Tuesday, June 28, 2016

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Can you dig it??
'Groovy Situation' - Gene Chandler

Moo mugs

Featuring some of the top-tier citizens of the Kingdom of Moo.

The Captain of the Royal Guard

the Grand Wizer

His Royal Highness King Guzzle

His Equally Royal Highness King Wur of Sawalla

Her Royal Highness Princess Wootietoot

Wuggy Woo, 'rising young barrister.'

From some 1930s paper I got at an auction a few years back.  The lot had a TON of 1930s paper dolls (and also paperdolls) from the Sunday comics section.  

The Kingdom of Moo was where the characters in the strip Alley Oop lived.

Get one, get all.

Get 'em here: https://www.zazzle.com/the_olden_eye/products and in the 'Search This Store' box, enter the name of the appropriate character, i.e. 'Woogy Woo' or 'Wootietoot' et. al.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

new ties for cool guys

Super-neato novelty ties, uber-unique neckwear:

 Not lion when I say this one's severely cool

from big wildcats to Little Wildcat
chiefly all that
 having nun of it.
playing chicken

ALL my fantabulous must-have ties can be found here:

AND, if you want to experience all the manifold awesomeness of my store, click here: 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

the Tuesday Song of the Week

This is so cute -- and he was so cute.  
'Easy Come, Easy Go' - Bobby Sherman

tee time

My Zazzle store has HUNDREDS (yep, HUNDREDS) of cool t-shirts/tee shirts, including but definitely not limited to...

it's murder, I tells ya

cute cute CUTE kitty family

equally cute cute cute dog

 A-dorable elepant

ooh la la

playin' the fool

hit the target, win a kewpie doll

kids 'n cow

dolly love

the Big Tomato

boy with unfortunate hairdo
All of the above and more more more can be had for your wearing pleasure:


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Lovely lovely lovely...
'When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God' - Van Morrison

Monday, June 6, 2016

Al Pacino

Hubs and I went to see him Saturday evening.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Al, and he did not disappoint.  He reminds me a LOT of my hubbage.  Both he and Al are Italian from the Bronx.  Something in the water makes those guys hilarious and magnetic.  

latest in vintage clothing

Are you ready???


silver bells

i.e. silver-trimmed bellbottoms
or 'silver-trimmed bell bottoms.'  Either is correct.

 circa 1920 men's collars

TEN circa 1920s men's collars
Back in the day men's shirts didn't have collars attached.

This is Calvin Coolidge.
 If it appears that the collar on his shirt is a little aggressive vis-a-vis climbing up his neck, it's because a) that was the style, and b) he's wearing one of the collars like I have for sale.

Lace up! 

 pretty, no?

the hem's pretty, too.

The above is NOS, i.e. 'new old stock' 
It's old - 1960s - but it's new, since it was never worn, and has the original tags.
No doubt you've noticed the age discoloration, but a good soaking in Oxyclean and/or 40 Mule Team Borax will remove it nicely.

Now THIS is something special: 
 For those who look awful in cheongsams, which is pretty much everybody not of Asian extraction, the frock above allows you to have your Chinese and wear it, too.  

cute detailing

mahvelous fabric

neat collar detail

awesomely cool belt

 Now onto the super-sweet seersucker

 it's a nightgown
But it doesn't scream 'nightgown' so you could wear it chilling out on the deck on a hot summer whatever.

Here's the tag.
Isn't that just the cutest????

prairie schoolmarm is in the house! 
The two pieces didn't begin life together, but I did find them on the same day, at different thrift stores.

Here are closeups of the prints:

similar, but not identical.
Nevertheless, they look oh so charming when paired together.

Speaking of charming...
A classic retro cutie...

in what looks sorta kinda like a bubble knit.
Note that the color you see in the full view of the dress IS the actual color.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

gettin' political

Now, we all know who this is referring to, and so I thought designing something that asks a question would foster some conversation between the anti factions and those who support the malevolent draft-dodging buffoon, famous for almost regularly filing for bankruptcy, whose Trump University was largely a scheme to fleece the people who couldn't afford to be fleeced.  (Had he fleeced the Koch brothers -- now that would have been epic.)  

The above is available on postcards -- greeting cards - buttons in THREE sizes: regular, bigger than regular, and huge, plus t-shirts -- tote bags -- wallets -- bumper stickers

Note that my personal views range from far to the left of Gus Hall to far to the right of Glen Beck, and much that is in between.  And while I usually don't care a lot about who gets in, this guy is scary.  

See some?

To see all, go here: https://www.zazzle.com/the_olden_eye/trump?ps=120

key words: anti-trump accessories, anti-trump bumpersticker