Tuesday, October 21, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Yet another from my 'waiting for mom at the hairdresser's' memories:

'Windy' - The Assocation

I haven't heard this in ages, and thus didn't really appreciate what a fantastic song this is.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Lady's Letter-Writer: Letter X

Letter X

On Receiving Birth-day Congratulations
(YAY.  No more 'some guy proposed marriage the day after he met me' letters.)

Kingston, July 5th, 18--,

My Dear...: -- If anything could compensate for your absence from me yesterday it is the charming, kind letter in which you poured out your thoughts so fervently.  I have read, and read, and cried over it, till I begin to believe that there is even a degree of painfulness in feeling oneself beloved.  We had, in all other respects, a delightful day.  My friends here make so much of me, that I am afraid I shall be spoilt by over-indulgence.  We were engaged in a pic-nic the whole of the afternoon, and came home heartily tired.  This, however, did not prevent a great deal of music and singing in the evening, and it was .... o'clock before we parted.  I have little news to convey to you-- indeed our letters are so frequent, that they almost anticipate events.  I trust that you are getting on well with your Hartford work, and that the next Commemoration will see you a Bachelor of Arts instead of a sleeveless under-graduate.

My aunt, Mr. and Mrs. ...., and all here unite in their kindest regards, and with sincere gratitude for your constant tenderness and affectionn,

                                                          Believe me,
                                                                Your ever loving and faithful

                                                                          ...... .........

To ....., Esq.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

He's an Egyptian

or rather, these is Egyptian.

Got 'em from Dollar Boy.  (Look way back in the misty history of this blog for info about Dollar Boy.)

flying tigers

I got these patches in a box lot (as in from an auction).
Aren't they neat?

True fact: I once dated a doofus who pronounced 'tiger' as 'tagger.'

hefty Westmoreland

Found this beauty yesterday:

 It's almost shockingly large (at least for a Westmoreland item)
 and it weighs about a quarter of what my car weighs.
I'm exaggerating, of course, but it is VERY heavy.

Keywords for your entertainment and edification: Westmoreland milk glass, Westmoreland pattern 109.

Don't sweat it...

'cause we got sweaters!

Beautiful sweaters!!

Vintage sweaters!!!

HIDEOUS Christmas sweaters!!!!

ALL for YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

 1980s beaded beautifulness
as in never worn 

GLAM Italian sweater

ESCADA is in the house!

So are adorable dogs!

circa 1960 rhinestone and soutache sweater girl sweater

UGLY Christmas sweater

HIDEOUS Christmas sweater

All of the foregoing are available for purchase and also for buying here:


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Last week I mentioned that October was gonna be all Songs I Heard in the Hairdressers Having Been Dragged There by My Mother When I Was Little and She Was Getting her 'Do Done.

Now, the following I can't hear without thinking about sitting in the hairdressers:
'What Does It Take (to Win Your Love)' - Junior Walker and the All-Stars