Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday

So it's Cyber Monday, and not just Cyber Monday, it's the last day of the month of November, 2015.




Make it memorable.

Not by purchasing mass-produced Made in China junk that by this time next year you're either thinking 'What possessed me to waste money on THAT??' or 'I think it's time to shell out for the upgrade.'

That is not memorable; it's life and business as usual. and who in their right mind wants that?

Nobody, that's who.

Which brings us to what will - nay, what guarantees - to make it memorable, i.e. by
getting something rare, unbelievable and awesome from the wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Full-Service Bohemian.

Such as...





circa 1937 biscuit tin depicting the British royal family, i.e. King George VI and the gang.

Gonna be able to find the above on Amazon?  

Not in this lifetime.

Or howza 'bout this:
History's most adorable -- and musical - Christmas elf.  

Is Best Buy offering 'up to 65% off' on him?

Don't make me laugh.

And then there's...

Can you get the above on Overstock.com or... um, well, ANYWHERE other than my shop?

In a word, no.

And these?  Can these be had at Nordstrom.com?



The answer is not just no, it's never.

So do something nice for you and your nears and dears this Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus, and don't fatten the coffers of The Man.

Get some rare awesomeness from:

www.etsy.com/shop/PeaceableAntiques

www.etsy.com/shop/Bijoux4Youx

www.zazzle.com/The_Olden_Eye

You'll be glad you did.

Friday, November 27, 2015

newest (old. very old) stuffs

Which includes, but is surely not limited to:


crazy hand-painted teapot
 featuring looks like a Balkan or Turkish dignitary.   That's Lucinda in the background.


He appears both on the body of the teapot AND the lid. Which is cool.  

Not to be outdone, we got...
 spice-containing chicken thingies, perfect for the country or chicken-intensive decor.

Next up, the wicked cool double slot letter holder or napkin holder or both.




Because it has two sections.

And lastly (for this post of new old stuffs, but I got more I haven't even done nothing with yet), we got cute sock monkeys.

Update: December 8, 2015.  All of the above are sold.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

I regret that somehow the following can't be BLASTED (sound-wise) because the percussion be super-duper cool.

'Cold Cold Heart' - Midge Ure

Friday, November 20, 2015

Baby baby

I don't post baby stuff, like, ever, but that doesn't mean my Zazzle store is baby-stuff deficient.

Hardly, in fact. 

Now what baby parent wouldn't find the above to be a must-have item?

No baby parent, that's who.

You get get the identical article here: 
http://www.zazzle.com/brother_and_sister_on_their_way_to_school_t_shirt-235906149612155272

And/Or

MORE gotta have it baby attire is here: 
http://www.zazzle.com/the_olden_eye/baby+clothes?dp=252062701188250886&ps=120

Your iPhone case is boring

You know it's true, don't you?

But say if you had something like this:



...which you can get here: http://www.zazzle.com/sepia_victorian_handsome_guy_iphone_5_cases-179234527147104257 , then it would not be boring. 

Many more non-boring Iphone cases can be had here: http://www.zazzle.com/the_olden_eye/iPhone

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

some more more for you

How come you don't buy yourself nothing for Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus?

You should, you know. 

Even if it's something humble,

like the World's Coolest Mug, as seen below: 





Get it here:

http://www.zazzle.com/scottie_dogs_blackie_and_whitie_on_the_radio_coffee_mug-168315028845603452 

and/or get another -- or all of -- of my World's Coolest Mugs here: http://www.zazzle.com/the_olden_eye/products?dp=252307139287509564&qs=



the Tuesday Song of the Week

On YouTube today's Tuesday Song of the Week is identified as 'soul.'  

My idea of soul is something slowish and angsty-ish, like 'Ain't No Sunshine.'  

Today's entry is up-tempo and very boppy.

Dig.
'Hold On' - The Radiants

Monday, November 16, 2015

1960s GLAM GLAM GLAM

Long wiggle dress,


 +

matching coat

=

AWESOME.

Get it in my Etsy shop!  
www.etsy.com/shop/FriskyVintage

Keywords for your interest and edification:  1960s wiggle dress, 1960s gown, 1960s formalwear, 1960s evening gown

Friday, November 13, 2015

Another something for you

For you, for a party!
dressed kitty plates!
In kitty damage-resistant melamine!!

Perfect for a kitty party or a birthday/anniversary/whatever party for a cat lover.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Good morning

The sky over my part of the City of Bothersome Love circa 6:30 a.m. this morning:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

HOW COOL IS ...

THIS??
It's a brooch, believe it or don't.

Unbelievably well-made.

If you want the Disco Donkey -- and how could you possibly not want the Disco Donkey?? -- you can get it here:  www.etsy.com/shop/Bijoux4Youx

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Direct from Deutschland to you...

'Schöne Frauen Kosten Geld' - Chez Alex

Translated into English, the title means 'Beautiful Women Cost Money'

something more for you

For you or somebody else male in your life, a mahvelous tomato print necktie.

Who in their right mind doesn't love the yummy red redness of ripe tomatoes??

Nobody, that's who.

Get it here: http://www.zazzle.com/great_big_juicy_tomato_tie-151956951069616833

A (mini) miracle

Yesterday morning, I was working on fixing...


Lucinda's (that's her above) outdoor...

 feral shelter*

I was crouching on the ground rather than sitting, and suddenly...
 I slipped and landed on my right knee.  It hurt like CRAZY.  And I thought, 'Well if it hurts this bad, even in the unlikely event that I don't completely lose my mind from the pain, I probably won't be able to do my shift** this morning.'

I was able to finish what I was doing with the shelter (yay me), and when I struggled up and got back into the house and...


suddenly my knee didn't hurt AT. ALL.  

*Lucinda is no longer what I would consider feral.  She's gone from being afraid to be any closer than 15 feet away from me to wanting to sleep on my lap.  But she still refuses to come into the house, hence the feral shelter.  Note that the shelter in the picture is the same type of shelter I have, but the pic is from the manufacturer, and not my yard.  Note also that the reason I was fixing it is that the awning keeps falling off, thereby letting rain and stuff in.

** The referred to shift was my weekly two hours helping take care of the cats in the PetSmart adoption center at Cottman and Bustleton, City of Bothersome Love.  

God is good.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Something else for you

For you.

Or for one of your nears and dears.

Winter is coming.

So is Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus.

A super-duper and bo cool...
wall clock

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

new (old) stuffs!

Such as...
beYOOtiful Fenton Silver Crest Spanish Lace milk glass candlesticks

moving from the lady-like to the macho, here's a cast iron Keen Kutter dealie for the wall of your man cave

And for something that can appreciated by everyone...


An early 1970s MUSIC BOX angel !
Wind up what she's standing on and hear 'Silent Night.'

I'm guessing this item was VERY popular, since her 'do appeared on a number of lady rock singers in the late 1970s and early '80s.

Lastly, we have a shout out from the late Victorian era, in the form of

an adorable little farm girl.


She looks worlds better in person.
Beautifully made, and an awesome addition to the Victorian decor.

All of the above -- the candlesticks, the Keen Kutter thingummy, the musical angel, the little farm girl -- can be had from my Etsy store!  Go here:

Update: all of the above have been sold.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Can we talk the Guess Who?

How come we only ever get to hear 'American Woman' (which I hate) and 'No Time' (ditto), but we never never ever ever get to hear the super-awesome 'Tuff E. Nuff' -- which can't even be found on YouTube -- and the similarly super-awesome...

''
'Star Baby' - the Guess Who

Monday, November 2, 2015

Not the Daily Double but...

Lookit some of the amaziawesome stuff in my Zazzle store!

http://zazzle.com/The_Olden_Eye?rf=238225004668148127

I'm hoping to bring your Daily Double back soon.  Until then, all day everyday, I'm adding stuff to the store that wasn't there before, like backpacks and cutting boards and watches and fleece blankets and tons more must-have stuffs.


Starlin says


"My mommy's store is simply meowvelous, and you should definitely get all your Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus gifts from there."