Monday, May 18, 2009

Findings and Collections...

Hello Lovelies!

Well, I am back from my great antiquing expedition and I found some choice items. But first, let me say that the people watching was almost the best part. I saw a woman completely wrapped in fur sables and a hat and gloves... and it was 75 degrees out. I saw a booth dedicated to chalkware cats (I'd never even seen one chalkware cat, let alone that many). And I saw more mullets, cigar smoking women and Happy Meal toys than I care to ever see again. 

Below is some of my stash, this is just the paper stuff. I picked up some great Victorian cabinet photos of ladies you may see in my work in the future, an old copy of Argosy which is great since I love old men's magazines, a couple of girly calendar pin-ups and a great original watercolor portrait. I love Brimfield!

  

Moving on, I am currently working on some paintings for my gallery co-op that I'll show you Lovelies pictures of in the next post. So, in lieu of my own work, I thought I would show you the work of yet another great Etsy seller. I love cabinets of wonder and Aldetha's pieces are an amazing display of eye candy for those who also like this type of work. Even her profile description is great. Here are some of her more high-end offerings.







And let me conclude with another movie review Lovelies. Some of you may like Michael Crichton for movies like Jurassic Park, but you need to go way, way back for the real gold. Westworld, starring Yul Brynner, is a wonderful combination of a creepy/interesting plot, robots, suspense and vacation resorts gone really awry. (Sound familiar? Only this one doesn't have Veloceraptors and a ton of CGI and overacting...) All of the effects were really executed using models and sets and clay-o-mation and the idea is really cool too. Just don't rent the sequel folks. I give this one 4 out of 5 corncobs.

Until next time: Unpleasant Dreams.

8 comments:

Little Monarch said...

oh what a wonderful post! going to have to rent that movie now. i wonder if it would be more charming if i watched it on vhs...

Campbell Jane said...

Those cabinets are awesome!

The Stapelia Company said...

Little Monarch... that's the only way to watch it. I want to buy it on VHS. :)

Kate8085 said...

Good scores at the shop! Yay for you.
Love the cabinets featured, also.

Audrey said...

Great post! It's amazing how long into the summer people can wear their fur coats. The old photos of the ladies are great!

Celeste Jean said...

i wish i could have seen the fur lady!

The Stapelia Company said...

The fur lady was pretty much priceless. It was what looked like a fox-colored full length stole with another shoulder wrap over that, fur elbow-length gloves and a fur hat that looked like it was from Russia, a big one. She was sitting in a lawn chair wearing all this... priceless.

cabin + cub said...

I love antiquing , it's so much fun... never know what you'll find.
Although, I agree, people watching can be just as amusing. I can imagine a sea of mullet haired women with armloads of McD toys now.... frightening ;)