Tuesday, November 29, 2016

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Now that I'm living downashore, this song really resonates with me:

'Sand in My Shoes' - The Drifters

It's hard to realize how MUCH sand is in my current environment.  It gets in our shoes, then sticks to our feet, and ends up in our bed.

Animal House

or rather, farm animals - VICTORIAN farm animals - in the house,

to wit:
English Dorking chickens wrapping paper
Dorset ram wallet

Holstein bull print necktie

Holstein bull AND Holstein heifer t-shirt

Note that OODLES more of these old prints will soon enter my Zazzle store.  I got a 19th century book on raising farm animals, full to bursting with these fantabulous prints.

To see, to buy what I already got, go to: 


and in the 'Search This Store' box, enter 'cow' or 'bull' or 'ram' or 'chicken' or 'fowl or pig or sheep.'  I know I don't have pigs here, but there are PLENTY of them in my shop!!  

Lookit what I won

Entered a contest held by the publisher, and I WON all three Bob the Cat books.

Whoo hoo !!

Monday, November 28, 2016

you're a big baby

How big?

Very big.

Don't I hand-color good?

The Big Baby and mother are available on

- t-shirts and neckties

- bags of all kinds

- accessories of all kinds

-AND paper plates and paper napkins - PERFECT for a baby shower (if the mom has a sense of humor, that is) 

- and other stuff.  LOTS of other stuff.

To look, to buy, go here: https://www.zazzle.com/the_olden_eye/%22giant%20baby%22?ps=92

chiefly speaking

Indian chiefs aka Native American chiefs aka First Nations chiefs

are in the house !!


Get 'em on:

t-shirts - mugs - pillows - wallets - bags of all kinds - phone/computer accessories - giftwrap aka wrapping paper - plates - coasters - blankets - and MORE MORE MORE.

To see, to buy, go here: https://www.zazzle.com/the_olden_eye/indian?qs=Indian&pg=1&ps=92

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Courtesy of Rachmaninoff,

and the one-time lead singer of The Raspberries:

'Never Gonna Fall in Love Again' - Eric Carmen

Book 'em some more


antiquarian books:

This one's a facsimile of the American art catalog, from the 1939 NY World's Fair

1900 novel about the Revolutionary War
 Philip Winwood by Robert Neilson Stephens

Now here's a title that tells you all you need to know about the contents of the book:
Animals for Me by Lois Lenski 

Before Camilla, before Wallis Simpson, before Alice Keppel, before Mrs. Fitzherbert,
there was Nell Gwynn who, I think, had more style than all of them put together.
Nell Gwynn - The Story of Her Life by Lewis Melville

Buy one, buy all: www.etsy.com/shop/PerpetualPaper

Monday, November 21, 2016


Victorian/Edwardian marriage:

The most perfectest wedding wrapping paper and/or wedding gift wrap EVER.

Dontcha think?

Get it here:  http://www.zazzle.com/1906_edwardian_wedding_wrapping_paper-256607277820460646

Note that the Zazzle store has even MORE wedding-related stuff.  For all that, go here:


Book 'em



Lotsa books.



The 1920s version of the 1707 original

 Asmodeus or The Devil on Two Sticks

Next up, the most incomprehensible piece of writing in the English language:
 Ulysses by James Joyce, 1946 Modern Library edition

1888 book from the Home Sunshine Series Books for Boys
The Good Ship Rover 

Next up, 1920s story book, Swift Fawn, Story of an Indian Boy.
 Not a long book -- has only 61 pages -- but the story and the illustrations are GREAT.

A Pearl S. Buck-style book
 not written by Pearl S. Buck
In a Yun-nan Courtyard by Louise Jordan Miln

From the Golden Age of Roller Skating
i.e. 1900
Divided Skates by Evelyn Raymond

Saturday, November 19, 2016

there be dragons


We got dragonware.

 We also have dragon ware

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

the Tuesday Song of the Week

I'm sorry I missed last week, but my computer had the flu.

Now it's all better.

Which brings us to this weeks koo koo bananas entry: 

'Bossa Nova Bird' - the Dells

The hubbage and I dance to this all over the living room and into the kitchen.

Sometimes ...

... askin' IS gettin' !!

to wit: 
  Have you ever seen anything prettier?
Me, neither.

Where'd it come from?


A couple weeks ago I was at an auction.

And one of the lots at the auction was a bunch of framed reproductions of old prints..

kinda like this...

and kinda like this...

There are at least 15 or so of them.  

Sellable, but not really my cup of tea.

In addition to the prints, there was just one more item in the lot: 

This I REALLY wanted.  But I didn't bid on the lot.

However, when the guy who won the bid on the lot went to collect his winnings, I asked if he was interested in selling the vase.


wait for it


wait some more


keep waiting


He GAVE it to me, gratis.





Didja see ...

the Super Moon?

I did.

And now you can:

Even more impressive than the Super Moon is the headless man on the beach.

 True fact: while present day people see the face of a man on the moon, 
the ancient Mayans saw a rabbit.

Friday, November 11, 2016

pulp fiction tie in

Actually more of a pulp fiction tie up.

Two things to note:

- the images are NOT NOT NOT blurry on the actual tie, and

- you can get it here:  http://www.zazzle.com/pulp_novel_covers_neck_tie-151724622969019491

mug of the month

Now that the election is over, and the Electoral College elected for president someone whose complete lack of government experience is more than made up for by his having a constellation of Cluster B personality disorders, we now announce the Mug of the Month:

The perfect Christmas/Hanukah/Festivus gift for the person who voted for Trump.

Get it here: 


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Did everyone have a nice Halloween?


The following has nothing to do with Halloween.

Just so ya know.

This song is AWESOME, but...*

'Auberge' - Chris Rea

*The video doesn't mesh well with the song.  So just listen, but don't watch.