Tuesday, December 30, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Hope you're all big winners in 2015!
'I'm Winning' - Santana


From the early 1970s, the Era of Owls and Mushrooms 

Back in the day, you could find mushroom EVERYTHING.
Lamps, wall decor, jewelry, mushroom prints on linens, etc. etc. etc.

True fact: until three or four years ago, I'd never eaten a mushroom.

Old England

In cream pitcher form!

Charming and pretty, no?

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Lady's Letter Writer: Letter XX

Letter XX
More Serious
 (this is another version of last week's letter - After a Misunderstanding)

July 23rd, 18--

Dear Sir:-- This attempt you make to excuse your conduct is neither straightforward nor satisfactory.  It is, in fact, only exculplating yourself by admitting a fault as great as the one of which I complain (here state particulars).  Under these circumstances, whatever pain it may cause me, I must avow my determination never, under any consideration, to admit of your addresses, feeling persuaded that the consequences would not be favorable to the happiness of either.  

                                                 I remain, sir,
                                                         Your obedient servant, 

                                                         .....  ...........

exceptionally excellent embroidered elephant

Not just alliterative, but so...

SO awesome.

And not just one EEEE, but many!

A whole tablecloth full !!

Let's roll

Yes, even on Christmas Day, the Full-Service Bohemian is still at work!  

(Mainly because we don't engage in all those boring, repetitive, boring rituals.  So boring.)

Anyway, dig this if you possibly can:

circa 1880 Nailsea art glass rolling pin 

Works as a rolling pin AND as a piece of antique art glass decor!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

You're getting what you got last year, i.e. the two most beautiful Christmas songs, both of which are SO beautiful that they make me cry.

"The Holy and the Ivy' -King's College, Cambridge choir

The next one was hard to find, at least one that had the original tune, and not just people making up their own tune (Frank Sinatra) or no tune to speak of (Casting Crowns).  

'I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day' - St. Peter's Choir'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Lady's Letter-Writer: Letter XIX

Letter XIX
After a Misunderstanding 

April 21, 18--

Dear....:-- Your kind letter satisfies me, and I now regret that, in the anxiety of my affection for you, I should have given way to anything resembling a doubt.  You allow that appearances were a little against you, and that I had some reason for complaint.  Let no more be said on this subject, but hasten to the company of

                                                              Your affectionate and faithful,

                                                              ...... ..........

To: ...., Esq.

home decor

One of the cool finds that decorates my home:

It's a block of wood with the design carved out of it.

Monday, December 15, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week


'That's What I Like About the South' - Phil Harris

Friday, December 12, 2014

another Goodwill visit

This one was DA BOMB!

And here's what I got:
alabaster mushroom, made in Italy 

something from an actual critter, but rather small.  Some odd little deer from Africa? 

cute baby toy from back when babies were more intelligent than they are today. 

over 40 AWESOME illustrations in here. 

cute AND jingle-ey 

David O. Selznick is in the house! 

so is Holly Hobbie

something for holy water

1974 Horsman baby doll

silk and metallic collar

pre-occupied Occupied Japan

Royal Albert
I should have known this was not made in England Royal Albert.  It looks very cheap.

The only businesses on 5900 Rising Sun these days are Chinese take-out and drug dealers.

I love me a high-end coloring book

I also got a bag of art supplies, a piece of fancy wood my hubs will turn into art, some dishtowels, and Christmas wrapping paper and ribbon.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Lady's Letter-Writer: Letter XVIII

Letter XVII
In the Negative 
(i.e. a follow-up of last week's A Widow, in Answer to Proposals)

Kingston, July 14, 18--

Dear Sir:-- I have just perused the flattering letter with which you have favored me.  Of late, whilst enjoying the pleasure of your company, I have not failed to observe your behavior towards myself has been more than ordinarily attentive; and that on one occasion you have rendered yourself of essential service to my interests.  Such conduct has not failed in attaining my favor and friendship, but has not had the effect of inspiring a deeper passion -- a passion I have totally renounced, whether on account of the advance of years (as the case may be), or of attachment to the memory of my late husband, it is immaterial of me to state.  Had I allowed myself to suppose that the attentions to which I have just alluded were prompted by any other feeling but that of simple friendship, I should certainly have endeavored to repress them.  Hence you may infer that, while I decline the honor of addresses, I still remain, with best wishes for your future welfare.  

                                                    Dear Sir, 

                                                      Your sincere friend,
                                                         .......  ......

To:...., Esq.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Raptor golfer

 An owl
who golfs!



He can tell you a lot about the game.

If you'd like to have him move in with you and share his secrets, go here:  www.etsy.com/shop/PeaceableAntiques

antique kitty cups

and plate!
From around 1918.

Have you ever seen anything cuter??

Everything's better when drunk from an antique kitty cup.

Kitty supper

post-supper card game

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Well, is it?

'Is That the Way You Look' - James Taylor

Friday, December 5, 2014

mustache cups

Add to your collection!

Start a collection!

You don't even have to grow a mustache!

Marked 'Hand-Painted Nippon'

two sides, one for the mustached, one for the mustache-free

The back.

 Here's another:
also 'Hand-Painted Nippon'

same top

Prettier back.


Also 'Hand-Painted Nippon'
which I'm sure you guessed by now.

And last, but certainly not least...

Think of Me

Not Nippon.  Not marked.

unique design

Owl my children

This has nothing to do with children, but I couldn't resist.  
well, I could resist, but it's my blog, and I can do whatever I want.


Behold the mighty, hand-carved wooden owl

Behold his lordly expression.

Behold his awesome feathers.

Behold his mighty talons.