Monday, September 26, 2011


I have been missing in action for nigh on a fortnight now...the longest time that I haven't blogged for yonks. To tell you the truth it freed up a lot of time to make 'things' but also I missed out on a lot of structured actually getting off my bum and photographing my flea mark finds and then loading them into my store. Instead they have been thrown onto the scary pile in my studio, that I am ashamed to say (whisper) has reached the top of my head.

Anyhoo, where to start. I will pick two objects to show and tell. The first is a book of Bambi. I always knew that Bambi was a book, but in all my years, (and there are many) I have never seen a copy. This is a 1950s edition. I did a bit of stalking on the author, Felix Slaten and found that in addition to writing this children's classic, he also is credited to penning a lovely little bit of erotic literature, Josephine Mutzenbacher that I think is still banned  in Germany today!  I think I will have a read of Bambi and see if there is any animal erotica hapening! Of course he was handsomely reimbursed for the rights of the massive amount of $1000.

Second in my show and tell are these fabulous tins. I got these (and more) from an auction a few months back. The others are on the bottom of my pile and I just couldn't get the energy up to dig them out.
I have put Bambi in my Laughing Duck Vintage shop, but the tins are staying home so that I can squirrel away fabulous little bits and pieces, that will never see the light of day again...except maybe at my deseased estate auction!.

Oh, and for a bit of cross advertising,  I am happy to say that my Little Golden Book banners are included in a couple of publications this month. One, is the lovely Peppermint where a couple of my banners are draped across the children's page and the other is an online mag called My Little Jedi.
And peoples, they are not just for the kiddies! On no! I just found this pic whilst perusing through the squillions of images on my computer It was taken last year at the Rock 'n' Roll Market at Tempe. A young woman bought a Rainbow Brite banner from me. I assumed that it was for a niece or friends child...but no, it was for her personally. She was obsessed with Rainbow Brite, so much so, that her whole back was a tattooed Rainbow Brite wonderland! Pretty fabulous!

Linking up with Sophie

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Horrockses Heaven

You know, I really am slow on the uptake! I would love to pride myself on being 'on trend' with my finger on the pulse of all that is 'happening maaan' but I seem to be impervious to everything around me. Looking back, I have always been like this. It was my sister who always picked those trendy, must have items of the week. Things like striped  knitted socks with individual toes, tennis wristbands, permed hair and the perfect top from Witchery or Katies.

Vintage Chic
I realised this when I listed a Horrockses dress in my Laughing Duck Vintage shop. I knew who Horrockses were, I have coveted this book for a long time, but it wasn't until tonight that I realised that they had been reinvented as a homewares brand at the beginning of the year with inspiration,  their dresses. Where was I when this happened? It seems to have been on all of the design blogs. But I in my typical unfocused manner has tripped vaguely by, seeing nothing but the castles in my head.

Well, now I am well and truly obsessed. I ordered the book from Amazon. (I love online shopping!) and I think I will keep the dress that I had listed in my Laughing Duck Vintage Shop. (I can lose weight but I can't replace that dress if it is gone)

This is mine! Mine!

The Womens Room
V & A shop 

I could go on forever pasting pictures and trawling the 'interweb', obsessing over every little detail of every little dress, but I had better stop there. I will hang up my Horrockses and begin my diet.


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