Sunday, September 25, 2011

so, soooo cute

I never saw a purple bun,
I never hoped to see one,
But as you can view below,
there certainly must be one!
A cute beyond description purple Goebel bunny with green ears!!

The fabric of society, Part I

Yesterday at an auction I purchased a TON of vintage fabric and clothing.  It will take me at least a week or more to go through everything, but below is just a taste of what I got:

 Cotton jersey with ace playing cards print.
 Feed sacks printed with Little Bo Peep.  I also have them with a pink background.
 Boopsie bunnies on cotton flannel.
 Feed sack with bears and bunnies.
 Cowboys on cotton flannel.
 Silhouettes of cowboys on seersucker.
 Sports print on cotton canvas.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Light my fire...

but do it in an antique Pennsylvania German aka Pennsylvania Dutch toleware chamberstick.

Purchased last week from the Dishonest Auction Company of Bucks County, PA.  

'Huh?' you say.  'Is it really called that?'

Um, no.  But those who go there or have gone in the past are generally well aware that the owner instructs the auctioneers to take bids from bidders who don't actually exist.  This is the kind of thing that could make him lose his license, but so far he's gotten away with it.  

So why do I even go there?

Because as long as you have in mind what you want to spend, and not a penny more, you CAN get good deals there.  

Plus not every item involves a non-existent bidder in the process.  And even when it does, sometimes the real live bidder gives up, and then the item goes to the non-existent bidder.  When that happens, the item will reappear in the next week's auction (and the next week and the next week and the next week, if that's how long it takes to sell it to an actual person).  With each successive re-appearance, the price of the item goes down.

God in His wisdom made the fly...

and then forgot to tell us why - Ogden Nash

Believe it or don't, the above diptera are meant to grace your table.  The two smaller ones are shakers, and the big one is for sugar or cinnamon or whatever.  

Your salt, pepper, and other stuff will rest securely in a glass thorax.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

BIG 'bow

My photos don't do it justice, but just the other evening around 5:00 pm, there was a staggeringly HUGE rainbow gracing my nabe. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Think PINK!!

A super-neato Mad Men-era coat with the ginormous buttons discerning ladies insisted upon.