Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Halloween is nearly upon us, and in honor of a holiday beloved by children everywhere, these scary figures are on display. I bet you could collect a whole book full of Halloween stories, some well known, some not so well known. I remember being frightened by a truly ghastly ghost when I was about three. Among the well known examples of scary stories, we have Frankenstein and is that a witch in Puritan dress? Truly strange, but hey, how fun! Oh, is that Dracula standing front and center and a couple, if not three jack-o-lanterns?
This guitar just arrived in the shop. It comes complete with case. It is yet to be on display but I'm told, by the powers to be, that it will show itself soon in one of our sumptuous rooms. It isn't only the lovely rich color but the gentle curved lines that catch the eye. Guitars are truly beautiful and this one competes with the rest! Here are the particulars on it: it's a Kaman (Montana), 3/4 sized classical acoustic guitar with a soft shell case, Model CL240, $85. In excellent condition--case has minor wear.
This cupboard has been ignored lately and I decided it was about time to show it off again. Front and center we have an unusual display of jewelry and two lamp bases which only need light bulbs and shades and as we have a lot of shades hiding away on an upper shelf in the book room, perhaps you could go out with a matching set of lamps absolutely meant for a little one's bedroom! Browse around the shelves and you'll find other things well worth the perusal, like that wonderful glass figure of a zebra!
Sometimes a group of items blend together to make the perfect picture and I think you'd agree this is one of them. Love the angel and the pin decorated with red beads and the bracelet with blue Thingies on it. My God, there must be an actual word "Thingies" because my spelling program didn't throw a fit when I typed it. Hey, I haven't hit the spelling icon yet so it may erupt yet but I like the word so it stays!
A bit more of the Turnabout is on display here--look toward the end of the display of dollar items and one of our shelves is peeking out. Maybe if you click on the picture and then click again on that shelf the items will pop out. As usual, an amazing number of wonderful garments are for sale on the Dollar Rack--all to be had for $1.00!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Silk Purse Or Sows Ear?

You know this is a Silk Purse, right? I'm wishing I had picked them up when I took this picture. Anyway, here they are. Click on them once, then twice to get the full effect. Confused? Try it. Click one time and everything gets bigger; click a second time and what you've clicked on gets bigger yet. Amazing? Right!
Another Silk Purse. When are we getting to the Sows Ear? Who knows?!! I love that pendant in the center and those necklaces on either side aren't bad either. Plus--you know how I love mysteries. What's that peaking out at the upper right? I guess a compact. And at the middle left? I haven't a clue. A tray? Maybe--but I see what looks like a cup of very hot coffee there. No place for a hot cup of coffee. All right, so I have an imagination.
Sows Ear? Well, I don't know as a number of these mugs have a special message on them and if you're into mugs with special messages you're going to want one of them. There's also a couple of mystery gadgets here on the mug bottom shelf--one that looks like one of two things: a very lethal looking fork which could inflict major damage or something incredibly useful when you're trying to spear something big and tough on the stove. You don't cook anything that comes out tough? Lucky you.
Another possible Sows Ear? Well, I don't know as some of us just love tea shirts with messages on them and we have got quite a collection. I have one which my husband stripped off of a buddy after a very energetic tennis game which says: "It's Never Too Early For Wine." It was my birthday and he had forgotten.
A Sows Ear? No Way! As you'll remember, I was working at the shop one day when twelve great items on this rack walked out within a half hours time. This is our Dollar Rack and as full of great goodies as usual!