure what kind of reputation we’re trying to protect. Happy filler Friday, regardless. Remember, it takes two people to put something on the shelf. […]

Probably a metaphor or something
Probably a metaphor or something

I don’t know what we can take away from this except that the heavens smile upon your misfortune. I followed the saga of Dash for several weeks. Originally, as I recall, he had both arms. But he never had a head. I don’t know if this was intentional, maybe Dash was made without a head […]

Someone dropped the Americana :(
Someone dropped the Americana :(

Happy Independence Day! Or for non-Statesian readers, happy Wednesday, have some of our fine local schlock. It’s not widely known that Norman Rockwell had an interest in the strange and paranormal. In fact, much of the small town retro-40s inspiration came from the realms beyond, in his most productive period from 1988-1991 he rarely left his small Orlando […]

More bears
More bears

I’ve been backing away from “Decapitation as humor” because finding resin statues that, through the various atrocities that can befall a resin statue in Goodwill, have lost their heads is just too easy to be fun. But this one’s a clown, so that’s okay. Fun fact about merry-go-rounds–if you get a brass ring, you get […]

Emo frog
Emo frog

I tried to help him, I did. He was such a sad frog, I tried to, you know, lift his spirits a little, put him back on his feet in some small way. Sadly, it didn’t work. This is what the toy section of Thrift Town does to you. It breaks your spirit, and your […]

Useless, useless things
Useless, useless things

Okay, not “horrors” per se, but a couple of artifacts that redefine “useless” for the 21st century. First a wicker– Really, stopping at wicker would be just fine, it doesn’t get more useless than wicker. But for completion, a wicker guitar. Specifically, a broken wicker guitar. It must have broke during the owner’s absolutely smoking […]

Artax! You’ve got to move or you’ll die!
Artax! You’ve got to move or you’ll die!

There is something sad about a fundamentally unloved animal figurine in a thrift store. How they sit piled awkwardly in the corner, their resin slowly chipping away, usually missing an ear, or a leg, or a head. This is not the case here. Someone loved this horse…too much. I’m thinking the story here is there […]

Stupid zebra tricks
Stupid zebra tricks

Because sometimes the lions of the savannah have a morbid sense of humor. Many dancers would be amazed at the sheer amount of poise and self-control this zebra has. Not just anyone has the willpower to remain en pointe after having one’s legs, and, more importantly, head removed. That takes dedication. Of course he’s cheating […]

The Christmas Massacre Continues
The Christmas Massacre Continues

Yet another Christmas decapitation. This is probably a DIRECT consequence of having the entire Yuletide police force made out of elves. Friends don’t let friends be resin-cast. When you get into a car this Christmas, make sure you’re ceramic. “Giant festive cookie-man” is actually a new category for me. I don’t think I’ll set up […]