Saturday, May 30, 2015

your Daily Double or GET THIS!!!!!!!!!

First we have dominique-a nika nika... OK, not really.  

Dominique fowl aka 'a better than usual chicken.'  (True. them)

Our feathered friend is available on everything from tshirts to mugs to mouse pads to neckties to A.  BUNCH.  MORE.  
Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'Dominique'

This almost frighteningly happy gal was claimed to be a 'fresh beauty' on the magazine ad I got her from.  Her happy face is on everything from decals to phone cases to notepads, notebooks, dinner plates, clocks, gift wrap, tshirts, and plenty more!!  Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'cold weather'


on cat beds!!!

For unlimited time only, your local supermarket is giving away free cat beds -- exactly the same as what you see above -- with any purchase.

As you can see, Ivy Spivington is loving hers!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

your Daily Double or GET THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today's daily double is ladies day.

Except that these are no ladies.

As naughty and Frenchy as you could possibly desire, the above ad is a from a 1930 Broadway playbill. On shirts and mugs and cards and MORE.  Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'folies'

Although this looks like a guy, it's Madame Tessandra of the Academie National de Musique et de Danse. Sadly, she's not googleable.  Gladly, she looks great and somewhat silly, and makes for a great tshirt, notepad, stationery, dartboard, tote bag, mouse pad, plus a bunch more stuff.  Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'Tessandra'

Thursday, May 28, 2015

your Daily Double or GET THIS!!!!

Today's daily doubles couldn't be more different.

First up, WWII pilot, and his beloved.  He looks touched to the cockles of his heart by her letter, but she looks like she's trying to come out with the best wording for a 'Dear John' missive, now that she's dating a dermatologist.

The two lovebirds are available on everything from tote bags to mouse pads, tshirts to mugs, decals to jewelry boxes, plus a bunch more!    Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'pilot and nurse'

Now onto everyone's favorite ethnic type, the Mad Russian.
He's an ALL KINDS'A STUFF, including, but not limited to: mugs, neckties, stationery, notebooks, tshirts, and a BUNCH more.   Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'mad'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

your Daily Double or GET THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next up...
Dolly has a drink
 Dolly's drinking on a variety of surfaces, including tshirts, decals, coasters, drink napkins (highlighted because these would be EXCEEDINGLY cool for your retro decor), plus oodles more must-have stuff.   Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'drink'

Dr. Zarkov, late of the 1930s Flash Gordon comic strip, is in the house!
I have a bunch of these 1930s comic strip 'paper dolls.'  Someone actually clipped these and kept them for 70+ years, until they fell into my lap.  The good doctor -- an 'Earthman,' by the way -- appears on decals, greeting cards, tshirts, aprons, mouse pads, plus a few more things.    Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'Zarkov'

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

I keep thinking I posted this already, but my list (yep, I keep a list) doesn't show it.

So, enjoy some Yiddish swing.
'Abi Gezunt' - the Barry Sisters

your Daily Double or GET THIS!!!!

Amma try to keep the Daily Doubles coming, in spite of my busy business.  

Today we have...
Dorothy Lamour!
The beauteous Dot Lamour is available on everything from dinner plates and cloth napkins to dart boards (Dot won't mind) to phone cases to clocks to stationery to tshirts AND a bunch more.  Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'Dorothy'

Do these pants make me look fat?

The above is available on everything from playing cards to tshirts to mugs to dinner plates to wrapping paper to... well, a BUNCH more.  Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter pants'

latest ashtrays

Alas, I don't have all the latest ashtrays to show you, mainly because the photo I took of one just looks awful.  That one will appear here eventually.

But for now...

Camelback in the Poconos
Hit the slopes, then have a smoke. 

Eden Roc Hotel - Miami Beach, FL
 Whenever I think of retro Miami Beach, I think of that rich jerk Keenan Wynn played in A Hole in the Head.

Harbor Light Restaurant - San Pedro, CA
Still in business! 

The Hotel Times Square - New York, NY
The above is puzzling.  There's a 'Times Square Hotel' but I don't know if this is that or that is this.  Maybe you do. 

John G. Stumpf, Inc. Fuel Oil
 Wasn't it easier to remember phone numbers back in the day, when the first two numbers stood for a word?  The first two numbers of my current phone number (land line, thank you very much) used to stand for Mayfair.

Salvatore's Italian Restaurant
Dunno where this is from.  There's a bunch of Salvatore's Italian Whatsis on the 'net.

it's compact

A hand-painted vintage compact!
or maybe antique compact!!

Maaavelous condition for its age, and oozing with old-time appeal.  

Update June 29, 2015: the above has sold.  I'm sorry you missed out.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

This is sooooooooo awesome, and I bet you never heard it before:
'Red Shoes' - Chris Rea

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Just dropping in

Yep, here I am with a few minutes to say hi. (Hi!) and also to offer you a daily double, which will soon be actually daily, Sundays excluded, once I get my life back, which is due to happen at approximately 3:55 pm on Wednesday, the 20th.  I might find time to post between now and then, but don't count on it.  And sorry that I missed the Tuesday Song of the Week feature this past week.  Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

So here we go... 
Almost excessively adorable
but now and then, excess is good.  The above image appears on  notebooks, boxes, tshirts, tote bags, mugs, jigsaw puzzles (!), clocks, neckties, and lots more!!!  Go and in the 'Search this store' box, enter 'two dogs'

I call fowl.
Specifically, a chicken called a 'dominique fowl.' 
 I have a bunch of 19th century prints of show poultry, each oozing with barnyardicousness.  The above is on everything from wrapping paper to jewelry/trinket boxes to mugs, decals, tshirts and more.  Go and in the 'Search this store' box, enter 'dominique.'

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Ohhhhhhhh, is this marvelous...
'Don't Dream It's Over' - Crowded House

jewels, beautiful jewels

My Etsy jewelry store is again OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!


And oh, boy, do I have some neat stuff, including 

A dreamy cameo brooch/pendant

FANTABULOUS Cartier-inspired (or real Cartier, I'm not sure) ring

adorable Gret Barkin hand wrought kitty cat brooch

beyond cute lucite dog

SUPER sweet lucite heart pendant with braided metal chain
sorta like Whiting and Davis 

history's prettiest micro-mosaic brooch

SUPER-cool 1960s op art necklace

DIVINE pendant featuring Ares, Mars, or Mercury - signed 'Art'

necklace with green/yellow bakelite beads

REALLY cool 1970s ship pendant

darling mother-of-pearl owls earrings

it's monkey time!

 see-through wind-up pocket watch in working condition

1960s triple strand pink pearls and earrings - NEW OLD STOCK!

Bauer swan

 maaavelous bracelet with rhinestones and a pretty blue stone


And lots more, but I have to retake the photos of them.