Just in time for Valentines Day, I found this whimsical wooden cat decoration at Goodwill. When you pull on the string, hearts and a kitten pop up from behind. It was handmade; it is signed on the back and dated 1983, but I haven't been able to find any information about the artist.
I am attracted to shiny objects, nostalgic knicknacks, detailed doodads, whimsical whatnots, things handmade or hokey. I am a sucker for under-appreciated, original art that somehow ended up at a garage sale or Goodwill.
I admit it, I have an irrepressible thrift store habit.