Foot with a Face

Markydoodle
Submitted by Markydoodle November 29th, 2010
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On Black Friday at the Angel View Thrift store in Palm Springs I saw this piece. I don’t know if it has a practical use, but in the middle of the bottom of it there’s a recessed plastic wheel. I was so taken by it, that I didn’t even notice the purple geegaw behind it, and now wish I would’ve paid more attention to it too.

It appears to have a hole in it’s mouth, and another one on the side of it’s leg above the ankle.

The store was a madhouse, and others in my party were getting antsy, so I didn’t buy it, but now wish I had. Do you know what it is, Allee?

5 Responses to “Foot with a Face”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I love that you’re hitting Angel View in Palm Springs. A fitting tribute to Monica. I literally just saw Real Life, her 1979 Albert Brooks movie, on TV about 5 min. before I read your post. So she’s still with us! https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2010/11/05/r-i-p-akitschionado-monica-johnson/

    I have no idea what this is either. When I first looked at it it looked like there were holes in the nose and the mouth and I thought it was some kind of insane incense holder. But the nose holes are painted on and that square hole in the side makes absolutely no sense so your guess is as good as mine.

    Was the inside of the foot hollow?

    As for the purple geegaw in back of it, the glaze looks to new so I don’t think you missed anything. I would’ve definitely gone for those shells if the price was right, $5 or under. Sometimes thrift shops almost give shells away and other times they charge a fortune, like they’re diamonds

    For 100% sure, Monica would’ve gone for that little doll laying next to the red and beige stuffed thing.

  2. Markydoodle

    Mark Milligan

    Thank you!
    I know, I thought the same thing, I didn’t see that doll until after I got back to Colorado and transferred the pic to my laptop here.

    Next month when I’m there again I’ll see what they want for the shells if they’re still there.

    We also ran up to Desert Hot Springs for a quick look. Have you ever gone to Cabot’s Pueblo there?

    • Markydoodle

      Mark Milligan

      http://www.cabotsmuseum.org/cabots_museum.html

      A guy named Cabot Yerxa got off the train in the 1800’s, and saw that everbody was headed south to Palm Springs, and he headed north to Desert Hot Springs. He homesteaded 160 acres on what is now the city. He discovered both the hot and the cold springs on his property just poking around with a pick axe. He then went on to build this huge pueblo that is now a museum. I did not go in yet. Drove by it, saw the big native american sculpture, and the words “trading post,” and thought it might be fun.