Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dreams really can come true!

Stopped in this place on my holiday road trip and was NOT disappointed. It's exactly what it says it is.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Worst Christmas ornaments ever?

Me: I can't believe I'm buying this.

Walgreens cashier: It happens more often than you'd think.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Don't you just love the Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en?

Monday, September 5, 2011

hot diggety

No update in a while, but I leave you with this...

What are you eating this holiday weekend?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Clown Motel

If you are ever in the beautiful state of Nevada, make sure you stop by the Clown Motel in Tonopah!

It's good if you like clowns. LOTS AND LOTS OF CLOWNS.

Everyone is welcome at the Clown Motel!

The clown below rides shotgun in the annual town parade.

It was hard to choose one favorite thing, but I think the painting below wins that honor.

After seeing the lobby, I was a little nervous about what might be waiting in my room. Every door has an identical hand-crafted clown on it.
Fortunately, I asked for a smoke-free room and also got a clown-free room. Apparently some guests go around the room covering up the clown pictures because they can't take it. Next time I am asking for the room with the MOST clowns.

Here's another shot of the lobby for good measure.

All in all, I give the Clown Motel...um...4 clowns! Clean room, comfy bed, friendly staff. Oh yeah, and CLOWNS.

I realize that clowns make some people uneasy & that's ok. I'm not judging. If you can't handle looking at clowns, there is always the cemetery across the parking lot.

At least it will take your mind off the clowns.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Etsy update

A few new things in the shop-

Thursday, July 21, 2011

today's thrift scores

First, ANOTHER tiki mug. This was $3.99 and I'm pretty sure I've never paid $3.99 for a tiki mug in my life. That's highway robbery!

I was feeling a little bitter over the price, but of course I wasn't going to turn down a tiki mug. Then my thrifting luck changed...

Arabia of Finland 1960's pitcher- 8" high, completely adorable, and $5.99 at Goodwill.

There's one on ebay right now. 11 bids, the current price is $97. That's CRAZY!

Have you made any good thrift scores lately?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Back from vacation in the CA desert and ready for a little show and tell.

Boron, CA

Two words: NOT ME.

One night I kept seeing a cute little snake popping out of a hole while I was trying to set up camp. Cute little snake turned out to be a Mojave Rattlesnake. Oops, my bad.

Bagdad Cafe, actually in Newberry Springs.

Get out of the way, ROAD HOG!

I couldn't figure this one out. What does it mean? Is it parking for Gary Busey? I wouldn't want to upset Mr. Busey by taking his parking spot, so I hightailed it out of there.

What are you up to this summer?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

garden stuff

Summer finally arrived with a vengeance. The garden isn't much to look at yet, but sometimes it's just nice to sit outside with morning coffee or evening adult beverage and just look at the dirt.

This succulent soda crate frame is a work in progress...you can find the tutorial here at Modish!

Does anyone know what this is? I will (possibly) give you a bright shiny quarter if you answer correctly.

Edited to add special bonus picture:

The fabulous ZootsuitMama sent me this great vintage tablecloth just in time for outdoor dining. I bought some great stuff from her Etsy shop and she was sweet enough to send this along. too!

I love vintage tablecloths. Sometimes they get a little patch job with doilies and my sewing machine. Ta da!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

R.I.P. Ray Bryant

"Ray Bryant, a jazz pianist whose sensitivity and easy authority made him a busy accompanist and a successful solo artist, beginning in the mid-1950s, died on Thursday. He was 79."

You may remember him from his song “The Madison Time,” which appeared in Hairspray. It reached #30 on the Billboard charts in 1960.

In honor of Mr. Bryant...it's Madison Time.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

November 1943

I recently framed a couple of old linen postcards to hang up on the bedroom wall, and noticed that this one had writing on the back. I'd forgotten all about it.

Hello and how are you? I think about you often but never get a chance to write. How is everything with you? Do you have any turkeys this year? Know any late gossip? Write when you have the time.


Thursday, May 19, 2011


The lovely ZootsuitMama has asked everyone to show off their aprons. I love aprons, so how could I say no? Let's see yours!!

I made this one for Wardrobe Refashion out of some thrift store sheets. Pattern is Simplicity 8698.

Next one is Orla Kiely for Target. Not made by me, not vintage, but I love it.

The next three are thrifted. I'm a sucker for vintage fabrics.

How about you? Do you use aprons/have a favorite? Looking forward to seeing everyone else's- thanks, Zoot!