Friday, February 28, 2014


Oh, my POOR 'NEWBIE'...

I think I may have led her astray this time folks!
HAEGER 2014 #1 ($1.50... after tacky dried flowers were removed!!)

Let me begin again...
COLD, LONG WINTERS begin to call for DESPERATE measures here in the NE!!  When I propositioned a friend and asked her if she would like to join me in my weekly 'STUFF RUN' (okay... yes I did dangle a coffee/chai stop in there too!), she agreed.  I don't think she had ever been to a Thrift before, but what a day we had!! 
I lost count as to how many we went to ~ SIX maybe??  She was SUCH A GOOD SPORT!  I spotted the seductive dripped glazed Haeger vase in the window of a Shop we had JUST LEFT...  I said, " WAIT! We MUST go back in!

     Still not a 'ton-o-good-stuff' to be had at the shops, but I guess that is just as well.  I did find a few goodies though...
Soldering Iron (For Dad's Collection!) $1, Cording for seaglass pendant necklaces $1, Compact (My collection) $1, Vintage enamel pin .80¢, Funky earrings .80¢


in the sweater Clip Category!!!
'Commisioned' Pedestal for a Friend is almost complete.
We have FINALLY found the pieces/combination that she likes, now I just have to assemble.

Soldering practice continues ((sigh.))
I dream up ideas, but somehow they still don't come out at I envision.
This was an 'Attempt' at combining wire-wrap and solding. ((Sigh))
'Bejeweled' (with Real SeaGlass) vintage sweater clip.  'N' who was helping me with soldering was really 'interested' in my sweater clip collection.  I have heard that she went to an antique store and was VERY Excited to have found and purchased one for herself since I saw her.  She is also into seaglass.  I'm sending this to her as a 'THANK YOU' for her time. 
(maybe this is Good Karma, and why 3 found their way to me??  Do you think??) 

Monday, February 24, 2014


Does an image like this bring back SERIOUSLY good memories to YOU?  Then you can probably relate to the 'bopping around' that I was doing the other day, as one of my fav-thrifts was cranking a little COMBAT ROCK / The Clash...
**DISCLAIMER: I give myself permission here... it was a dreary, dreary day ~ the thrift was completely abandonded except me and the one employee who is used to me and my 'quirks' ;-) !!
The lost art of cassette tape spines
'LOST ART of CASSETTE DESIGN' by Steve Vistaunet


(now, just try to get this one out of your head today...)

"Now the king told the boogie men
You have to let that raga drop
The oil down the desert way
Has been shakin' to the top
The sheik he drove his Cadillac
He went a' cruisnin' down the ville
The muezzin was a' standing
On the radiator grille

The shareef don't like it
Rockin' the Casbah
Rock the Casbah
The shareef don't like it
Rockin' the Casbah
Rock the Casbah

By order of the prophet
We ban that boogie sound
Degenerate the faithful
With that crazy Casbah sound
But the Bedouin they brought out
The electric camel drum
The local guitar picker
Got his guitar picking thumb
As soon as the shareef
Had cleared the square
They began to wail

Now over at the temple
Oh! They really pack 'em in
The in crowd say it's cool
To dig this chanting thing
But as the wind changed direction
The temple band took five
The crowd caught a wiff
Of that crazy Casbah jive

The king called up his jet fighters
He said you better earn your pay
Drop your bombs between the minarets
Down the Casbah way

As soon as the shareef was
Chauffeured outta there
The jet pilots tuned to
The cockpit radio blare

As soon as the shareef was
Outta their hair
The jet pilots wailed

He thinks it's not kosher
Fundamentally he can't take it.
You know he really hates it.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

...a 'Bottle-neck' of a day!

...and I do mean that in THE.BEST. kind of way!!

Temperatures reached 44°, the rain stopped briefly, and we made a quick detour for 'THE' beach!!  
It was just what I needed
to chase some of these Winter Blues away
for a couple of more weeks!!

Friday, February 21, 2014

...Arlington BATH FASHIONS anyone??

It's all a waiting game this time of the year here in the NE 
~ one day it is FRIGID with crystal clear sub-zero temps, the next the temp is up to a balmy 20° but we are getting snow up to our shoulders; then the thaw sets in for a few days with 40° daytime temps that gets the snow down to manageable levels ~ BUT the flooding worries set in
They say we may reach 50° today?!!
Our Hydrangea thinks so!   She has been pretty sparse all Winter, and is finally getting a fresh coating of leaves!

As for 'stuff'...
The Thrifting is still mighty sparse!  I did have a 'small find' with these GUESS wallets the other day.  Anybody ever try reselling Wallets like this?
With saling being so slow... I have actually resorted to doing some 'de-stashing of the attic hoard' ((Gasp!))...
 and we recently listed this Great New-Old-Stock MidCentury Bath Curtain that I had picked up last Fall at a Church Rummage Sale  ~ Gotta Love it!!!

The 'GIRL's DUKE vs SU afternoon Tea' resulted in my introduction to somebody who has been doing stained-glass soldering for years.  She ('N'), was gracious enough to come over for a couple of hours and give me some pointers~tips~tricks.  HOPEFULLY now I'm on my way?!??
OH, it's all good in my head. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

...they are magically ...? VALENTINE ?

All I have for you today is a picture of Vintage 'STUFF' decked out in Valentine Glam...
 pickings & motivation have been mighty slim in the chillin' NE!!
What would a 'HOLIDAY' be without our Gumdrop tree?!  Well, here is your WARNING:
**Though they may look ((cute)) DON'T try to use mini-marshmallows on one!!!**
I would like to say that they are 'MAGICALLY DELICIOUS' in the whimsical tone of the Lucky Charms elf... and though after about a day, they become the consistency of Lucky Charms Marshmallows, after about 2 days they turn to dust when you try to remove them from the tree.  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

...the PLUNGE!

Soooo, Saturday as The Guys were out watching 'The DUKE Boys',  The Girls stayed in where it was 'warm' and did a 'Tea' ;-)
 I pulled ALL those silly pedestals out ~ loaded them with homemade wild berry muffins, green tomatoe bread, cupcakes... ~ figured we might as well get 'some' use out of them...  then I REALLY got inspired... 
I'm doing it.

after 1 FULL year of testing and scheming...

svelteSTUFFj ETSY shop now carries
UPSIDES DOWN pedestals under their 'ATTIC STUDIO' tab!

Hopefully we'll do as well as
SU did vs. Duke