Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Satsuma !




or rather, these...

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Now that it's officially summer, let's hear from History's All-Time Greatest Rock Band:

'Summer and Lightning' - ELO
Electric Light Orchestra

Buy vintage costume jewelry for yourself

You should absolutely, positively, DEFINITELY get at least one of these charming baubles for yourself.  

Each and every one comes with a happy, positive vibe to make YOU happy.  

What do kitty cats like?
Sarah Coventry fish, especially.

Sarah made what looks like another sea critter for us:

How gloriously glam is this???
in beYOOtiful smoky blue

It's monkey time!

Oh, the time I put into getting even a half-way decent photo of this beauty.
There are GOLD rhinestones here, plus aurora borealis, plus white, plus amber.  
It's unbelieveably gorgeous.  I just fervently wish I could get a good picture of it.

Here's another with a less than great photo.
It's a fur tree!

with teeny little faux pearl berries

I don't Coro what you say,
I won't live in a world without awesome goldtone vintage Maltese cross-shaped jewelry.

VERY cool sterling silver brooch

Thursday, June 25, 2015

New (old) stuffs!

Now that some of my time is sorta kinda being freed up, I'm back hot and heavy selling the old and the awesome for which I've become so well-known to... well, four or five relatives, a neighbor or two, and a bunch of peeps at the local flea markets and auctions.

Firstly, we have this bo cute 1950s spoon rest, which...
 you can turn into a wall-mounted spoon rest, on acccounta there's two holes in the back for hanging purposes.

 Mid-Century Modern bull bank!

We're bullish on banks!!

Not only is the above completely and fully awesome, he has his original cork stopper.

Next up, the opulence...

 Something over the top-ish for your Hollywood Regency decor.  

Here.  Kitty.

 Kitty resides on a 1957 example of restaurant china, marking the opening of Cheshire Cheese, which claimed to be 'a London chop house.' and was located in the Sheraton Philadelphia.  Considering how appalling British food is (even in London) it's never a good idea to claim your restaurant offers British-inspired grub.  

Here's something verrrrry pretty.

 1950s Italian art glass, original label and MINT condition.

Another kitty!!

 The above is one of the rarer Royal Copley kitty cats.

Next, old time Libbey glass in an even older time pattern, Old Plantations.
For those of you how know this pattern (or don't knot this pattern); we have the following in the set: Garden Party, The Ball, Show Boat, Down on the Levee, and two MInt Julep Time.

DRAGONWARE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

circa 1910 wine pitcher and cups

THREE lots of NS Ivory China -- Mountain Yellow pattern.  (note that I have lots more than what you see here; it's just not on Etsy yet-sy.)

back to the opulent

Saving the best for last...

Mid-Century Modern /cat collectible letter holder!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

I'm feeling very blessed this week, therefore let's enjoy...

'Blessed and Highly Favored' - the Clark Sisters

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fathers Day

Normally I don't post on Sundays, but today is Fathers Day, so I'm making an exception.  
I'm the one on the left.  

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Today we have a really cray cray piece of old time calypso.
'My Intention Is War' - Lord Invader

New (old) merchandise

I've been buying and buying, and yet nothing had left my vehicle until yesterday.

There's still stuff in there, but here's the stuff that came out so far...

 Royal Winton 'Somerset' chintz pattern canoe shaped bowl

 A silk print Edwardian 'waist' 
Back in the day, ladies blouses were termed 'waists.' 

A glorious glamourous goddess made of bisque

 A maaahvelous piece of hand-painted Nippon, covered with roses.

 A cute Goebel holy water font, full bee mark on the back.

And, lastly, something a bit more humble,
i.e. a Fire King jadeite creamer

Saturday, June 13, 2015

I'm baaack

Yet again I have to apologize for being MIA.  It was yet another busy week.

Anyway, here's some stuff in my Ebay store you might want to buy.  (I would definitely want to buy them, but I already own them, so it's kinda a moot point.) 9/24/15: speaking of moot, the stuff is gone from my eBay store.  But I thought you'd like to see it anyway.


Old non-panty girdles for keeping your pulchritude from jiggling!!!

Playtex 'I Can't Believe It's a Girdle'

In bewitching black, the label of which reads 'Fantastic Creation'

 another Playtex.  This one is called 'Double Diamonds'

I'm also selling bowties!  Or bow ties.  All for one money.

 What's a bowtie-wearing gent without...

Winner take ALL

 No ties or cufflinks for you?  Then how about..

a Hungry Palette skirt!
Note the appaliing 1970s wallpaper in the background.

Not interested in clothing/accessories?

No problem!

Enjoy hours of reading about the big-ish names of the Seventies!!