Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Beast Rises

No, this isn't a rant about the end of the world.

I've decided to start blogging again, and resurrect this blog with all its warts and goofiness, plus add some links to my vintage Etsy shop (yup, have a shop, doesn't everyone?)

Ooooh, here's one now -

Sleepy Owl, by Hokusai

This is a little tile I picked recently; it was lying in a bin of other stuff - amazingly undamaged. Why does he sport a little hat? Why is he on a perch? I haven't a clue, but he is awfully cute.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Mystery Shop - Tat's, Walteria

Has anyone ever heard of a shop once located in Walteria, CA. called "Tat's"? Perhaps from the 1950s or so...

I have a little ceramic 'weed pot' (which is a small vase with a tiny opening for just one small branch or flower).

The pot has a little round label on the bottom, which is somewhat worn, but readable. There is a small picture of a potted plant on the label, "Tat's", and "Walteria, CA", so I'm thinking "Tat's" was a gift store, a potters, or even a small nursery. Perhaps even an individual.

Any info is appreciated and welcomed.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The reason I have hope for the future...

...is some young person made this parody.

I long for the days when no one knew much about a candidate's religious affiliation.

Really, does anyone know or care that Harry Truman was a Southern Baptist, Eisenhower was a Jehovah Witness, and George Washington was a Presbyterian? Why can't this current crop of proselytizing d-bags keep their holy underwear on the inside like, say, Abraham Lincoln?

Is that too much to ask?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Why you should NEVER talk to the Cops, Part 1

These are excellent videos that explain why you should always invoke your 5th amendment rights - amusing, entertaining yet extremely convincing. Highly recommended!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fuzzi Pets

Plan to make use of my old toy making skills and recreate a little plush I had as a kid...it was a favorite of mine, and have never been able to find one out there - I think it must have been a one-of-a-kind piece.

If all goes well (keep fingers crossed) I'll make several - some for gifts, some to sell.

Hint: it's made of sheepskin (PETA won't like it, but everyone else should.)

Sunday, September 11, 2011