Monday, June 30, 2014

the glory that was Rome...

in coaster form!

Not only are they bo awesome, but they're... plastic.  So when you could also safely use them as mini Frisbees.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

deco jewelry


The real Depression Era dealie.

in lovely carnelian, sterling silver AND marcasite.

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A little shopping

Yes, I know I've been slow with the content, but I've been real REAL busy.

Fortunately and fortuitously the last couple days have been just mahvelous for finding finds.

Such as...

Note that little quarter on top of the Reynolds Wrap box.

Aren't they just the cutest little things?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Checking my list of Tuesday Songs of the Week (yes, I keep a list.  Thanks for asking.), I realized I hadn't posted anything from the 1970s in awhile.  

This is one of my top 10 all-favorite songs:
'September' - Earth Wind and Fire

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

I've recently become a big fan of... ahem... Veggie Tales.

The show is cute and funny and has a sweet message about God.

But what I really enjoy are the songs...

This one's a real toe-tapper.
The Monkey Song

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

How corny


Don't ask his name!!

Well, I'll tell you his name anyway...

It's Lohengrin

the Tuesday Song of the Week

For some crazy reason, this song always makes me laugh.

'Patricia' - Perez Prado aka Prez Prado

What the Helios

Mythology in leatherette candy box form!
That's Helios driving his chariot across the sky.

Here's a closer look:

Believe it or not, this began life holding Kraft caramels, as we're notified on the back of the box.

Judy and Bob

In the MOST beautiful double, foldable frame in history:
That's forest green leather you see (color stronger in person), and that nicely made thingie in the middle is mother of pearl.


I think this is quite a beauty...

Retro Magid handbag (dontcha LOVE vintage Magid handbags?  I know you do.) quilted - or trapunto - your choice, with a watercolor floral print.  

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

'Stars' - Simply Red

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pink things

 Only two pink things, but what marvelous pink things they are:

Just like what would have graced a hotel room in Miami Beach
circa 1961

Just like what the lady staying in that hotel room would have worn
when going out to dinner at Joe's Stone Crab.

Monday, June 2, 2014

and yet another...

pretty bird!!

This is a double-jointed brooch by the late and lamented JJ.

The perch swings
the parrot swings on the perch.

To adopt him (I think he said his name is Lavendor D. Skreechinskreem, but I might not have heard that right), swing on down to my Etsy shop:

Who's a pretty bird?

 It was actually a trick question.
Because they're BOTH pretty birds!

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