Saturday, June 28, 2008

Weekend Vintage Finds

Went to a couple of estate sales this weekend.
I think I missed out on patterns at one because I did not have the van on Thursday so had to wait till Friday to attend. There were still some 70's patterns and all indications of a major sewer, sooooo.....
Didn't find anything for the site, but I found some great stuff for myself.
(i know, i know i need to spend money like i need a hole in my head)
But look what I got!
New vintage kitchen curtains (the copper on the curtains is a metallic paint), another vintage chrome chair (I was all about the kitchen) in turquoise and yellow, a couple of tablecloths

(I might sell these) and a nice deco bowl.
And a 70's (?) red with silver piping bowling bag.

Monday, June 23, 2008

One Of My Heros Has Died

George Carlin died on Sunday.
A true non-conformist, a man who pointed out to us that the Emperor has no clothes and who was an artist with the word "fuck".
He was always reminding us that there are no "bad" words, just bad minds.
Free speech is never free....

Terry Gross replayed an interview she did with Carlin in 1990 today on her radio show.

and for your viewing pleasure a few of his routines.

Pogues on YouTube

Well I'll be damned.
Rainy Night in Soho.

I think "you are the measure of my dreams, the measure of my dreams" is one most romantic, best lyrics ever.

Oh and Body of an American.....

Bonus, McNulty's Wake from the final episode of The Wire with the above Pogues tune.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

No Context Needed

There is no fashion-forward or vintage-loving folks around here, no rockabilly hipster scene, no nothing. But we have hippies. Dirty, stinking college hippies. The WORST kind of hippy known to man.
Men should never, under any circumstances, wear sandals. This also applies to hippies and their Birkenstocks, who also should never wear them in the winter with socks. You know what? No one should wear Birkenstocks. Men's feet are the second ugliest thing on their bodies and should not, under any circumstances, be on display in open-toed footwear.

No context needed, funny no matter what.
From Kim over at The Girl Can't Help It.


Via Neil.
"Hey kids, lets go visit Hell's Door in
Darvaz, Uzbekistan for vacation."

Vintage Sportswear Workshop

Lizzie Bramlett of fuzzylizzie Vintage Clothing will be doing a sportswear workshop on The Vintage Fashion Guild's public forum this week, June 23-25th.

June 23-25: American Sportswear

Monday, June 23: The workshop will start with a brief historical overview and go on to discuss bathing suits.

Tuesday, June 24: Lizzie will explain how sportswear evolved in private situations, such as women's colleges and summer camps.

Wednesday, June 25: Day three will be devoted to active sportswear (tennis, bicycling, golf, hiking, skiing) and how active sportswear spilled over into the everyday lives of women. Sportswear greats, such as Claire McCardell, Carolyn Schurner and Tom Brigance, will be mentioned.

Make time to spend sometime reading and taking part in this virtual workshop.

Here is a bit of vintage sportswear from Damn Good Vintage for a bit of shameless self promotion.

Vintage 50's/60's Swimsuit Bathing suit with the prettiest Red and pink geranium print.

Vintage late 40's plaid playsuit.

And the best vintage golf shirt!

Chief Update

....sleeping on the cordless phone stand.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Alley Cat just got in an altercation with the tom next door.
She kicked his ass.
He really should stay off our deck.....

OTOH, Mr. Kitty is mad at me.
He has been ill and suffering from seizures so i won't let him go outside so he can have a huge seizure and sit in the freaking sun all day so he can get so dehydrated he feels like he is in rigor like he did last Sat.
OMG!!!1111!!! I am such a bitch.
sigh, my poor kitty.
Chief update, he wants to try the great outdoors.

I do not think so.
I have this image of him flying off in the talons of a hawk....

Girl Crush

What can I say?
I have a girl crush on Lara Logan:

Vintage Tag

Ah Jebus, I missed the blog tag last week.
So here I am at almost midnight making sure I do not miss this week.
'Cause that's how I roll, fraking team player and all that.
Like always Ang from Dorothea's Closet tagged me.

Animals…..we love ‘em, we love to wear ‘em! Prints, that is (fur is another and much more sensitive topic for another blog). Show us your animal prints!

Let’s see what you’ve got!

1) Show us your favorite piece of animal print apparel in your inventory!

I love this hat. Meow.

2) What is your favorite animal print to wear & why?

Spotty cats. Here kitty kitty.

3) Favorite to sell?

The same.....

4) Favorite pet and best pet story?

I love each of my pets with the same unbridled cuteness love.

I can't let anyone think I love them more...tender egos and all that.

5) Scared of animals? Which one scares you the most & why?

Freaking snakes......and anything that can KILL ME yo.

6) Favorite animal to visit at the zoo or to collect images of?

LOL cats...they are real.


My favorite:

OMG! I can't find it, the LOST lol cat.


I'll do these instead:

Friday, June 13, 2008

Baby Momma

I was ready to let loose with a screed about what a cesspool of shit that FOX news is, but Jon Scalzi over at Whatever has already said it much, much better.
Malkin? Don't even get me started......

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Chief Update

I wanted to take a picture of Chief to show how much he had grown in just the last two weeks.
Silly me.
I had forgotten how hard it is to get a kitten to sit still.....

Finally he looked up at me at just the right time.
"Behold the CUTE, it will make you bow down and worship the kitteh."

Mr. Kitty was NOT amused.

For now I'll have to grab a picture when he is all worn out....

Everyone say awwwwww.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Damn Good Vintage on eBay

Hi all, normally I avoid eBay and just list on my site, but this week I am putting a few things up for auction. I am listing some vintage cat eye glasses, an awesome pair of 40's platforms and a pair of sweet floral vintage hats.
Click here to be taken to the list....
Check out the vintage goods.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Irene Is Made Of Awesome

Of course I have a great Irene suit, but oh, is this vintage Irene is so made of awesome.
Look at the detail:
Kerry Taylor Auctions has the catalogs up for their 2 upcoming vintage fashion and textile auctions here. Talk about eyecandy!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Real Deal

I normally do not talk much about my faith here, but the other night I was flipping though the channels on the radio and stop at a Christian music station, no not because the music sucked, but instead I heard the sound of a long lost friend of my soul.

Rich Mullins was the real deal.
A musician, writer and singer who was also a Christian and sang about faith so was relegated to the moniker of CM artist.
But when I say he was the real deal, I don't mean his music, I mean the way he lived his life as a Christian.
He lived in a hogan on an Indian reservation in New Mexico where he taught music to children. The money he made from his tours and records were given to his church. They paid him a small salary (the average of the annual salary of a working person in this country) and the rest went to charities.
At the time of his death he was meeting with a Priest and getting ready to join The Church which was about the time I began coming back to The Church*
Even with that it was really more about his general addittude for life that struck me. He admitted he was not perfect, cussed some, might have had a beer off and on (which CM artist did not do) and just wanted to live a mericiful life from what I could tell:
Jesus said whatever you do to the least of these my brothers you’ve done it to me. And this is what I’ve come to think. That if I want to identify fully with Jesus Christ, who I claim to be my savior and Lord, the best way that I can do that is to identify with the poor. This I know will go against the teachings of all the popular evangelical preachers. But they’re just wrong. They’re not bad, they’re just wrong. Christianity is not about building an absolutely secure little niche in the world where you can live with your perfect little wife and your perfect little children in a beautiful little house where you have no gays or minority groups anywhere near you. Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken.

Rich died in 1997 in a senseless car accident. It still hurts my heart that he is gone. I never "knew" him, but he did touch me and so I guess that counts for something.

Now a long bunch of youtube videos, except I can't find any to my more favorite songs. Oh, well.
If you are really interested search for "Rich Mullins Homeless Man" on youtube and watch the wonderful documentary of his life.

"God is right and the rest of us are just guessing..."

*The would be the Catholic Church....