Friday, September 30, 2011

The September News Round- Up

It's been a lengthy 25 days since my last post.

I'm a year older.

My kitten, Captain Vladimir Sparklypants, is 11 ounces heavier- now a whopping 3 lbs., 15 oz. of danger!

I can't wait for temperatures to start cooling off.

 Some guy will look awesome in these CRAZY wool plaid bell bottoms, with cuffed hems. 37" waist, 32" inseam, with a 2.25" cuff and 1.5" hem so there is room for lengthening if needed. Did I mention 24" belled leg openings? Coming soon...

 Not to mention these custom- made burgundy leather Cowboy- style boots, circa 1970s. I can attest, they are about a modern US Women's 7 1/2 B, as they fit me perfectly. I do have the willpower to list these for sale. I do have the willpower to list these for sale.

Coca- Cola fans are in for a real treat! I've recently unearthed a handful of vintage trays, the earliest one dates to 1921. Shown above is a selection with winter scene (because I miss snow and long to wear outerwear) from 1941. I have a bit of artist research to do, but these trays will also be listing soon.

I've also changed my shop avatars. Mr. McMoosey is still a beloved part of my office and will be dressed up seasonally. Sometimes inflatable deer heads simply need some time off. Keeping with the deer theme- with a found antler and copper pipe fitting, which will be seen in photos of hanging items in the near future.

So as not to spoil you with too much info all at once, that's all for now. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Updates, oh my!

Hello everyone!
It's been a whirlwind (no pun intended) couple of weeks since my last blog post.
I live in Maryland, and on 8/23, there was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in nearby Virginia, which was felt as far away as parts of Canada. I'm an east coast gal, so the first (smaller) one had me thinking there were jets overhead. I went outside and saw nothing- about then my brainwaves computed "earthquake". I got back inside and the second, much larger and longer quake hit.
No damage here and very little in the larger metropolitan areas nearby. I must say, it was kind of cool.
Do I want to experience an earthquake everyday? Absolutely not. Do I realize they can cause catastrophic damage. Hell yes.

Mother nature wasn't done yet- Hurricane Irene ripped up the coast and left us drenched throughout most of the weekend. While most of the rain and high winds were gone by Sunday morning, so was the power. Luckily, it was out for about 12 hours total. Not so lucky? Comcast services being down for 5 days. I was without Internet, phone or cable until late Wednesday afternoon (and going slightly crazy not being able to work). Once everything was restored, responding to inquiries and updating the shops was the first item of business.

So what's on the plate for this week? I'm starting to get Fall items online.
Like this incredible 1940s wool suit.

And this amazing 1960s cheetah print trench coat.

For the guys, this MOD geometric belt will update any look (and hold up your pants).

It's not a big secret, this short sleeved wool flannel, circa 1950s, is AWESOME!

I've been a bit neglectful of ObjectRetro of late- but this orange task lamp more than makes up for it.

My birthday is later this week, so there might be more photos of this years' version of my favorite birthday cake. And, for those paying attention on Facebook and Twitter, there might be a special gift for you. Because I'm generous. It won't be any of my cake, though, becasue sharing is not my forte.