We Always Knew Joan Crawford Had A Big Head
If you think Joan Crawford looks like a bobble head on this vintage trading card, check out the rest of the movie stars on the 1949 set of Turf Cigarette cards
Vintage Mildred Pierce card found via The Golden Age Of Hollywood Ning Group
Labels: 1940s, celebs, cool, ephemera, movies, vintage
Doodle Weakly? Then Doodle Weekly!
is now at The Ungulate
The first week's challenge is "dollies."
And you certainly can't do any worse than my pitiful little doll
. So go ahead, doodle; I double-doll dare you.
Labels: blogging, cartooning, cool, crafting, dolls, kitsch
Professor Fliggins Vampire Pants
Your Guess Is As Good As Ours
Beware: His Tattoo Will Put Your Eye Out
Who doesn't love A Christmas Story
? (It's one of my favorite -- though newer -- holiday film traditions
) But dude, a tattoo? ...Won't your next favorite film make you remove it?
Tat belongs to Jim of the Spectremen
, who recorded a song called Red Rider
, a tribute to Ralphie.
Labels: bunny rabbits, Christmas, cool, movies, music, tattoo, weird
Ha Ha, Your Momma Took Penicillin
Searching for old letters to illustrate my article at Inherited Values
(yes, I need another website to write at, thank-you-very-much), I found this gem of a blog, Matrilineal
, by Linda (a jackass owner
), who is transcribing 15 years of previously unread family letters. Sadly I did not find any scans of the old letters (I just love looking at them; it's almost as good as holding them), but when you find entires like this one dated December 6, 1954
, you can forgive nearly anything:
I was so scared and horrified when I read that you had taken penicillin. No wonder the doctor tested your heart. Don't ever take it again. After taking it several times it reacts on the heart and often causes death in a few minutes. Don't let any doctor give you any more of it.
Labels: 1950s, cool, ephemera, humor, medical, vintage
Getting The Christmas Tree
Looking for Christmas tree
photos for other blog posts
, I found these photos...
Brining home a Christmas tree on a Vespa
reminds me of those motorscooter kids carrying home a 3-foot-tall bookcase during Cleanup Week
.Real men cut down a real tree
: sawing down the National Community Christmas tree for the Christmas Pageant of Peace in Washington, D.C., 1959.
Labels: Christmas, cool, history, scooter, vintage
Hopalong Cassidy Remained Still
I Love the Smell of Vinyl in the Morning
Sid & Nancy Glitter Heart Necklace
Bettie Page Isn't Too Hot For Cold Beverages
Brrinng! Someone's On The Retro Hotline
Tin Man Tick-Tocks, But No Word On His Heart
Retro Turquoise Smoking & Magazine Stand
Far Out, Way Out, Or Way-Way Out?
Vintage Geek Link Round Up
helps us all declare our Vintage Geek Pride
Speaking of geeks, Michael Duff
made me smile with his comment on the definition of "geek"
The Urban Dictionary defines “geek” as: The people you pick on in high school and wind up working for as an adult.
All this really proves is that the Urban Dictionary is written by geeks.
Past Perfect Vintage gives us history lessons on the inaugural dress of former First Ladies
Cheetah Velour knows her stuff. The proof lies in the stuff she didn't buy
-- and with good reason!
Crafting geeks, I wonder how well you know your pine cones
Labels: collecting, cool, fashion, stuff, vintage
You'd Have To Be Drunk To Wear 'Em
Intro To The Dean Martin Show (April 1969)
You Always Wanted To Blast Her Skirt Off
Most Awesome Family Portrait Ever
Seahorses Do Not Have Legs
Playing Doctor: Scrubs & Beyond
I was reading Slip's post about how fashionable scrubs are now
and it got me thinking... Maybe scrubs are the new aprons.
But more than that, I'm thinking hubby needs some scrubs. I'm tired of him ruining all his jeans and shirts with all this projects -- not to mention when we do Science In The Kitchen stuff with the kids. The Landau scrubs lab coats
would be especially cool for that. (He always has reminded me of Beaker the Muppet. ...And then we could play doctor. They're only $20. Such thrills!)
Come to think of it, I wish they made scrubs in kids sizes. Science In The Kitchen gets messy sometimes.
Practicality of scrubs aside, I'm loving the kitschy fun of scrubs. There's the NASCAR scrubs
, a ladybug print
, cheeky monkeys
, candy corn printed scrubs
And yup, Betty Boop
Get yer Cherokee scrub pants
, Landau medical scrubs
, at Scrubs & Beyond.
Labels: cool, fashion, medical
Hoop-Dee-Doo, Time To Tie One On!
This Is How The World's Greatest Entertainer Gets Into His Car
Long Hair Saucer Chair
Discovered at WalMart last night (and apparently sold out this morning; I called to get more info to find a link for you -- how dedicated am I?!), the Long Hair Saucerchair. I bet it's more fun to say than to sit in. In truth, I just keep saying long-hair-saucer-chair over and over again -- but have no
desire to sit in it.
This was the closest I could find
to the chair. They make them for pets too
, of course -- it would be cool to train a dog to take to his chair at the command of "Long Hair Saucer Chair."
Labels: cool, decorating, furniture, retro style, space age
Craft-Scan Friday: Twin Martian Dolls
From McCall's Needlework & Crafts
, Spring/Summer 1971, instructions for making these twin Martian dolls. I'm in lurve
with the see-thru plastic dress on the female Martian.
Labels: 1970s, cool, Craft-Scan Fridays, crafting, dolls, free patterns, knitting, retro, space age
Hey, Sailor Grrl, Today Only: Free Shipping At Zazzle
Anne Frank's Not The Only Thing Hiding In The Attic
What's A Pink Pussycat Worth?
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Of 1942