Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Tuesday Song of the Week

Kinda dreamy....

'North Star' - Daryl Hall/Robert Fripp

latest ashtray

Actually, since the last time I posted ashtrays from my collection, I've gotten several new ones, but I don't know where they're currently hiding.

This one I dig up this morning:


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Somethin' cute

From something entitled the 'Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.'

You can see the other winners here:


The Tuesday Song of the Week

On of my high school classmates* has been agitating for me to post this.

OK, Paul, you finally got it:

'I've Seen All Good People' - Yes

*I always refer to this  as 'the baby genius' class.  There were only ten of us, the cream of Lincoln High School,  all A+++ students, all with IQs firmly in the mid-three digits, and all fully able to walk and chew gum at the same time.

newest new old ties

We got some epic awesomeness for the tie-wearing public, to wit:

Diver Dan

 Mom at the wheel

The shore photographer

Who doesn't love a mad Russian??

Speaking of Russian, howza bowza this neat Romanov Era 500 ruble note??
See more, buy more here:


Today's Made in USA print fabrics

Sorry I've been MIA for so long.  Was busy doing my standardized patient gig.  (For more info on that see my October 7, 2011 post).

Anyway, here we have for you:

perfect for a travel dress

Even perfect-er for something related to small children

Who doesn't love old time monkey prints?
 Nobody, that's who.

THIS ONE"S REALLY NEAT, depicting fairy folk doing their thing in the forest.

shake a hand

The cover of a 1920s Ziegfeld Follies program
maavelous, no?

Here are two important facts for you to know:

Fact the First: the watermark is NOT on the actual fabrics.  It's only there, as I've said many times, to protect you from flying monkeys.

Fact the Second: All of the above are available in three kinds of cotton, two kinds of polyester, and two kinds of linen.

Wanna see more??  

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Tuesday Song of the Week

I first heard this song last week while listening to the local oldies station.  Why these doesn't make heavy rotation on other oldies station is beyond me.

'Keep On Smiling' - Wet Willie

New antiquey stuff

I got some really awesome awesomeness,

such as...
RW Rudolstadt dragon vase

pretty amberina vase

fantabulous blackamoor earrings

equally fantabulous pyrography box, cherries design

Southeast Asian papier mache mask

All sold already (whew...) but I thought you'd like to look anyway.

So I went out looking for a dress for a scarecrow...

and I found...

I'll get to that.

My husband, who makes friends with EVERYBODY, is now buddies
with this couple who run a farm growing native species, i.e. New Jersey native species.  The farm's called Goshen Gardens.  It's in the Goshen section of Cape May Court House.  You should stop by some weekend.

The female half of the couple wanted a new sundress for her scarecrow (wish I had a pic of the scarecrow - it's REALLY cool), because scarecrow's current sundress had seen better days.  She asked if I could find her one.

I'm all about helping people find stuff.

Last Wednesday, I was at the Golden Nugget Antique Market aka Golden Nugget Flea Market (it really is an antique market, though) in Lambertville, NJ

Didn't find a sundress there, but I didn't expect to.  There was lots of vintage clothing there, but I think the scarecrow would prefer to wear something contemporary.

From the Golden Nugget, I went into Trenton.  The Trenton area has LOTS of thrift stores.

I went to the dumpy-est one first.

Which is also the best.  Usually.

The Trenton Rescue Mission Thrift Store
Even though it's dumpy, I've found AMAZING things there over the years.  The dumpy factor: almost zero of the clothing is on hangers.  Rather it's piled high on tables.

And Wednesday, at the very top of one of the piles was this:
Emilio Pucci robe/house coat.

Digging deeper, I also found...
A vintage Hawaiian shirt.
Vintage meaning old and not a recent repro.

Cost for both?

Clothing is sold by the pound there, and so the weight of my Emilio Pucci and the Hawaiian shirt was fairly light, and thus and therefore I was charged only $1.50.  Note also that thrifts in NJ are sales tax exempt  (clothing is also sales tax exempt), so that $1.50 was a flat $1.50.

What I didn't find, however, was a sundress.

Finally, I got one at the Salvation Army store on Mulberry street.  Wish I had a pic of the store, but I don't.  It was half price, so I paid $1.99 for it.  A plain-ish dress, not worth taking a picture of.  Use your imagination.

From there I went to the Red White & Blue store in Hamilton (I think it's Hamilton, although their site claims it's in Trenton/Mercerville), where it's always the week before Christmas, judging by how impossible it is to find a space in the parking lot.  
That I don't get, because the prices are rather high for a thrift store, and many items seemed to be priced higher than they would be at Walmart.  Note that the pic is not showing the parking lot.

From there I went to the other Salvation Army in the area, on Route 33, which also has serious parking issues.  There are a grand total of about 8 spots, but the way they're configured, you're almost guaranteed to hit somebody else's car when you pull in or pull out.  Didn't find a spot there.  Which, in the big picture, was probably for the best.

My trip wrapped up to a visit where the WORLD'S MOST DELICIOUS ICE CREAM can be found, i.e. Halo Farm in Ewing.

They have a three pints for $6.99 (I think it's 6.99) deal, which I always take advantage of.  For that reason, I always keep a clean spoon in the car, and demolish at least one pint on the way home.

You can also get milk (chemical free and priced wayyy lower than the supermarkets), lemonade and some other -ade, plus cheese and other dairy, bread, cookies and chips, and doughnuts.  The non-milk, non-ice cream items are from other manufacturers.  Like the cookies are Pepperidge Farm and Entenmanns, and the chips are Fritos and like that, and the bread is from some local-ish bakery I'm not familiar with, and the cheese is --- let me get up and go to the refrigerator -- oops, sorry.  Couldn't find it.  Just know that it's from another company.  

In any case, you should DEFINITELY go.  My recommendations: their Tahitian Vanilla.  It's life-changingly delicious.

Monday, May 8, 2017

book 'em

We got books !!

We got Rudy Valentino !!!

We got rough tom cats !!
 When I was a kid, I'd have been all over this book.  I used to fill my head with all kinds of cute animals books, but especially cats.  Much better than processing the chaos in my home.  

We got a crying calf !!
 Note that by the end of the book Crybaby Calf is happy.

We got a rare LGB*
Not your average Noah's Ark book.
In the book biz, LGB stands for 'Little Golden Book.'

In addition to books, we got Halloween !!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Tuesday Song of the Week

I recall this from my time in the UK a hundred years ago.

Believe it or not, from the guy who brought you the Sex Pistols.

(This sounds NOTHING like them.  Proceed with confidence.)

'Double Dutch' - Malcolm McLaren

new old neckties

After doing some quality assessment, I have some NEW old ties:

Now the images are BIGGER...
1941 Plymouth
and there's much less white dead zones
 lovebirds !!
Bigger AND better!!
 The Men of the Family !!

 Take a spin !!
Note that the image appears on the tie THREE times, not just once.
The image -- the full image, which you're not seeing here -- appears on the tie twice.

Monday, May 1, 2017

latest Made in USA print fabrics

Here we go !!

You know by now that the watermark is not on the actual anything; it's only here for protection from flying monkeys.

Who doesn't love sauerkraut?
 And wouldn't the above make FABULOUS kitchen curtains??

So would this:

dog and dogwood
 Would make a VERY cute dress, I think.

This would make a super neat dress, too.

And this is just about the cutest thing ever.  LOTS of stuff you can make with this:

1940s uptown girl makes a great skirt or dress.

Note that all of the above is available in three kinds of cotton, two kinds of polyester AND two kinds of linen.  PLUS none of the above is as blurry as what you see here.  

See more, buy more here: https://www.zazzle.com/the_olden_eye/fabric?dp=252285611358564502