Friday, August 28, 2015

your Daily Double or Awesomeness Springs Eternal

But that awesomeness is mainly found in my Zazzle store, i.e.

By the way, folks, let me remind you that the watermarks you see on the graphics here are NOT on the products you buy from my store.  The watermarks are merely to protect you from flying monkeys.  I would be remiss if I didn't use them, because I would hate for any of my faithful followers to be seized by flying monkeys and taken to who knows where.

No need to thank me.

Now onto what you came for...

We got war, 
specifically World War II, and an image that's supposed to depict a pair of brothers, one who went army and the other who was all 'Go Navy.'  You can get them on hats, keychains, letterhead, buttons, neckties, decals, ceramic tiles (yep, ceramic tiles), boxes, jigsaw puzzles, cotton print napkins (yep, cotton print napkins), t-shirts, clocks, notebooks, plates (which go nicely with the napkins), coasters, greeting cards, and maybe a few more must-have items.  Go to and enter 'soldier meets sailor'

In addition to war, we also got romance,

which is nice.  The beauty above is, of course, by J. C. Leyendecker, and you can get it with mouse pads, mugs, decals and skins, playing cards, greeting cards, t-shirts, aprons, and tote bags.  go to and enter 'Arrow shirt ad no. 1'

Thursday, August 27, 2015

your Daily Double or Christmas Is Coming and You Need Somewhere to Buy Awesome Presents

That somewhere is, obviously, my Zazzle store:

Here's what we have for your today:

Judgmental Jack
Frankly, he's had it with your lame excuses.  And another thing... well, let's not bring THAT up again.  Judgmental Jack can be had on aprons, tote bags, mouse pads, mugs, skins and decals, playing cards, greeting cards and wrapping paper.  go to and enter 'another thing'

Next, we have the beauteous Arlene Dahl...
with a still from her famous motion picture Death by Hair Spray.  You can get this marvelous image on clocks, coasters, greeting cards, skins and decals, trinket boxes, neckties, wrapping paper, mugs, jigsaw puzzles, plates, hand towels, cloth placemats, napkins, t-shirts, tote bags, and even some more stuff!  Go to and enter 'Dahl'

The Lady's Letter-Writer: Letter XXVI

 Letter XXVI
Another, to a Proposal of immediate Marriage

Williamsburg, June 2, 18--

Dear .....: I am, I can assure you, quite as anxious for our union as you can be, but I feel that prudence is necessary.  We are both young, myself especially, and it is of no use for us to rush into a state of life which we would not have the means of supporting.  Should you be so fortunate as to obtain the situation of which Mr. ...... has held out hopes, we shall be able to marry without fear, as I can always earn something (state employment) , and hope to be as industrious as a wife ought to be.  Do not think that it is any coldness that makes me object to our immediate happiness; it is only prudence that makes me wish to spare ourselves the risk of that poverty, which too often leads to dissipation and misery on both sides.  We have seen so many sad examples, that I am sure you will take in good part these words from

                                                                         Your faithful,

                                                                                    ... ........

To:  ..... ......

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Today we have...
Princess Alexandra of Denmark 
 in blue.

And also, 
Princess Alexandra of Denmark in pink.

As I'm sure you know (or you ought to know) she later became the Alexandra, Princess of Wales, and later Queen Alexandra.  Her Prince of Wales was later King Edward VII.  

Note that we also have Alexandra in a lovely lavender shade.  

All three Alexandras are available on neckties, decals, t-shirts, tote bags, mugs, greeting cards, and mouse pads.  

To see and/or buy one or all, go to and enter 'Alexandra'

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

A song I completely forgot, until something unrelated sparked my memory.  A VERY cool example of early 1980s New Wave:

'Soul Train' - Swans Way

your Daily Double or GET GET GET IT IT IT

Welcome to Tuesday.

It's Flowers Day!

African marigolds
 You can get the above beauties on coasters, phone cases, t-shirts, greeting cards, tote bags, mugs, throw pillows (!), notebooks, and oodles MORE.  Go to and enter 'African marigolds'

The above loveliness is available on printed cotton napkins, throw pillows, keychains, clocks, note pads, t-shirts, tote bags, mugs, decals, gift wrap, and MORE.  Go to and enter 'ageratum'

Monday, August 24, 2015

your Daily Double or Buy Buy Buy American

I'm an American.  Buy my stuff.

Such as...
We still got cars for you because... well, who doesn't like cars??
 Above is a 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air.  You -- yes, YOU -- can get it on t-shirts, hats, mouse pads, greeting cards, mugs, tote bags, decals, plus some more stuff.   Go to and enter 'Bel Air'

Next we have a bo impressive automobile...
A 1959 Ford Edsel!!  You can get this on wrapping paper, neckties, t-shirts, dog shirt, mugs, decals, tote bags, aprons, + oodles more!   Go to and enter 'Edsel'