Monday, May 3, 2010

broken dolls

The past few weeks have been a tad on the hectic side. Between Hospital visits, tattoo conventions, and just flat out working my tail off… there is no shortage of things to talk about. I’ll eventually get to the other activities, but this post will cover a trip with some friends to an antique flea market. So here’s the story:

I was lucky enough to get out to Rennenger’s antique flea market a few Thursdays ago. I went with a couple of good friends, Turk and Elvis Lewis. All three of us found a thing or two we couldn’t live without. In Turk’s case a bit more than Elvis and I. That fella has a mission when he hits these things, and he finds some pretty damn creepy/cool stuff. He tends toward the macabre with his taste, and this trip didn’t disappoint. I’ll leave it to him to post about his finds, he keeps his blog at his site Left Hand Black.

One of the things I really enjoy while antique shopping is taking photos of the stuff that catches my eye. I think it helps keep me from buying every damn thing I come across. I tend to do it on the sly with my little digital camera. The fun part trying to be stealthy, is not really knowing how the photos are going to turn out. Sometimes I even forget the stuff I shot, till I get home and go over them all. I usually tend to lean towards the particularly creepy and weird things people sell. I’m sure there is value in some of this stuff, but I can’t for the life of me figure out to whom. The folks that are selling this stuff travel from event to event across the country, so I’m sure they know better than I.

Anyhow below are the photos from our trip. Don’t forget you can click on the image to see it full size.

Take care,


  1. amazing. I need to go there. The pic of the little girl with you in the background is awesome, and the skeleton key holes are insanely creepy. Love it. I would blow that up, its a think piece...

  2. i need to get out to renningers. great photos, i do the take-pics-on-the-sly thing too.

  3. Scott,
    These photos are killer! I cannot decide which is the creepiest...the doll in the box, the baby doll with one leg missing or the figurine with half arms that looks burned and like it is screaming. These should really been in some sort of show...somewhere. Nice work!
    :) Khymn