Wednesday, December 29, 2010

tiki tiki tiki!

Picked up a couple more tikis at the thrift store recently. The tiki hutch is overflowing*!
* Well, maybe not overflowing.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

This, exactly!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

thrift scores

Some recent finds...

Have you found anything cool lately?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy birthday

to Louise Brooks, born on this day in 1906...and me, born on this day in a different year. ;)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

trick or treat!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Do you remember?

Sorry I haven't been around in quite some time. Been having some technological diffculties & I don't think this computer is long for this world...

So for now I say "hi" and leave you with THIS:

Happy 21st night of September.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

beef 'n' tires

I am loving the Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch. If you haven't checked it out yet, what are you waiting for? Here's my latest submission-

My mom recently bought some new tires at one of the big tire chains (with ”400 store locations throughout the Western United States”) and brought home this fabulous gift with purchase!

Lucky for me, mom didn’t want this and insisted that I take it. Mom knows what I like. The tire place I usually go to only offers free tire rotation. FREE BEEF, though?? Who thought of this promotion and WHY? Would this make you pick one tire chain over the other?

Wait 'til you see what's inside!

Summer Sausage, which is like the Christmas sweater of meats. Like the bad toupee of meats. Like the polyester of meats.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Baby Rose Marie

On a tip from Java Bean Rush I checked out the autobiography of Rose Marie. You might know her best as Sally from the Dick Van Dyke Show-

Or you might know her best from Hollywood Squares-

But did you know that Rose Marie has been performing since the age of three? She was well known as Baby Rose Marie in those days. I decided to check out some Baby Rose Marie clips on Youtube and wow! She was often compared to Sophie Tucker and actually, a lot of people accused Baby Rose Marie of being a 'midget'!

From an early age Rose Marie performed with the top stars of the day- Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle, WC Fields, and even Betty Boop- well, her voice performed with Betty Boop. Rose Marie was uncredited as the voice of Sally Swing.

I don't want to give away all the secrets, but if you're looking for a fun summer read about show biz then check out this book.

(While you're at it, why don't you check out Java's Journey for classic film facts and fun? I promise you'll love it!)

Monday, July 5, 2010

calamine lotion pink

...for the bathroom.

It's really Shadow Pink from Sherwin Williams Interior Preservation Palette, but calamine lotion was really what I was going for so let's just call it that.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Heywood Wakefield

Just got the hutch of my dreams to house the tiki collection!

Heywood Wakefield Ashcraft, first spotted at the flea market almost two months ago and after a lot of sweating it out and phone tag it finally came home to live with me. I was kicking myself for not getting it the day I first saw it, but I'm really thankful that persistence paid off. Lesson learned!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hello (again)

I finally made the move over here to Blogger.

If you're looking for my old blog, it's over

fabulous palm springs!

Back from a much needed vacation & ready to post some pictures of fabulous sunny Palm Springs! First stop is the Visitor's Center-

These are just some shots from around the neighborhood where we stayed. The lovely buildings and scenery were just killing me!

As you probably already know, Sonny Bono (singer, actor, politician, Salton Sea champion) was once the mayor of Palm Springs.

This shop window was a sweet tribute.

And Sonny Bono wasn't the only bronze celebrity I spotted. No, I'm not talking about George Hamilton!
More pictures later...

Do you have any vacation plans this year?