Sunday, March 24, 2019

I LIVE IN A JUNGLE, HERE'S PROOF                                                                                                                                                             
 I rescued this half dead house plant from the side of the road about 10 years ago.
 Now it's taken over.
This bottlebrush tree was brought home across the back seat of the car. Cost $15.

Friday, March 22, 2019

SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK                                                                                                                               Working at a university I can take off Spring Break week if I want, so I did. Went to visit a couple of friends who live in The Carolinas, one North and one South. My BFF live in South, we stayed with her and what do me and my friends do? Go thrifting, of course.                                                                                  
 Never seen these Fiesta ware plates before, so I had to add them to my dish collection. It would have been rude to leave them there. Seeing as the peacock is my spirit animal, had to get the purse, too. Hey the booth was having a 50% off sale!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
 I got a senior discount at Tender Hearts. Yes, senior discount at a thrift store. Both books were 99cents.  Without the discount, $3                                                                                                                                                        
 2 vintage shirt and a purple, not blue cardigan for $5. No matter what I did, I couldn't get the color right on the sweater.
Why did this German grocery store open a branch in Rock Hill South Carliona? The sock were gifts and so were the Jaggermiester shot glasses. The magic wand of bubbles was $1 at a craft store. My other friend is in grad school in North. We had a nice lunch at the Asian/vegan restaurant, then got a tour of the new costume building. A movie theater was turned into the costume zone. Lots of work room and storage space, but I'm not sure if a maze of rooms is a good idea. To many places for students to hide on in .

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 334                                                                                                                                                  Doll as jewelry? I'm in. Don't remember were I found this, if you know please add it to the comments.                                        

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 333                                                                                                                                                  The season 8 Game of Thrones trailer premiered yesterday (yeah, I watched it 4 times). 40 days, just like Lent, until the premier.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Here's one of the most mysterious characters from the books/show. This is Leaf. Leaf is one of the Children of the Forest. They are one of the original people of Westros. Although calling them "people" isn't right, as they are more like Elves or Fairies.  They have magic. I won't go into the whole history, I'll just say that they are very important to the whole story line.                                                                                                                    
 This is a show photo of the actor that plays Leaf on the show. The costumes are amazing.                                                                                                                                                  
The costumes were designed by Michele Chapman and the embroidery/embellishment was done by Michele Carragher.              

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 332                                                                                                                                                  The last of my new Native American dolls.  These little ones, only 3-4 inches tall, are wooden, with a cellulose head. The poor dear on the right looks like their face got stepped on and I'm not sure what the dot is on the other one. They were also made for the tourist trade.                                                                                                                                                                                       

See? Their feet are stamped "Japan". My guess is they are from the 50's or 60's.                                                                                                                                                                                      Next time we'll be going back to Westros.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Here's another  of the Native American dolls I got the other week. This one screams "tourist souvenir". Although her dress is real leather and the beadwork, skimpy as it is, is nice. She has "sleepy eyes" and odd looking shoes. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 330                                                                                                                                                Let the countdown begin. 2 months until the season 8 premier of Game of Thrones. I got lots on new Funko dolls to share. Up first:

Gendry (Baratheon) bastard son of King Robert. Not Cersi's son(check out GrayArea on you tube for a video about that nonsense theory) We first met Gendry while his working as a blacksmith in Flea Bottom. To save him, he's shipped off to join the Night's Watch were he meets Arya. In a long involved storyline, he's put in a boat by Ser Davos and not seen again for 4(?) seasons. He came back in season 7, went beyond the wall with that group and who knows (George R. R. Martin?) what's going to become of him.