Tuesday, October 27, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Classic garage band tune from 1965!
'Have Love, Will Travel' - The Sonics

Monday, October 26, 2015

Calling all guys...

with excellent (retro) fashion sense and 40" chests.

Have we got a (retro) shirt for YOU!! Update December 2, 2015: sorry, guys, it sold already.
 print of the Big City and goings on therein

like nifty roadsters doing their nifty thing

while other jamokes are playing pinball and listening to disco coming out of a jukebox

You'd expect such awesomeness to be bo expensive,

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

I'm sorry I've been missing for days, but I've been cray cray busy.  

Not your problem, obviously.

But I didn't forget you.

And so here's your Tuesday Song of the Week:

prepare to start hopping around the office
'Got My Own Thing Now' - Squirrel Nut Zippers

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Blessings and felicitations of the day to one and all!

Here's what we gots for you:
the insanely boppy...
'Wings of a Dove' - Madness

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Lady's Letter-Writer: Letter XXIX

Letter XXIX
From a Servant, refusing Addresses

Brooklyn, April 4, 18--

Sir:-- I do not know what could have led you to believe I had any partiality for you.  Such is not the case.  I wish you well, as I have no reason for wishing you otherwise, but I have no desire for any attentions from you of any kind.  


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

To John ..........

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

new old vintage!

New to you,

but old, if you can follow that in any way.

1970s cotton pink heather skirt with double pockets! 
     EXACTLY the same style of skirt my 7th grade sewing class tried to sew.
 But professionally made, and therefore not the mess that the skirt I made was.

Now we have another bo desirable item, to wit: a 1950s lucite handbag. 
 Gold confetti lucite!!

Now back to attire:
      maaavelous 1960s lace babydoll dress 
Those wonderful bell sleeves are over 30" in circumference!!!!!!!

Now something from a little later, by the great Mr. Dino

And now for something oh so simple and sweet, same era:

 Early 1980s, and no doubt inspired by Urban Cowboy

 It's hard to imagine today the impact of that movie on the sheeple.  If you could go back in time to summer 1980 on the boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ, you'd see that about 2/3 of the crowd was wearing cowboy hats.

UPDATE: Most of the above are sold.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

This week's song -- which is not a song exactly, it's an instrumental -- comes with a very fun/stupid memory from my childhood.*

'Zorba the Greek' - Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass

*I was maybe age 5 or 6 and at the home of one of my little friends up the street, and we were sitting on the lawn.  Somebody had this song coming out of their radio, and when the piece slowed down, we began pulling handfuls of grass out of the lawn at the same speed.  When it sped up, be began pulling up the grass faster, and when it went back to its original tempo, we tore the grass up as fast as we could.

Good times.  

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Her Royal Highness, Princess Pitcher.
She's a somewhat larger size cream pitcher or somewhat smaller size regular pitcher.  And SHE IS IN MINT CONDITION.  Know that what looks like damage is glare and only glare.

There be dragons

on my vintage Japanese dragonware.

Divine, no?
 Note that the above is one of your last opportunities to see something photographed on my City of Bothersome Love porch, on accounta me and the hubbage be moving in a couple months.  So enjoy it while you can.  

Equally divine.

and even more so.

Can you ear me?

Out of all the categories of jewelry -- necklaces, brooches, bracelets, earrings -- my least favorite are earrings. Nevertheless, I recently found three pairs of awesome AWESOME vintage earrings. 

First up, these utter beauties...

Here's another view.

These are super super neat and BIG.
 Like two full inches big.

Both of the above on clip on/clip back earrings.  These sweet damascene earrings are, quite obviously, for pierced ears.
Note that they look way sweeter in person.