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May 5th, 2006

The Horrors of Harriet Carter

A number of years ago, I noticed that my household was receiving small catalogs chock full of strange and offbeat items. I remember Funny Side Up, which sold Spencer-esque gifts at low low prices, and of course, Harriet Carter.

If you haven’t seen one of these catalogs, it’s kind of like running into a dollar store but the items are more than a dollar. The variety is the same: you’ll find garden gnomes, flag display cases, and funny t-shirts along with strange items you would never, ever consider buying, ever.

Thankfully, Cabel at the great Mac company Panic has compiled a series of disturbing images from the Harriet Carter catalog. My favorite is easily the faces one can attach to trees, but the dog steps – a staircase for pets to get on and off the couch – is a close second.

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: COD [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday May 5, 2006 -- 10:49:39 am
The farm where my daughter's horse resides has a tree sporting one of those freaky faces. Theirs is a little more subtle though - you don't notice it at first, then you do and it's rather disconcerting.

FROM: Joe Revees
DATE: Friday May 5, 2006 -- 2:38:32 pm
My favorite comment on that site:

"Must one use all three bags to repel squirrels, or can the bags be distributed throughout the tree for maximum squirrel repelling?"

I think I might have to see one of these catalogs for myself. If only to threaten to buy the squirrel repellant or something...

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