Monday, June 28, 2010

Bell's Day

Making sure the perimeter is safe (she is looking out the window) from strange cats, bunnies and squirrels.

Protecting Jim's chair from intruders....

Yawning and then was a busy day.

(and yes I know my pillow covers are very winkled, I took them out of the dryer and then balled them up...and NO I do not iron pillow covers)

Starry Night

#1: I really, really enjoy Matt Smith as The Doctor.

#2You know how every once in awhile Doctor Who is just brilliant and there is a scene that you won't forget like the one in Family of Blood when John/The Doctor holds the watch with Joan and they see what their life could have been?
This one from last week with Bill Nighy and Van Gogh... was one.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Juliana Earrings and Serendipity

I bought these gorgeous earrings sometime last year for myself at a garage sale, but I've yet to wear them so I decided to list them on Etsy. I had a feeling they might be Juliana (D&E) because of the brightness of the stones, the open rivets on the back and the smoothness/quality of the gold plate.
I inquired over at the Vintage Fashion Guild for a bit more information and low and behold I was right.
Not only right but the response came from the always knowledgeable Linn of Linn's Collection who has the matching brooch listed on Ruby Lane.

How cool is that?
You can see the rivets on the back picture of Linn's brooch. Juliana jewelry was not marked so the rivets are one of the hallmarks looked for to help identify a maker. Also from Linn's listing on RL:
" A variation of this brooch in another colorway appears on p. 45 of "Inside the Jewelry Box" by Ann Pitman. The brooch also matches earrings that have been confirmed by Frank DeLizza."
Frank DeLizza was the owner of DeLizza & Elster which manufactured Juliana (Frank's mother's name) costume jewelry.

All in all a nice surprise...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Told ya.

That's It

I've had it.
Sales suck worse then I have ever seen, I'm broke and feeling depressed because I may need to get an actual job thus admitting that I am a failure running a business.
I'm going to make an apple pie.

I've also decided that I'm done with any news source/pundit/columnist that is shrill.

No more Olberman or Matthews.
No more Huffington Post.
Daily Kos is off my radar.
I'm just sick of the whiny nit picking or the over the top freak outs.
(My God the man said "small people"...Jesus people English is a second language to him.)
I think I'm going to limit myself to the evening news, Balloon Juice and Wonkette.
That's really all I can handle.

(and it was nice to know that I'm not the only person who just thinks this country has totally lost it's collective thanks for the comments.)

National Emo Heart Attack

Really people.
Calm down.
Oil spills take a long time to clean up.
Oil corporations suck and cut corners.
The President is not "big daddy" come to make us feel all safe and happy. He can't invent a time machine and go back and warn us all of the impending oil spill and stop it before it happens.
He's not the fucking Doctor.

Our National "Freak the Fuck Out" Heart Attack is not becoming at all.

Calm down folks....

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pretty Dresses

I love this picture I picked up a couple of months ago.
I wonder if she is on her way to a dance or maybe it is her wedding dress.
Vintage prom dresses make are a great way to have a unique and fun wedding dress.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Night Garden

The Callas always seem very 40'sish and tropical to me.
Must be all the barkcloth.

Plants on the deck last night.
Alley Cat was not pleased...not at all.

Monday, June 07, 2010

New Feature

I've added a "newly listed" page to my website for the most up to date information from Damn Good Vintage and Sew Retro Vintage Patterns.
You can find it here.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

New Vintage Blog Added

Today I added The Vintage Lesbian Project to the blog roll.
Cute and cute.
And did I mention how adorable she looks in vintage?
I love blogs of folks who buy and wear vintage.
Plus she proves that you can be slightly plus size wear vintage garments and look quite fab doing it.