Wednesday, September 30, 2009
God I love Freddy Mercury.
I've always like this version with George Micheal* at a Tribute to Freddie Mercury.
*I've always liked GM and when he did that episode of Extras it made me admire him even more.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Love my vintage plates but they are not good for the microwave and my teenager is hard on them and when it comes down to it, I just really like Corelle for everyday.
I can't decide which to get.
While they are both different, they would both be fine for my kitchen. The walls are a khaki green and I have a good amount of turquoise accents. Yellow chrome table with gray and chrome chairs. I really like the mugs in the floral set.
I also made the mistake of going to the Corelle website which has even more patterns to choose from.
What say you minions?
Friday, September 11, 2009
Last week I decided that I wanted new teapot and more and more if find myself turning to Etsy for my vintage purchases.
The one I use right now is very small, but only holds about 1 2/2 cups and I really wanted one that would hold about 3ish.
I also wanted it to to be kinda atomic or mid century modern.
I ended up buying the teapot pictured above from EPOCA ECLECTIC , I know, awesome.
While shopping I also ran across these other vintage teapots/coffee pots I liked (a couple have already sold) and a Nosferatu Vinyl Wall Art.
Creepy, but awesome:
You know you want one.
I also liked this vintage Pyrex tea/coffee pot:
and this incredible Arn Jacobsen Tea Set:
and this small Atomic Star Pitcher:
(and DAMN YOU whoever bought that Schaffer Beer Clock!!! I went back to buy it and it had sold the day before. Arrrrrggggghhhh. I would never have shown it if I had thought I might get a nice run of sales so I could buy it for my kitchen. Very sad.)
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
That large-heartedness – that concern and regard for the plight of others – is not a partisan feeling. It is not a Republican or a Democratic feeling. It, too, is part of the American character. Our ability to stand in other people’s shoes. A recognition that we are all in this together; that when fortune turns against one of us, others are there to lend a helping hand. A belief that in this country, hard work and responsibility should be rewarded by some measure of security and fair play; and an acknowledgement that sometimes government has to step in to help deliver on that promise.
This has always been the history of our progress. In 1933, when over half of our seniors could not support themselves and millions had seen their savings wiped away, there were those who argued that Social Security would lead to socialism. But the men and women of Congress stood fast, and we are all the better for it. In 1965, when some argued that Medicare represented a government takeover of health care, members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, did not back down. They joined together so that all of us could enter our golden years with some basic peace of mind.
You see, our predecessors understood that government could not, and should not, solve every problem. They understood that there are instances when the gains in security from government action are not worth the added constraints on our freedom. But they also understood that the danger of too much government is matched by the perils of too little; that without the leavening hand of wise policy, markets can crash, monopolies can stifle competition, and the vulnerable can be exploited. And they knew that when any government measure, no matter how carefully crafted or beneficial, is subject to scorn; when any efforts to help people in need are attacked as un-American; when facts and reason are thrown overboard and only timidity passes for wisdom, and we can no longer even engage in a civil conversation with each other over the things that truly matter – that at that point we don’t merely lose our capacity to solve big challenges. We lose something essential about ourselves.
What was true then remains true today. I understand how difficult this health care debate has been. I know that many in this country are deeply skeptical that government is looking out for them. I understand that the politically safe move would be to kick the can further down the road – to defer reform one more year, or one more election, or one more term.
But that’s not what the moment calls for. That’s not what we came here to do. We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. I still believe we can act even when it’s hard. I still believe we can replace acrimony with civility, and gridlock with progress. I still believe we can do great things, and that here and now we will meet history’s test.
Because that is who we are. That is our calling. That is our character. Thank you, God Bless You, and may God Bless the United States of America."
And that is what is great about America.
I did not watch the Republican response (we all know what they were going to say anyway) since FOX did not carry the speech tonight we went from Obama to GLEE y'all. I love that show.
Monday, September 07, 2009
No seriously, what the hell is the matter with you people?
Cutting vintage teacups in half and selling them for "crafts" or making them into nightlights.
Why does this bother me?
A. I was looking for a couple of Franciscan Starburst teacups/coffee cups and found the one cut in half along with that great Temporama pattern. I actually clicked on to buy the 2 because it was just what I was looking for except it is JUST HALF of the fucking teacups.
B. I just hate useful things that are still in good shape being cut up, broken up and basically ruined to become supplies for someones craft/art.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
When I was in high school 79' to 81' (we are great, we are fun, we're the class of 81'....cheeeeesy I know) my BFF (no long BFFs and it has been over 20 years since we spoke, but I did stalk her on the internet and find our she lives in Phoenix and is a Senior Project Manager for a huge construction company and works with Habitat for Humanity) Theresa Schultz was everything cool.
Scary smart, pretty, skinny and she had an Aigner* purse and shoes.
Dear GOD I wanted some Aigner of my own.
You need to remember that at that time among those of us with a bit of taste Aigner was ALL THAT and a slice of cheese.
It was not to be.
My mom would not spend "that kind of money" on a purse.
I'll tell you all of this because the other day I decided I was finally going to get my Aigner purse.
So I went shopping and bought one on Etsy from thecherrychic. (it looks like vintage linens and such are her thing with a lot of kitsch thrown in.)
I'm so happy.
Perfect size, super soft leather in great shape and very fast shipping.
In my quest for the perfect everyday purse I have come close, like the 80's blue leather bucket bag with gold bunnies and poodles (which is like crack to me) that I got from Dorothea's Closet, but still not right.
And I have a bunch of vintage 40's, 50's and 60's purses that I use if the spirit moves me, but i am VERY hard on purses so I try to use them sparingly so this will be a great purse for the next year or so.
*I've always thought the quality of Aigner leather to be superior to a lot of what passes for "quality" handbags these days. The prices were reasonable and are very reasonable now for a vintage one. I think for the summer I'll get one of the woven straw and leather handbags.
Though I must say that what they are putting out now, if the website is any indication, is just ass. I like the classic stuff.
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Tonight it is homemade bread and cheesy potato soup.
Sun: BBQ Pork Steaks
Tues: Pizza (pizza hut?)
Thurs: Baked Ital Sausage with Onions and Potatoes (hmmmm I sense a theme this week)
Collectors Weekly has a new interview they just posted with vintage swimwear collector, Pam of GlamourSurf. "Pam talks about the evolution of vintage swimwear from the 1920s through the 1980s. She discusses the changing styles, famous designers, and the various materials that were used."
Go take a look.
Friday, September 04, 2009
(Rockabilly Fashion Show put on by Senorita Hollywood and blogged by Pam from GlamourSurf. BTW, a little bird told me that Senorita Hollywood will have a booth at the upcoming Rockabilly Rave USA in New Orleans this October.)
1940's Plus sized dress with fun print from Dorothea's Closet.
CHECKERBOARD Vintage 1950s Penney's DOLMAN Cardigan from Fast Eddie's.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Once my Wellbutrin runs out for the day and turns ugly I may yell about his crap all over my counter and might throw it on the ground or maybe at him.
The other day I decided to set this great MCM metal trash can, black with silver deer on it, on the washstand my the counter and have him throw everything in there.
It looks pretty good, but it is a bit tall so I spent some time trolling Etsy trying to find a type of atomic container or planter or large bowl to use. I did not find anything I wanted, but I found some great atomic housewares I want, but do not need.
Here are a few:
Atomic Starburst Vintage Glasbake Casserole or Cake Pan (actually I might NEED this more then I thought)
I really love this beer advertising clock, but man I do not need it.
If you love Mid Century Modern and Atomic vintage you should check out Kim on Tuesday for her Atomic Tuesday roundup and No Pattern Required.