Wednesday, April 27, 2016


A gardener, with a gift of flowers. Happy Spring. It was almost 90 degrees today. I will not turn on the a/c. It's April, for goodness sake.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Hello everyone,

     Winter is coming on Sunday so............................

Here's Sir Bronn of the Blackwater.  I'm completely nuts for Game of Thrones , I finally got HBO so I can watch on Sundays. I caught up on all the seasons over the past couple of weeks. See that thing down in the right hand corner? Age 17+, what? It's a plastic doll. Safety first?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Another one of the 1940's dolls. Put some clothes on, lady!

Quit, she's sleeping. I do wonder what her outfit looked like. Was it an evening dress, day dress or something else? Guess we'll never know, unless I stop being lazy and make her something to wear.

For the past 2 days the assistants and I have been sorting/organizing the dresses in the storage. Man, oh, man what a hot mess!!!!!!!!! Don't know why someone would hang a 1990's flannel "grunge" dress next to a purple satin cocktail dress. No wonder we couldn't find anything this past year. We're going to try to finish that task up today. On Friday, it organize the warehouse. That should be fun.    

Monday, April 11, 2016


Dang, that sounds too much like clink bait! Anyway, the secret is to shop second hand and know your labels. On Saturday I stopped in at a local charity shop that was having a sale. Tops were $1 instead of $2. I bought this rather meh looking linen jacket. 

 Not a color I usually wear, a sort of taupe/beige.

Now comes the label part..........................................................

 Neiman Marcus I know is a very high end store, never heard of Eskander before. I bought it because it fit and I don't have too many light weight jackets. And for a $1. Checked on line and the same jacket, in gold/yellow, is for sale on the Neiman Marcus web site for $735!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Looks a lot better on than laying on the floor.

 Yeah, me. The morale today is: yes, you can find really nice clothing second hand. Know your labels. I could have just as easily  picked a cheaply made "fast fashion" jacket for the same price. Always buy the more pricey brand because 9 times out of 10, the item will last longer and be better made. And, hey, you can impress the hell out of your friends!

 Here's The Doctor looking sporty in his cargo sweatpants. That's not a typo: cargo sweatpants. Every pair of pants he owns are cargo pants. It's a thing.

That brick path he's standing on? Yep, he did that.

See ya later

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


She's a sleepy eyed Dutch girl. Can you see the windmills on the dress's yoke?

And real wooden shoes.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


The Boss bought the shop a new present. Say "Hello" to my new favorite toy

A hanger organizer. Over Christmas I saw one of these at Goodwill and wanted to push it home. Ain't it pretty? All the hangers in one place. It took me forever to find it on-line. I was looking for a "hanger sorter", which unknown to me, is a job! A person that sorts hangers for re-use or recycle is called a hanger sorter.  Guess you do learn something new everyday.

The Doctor made this loaf of banana bread the other day. It was really good. Who know the man could bake?

Sometime soon I'll have pictures of Oklahoma ready to post. Saw the show last night and it was fun. It was also the third time I've worked on it. When I was a child, my sister and I used to dance around the garage singing and dancing to the Broadway  soundtrack. My favorite song was "Poor Jed is Dead" ( he's hanging in the shed).