Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Wonderful dolls for under the tree!  The one to the left looks something like an ugly Cabbage Patch Doll, and given I'm inclined to like anything ugly, that doll would be my choice!
Can you believe this helicopter?  I know a couple of little boys who would love this--my grandsons--but I'm leaving it for one of you!
This amazing set of Christmas figures reminds me of a set once owned by my wonderful neighbor, Sally Eustis, who I loved dearly.  Her's were French, I think, as that was the last country who could claim her before she moved to the US, although England was probably in there as a background pretty strongly.  One of her English friends, when talking to her over the phone once said, "Sally, you sound so American!"  She said back,  "And you sound so English!"  She had a wonderful set she brought out every Christmas, her Cresche figures.  
Someone's going to claim this unbelievably beautiful purse--just right for New Years Eve!
Christmas Houses!  I love them--don't you?  Who wouldn't?
These shelves carry everything you could possibly want to make a beautiful, festive Christmas Holiday!  Enjoy!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Beautiful Beaded Purse, Soup Bowl With Cover, Scrumptious Throws, Lovely Bowl With Cover And More!

Isn't this a amazing purse?  I don't think I can say anything else to add to its beauty!
I don't know where to start here!  First of all I was going to point out that collection of plates but then I saw that wonderful soup bowl with cover and matching ladle.  Take your pick!  They're both fantastic!
Here we have twin hangings of sort--meeting across many miles to cement a relationship--perhaps the throw all the way to the right started out in the far east, woven by a woman who meant it perhaps for a daughter--the other looks like something a woman from Scandinavia might have made, also for a daughter.  I find it sad that these wonderful homemade articles are so seldom made these days.
At first I thought I had only one thing to boast about here--that lovely bowl with cover on the top shelf and then I saw the set of dessert bowls and the glass bowl with cover, the exquisite bowl with perhaps six sides and finally a glass with green stripes and a bowl of some kind hiding behind it!
I decided to look up "Egg Coddlers" and found they are quite a prized article.  Rather than say anymore, I'm going to direct you to a website:  Egg-Coddlers.Com.  I hope you find the site as interesting as it looks to me to be!
These, given they're Royal Worcester, are sure to be special.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Cameras, Old And New, And Wonderful Accessories!

Our important camera person, David Mandel, has come up with these beautiful cameras and accessories.  First of all, a Canon FT QL 35 mm with 58 mm Lens.  $110.   The camera body sells on ebay for about $40.   This camera  (new) comes with three lens options and the lens we're providing is the most valuable of the three options.  The lens alone sells USED for $110 to $390 so $110 is a good deal!
Another beautiful camera--an Olympus Accura View 80 QD 35 mm and it sells for only $6.  What did we do to take a picture before someone invented the camera?  Something to do with exposing a piece of paper to the sun.  We have come a long ways.  These cameras--everyone of them--are truly works of art!
Another gorgeous camera:  this Olympus Infinity Stylus Epic Multi AF 35 mm c.1997 sells for $20.  Interesting how beautifully it fits in the hands.
Those of you who are serious photographers need flashes and these flashes are:  a Canon Speedlite 155A; a Minolta Auto 128; a Nikon SPEEDLITE 5B-23; a Vivvitar 50 and a Vivvitar Auto 200 $3 to $13.
As you can see, this is a Minolta Hi-Matic F 35 mm camera c.1972 for all of $8 and if I'm not mistaken it comes with its own case!

This is a 1950's Heiland Research Syncronite Reflex Twin Flash With  11 Westinghouse 192 B bulbs all for $12.  This object looks like it puts out a lot of light!
This is a Konica X-24 AUTO Flash with Case and Original Box $12 .
This thing is pretty impressive if strange, what can it be for?  It is a 1960's Folding Angle Bracket For a Flash Accessory.  How about that?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


This sweater is, I have to believe, one of the most beautiful the Turnabout Shop has ever had the privilege to show.  Gorgeous, so gorgeous, I almost can't believe my eyes!
Another beautiful item--a red leather jacket--aren't you dying to try it on?  Oh my, have we got some beautiful things at the Turnabout right now!  Besides being beautiful does it have a name attached to it--Oscar de la Renta!  How about that?
This picture is actually two pictures in one--I'm going to point out first the wonderful painting just a glimpse of which is  showing above.  (Thank you Marty for that mystery!  Mysteries are what I love, love, love!)   I see a wonderful road to the left  which appears to be a fantasy road to what I don't know but that's the fun, isn't it?--above, clouds and trees and something else which intrigues me--a miniature lamp post, perhaps?  I love the picture.  Below it is a bunch of items for that Halloween table which the little ones in your house will enjoy, especially the Halloween triangular pumpkins holding ghosts--aren't they fun?!
Halloween costumes mixed in with what, I'm not sure, but again I love what Marty has done here by mixing in things around the costumes which I can play with in my imagination:  on the table something orange which looks to be a tall pitcher meant for your Halloween table?  Reflected in the mirror is a string of tiny orange pumpkins--perhaps to lay on your mantelpiece and light on Halloween?  Our mantelpiece has a electric outlet in just the right place to accomplish that--does yours?
Marty, who is again responsible for all these wonderful pictures, wanted me to point out that the shop has a lot of materials right now with which a handy person with a sewing machine could use for costumes for the little ones in your household.  I have to add a little story to this from the days when my two sons went out Halloweening--not a word you'd find in your dictionary but it should be because isn't it perfect?  I made my older son a costume--a refrigerator made out of a packing box--which he wore proudly out on one Halloween night  Disaster, of course.  Marcia, how could you be so careless?!  Yes, he fell (sob!) when he tried walking down our cement walkway from our house which has a little slant to it and ended up wearing something much less intriguing for the night.  At least it was safe!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dolls, Ships, Jewelry and More!

We have a wonderful selection of jewelry these days--here are the latest beauties!
Don't you absolutely love this ship?  There are some mysterious things in the background which look to me to be part of a reflection!   What is it about reflections that stirs our interest?   I can't say I understand anything about the  objects in the background except I like them.  They are mysterious!You also notice, I'm sure, the wonderful set of china in the shelves below!
The shop now has a wonderful selection of toys.  Those of you who are fanciers of childhood playthings come and enjoy these lovely little dolls!
These slippers stir up memories for me.  My father once brought me a set of real Indian slippers from Arizona--carefully crafted by a local tribe.  I doubt whether we can claim the same for these but they are wonderful, I think.

This sweater is lovely and so yummy to the touch, I had to put it out for you to  enjoy!

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Have you ever seen such a marvelous assortment of scarves?  You are seeing scarves by Vera, Echo, Andrea Michelle, Burda and others.  For those of you with a sharp eye, what is that hanging toward the back?  An interloper?  A Ha!  Me Thinks it is a handbag of most unusual vintage.  
The shop has a large, highly unusual assortment of fabric right now--for those of you who love to sew.  Handing to the right is a black piece of material with beading sewn into it.  An amazing piece of fabric just waiting to be made into a lovely garment!

A close-up of that fabric.  Isn't it beautiful?

Here you see shelves of fabric available to that person who's fingers are even now, itching to get to her sewing machine!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


These pictures are the gift of our camera person--Dave Mandel.  Thank you Dave!
This is truly a gem.  A rare, 1917-1919 Kodak No. 2A Autographic folding Brownie with original Box, works, uses 116 film.  This amazing, antique camera is $70.  Hey, I didn't know there was such a word as "Autographic".  I love it that this baby folds!  Even spell-check doesn't recognize it.  Means it's OLD.
This is a 1950's Heiland Research Syncronite Reflex Twin Flash with 11 new Westinghouse bulbs, all for $12!
This beautiful camera is a 1979-82 Nikon EM SLR camera with a E series 50 MM 1-1.8 lens.  It includes a manual, a Kalimar UV filter and is $30, which includes 7 rolls of 24 exposure 200 ASA color film.  The rolls alone are what?  Come-on, camera people?  I'm guessing at least $2 a roll?  I am going to look this up!
Another gorgeous mechanical creature--a 1940's GE Exposure meter Model BDW58Y1, and it works well! Oh, and it also has it's original case--how about that!
I have to admit that--without Dave Mandel's description--I wouldn't have had a  blessed idea what this was!  Ahem--it is a Konica X-24 Auto-Flash with it's original case (beautiful!) and carton (whoever owned this flash took good care of it!).  All for $12!
I just love looking at this lens.  There's something about one of these babies that just stirs the heart.  Beautiful, isn't it?  It is a Tokina ELZ840 80mm-200mm F-4 manual zoom lens with a bayonet-mount with it's original carton (and--that thing that protects it in the carton is included?  Amazing.  Anything in our household with it's original carton is dead--long dead because there is no such thing or if there is it's from the spirit world.   Such things are thought to be trash and are relegated to the trash.)  I have to say, I wonder--seriously--whether the same person owned all these cameras or whatever.  Every blessed thing in its own case including a bubble thingie.  To me that mean quality--someone taking good care of what they've got--loving it.  Quality!
A Polaroid!  Wow--I was in my teens and my father bought a Polaroid.  It looked nothing like this but just having one of these seemed a miracle.   Something about the name?  Nah--no original case--my father was worse with saving things--probably where I got the habit. Anyway, this is a Polaroid Sun 660 with a strap (I guess to sling it around your neck?) in it's original carton and with it's own manual!  Wow--amazing!  Battery packs available.  

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Wonders Of The Turnabout!

This is a lovely set of Waterford glass--beautiful, isn't it?
Here we have a vintage travel case.  OK, those of you that like something with wheels will stick up your nose at this, granted, but if you have a background in the arts or know someone who does, perhaps they're putting on The Maltese Falcon this weekend and need this for Miss O'Shaughnessy to carry when she goes in to meet Sam Spade?
A glorious, unbelievably beautiful vase that's just crying for a dozen roses.
A set of lamps, vintage, perhaps, and they can go anywhere and there are two of them which makes them twice as good!
These are just a sample of a huge bunch of clothes that came into the shop this week.  I'm particularly taken with that pink jacket.  Isn't it lovely?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Kitchen Items, Theatre Goodies, Men's Suits and More!

This coffee pot is made by Ginny and retail goes for around $75.  I must say I'm curious to see it!
This gorgeous thing is a vintage ice crusher.  How about that?
These are a whole collection of vintage Broadway show handouts--I bought one myself recently.  Wonderful and all of 25c for each one!
Father's Day is June 15, which will come before we know it.  Some fabulous and strange things show themselves here.  You know what your father likes.  Hopefully you'll find it here!
Other beautiful things for Father's Day--a marvelous suit, a shirt for warm climates, a sharp looking shirt that could go for both sport and dress and a beautiful sweater!
I am really impressed by each one.  That sport/dress shirt has a wonderful pattern; the shirt next to it is going right to Hawaii; the sweater because it looks yummy and warm goes to opposite parts of the world!
These cups and saucers and matching bowl are so beautiful I had to include them!