Goodwill, Badwill, Questionable-will — Smurfette Mushroom & The Uh-Oh Feeling

by Katy on October 17, 2013 · 16 comments

Herald the trumpeters, because it’s time for another installment of Goodwill, Badwill, Questionable-will! I may be in the midst of  a virus sinus fest, but I still convinced my friend Sasha to ferry me to the main Goodwill in search for hidden oddities treasures.

She’s a good friend that way.


Ready yourself fellow non-consumers, because things are going to get a little bit whack-a-doodle and a little bit bawdy. (The secret original lyrics to the Donnie and Marie song.)


At this point you may be asking yourself this question:

“Wait, how wacky can things get?”

To which I answer:

“This wacky!”

monkey trophy

Why? Because of this. It’s a ceramic mushroom, Smurfette mushroom, and it look like a . . . well . . . umm . . . let’s just say it’s not for the kiddos.


It’s not for the clock girl:

And it’s not for the lamp boy:

Boy lamp

The mushroom is very confusing to them, some would say it gives them an “uh-oh feeling.”  You can see it in their eyes:

confused kids

It’s a good thing that I was there to help them to understand their feelings.


Goodwill, you just never know what kind of er . . . umm . . . whaa . . . thing-a-ma-bob is waiting there for you.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

David Jay October 17, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Oh, Smurfette mushroom, I don’t know what to say…


Katy October 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Actually, I think you do. 😉



NMPatricia October 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I just can’t imagine anyone buying this stuff. In another post on FB, I could understand some of the expensive stuff, but this stuff…


Hope :) October 17, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Hahahahahahaha! Your Goodwill is WAY more fun than my Goodwill. 😉


Katy October 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm

It’s all in how you see it.



Coral Clarke October 15, 2023 at 12:56 am

Someone sent to Goodwill, because it took up too mushroom! Oh dear!


SarahN October 17, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Yeah my goodwill equivalent has more nanna stuff than freaky/kiddy stuff. Interestingly too, they price stuff and evidently aren’t ‘consumers’ – a Kmart jug for $5 max is $10 there (the one in the op shop has the Kmart tag still, just not the price), Ikea stools that are $6 new are $15 there. You can’t mention this to them though, they get mortally offended!


megyn October 17, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Have you considered having people submit their interesting finds to make an around the US post? That would be awesome!


Katy October 17, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Great idea!



Alice October 18, 2013 at 4:47 am

The mushroom is very confusing to them, some would say it gives them an “uh-oh feeling.”

This is hilarious! I love the way you brought the whole bawdy story together.


Lorraine October 18, 2013 at 5:39 am

I think you win the prize for the most whack-a-doodles in one trip. The angry clock girl was scary. I bet she was tired of being next to the Smurfette mushroom (and what strange colors for a, um,… mushroom). Thanks for the laugh.


Katy October 18, 2013 at 9:16 am

I’d hate to think what that prize would be! 🙂



Betsey October 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm

If I had this stuff in my home, I would be afraid, very afraid to turn off the lights…


Trish October 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I agree – lamp boy and clock girl scare me.


Kailey October 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I own Clock Girl! In my defense it was a gift as a child and stayed in my room at my parents. Mine has a nicer paint job and the girls face is much more pleasant then her evil twin depicted here.
And interesting tidbit, not only does she tell time but doubles as a music box. Very multi-faceted.
Too funny!


Krissy October 29, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Quite the entertaining trip to Goodwill! Thanks for some laughs!


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