Tuesday, July 22, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

I'm having a crazy busy week, so busy that I don't know what to do next.  

Do this!  No, I do that after I do the other thing, but -- oops - I didn't finish that thing I needed to get to... yada yada.

Which brings us to the Tuesday Song of the Week:

'My Ever-Changing Moods' - The Style Council

Every time I see guys on racing bikes, I hear this song.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fans for fan fans

Late 1950s filigree plastic fans, with cute teeny birds!

In bewitching black...

And in bridal beige...

black cats

In condiment jar form!

OK, I realize not the best picture, but if I hadn't used the flash, all you would have seen would be two adjoining lumps, and you wouldn't want that.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Frank is in the house!
'Almost Like Being in Love' - Frank Sinatra

Monday, July 14, 2014

lost film, found book

One of holy grails of movie history is the 1927 Lon Chaney film London After Midnight.  The last known print* was burned in a fire in 1967.

In 1928 a novelization of the script came out, which included stills from the movie.

How do I know that?

I know because I found a copy during today's thrift run.

*A movie fan friend of mine claims he met a guy at some kinda movie collectibles convention who claimed he had a complete print of the film.  Sadly, he forgot the guy's name.

Saturday finds

All from one vendor!

Mahvelous old lucite purse

vintage Nancy (you know -- from the comics) doll

AND a Sluggo doll.  Also from Nancy comics.

a Smokey Bear doll
His real name is 'Smokey Bear,' not Smokey the Bear.  Dig? 

a Woodsy Owl doll

And, lastly, the History's Coolest Uncle Sam bottle stopper

Friday, July 11, 2014

My latest Goodwill Outlet trip...

was a doozie.

Wanna see what I got?

Of course you do.
First find of the day.
Cute, no?

The next thing I pulled out of a bin was this bo cool papier mache mask and bird thingie.

Then came this neat road sign.
A lady looked into my cart and said, 'You know that sign is partially broken, right?'

Translation: 'Please put the sign back in one of the bins, so I can have it.'

Next, the lovely and something Smurfette, 
in pillow form.

Here's some stuff I found for my hubs to paint on. 
He's all about turning stuff like this into art.

This I need.

A bagful of hearts!
A whole entire bag.

Now these, my young friends, are COOL.  
45s from the 1980s with picture sleeves!

OK. well, two don't have picture sleeves, but like all the rest, they're in MINT condition.
Note that the box at the far left is a double CD set of disco hits.
Old disco songs make me laugh.

Sew what?
The one top left is, believe it or don't, a 'Marlo Thomas' pattern.

I'm puzzled.
I do some of my best thinking when I'm putting a jigsaw puzzle together.


VERY cool shoes,
NOT made in China.

It's not likely amma make the big bucks on this doll, 
but I couldn't resist.

My last and final purchase.
(don't bother correcting me.  I'm a published author.  True fact: some of my stuff is in the Library of Congress.)
A Custo Barcelona (i.e. made in Spain) top.
Prolly not gonna make much on this either -- it's the Custo people designs that sell -- but once again, I couldn't resist.

Price for all?  

Less than $22.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

A hundred years ago, in one of my secretary jobs, I heard this while listening to the local alternative music station.

'Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown'- Jimmie Dale Gilmore

I've always been a sap for the well-crafted sad-ish song.  (First 45 I ever bought was Jim Croce's "Operator.")

The album "Tonight I Think I'm Gonna..." comes from is entitled After Awhile.   If you like the song, you would LOVE the album.  

Monday, July 7, 2014

Print it!

Here we have sixteen - or, if you prefer, 16 - Anton Pieck fairy tale prints !

Like 'em?

It's a wrap

Lotsa vintage gift wrap!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

two bucks in a book

Recently bought an adorable early reader -- amazingly one WITHOUT a boy named Billy who has a pet goat -- but which did have...

A crisp $2 bill tucked inside

and also -- but this is pretty common -- lots of adorable illustrations.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Why don't you take me on a...

'Rendevous' - the Hudson Brothers

First time I heard this song was at the St. Tim's teen dance, at which I spent maybe 15 minutes before fleeing for home.  I just wasn't the kid for that kind of stuff, plus I was VERY shy.  

The only other thing I remember from that evening was that the people running the thing were both 18, which at the time -- maybe I was 13-- seemed very adult to me.