Tuesday, September 30, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Back in the day, this song was all over the radio.  But now, it's rare to hear it even on the oldies stations.

Nevertheless, with the current popularity of barn weddings, this would be the perfect barn wedding song...
'A Daisy a Day' - Jud Strunk

Now that you're found the perfect song, we also have for you the perfect barn wedding dress: 

Wanna buy it for YOUR barn wedding?


keywords for your edification: barn wedding gown

Sunday, September 28, 2014

help some needy animals !!

The publishing company Tarcher/Penguin is running a contest for animal shelters, the prize for which is a 'Catification,' Jackson Galaxy's cat home make-over thingie.

Which ever rescue/shelter gets the most votes gets 'Catified.'

One that REALLY needs it is the Animal Outreach of Cape May County:

They had a fire in 2007 which destroyed their place, and also sadly some of the animals.  Getting catified would really help to put them back on their feet.

Here's where you can vote: 

Go to this link: http://www.tarcherbooks.net/catify-2/ , and scroll down to the list of shelters.

You can vote once EVERY THREE HOURS (!) from now until October 14.  

vintage costume jewelry-aPALOOZA

I'm downsizing and rid of getting, and out going is some GREAT vintage costume jewelry.

Including, but not limited to:

An Avon apple for the teacher 

extra-glam bracelet 

desperately happy JJ cat 

turtles times two 

the biggest, curliest, adorablest wild cat brooch 

gold-filled flowers 

'nother JJ kitty brooch 

dandy daisy lucite 

orange you impressed with this? 

crystal everything (choker, bracelet, brooch, two pairs of earrings) for the vintage bride

fish-tastic AND new (old) in the box

yummy 1930s Italian art glass beaded necklace

an equally yummy glass beaded necklace, a bit older, and longer than you could possibly have dreamed.  i.e. 42 inches of exquisitely blue beauty.

Wanna buy?  Then go here:

There's LOTS more there than just what you're seeing here.

BTW, here's a wonderful offer since it's getting close to the time where you'll be buying Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus presents: As one of my dear friends, if you buy two items, AND mention the blog, US shipping will be FREE.  If you're a non-US buyer, I'll knock $2 off of the shipping charge.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

furniture find

This is exciting.

Allow me to set up the clip.


I'm at

taking care of 

with another PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Something Something) volunteer.  

Now and then, when I leave, I'll feel a 
from the Almighty, telling me to stop at the Salvation Army store nearby.

EVERY time I get this tap, I find something awesome there.

But this time, I was frustrated, since I couldn't find anything I wanted, or could make $$$ on, until I went into the back and saw...

I have been looking and looking and looking for something for my hubs to put his clothes in.  Literally, since he's moved in, everything that doesn't go on a hanger, has instead gone into a pile.  And when I get the idea to straighten up, it's merely moving piles into other piles.

The armoire was priced at $99.99, and I thought, 'Wow, hopefully, it'll be here next week, when I have more disposable whatsis.'

But when Tuesday came around, and with it the idea to deal with the clothing mess yet again, I just broke down and went to buy it.  

And when I went back into the furniture room, the pricetag had been changed from $99.99 down to $74.99.

That's God assuring me that this was meant to be.

The IDENTICAL Drexel circa 1968 armoire is currently on eBay, (that's where the above pic of it came from) priced at over $1,100.


The Lady's Letter-Writer: Letter VII

Letter VII
A Negative, On the Grounds of Dislike
(If hoping for another reply related Letter I, you are not to be  disappointed.) 

Hudson, April 15, 18--,

Sir: -- I confess that your letter much surprised me.  Your conduct in a recent matter, in which my poor mother's interests were so intimately concerned, ought to have taught you that, whatever you may be in your own opinion, you will never possess any sympathy on the part of


To...., Esq.

Laurel and Hardy for Halloween


What do I mean 'Laurel and Hardy for Halloween' ?

Just this:

You can be Laurel AND Hardy for Halloween

Or, if you want to mix it up a little, 
you can be Hardy and Laurel.

Note that they look more authentic on a live person's head than they do on my hat lady's head.

Wanna buy?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

You'll be humming this ALL DAY.

'The Hut Sut Song' - The King's Men