Friday, January 30, 2015

your daily double or GET THIS!!!!

First, let me apologize for not posting a letter from The Lady's Letter-Writer yesterday. The book is MIA, but hopefully it will turn up soon.

Now, onto what you came for:

Only in the 1920s were tire advertisements this attractive.  The above is EXTRA-special. 

How come?  Because it was the back advertisement in the playbill for the 1927 Broadway production of Dracula starring Bela Lugosi.  (i.e. years before he starred in the movie.)

The graphic is available on mugs, coasters, hats, napkins, neckties, and other things, some of which also start with the letter 'N.'  Go to, and in the 'Search this store' box, enter 'tire' 

Here's another very special one.
Not only does Marsha have a 15" waist, and is attempting to cook wearing 4" heels, she also has a double oven/stove dealie.

Sure, it's not Dracula-related, but it's cool nevertheless.  

The graphic is on cards, tote bags, mugs, hats, mouse pads, decals, t-shirts, etc. etc. etc. etc.  Go to nd in the 'Search this store' box, enter 'oven'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Your daily double or GET THIS!!

Today is children's day!

This is the adorable Baby Mortimer (aka 'Spike')
 He's on all sorts of things including cards, mugs, tshirts, neckties, notebooks, wrapping paper, mousepad, etc. etc. etc.
Go to, and in the 'Search this store' box, enter 'baby.'

These two scamps are making a prank phone call.*
"Do you have Prince Albert in a can?"

*In the City of Bothersome Love, the term is 'crank phone call.'  Either is correct.

The kids are available on mugs, notepads, luggage tags, trinket boxes, cards, tshirts, and a buncha buncha more stuff.  

 Go to and in the 'Search this Shop' box, enter 'Prince,' Or Albert; either will do.

oh, man

WHAT a cool 1950s shirt.

ok, I get that it looks not good on my mannequin, but there's not much I can do.

 nifty detail
 Remember when things were made in the USA?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

your daily double AKA Get This!!!!

Murder's afoot.

Pulp murder, to be specific.

Both are available on all kinds of stuff, including mugs and shirts and wrapping paper and cards and notebooks, and what and what.  Go to and in the 'Search this store' box, enter 'pulp.'

nip head

Ivy Spivington hasn't appeared on the blog in ages, but I thought you'd like to see what she looks like after a particularly intense catnip event.

Embarrasing, no?

latest ashtrays

Actually, there's about five latest ashtrays, but I could only find three (my car is currently packed to the gills).

Anyway, here you are:

The National Hotel, Hummelstown, PA
Joe & Josephine
here's a link that will show you what it looked like:
 'Pizza pie at all times.'  
That should be true of every hotel and restaurant in the entire world.

Nissley Bottled Gas, Ephrata, PA
No info available on the 'net about this business, but if you go to* and enter Nissley +Ephrata, lots of stuff pops up. 

Palace Furniture, Clarksburg, WV
No longer in biz, but the folks in Clarksburg have been working to keep the building away from the wrecking ball.

*Google is for chumps.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Don't let the snow ruin your day!

'Whenever God Shines His Light' - Van Morrison and Cliff RIchard