Sunday, September 11, 2011

LIKE A MOTH TO A FLAME







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The Hollywood Picker has bought and sold many things over the years, pretty and sweet to the weird and the unusual. The stores that buy are as diverse as the people that live in this city. There is something for everyone. Although, I love a stunning piece of pedigree, or a fragile piece of  porcelain. There is something about a really, really weird piece that just pulls me like a moth to a flame. At the flea market, just a few hours ago, there it was, the world's largest bat, in a crate, out of an attic and into my life, soon to be, hopefully, in a showroom in town.

13 comments:

helen tilston said...

How interesting Kevin. You have definitely uncovered a one of a kind here. Quite the conversation piece
Helen

betsy said...

You might be able to re-sell it if your clients were Morticia and Gomez. Perhaps they could turn it into a hat for Cousin It. You have a very whimsical, and sometimes twisted eye, Kevin! I love it.

An Urban Cottage said...

There's one of those at our local antiques market. I couldn't imagine anyone framing a bat. And now there are two.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I think I had a live bat in my backyard the other night...something flew away up into the trees and it didn't sound like a bird..it was much more floaty.

Kind of spooked me. I don't have anything against bats at all....but I really don't want one living in my backyard.

Midcenturymadam said...

Will it be displayed with your doll heads?

Lenora Le Noire said...

Fantastic find. I also collect all things old and weird. We have an entire elevated display area in our 134 year old home, with taxidermy baby turkeys, deer-hoof ashtray,old books, old mannequins, suitcases, framed animal bones,and deteriorating dag photos. It is my favorite place in our home, and never ceases to draw people in to examine all the little odd bits. If that makes Nick and I Morticia and Gomez, so be it, we love all things old and creepy!

I love your posts, and always look forward to seeing you pop up in my feed!

Al said...

Wow! Now that, my friend, is a real conversation piece!

Sallyford said...

Love it, love it, love it Kevin! I mean it's Halloween soon, what an ideal conversation piece! - having said that, it would put the bejeebers up me! I remember driving late at night through the Suffolk (U.K) countryside in thick Fog and hearing Owl's hooting and having Bats flying across swooping in front of my car. I'd just moved into the area and remember thinking how much it looked like a 'B; movie. until then I'd never seen a real Bat before! Enjoy, Sally xxx

Kathy said...

I buy things like this all the time....I'm sentimental and crazy like that....I feel sorry for the poor things and want them to have a nice home. Who could love a big dead bat?....you!!!...k

Maison de lin said...

Hello,

I do want that bat, would be beautiful in my cabinet of curiosities :-)

Thanks for your last comment on my blog, it's makes my happy.

Greetings
Jérôme

Parnassus said...

Although I have a one-taxidermy rule (my current is a 6-foot crocodile), I would have to make an exception for this.

Ironically, in Chinese culture (I live in Taiwan) bats are lucky symbols because the word for bat sounds like the one for luck. You see decorative bats everywhere--in fact, I am planning a post on that subject.
--Road to Parnassus

Sunny said...

HOW BIG IS THAT FREAKING BAT??? Yes, I was yelling!

Anonymous said...

That does not look real and is absolutely disgusting