Friday, June 11, 2010

Things you can buy at Chief Trading Post, part 2


A ten-foot tall 'Cement Spirit House' (sic).


Easter Island Moai heads, stone mushrooms, an elephant, a large shoe house.



A full-size tart in bronze, reclining (price just under £1,900)


6 comments:

Willard said...

I really like that bronze tart! It's the only picture I clicked on immediately to get a look at the detail. Classy.

That said, I was a bit disappointed to come over here today to find you posting more pictures. Just for you, I watched the new 'Alice in Wonderland' last night so I'd be ready to discuss the philosophy of Jabberwocky.

worm said...

Hmm..bronze tart or large shoe house? Life is full of these tough choices.

If only there was some way of combining the two into one giant ornament, perhaps with fairy lights and a fountain on the top

Brit said...

Is the Alice any good, Willard?

Worm - the best is yet to come...

Peter said...

To these colonial eyes, it looks like the stock all came from estate sales of deceased expats who retreated from Empire. Even the tart (Cairo, 1950). Over here, places like this feature old pioneer farm implements (two-man saws never seem to go out of fashion), obsolete cast-iron kitchen tools and cracked chamber pots.

These places are very good reasons to buy small cars. ("Saves on gas, sweetie, and...er...other things.")

Willard said...

You know, I had really low expectations which were lowered even more when I realised that it's not the traditional 'Alice' story I was expecting. However, that said, I did enjoy it. Helena B.C. is damn good in it (though a bit too much like Queenie in Blackadder) and Crispen Glover plays a great bad guy.

Yes, I can say I really did enjoy it and I want to go and read the books. Given it's a sequel to the first Alice book, I don't know how much of Carroll's 'Through The Looking Glass' is in there give that the Jabberwocky is central to the plot.

Gaw said...

Surely that tart is brassy?