Wednesday, 10 March 2010

A Morning in Martha

Today, we went on a trip to Marthas with a camera phone.
The first thing we found was the window full of some kind of bulk buy of Bathroom Scales, £5 each! I can't help but wonder who donated these. But if you're after some, you know where to go.

I found this Doll, I recon some little girls brother drew boobs on her dolly just to be a pain. I think it looks pretty awesome, but I can't say I would buy it for my child. From my past experience drawing on Barbies, I know that you can't wash biro of this kind of plastic, ah well, if anyone fancies this doll, shes still there.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Zombie Bambi

Hey Lustlings,
Another week, another casualty of Martha Trust. This fellow was my Valentines gift, so I don't know how little he cost, I just know that he's feeling a little worse for wear...

He seems mostly Bambi shaped, except for the crest on his head?! The eyes have drooped and his fur is a bit crusty, somewhat as though he's been rescued from a house fire incident. Does this sort of thing happen in every charity shop, or just Martha Trust? Why is every item on sale so terribly abused? It is possible though that that he's a special edition Zombie Bambi. Don't you all remember that scene from the Movie?

Much Lust! - Team Martha

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

We know an old lady who swallowed a fly...

We've been sitting on this Martha Trust marvel for a while. This beautiful old lady is certainly hand sewn and one of a kind...
She's amazing enough just as she is, with her wiry legs, hunched position and terrifying nose... Is it just me, or does she bear a remarkable resemblance to that evil puppet in the Saw movies?
I was pretty excited as it was, but wait, what's this????!
What horrors lie in her belly? What on earth is that tangle of legs spewing forth from her oversized mouth?
Suddenly it becomes clear! It's the old Lady who swallowed a fly, and all of the other things she swallowed to catch the spider that caught the fly and so on... This is perhaps the scariest Nursery prop ever created, words can't describe the shivering sensation you get from stuffing a cow down her throat. Speaking of which something is wrong with that cow. Did you ever see one looking like this?
Until next time, Much Lust - Team Martha

Sunday, 14 February 2010

The Nut Bunny

Happy Valentines Day Martha!

Today we bring you this beautifully hand crafted Rabbit, fresh off the 50p shelves.

Yeah, that's right. He's made of nut shells... and is adopting some sort of Karate pose I think. He'd not only caught my eye, but also that of the lady at the register, who wrapped him up fondly for me, commenting on what a darling he is.

Almost certainly created by an obsessive compulsive with a nut addiction, or an exceptionally gifted squirrel, you decide. Often forgotten by us in these entries, are Martha's mysterious donators, the proud creators of these fine and wonderous objects. The donators whose lives and stories can only be pieced together through the detritus that they leave for Martha in those black bin bags. Who knows what combination of aeronauts, sex addicts, kleptomaniacs, vampires, old eccentrics, lonely geniuses, rodents, train spotters and time travelers have contributed to the shelves of Martha Trust...

We wonder. Much Lust! - Team Martha

Friday, 12 February 2010

Black Jesus!

Hey folks, here's an unusual wall accessory from Martha's frame boxes:
Yup, there he was. Everyone's favourite unconventional representation of Jesus, just sitting there for 30p! Surrounded by scenes from his life and set in a fine gold frame, this guy is totally rocking out on the mantelpiece.

I did a little research and supposedly beliefs that Jesus was black stem from a description of him in the Book of Daniel where his hair is said to be: "Like pure wool". Clear proof then that Jesus totally had dreads and was therefore black fo sho.

According to one website, Jesus was even a bit of a pot-head cum drug dealer, freely distributing cannabis oil amongst the sick and needy, whilst being frequently anointed in the stuff himself... Oh sure. Well anyhoo, this masterfully painted image claims to illustrates the stark truth:

There are also lots of alternative races of Jesus, some even more far fetched... Here's hoping these show up in Martha Trust soon!:

Chinese Jesus:
Indian Jesus:

And even Native American Jesus!:

Until next time! Much lust - Team Martha

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Vintage Glamour

I had the craving to get some headscarves yesterday, so where else would I go but Martha! It had some lovely ones for 50p. I wore one today in a cute bow, with some Pearl cluster earrings, also from Martha.

Black and white patterned headscarf - Martha Trust, 50p
Pear Cluster earrings - Martha trust, 50p
Faux fur jacket- Martha trust, £3
Top underneath (red) - Primark

A bargain of an outfit really

Toby Parker's Martha Lusts

Toby Parker got in touch via our Facebook group, and sent us some pictures of himself in fine Martha gear!

Here he is in a much beloved Bomber Jacket from Martha Trust:

And here, pictured in Liverpool Lime St, sporting a most excellent striped jacket. We love this!

Remember to send us pictures of yourself in Martha Lust gear to: or get in touch on the Facebook group.

Much Lust - Team Martha