Friday, July 3, 2015

your Daily Double or GETTA GETTA THIS THIS

Neglected you again yesterday.  I had every intention of giving you your Daily Double, but I kept putting it off to do other things, and time got away from me, and then...

Well, anyway, you're getting yet another double double.

There's a dress sale at Strawbridges!
 The above can be had on all kinds of cellphone/Nook accessories, tote bags, t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, etc.  Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'Strawbridge'  BTW, true fact: a hundred years ago I had a Christmas job at Strawbridge's downtown, in first floor lingerie department.  The highlight of the job was the old ladies who would come in, ask for a certain type of underwear, and if I didn't quite understand what they were asking for, they'd lift their skirt and show me.  

Pavlov's creamed spinach
Dave Pavlov trained son Bobby to fly toward the plate when a bell was rung.  After licking the bowl clean, Bobby was returned to his Skinner box.  Bobby and Dave are available on t-shirts, greeting cards, mugs, and so on and so forth.  Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'Pavlov's'
1930s ship-board costume party!
Cute and charming, no?  Available on notebooks, boxes, decals, coasters, clocks, keychains, greeting cards, tote bags, mugs, MORE.   Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'party'

Delusional wife has changed her name from
Arlene Marie Vitacolona to Arlene Sherloch Holmes.  Husband Ralph is willing to play along.  The couple are available on notebooks, boxes, decals, cellphone cases, plaques, tshirts, greeting cards, etc. etc.   Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'Sherlock'

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

your Daily Double or GET IT GET IT GET IT

I spent so much time on the blog yesterday that the Daily Double was completely forgotten.


So today amma do a double double, to wit:

June 1960 Photoplay magazine
 Featuring the VERY great Debbie Reynolds.  Deb appears on tote bags, t-shirts, decals, mouse pads, mugs, etc. etc.  Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'photoplay'

Isn't he (or she?) just the cutest?????
The little cocker spaniel appears on everything from t-shirts to trinket boxes, from decals to skins, from mouse pads to neckties and clocks, tote bags, note books, plates, coasters and MORE.   Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'cocker'

Lovely hat, lovely lady.
If I didn't know better, I'd have assumed the model was Vivien Leigh, but it's not.  This came from a 1950s newspaper Sunday supplement article on spring hats.  She appears on cellphone/computer accessories, greeting cards, t-shirts, party plates, boxes, keychains, clocks. etc. etc. etc. etc.  Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'spring hat'

rolling wildcats!
Just the cutest tiger and leopard having fun wrestling.  They appear on dinner plates, t-shirts, boxes, tote bags, buttons, clocks, coasters, neckties, stationery, and a BUNCH more!  Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'tiger and leopard'

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Satsuma !




or rather, these...

Get 'em in my Etsy store:

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Now that it's officially summer, let's hear from History's All-Time Greatest Rock Band:

'Summer and Lightning' - ELO
Electric Light Orchestra

Buy vintage costume jewelry for yourself

You should absolutely, positively, DEFINITELY get at least one of these charming baubles for yourself.  

Each and every one comes with a happy, positive vibe to make YOU happy.  

Some of this stuff you might have seen before.  However, since my jewelry store only reopened recently, you haven't -- until now -- had a crack at it all.

delightful Dorothy Bauer swan brooch!
Looks waaayyyyyyy better in person! 

Pink pearls aren't just erasers.
A fantastically fantastic Mad Men era relic.  Never worn!  Box never even opened! 

Gret Barkin is in the house!
With this VERY rare kitty cat brooch.  Nearly all of her work that you find today is abstract/non-representational.  

What do kitty cats like?
Sarah Coventry fish, especially.

Sarah made what looks like another sea critter for us:

How gloriously glam is this???
in beYOOtiful smoky blue

It's monkey time!

Oh, the time I put into getting even a half-way decent photo of this beauty.
There are GOLD rhinestones here, plus aurora borealis, plus white, plus amber.  
It's unbelieveably gorgeous.  I just fervently wish I could get a good picture of it.

Here's another with a less than great photo.
It's a fur tree!

with teeny little faux pearl berries

I don't Coro what you say,
I won't live in a world without awesome goldtone vintage Maltese cross-shaped jewelry.

VERY cool sterling silver brooch

Note that a BUNCH more jewelry is on its way.

To look and/or to buy, go here:   If there's something you want to buy, mention the blog, and I'll waive the shipping charge.

Monday, June 29, 2015

your Daily Double or GET. THIS.

I am really tired, and I'd love to take a nap, but I know you're eagerly anticipating your Daily Double, and your Daily Double ye shall have.

Pat and Perry Penn, the Pen People!
Pat (aka Mom) 'n Perry (aka Dad) appear on decals, boxes, clocks, keychains, mouse pads, t-shirts, ceramic tiles, and MORE.    Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'mom has a pen'

 Say 'Cheese'
Our on the beach shutterbug appears on mugs, note pads, tote bags, t-shirts, clocks, greeting cards, and MORE MORE.    Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter '1940s photographer'

Saturday, June 27, 2015


I'm so sorry I missed yesterday.  I was 3/4 done and realized one of the images needed edited.

So now that's done, and we can move on.  Today will be a double double.

First up...

A handsome WWII Navy man (aka World War II Navy man) checking something technical with his new watch.  
He's doing that on boxes, plates, ceramic tiles, t-shirts, ornaments, decals, buttons, and MORE.  Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'naval officer'

Now here's someone else who's at work.
That's the North Window, protecting that little bird on its way south.  He appears on  shirts, cards, mugs, etc. etc. etc.  (I have to redo this in Zazzle, so if you're really and truly are interested in The North Wind, wait a few days until he reappears.)  Then you can Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'north'

Oh, the humanities!
The above mob scene appears on wrapping paper, decals, phone/computer accessories, notebooks, plaques, jigsaw puzzles (makes a VERY cool jigsaw puzzle), boxes, plates, coasters, tshirts, tote bags, and LOTS LOTS LOTS more.   Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'crowd'

Smell the smokes before you smoke 'em.
On pillows, t-shirts, wrapping paper, notebooks, plates, coasters, tiles, plaques, mouse pads, cellphone/computer accessories, and MORE.  Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'smoke'