Wednesday, June 28, 2017

tickets, please, once more

Not only do I not remember anything about this movie, I saw it on Christmas Day, so one would think that I might perhaps remember that.  


Add to the fact that the United Artists Riverview was not anywhere near where I lived and/or where I would usually go to the movies, and you have a double - or perhaps triple - mystery.  I did, however, go there a few times, but not more than three.

I just looked it up on IMDB, and that jogged my memory somewhat, but considering that Marcello Mastroianni was in it -- and who doesn't love love love him? (answer: nobody) -- I REALLY should have remembered it.

What I also do not remember is who I saw the movie with, which is a shame.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Tuesday Song of the Week

The great heldentenor Lauritz Melchior appeared in a bunch of MGM musicals back in the day playing a big cuddly opera singer.

Some time in the 1950s an album was put out with the songs he'd sung in these movies.  I found the album either at an auction or a thrift store.  

This is my fave from the record, a song from a Victor Herbert operetta rendered in a heavy Danish accent:

'I Want What I Want When I Want It' - Lauritz Melchior

Look sharp !!

Recently I got a huhYOOOGE collection of vintage figural pencil sharpeners.

Wanna see some?

We got...
a bell

a rocking chair

a scale

a sewing machine

a pump and bucket

Note that the above are only the first five.  I have waaayyyy more than that.

Let's iron !!

Ironing CAN be fun !!

Specifically when you're ironing on (tshirts, linens, other clothing, yada) the designs from this h'yar:

That's 46 (or, if you prefer, forty-six) different iron-ons, designed by Parsons School of Design students, waaayyy back in 1978.

It includes neat stuff like this:

and this:

and this:
Get it here:


Behold the mighty four-winged widow skimmer aka Libellula luctuosa !!! 

Photographed in my backyard.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Tuesday Song of the Week

Now I'm in a Squeeze mood (see prior 'Tickets, please' post).  

'Annie Get Your Gun' - Squeeze

tickets, please. again.

A ticket from an AWESOME AWESOME..

Squeeze concert.

It opened with 'Another Nail from My Heart' and everybody sang along, which ordinarily would drive me crazy, but that night I sang as loud as anybody.

Good times.

What time is it now?

It's time to look at clocks !!!

True fact: ALL the clocks are made in Tucson, AZ, USA by Acrylic Idea Factory.  The images on the clocks are mine.

Now let's have a look:

History's cutest Scottie dog

floof-tastic !!
Looking ahead
Will you RSVP?
purr-recious, no?

What's on?

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Monday, June 19, 2017

tickets, please

While digging through some boxes, I found a little tin holding some movie and concert tickets and other tickets from movies and concerts and other stuff I attended back in the day.

Today's ticket:

As I recall, the opening act was either Richard Lewis or Steve Landesberg, although it's more likely it was Steve Landesberg.

He was sorta funny, sorta.  His whole shtick was 'There's no such thing as a Jewish (ice hockey star, French foreign legion general, Catholic priest, etc etc etc etc.) '  Can't believe he made a whole career out of that, but he did, apparently.

I remember Leno being somewhat funnier, especially some story about his mother.


Fabulously fabulous bags,

each and every one Made in the USA !!

Here we go...

Note that, as always, the watermarks only appear here and not on the actual bags. 
 The watermarks protect YOU from flying monkeys.

As the World Turns
Who doesn't love love love bunnies???
 Nobody, that's who.
carry a carrot man !!
Who doesn't love love love floofy kitties??
 Nobody, that's who.
Something fishy
marvelously magical, no?
Tennessee Williams is in the house!!
As well as on a bag !!

Get one, get all here:

latest must-have print fabrics

Sorry I've been away so long. Have been VERY busy with antiques shows and art shows and like that.

Bo stressful.

Anyway, on to what you came for:

Now here's a SUPER cool novelty print...
in the form of foreign coins. 

Something maaavelous for kitchen curtains and similar

the cutest of the cute !!

The prettiest of the pretty !!

the scariest of the scary !!

the vroom vroomest of the vroomy

All of the above can be had in cotton, polyester, and linen !!!

Get one, get all here:

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Tuesday Song of the Week

I can't believe that in the 3+ years of the Tuesday Song of the Week I didn't post anything from the Grass Roots.

'I'd Wait a Million Years' - the Grass Roots

One Christmas in the early '70s, I asked for a Grass Roots album.

My mother, who probably thought they were too long-haired and hippy-fied for her kid, got me this instead:

latest ties for groovy guys

The fantastically fantastic AND the awesomely awesome:

Billie Burke is in the house !!

So are Sonny, Cher and somebody else !!

 Nothing says (Murad) cigarettes like a woman riding on a giant tortoise.

My dad used to wear hats like this.  He was also a smoker.

Now this is REALLY cool.
  A print from a 19th century book I have on raising farm animals and poultry.
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Mug of the Month

For the June bride.

Or the June bride's bridesmaids.

Or the person attending the June bride's wedding.

Get it here: