Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Luxe Home

Luxe Home is a furniture store located down the street from my office.  I took this photo of their window display last week.  Wish my home looked this groovy!

Are the 70s coming back??? I sure hope so!  I like this modern take on the 70s!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Adventures in Thrifting

Over the weekend, Ed and I made a huge haul to Goodwill...again!  It's becoming a "regular" thing!  After dropping our huge load of donations out back, we went around front to check out the merchandise.  We laughed when we found some of the framed posters that we had brought in the week before.

I tend to hang around in the housewares section when I'm there, always on the lookout for vintage Pyrex.  I didn't find any, but I did manage to find this beauty..
Lovely round casserole dish...love that pattern!  Came very close to buying this, but Ed spotted me from across the room and shook his head.

While checking out the shelves, I did come across some cuteness...

Can you say Awwwww?? 

 I came super close to taking this baby home!  

Ruff!

 Just in time for St. Patrick's Day...I've always loved these teardrop vessels...although I have so many of them already....just take a deep breath and step away....

I almost bought this thinking it was plant pot...but turned out to be a stupid coffee mug!

Swing yer partner round n' round!...I was intrigued by this ceramic dish...yet not intrigued enough to buy it...To be honest, I wasn't sure what the hell it was or what I could use it for.  Love the dancing lads and ladies though.

Ok...got my walker...now where are the tennis balls?? (Joking!!)

Even though there wasn't much to buy on this trip, I did manage to pick up this groovy looking piece.  Is it a trivet?  Not sure, but that is what I'm gonna use it for.   Really looks great sitting on my counter...it looks like a work of art that is also functional. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monsters!


Some dude walking around in his "Predator" costume...complete with laser sighting!

Ed and I trekked over the bridge to Cherry Hill, NJ for Monster Mania Con.  It was loaded with celebrities from horror films.  Robert Englund aka Freddy Krueger was at the event, but alas, we did not spot him.  Later on I overheard a woman telling someone that she waited in line for four hours to meet Mr. Englund.  That was crazy!!  Even though we didn't see Freddy Krueger, we did manage to see a lot of fans dressed up as him.  Even some girls were doing a sexy version (if that were even possible) wearing the striped sweater, hat and blades...but with fishnet stockings and high heels!  There were also some folks dressed up as zombies, evil clowns and vampires, just wandering around the event.  These folks certainly are hard-core horror fans!  Ed and I go there more for the people watching than anything else.

Below are some of the celebrity sightings and fun stuff we saw:

David Prowse aka Darth Vader...signing autographs.  Nice luggage Mr. Vader!


This creature was trying to pick up a hot chick...guess monsters need love too?

A slightly blurry action shot of Anthony Michael Hall.  I never knew he was so tall! 


These cards were called haunted memories...just turn the card slightly and you get.....


Creepy!


Here is actress Kim Darby who was in the original "True Grit" as well as one of my favorite films "Better off Dead".  She was hilarious in that film as the crazy mom! 


Those "Ghostbusters" earrings are mine!  (Seriously, I'm kidding!)


Yikes!!!

What the...What??!!!  Very creepy "Silent Hill" pyramid head!

Yes folks, its Zombie Caricatures!  Zombify yourself!


Here is the kid who plays Carl on "The Walking Dead"

Here is the woman who plays Pam on "True Blood".  She's much prettier in person.

An evil clown with a wolf baby?  What madness is this???!!!!

Dude!  Its' Bill!  Actually Ed was pretty excited to see Alex Winter...apparently he's a huge fan of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure". 


 Evil Clown and Pinhead are buddies...not surprising!


Only at Monster mania would you see a mannequin with its innards hanging out!




Monday, March 5, 2012

This past weekend

Ok...Ikea was a bust on Friday.  Ed and I talked ourselves out of buying anything new for the moment, which made me wonder why the hell we even bothered to go to Ikea in the first place.  It was nice to walk through the showroom and goof around and check out what furniture they had and get some inspiration on how to arrange the furniture in our home.  This week I'll try to clean up the old bedroom furniture and use a scratch cover on the parts where kitties past and present have scratched up the tops with their claws.  Eventually I would like to replace it, but Ed thinks we should wait until we get rid of all the excess stuff at the house now.  I have to agree with him because even if we did get new furniture, we would have nowhere to put it!

Over the weekend we made a large donation of stuff to Goodwill and then we went inside to see if they had any cool, cheap furniture...they only had the latter, and let me tell ya...it was UG....LEEE!  I did find some interesting items, that I was not allowed to buy, because we don't "need" it.

 I fell in love with this speckle 70s style pattern!  We already have a ton of plates, and Ed advised me to step away.  I at least took a photo of it so I could remember its grooviness!
If I ever decide to look for this pattern, at least I know what its called now.



 I thought this piece was interesting, its a little pot that's a puzzle.  you take the lid off and take it apart and then put it back together again.  It was hard to resist taking this thing apart...oh who am I kidding, I did try to take it apart and couldn't figure it out!  After I made sure that no one was watching, I slowly put back the lid and slinked away in shame for my puzzle shortcomings.


I must say, I'm a sucker for cute cookie jars in the shapes of animals.  But as I walked up to it, Ed was giving me the stink eye.  Seriously, how cute is this little fellow??

Ed called me over to look at this piece, just like his mug collection that we had brought in just a few moments before.   We had a good laugh about finding that.

Not sure what this fertility goddess was doing among the bowls and plates.  I'm assuming she's a fertility goddess of sorts because she looks pregnant.  She was tempting, because she was interesting looking, but I decided to pass....at my age, I don't need to get pregnant!

Not sure what that two tiered wood tray on the middle shelf was for, but I liked the look of it.  In the past I would have snatched that right up and then it would sit in a cupboard for several years...now I must find a purpose for items before I bring them into the house.  

I did have to let go of a few things this weekend though...such as my Velvet matadors and my huge painting that was found in the trash.  I just hope that they go to a good home where someone appreciated them as much as I did.

Goodbye "Velvedors"  I'll miss you in all your velvety glory!

Goodbye 60s art student painting!  I'll miss your trippy colors!


Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Friday

Got big plans for the weekend, going to Ikea tonight, to look at bedroom furniture.  Sadly, I've made the decision to give away my grandmother's old bedroom furniture.  It is in sad condition and needs someone who has some know how to fix it up and give it the TLC it desperately needs.  In the meantime, these are my bedroom options that I'm considering:

 This one is the cheapest...but I'm not sure I'm sold on this.  Not really a fan of the semi-opaque drawer design.


This one is also one of the more inexpensive pieces, but again, not thrilled.  It is rather boring. 

This one is my absolute favorite...and of course one of the more expensive pieces at almost $300....TYPICAL!!

Oh Well, Happy Friday!