Wednesday, October 26, 2016

huh ?

I'm very busy these days working to sell and/or get rid of a TON of vintage clothing that I've accumulated over the years.

this once lovely 1940s rayon dress.
That's once lovely.  Not lovely no more.  

Especially lovely lace bodice

That was then. This is now.

further down

even further down

I listed it on eBay, because I figured it would move.  Opening bid: $3.00 

Surely someone would pay $3.00, if only to take off the lace still intact.

It got a bid immediately, and soon went up to...

wait for it...

and wait...

and wait some more...


And so it was going to sell for double the opening bid.  Nice.  Considering what a rag it is. 

but imagine my astonishment when I checked what it finally sold for.

It went for...

wait for it...


wait some more...




Tuesday, October 25, 2016

the Tuesday Song of the Week

This week's song comes from an album I bought a hundred years ago.

The album had a video or a short film to go with it, and my boyfriend at the time said something hilarious about that.  I wish I could remember what it was.  

'Brilliant Blues' - Pete Townsend

latest ties...

for discerning guys: 

THREE! Or, if you prefer, 3 antique can labels on this tie.

 Neat, huh?
Who doesn't love ice cream ???
And cherries.  They're delicious, too.
Singin' the blues.
Or not.  He could be doing an unplugged version of 'Walking On Sunshine.'
If the blues brings you down, then there's this very happy and joyful snowman.
Isn't he great??
Note that all of the above -- and wayyyy more -- can be had here:

Monday, October 24, 2016

Let's rap...

...about raptors !!!

Over this past weekend, there was the Cape May Raptor Show.  


Me holding a gyrfalcon

world's biggest owl

ready for his close-up 

golden eagle
True fact: a bunch of years ago, on a very windy day, a golden eagle appeared in my backyard.  Alas, couldn't find my camera.

bald eagle
This guy has quite a resume; he's appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and a bunch more, and also some commercials.

snowy owl
Snowy had two settings: sleepy and smiley. 

This is him halfway between both.

ready for his close-up.

We went to the event on Saturday, and again on Sunday.  Saturday I didn't my camera, which was a shame because the vulture was rocking that vulture stance where the head is low,and his shoulders, which look like he's wearing a black coat with epic shoulder pads, loom above.
sorta like this
(the above was pulled off the net, and should give you an idea of what I was looking for).

Unfortunately, on Sunday, Bee Bee the Vulture spent most of her time preening, and none of her time helping me get the shot I wanted.
 "Heyyyy, vulturevulturevulture,  heyyyy vulturevulturevulture...'

I kept trying, and finally got her to do this:

This is me holding Bee Bee.

The other birds there were two little hawks, names of which I forget (it begins with the letter 'A'), a barn owl, another kind of hawk, also whose name I forget, and a cara cara, i.e. Mexican eagle.  I took photos of all, but the only ones that turned out well are what you see here.

Wanna see more?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Crank up your speakers for this one.

Dance on your desk.  Your boss will understand.  

'Walk, Don't Run' - The Ventures

It's Weiss ...

and it's nice* !!

brooch and matching earrings
 Color of the above is smoky grey and white.

*Nice not only because the set is BEEyoutiful and in MINT condition, but also because 10% of the purchase price will be donated to Northeast Animal Rescue:

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Monday, October 17, 2016

pillow talk

Latest throw pillows !!

from the cover of a 1950s album of Latin music ...
PERFECT for the Latin decor, Caribbean decor or music-intensive decor !
 from an early 1950s ad for television sets
Just the thing for the Western decor, retro decor, vintage TV decor, Western movie decor or man cave !
This pillow's print was done with real foreign coins that I  put in my scanner.
 For the eclectic decor, international decor, eclectic decor and/or as a gift for your favorite coin collector !
From an EPIC score of old fruit and vegetable can labels
Something awesome for the vintage advertising decor, retro decor, country decor or sauerkraut lover !!
Another food-oriented pillow, from an old old magazine ad for soup or tomato juice or something similar.
Something bo cool for the tomato decor, country decor and/or eclectic decor.

Note that all of the above pillows have the same image on their reverse that they have on the front.  In the case of those pillows without text, the back is a mirror image of the front.

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