Sunday, June 29, 2008

Vintage Voodoo


Voodoo, one of the many clutches made from vintage silk scarves by Smitten Kitten.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Still Won't Keep Her From Blogging



Via Vintage Lovelies.

Cookie Cutters That Aren't

Learn how to make your own cookie cutters.



I'm soooooo excited to try this; imagine all the possibilities!

Real Men Wear Roses

And pearlized snaps.




Via SwanDiamondRose.

Blondie's Digital Heart Of Glass

Gorgeous animated 3D heart beats (via About Colon Blank).

Going To Hell -- With Miss Janey

I don't know what else to say but, "Go read this".

And OMG.

Mr. Davis is a good candidate for There's Your Boyfriend.

High-Five Fridays Cometh



1) Got vintage bead needs? Vintage Lucite beads in the shapes of leaves and flowers.

2) Pop Tart shows us that 70's purse.

3) Learning To Share shares Tinkle Comics. (Yeah, I might have tinkled a little myself giggling.)

4) Buy yourself a polymer sculpted mermaid -- via iKnonic Vintage (and Silent Porn Star too).

5) And now that you've purchased (or coveted) all this stuff, Nubby asks, "Does Your Stuff Define Who You Are?"

I know you know people that deserve high-fives... I could even be one of them. Find out how to give your High-Five Fridays here!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

All The Good Ones?

Straight as an arrow, neat as a pin -- and not gay? Maybe, but then he'd be taken.



A bachelor's life is glorious indeed.

Fur Hat Yet Frigid


Via Kadomi.Net.

Hotel Wallpaper


Via Cristian Crisbasan.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cherubs With Cloven Hooves, Have Price To Prove(s)

This pair of 16 inch high French bronze & marble cassolettes decorated with gilt-bronze child satyrs and vine swags sold at Ivey-Selkirk for $16,500.00, more than twice the price expected.





Love that the urn-shaped cassolettes sit on hooves as well.

Blythe-ly Getting Buy

Over at Blonde Blythe's Art...



1950's Ken L Ration Dog & Cat Salt and Pepper Shakers



Pair of plastic salt and pepper shakers shaped like the Ken L Ration Dog and -- tho I don't remember it -- cat.

Link found via KKC.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pile of Craft '08



Charm City Craft Mafia is pleased to present the SECOND annual Pile of Craft held on Saturday, June 21st, 2008. The event, featuring 40+ crafty vendors, will be held indoors at St. John’s Church located at 2640 St. Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218, from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

More info here.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Look What The Ragtime Dragged In

Vintage feline sheet mew-sic.





It Makes More Sense...

to see dolls with pillows stuck to their heads.



Via Telegraph's piece on Viktor & Rolf dolls.

The Mantel Of Time: Time Passes For Time Pieces



Lot 533 at Ivey-Selkirk:

FRENCH MALACHITE AND GILT-BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK Rectangular, four-glass case flanked by figure Allegory of Science on one side and telescope on the other, topped with a globe, books and Einstein bust, the movement by Medaille d'Argent, #6717 for Camerden & Forster, NY, early 20th century.




Lot 534 at Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers:

FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE FIGURAL CLOCK Two bronze figures in a steel boat with cylindrical clock works, signed Black, Starr & Frost, New York, with gilt-bronze mounted case.
Height 18 inches, Length 21 1/2 inches.

Monday, June 09, 2008

She Left Her Husband...

For her biggest fan.

Vintage Cowgirl Pants


Via Collector Stories: The One That Got Away.

Skull Birdhouse



Stefan Gross presents the "REBIRDY Skull Nesting Box" -- in five styles.

He's already pecked the eyes out; all birdy needs to do is move in. But you have to buy it first!


Boogily Heads: Good Bad Things


Collin introduced me to Gus Fink’s Boogily Heads:
Three series of Boogily Heads have been released thus far, with six figures per series, and a good deal of exclusive and limited figures in addition to these, including paint variants and limited ‘gold’ and ‘platinum’ painted figures offered as retailer incentives. Each figure is packaged in great little window boxes, replete with Fink’s artwork, and just to keep that trademark air of Fink mystery, each figure is packed in with a random mini-comic, backed with a small poster. The comic you get won’t necessarily match up with the figure you’ve bought, and you might even find a super-rare comic in there somewhere, detailing a character that hasn’t been made - yet. Check out our community for a full gallery of these little guys.
You can buy them here.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Spam-A-Lam-A-Ding-Dong

Spam-a-lam-a-ding-dong: Doozies in my inbox, or caught in gmail's spam filter (Either way, I don't have to read them; but sometimes my eyes notice that first stupid line...) Because sometimes I like to talk back -- even when no one is listening.

"My jeweler couldn't tell it wasn't a Rolex."


You need a real jeweler.

The Tag Lady

Roxanne of Cheetah Velour apparently believes I may still be alive and still reads here. While she didn't offer me cash, she did tag me. :sigh: Normally I dislike these things, but as she actually reads here...

What was I doing ten years ago?

Raising kids (still am), figuring out what I want to be when I grow up (still am), reading (more than I am now, actually), and thinking that as stupid as that Lewinsky scandal was (a diversion and completely a waste of all of our time), at least it was better than thinking about Bush and his stupid war (still am; just another Bush).

Five things on my to-do list for today?

These are five things on my list that I didn't get done today -- so they move to tomorrow's list:

Finish responding to emails &/or blog about links & questions in emails.
Visit blog friends who may believe I am dead.
Download XXBN shows.
Get other boxes of pop out of the van.
Find that box of fabric I was talking about -- like a month ago. :sigh:

Snacks I like?

Chocolate covered pretzels (preferably dark chocolate)
Pretzels (preferably rods)
Rather anything dark chocolate
Rather anything with caramel
Cheetos
Original Pringles
Dt. Coke

Things I would do if I were a billionaire?

Start my own lingerie company, donate, invest, loan, travel, give to a few select family members and friends, and write.

Places I have lived?

You know good old mysterious me; I'm only going to say, "the Midwest," and leave it at that.

Tag, the following are it:

I don't know anyone who would let me tag them -- without killing me. So it's open to any/all who want to play...

If you play, let me know and I'll add you/your link here. :)

Here are the rules: You answer 6 questions about yourself, tag 6 people (by posting their names & links), and then go to their blogs, leaving them a comment to let them know they've been tagged.

It's Nice To Know You're Missed, Even If It's By A Total Stranger -- Bearing Cash.

I, like several other slumbering bloggers, received an email offering to by my blog:
I noticed that your blog "tadtoomuchtanfortaupe.blogspot.com" hasn't been updated for a while. I'd like to buy this blog. I assume that you are not interested in running it anymore. I can buy this blog for $150.
Momma told me never to get into cars with strangers offering gifts, so I politely declined, saying that my interest remained but was at the mercy of personal issues.

But I did ask what they wanted it for... To make it all spammy -- err, "promotional" is my guess. But I'd still like a human response. That would be more than I typically get over here at this blog. Meh.

Anyway, as you can guess from the links, I did some searching about the offer too. Hey, it's been awhile since a stranger offered me $150 -- for anything lol I can't say I feel special because everybody was offered the same amount. And while I have my reasons for my lack of posting, I feel really lame when I see that this lady was not posting because she was off starting a venture capital raising program to help entrepreneurs in developing countries.

How's that for feeling lame?

Oh yeah, I can't afford to donate/loan either. But I can (and shall) encourage you to do so. And I'll add a widget to the sidebar to remind you too.