Obviously, the trash can is there in homage to the famed Letterman Dumpster, beside which the celebrities are photographed before appearing on the show.
Now, the rest of the trash on the clothes hangers. . .I got nothin’.
No, I think the trash can is where the blouse was before the photo was taken.
Just planning ahead in case Etsy ever asks to see photos of their work area.
It’s a trash collective.
you know the sad thing is the only one in that clusterfuck that looks half way wearable is the poncho….but only 4lb. lapdogs are wearing ponchos this season. so…i guess what i mean to say is fuck it all anyway……
Chain Link…the new Barnwood.
Every picture could use a little chain link. Its cheap chic!
No, no, no. Chain link is symbolic of Industrial Chic…
you know where they should photograph this stuff at….on the chainlink fence around the dump…I mean, that’s where they got this stuff from in the first place. So they might as well keep it authentic.
That would be Inception and would require Leonardo DiCaprio
The sad thing is that the pillowcase dress only needed to move a couple of feet to the left…the bin is waiting…come on, luv, you can do it…
You mean to the right, right?
Chain link is so steampunk.
It’s the new distressed wood.
I am seeing a lot of downcycling here. Do they really think this is hip/trendy/chic/cool, or are they selling crap on purpose and laughing at the idiots who buy it?
Selling crap on purpose is one of the Etsy tenets.
“Crap on purpose” can be rearranged into “Poop Un-Scraper”
It’s really just a Rorschach test – you see what you want to see. Here is what I saw:
Well, I was thinking it did have a certain ‘eldritch horror’ look. As if Cthulu’s wife had taken up knitting and ended up on interdimensional Etsy. I’m half expecting that sweater to reach through the computer screen and…
AUUUUUUGH! THE HORROR! One of these days I really need to do an ‘accidental elder gods creation’ collection on Etsy.
I think some of these pictures were taken just minutes after a police chase.
I know these pictures were taken after taking stuff out of storage, realizing “The mothballs! They do nothing!” then saying “Darn it! I can’t darn it.” and finally affixing something over the holes.
I can’t take my eyes off the rug with the boa holding it together to disguise it as a poncho…
Note to Etsiers: Shabby is not chic.
In the next Goodwill Fashion Show:
Balled-up Tissue Fascinators and Crocheted Swami Pants.
I’m proactively (future-actively?) blaming you for when it appears. You said it, so here it… Oh Hell, I can’t even…
I was thinking the same thing- Goodwill Fashion Show.
That first sweater looks like a melanoma public service announcement. “If you have a multi-colored mole with irregular borders, it could be melanoma. Make an appointment with your doctor.”
I don’t know which one to choose. If there was one in green I’d picket.
RED. I meant to say RED.
I hate when I fuck up a pun. It’s offenceive.
Gate, just gate… Now I’ll be misspelling that word all day.
Dontcha hate it when a fence post falls down?
I’d stake my reputation on it.
Quit posting, then. Otherwise, we’ll all end up trying to whitewash this whole mess. We need to remain good neighbors.
Yes. Respect other people’s boundaries.
Respecting boundaries is a well-defined property we should all have.
Did you get that result from a survey?
I’ll stake my life on that idea!
Really people, if you are going to keep railing about this, I’m going to split.
Hey, it’s just wrong word. Be glad it wasn’t a bad link; THAT would have gotten you a chain of complaints.
I personally can’t wait for the Down Comforter Ball Gown with matching Felt Slippers.
The person who used the solid wooden fence had the right idea; it’s like barn-wood, but you don’t have to store it in your house. (More room for “craft supplies” that way.)
(To clarify, I meant the “Funky Babydoll” or whatever that second one is called. Not the one who has their own fence inside their house or whatever’s going on there.)
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Would you look at that. Someone’s thrown away a perfectly good white girl.
I want my two dollars!!
I thumbs up because it is a Men at Work reference and Emilio is my homeboy.
Actually it’s a Better off Dead reference.
My bad. I guess it is in both movies.
“Aww, lookie here. Looks like somebody threw away a perfectly good white boy!” is from Men at Work.
“Man, that’s a real shame when folks be throwin’ away a perfectly good white boy like that.” is from Better Off Dead.
the confusion is understandable.
“I’m a trashed white boy.” is me from frequently.
TWO DOLLARS !! … *goes though car wash* I CAN’T SWIM
Oh, I thought it was a reference to Better off Dead. It’s from Men at Work?
Apparently, this is where the white women are at.
There’s nothing like the smile on a young girl’s face who has just escaped from a car trunk and some garbage bags in a mall lot in Hoboken, NJ. Nothing!
Yeah, but whoever stuffed her in that bag and left her in the trunk is gonna be upset when they find out she’s gone.
Until she realizes she’s still in Hoboken, NJ. Then the smile fades quickly.
You guys can’t prove anything! There were lots of cars with Oregon plates in that garage that day! And those aren’t handcuff marks on her wrists, they’re tattoos…
Regretsy, etsy, etsy, regretsy.
Oh wait, wrong post tag.
The pillow case dress makes me think of Carol Burnett’s “Went with the Wind”.
Except, this is the modern day remake, “Gone with the Fartsack”.
With Carol coming down the stairs wearing the curtains with the rod on her shoulders?
It’s a shame because it was probably once a perfectly useful cream (or creme if you are the seller) colored pillow case.
Now it’s crime colored.
They missed it by a yard.
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No pun intended right? LOL
I really like the lighting and composition of the first piece. But there’s this ugly green piece of crap in the middle which just ruins the whole thing.
I’m sad to say I thought the little pillowcase dress was kind of cute. But in my defence, I’m in nesting mode and also wanting to dress as-yet-unarrived babygirl in cute things. So I blame it on pregnancy insanity.
OK, but keep the context really clear when you start talking about wanting to put your new baby in a pillowcase.
NOBODY puts baby in the pillowcase. (Though a fine bludgeon it would make.)
To be honest, a lot of infant clothing reminds me of a pillowcase. Cut a hole in the top for the head and one on each corner for arms and WHAMMO! instant nightgown. Heck, you could even tie the bottom in a knot to keep out drafts.
I’m with you! I thought it was cute. As a dress for a little girl..not as a shirt or dress for a grown up, but the lace and such are actually cute.
But you said cute. I can’t find no cute about that dress
The first two are definitely “I have no clue what to do with my scrap fabric heap” sweaters and “So I’m just going to sew a bunch of random pieces of lace and other hideous fabric I have no idea what to use for on a shirt I got at Goodwill”
I honestly don’t think the shirt came from Goodwill.
To me, the “Funky Babydoll” looks like a prop from an SNL skit where Molly Shannon would play a 3rd-grader circa 1992. I’m not sure how I arrived at this conclusion, but it seems sound.
I don’t try to clothe my fences. I just let them run naked, as Nature intended.
The green one looks like it was photoshopped onto a fence background.
What did those poor fences ever do to deserve this kind of treatment?
(From the etsy dictionary)
Couture: When one dumpster dives for clothing and must use a cluster fuck of mismatched trash to create even more fuckery.
Adorned: When shit has other shit glued to it.
I dunno about elsewhere in the world but here in the UK we the only items of clothing you get on fences are solitary soiled gloves.
I know that in someplaces, people would put out free clothes for homeless people on their fence.
… Or maybe they were just trying to dry the clothes and didn’t have a clothesline? And then homeless people came and stole them…
I’m reminded of a useful bit of advice from Max Headroom:
“When waiting at a bus stop, you may notice a glove popped over the top of a fencepost. There is always a great temptation to go over and touch it. DO NOT TOUCH THE GLOVE. It will be sopping wet, dirty, and cold. And there’s only the one, so it’s of no use to you. And you’ll lose your place in the bus queue. Just leave it alone.”
These must be those fences you hear about where the grass is always greener on the other side. But I thought shit was good fertilizer and that’s on this side.
What I’m saying is, fuck yard work.
I think the grass really is greener on the other side of that fence. Perhaps that ugly blue poncho yellowed the grass all around it on this side.
So yeah, I think we’re saying the same thing here.
The grass is always greener at Snoopdog’s house
That’s “Snoop Lawn” now,if I heard that right.
oddly enough, I think that last pic was taken outside of my in law’s house
Why would I buy one of these things? I can get the same effect just taking clothes out of the dryer on a staticky day.
what happened, with the first sweater, did someone want to cover up a moth eaten hole with whatever tacky crap acrylic yarn granny had in her stash? Also, on the babydoll dress, there should be an arrow leading to the trash can. It belongs there along with Hellephant (but less lovable)
I thought it was possibly hiding a puke stain, but that’s just me. “Pillowcase Dress”? I feel a tablecloth dress, couch cusion, drapery, bath towel, shower curtain, coming on! (the possibilities now seem endless)
A “cusion” is when your crap is nuclear-powered awful.
Are you sure it isn’t a positively-charged particle that is comfy?
Nuclear-powered awful? I am so going to use that this weekend… I just know it. Thanks for any trouble I may be in. It will be sooo worth it!
I’m feeling slutty so I think I’ll go with a hand towel skirt with a facecloth tube top. (I’ll make sure to display it on one of those tiny decorative fences they put around flower beds).
That and #3 and #4 are showing our implacable enemy STATIC CLING. Use those dryer sheets, people!
Ahem, #2 and #4. I was overcome by the heady perfume of dryer sheets. Which bingo game are we playing again?
I read “Funky Babysdoll sweater” as “Fugly Babydoll sweater”. Ssdly it makes more sense.
The “Trashy Lingerie” shop’s Southern flagship store…
That third picture looks like it belongs in Edward Scissorhands what with it’s perfect little white fence and it’s perfect greed lawns and it’s perfect sunny lane.
I thumbed you up for “greed lawns”.
I knew my typos would get me somewhere in life!
I thumbed you up for being awesome.
Woohoo! My awesomeness usually goes unrecognized – you are such a visionary!
I’m going to start using my fence as a photo prop. It looks WAY shabbier than the one in picture 2…
Then if you get photobombed by a possum or rat, it’ll add to the atmosphere. “Okay, move to the right a little. Now stand up on your haunches and stop showing your teeth . . .”
Green sweeter lady’s shop includes this: (It’s an I-spy piece, see if you can find the “handbag” hidden in all the garbage)
Is it the birds perched on a haggis?
Total scraptastic fuckery to be found there.
OK, the green thing just looked like she put something in the dryer without using an anti-static sheet but this? It looks like she pooped the “shoulder strap.”
That thing looks like it was made by Dr. Seuss.
I can’t tell how I feel about these. I guess I’m on the fence.
I just can’t handle it. Sew crap to crap and call it “upcycled” when, in fact, it is merely crap with more crap on it. Got a crap sweater? Good! Got some crap bits of fabric in your sewing odds’n'ends drawer? Great! Stitch that crap together and post it on Etsy, and $78 is as good as in the bank.
Don’t forget to throw that crap sweater in the washer and ‘felt’ it. That adds to the dollar signs.
Where do they get their pricing from?
Felt it? I wouldn’t touch it with a fence pole.
That second blue one reminds me of the ‘short fat’ clothing the kids get Goldy Hawn at the Salvation Army in Overboard. But honestly, who could physically be proportioned for that?
Methinks ’tis I think it’s for a doll…
dude I have a picture of some of my items on a fence on Etsy…feature me damn it!! I WANT THE TRAFFIC!!
seriously?? Why y’all gotta hate, sheesh I was just being cheeky. You 3 that thumbs downed me need pull the home made, etsy bought dildo out of your asses and chill out a bit. wow. O_o
I saw these and thought, “Who is the asshole who’s hanging horrible sweaters on fences? Can’t they just tag with graffiti like NORMAL PEOPLE?”
Complain about clothes shown on a fence, complain when they show them on a dirty hippie, there is just no pleasing you people is there?
Nope, we want perfection in the form of a dirty fence-sitting hippie. Actually, OOAK dirty fence-sitting hippie evil twins would be better from now on. Got that, sellers?
The green monstrosity must be the best because it has both barn wood AND a fence in the background.
Note to self: be sure to hang my patched “reconstructed” jeans on the chicken coop fencing for extra Etsy cred.
Is that a Sears poncho, or is it an Etsy poncho? Or is it just a piece of crap?
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