Friday, February 18, 2011

Oddly Addicting

 Have you seen the show Oddities on Discovery Channel?....I just can't get enough! I stumbled upon it a couple months ago and I think I've seen every's just jaw dropping how bizarre some objects and people can be....I love that this it what makes the (my) world go 'round. 
Right before the show aired I actually visited Obscura where the show is filmed in the East Village while visiting my sister. It is the tiniest little space filled with the most amazing objects, rarities and curiosities. Every time you turn around you see something different.

creatures, masks and mannequins peaked out from all corners....

If you're ever in NYC you really should stop in and pay Mike and Evan a visit. 
Then the other day I was shopping at my local flea and I ran into one of the stars of my new favorite show! It was Evan and she was snatching up a the coolest hare or Jack rabbit.  She said it was going to be the Easter display at the shop...can't wait to see that episode.
Check out this teaser for the show....but fair warning it's addicting!

On a final note to this long post...sorry I'm on in an "odd" mood today.  I thought I'd throw in a few oddities of my own. Pics from my TX trip this past September. That I never got around to posting.

Anyone up for a perm? Yikes!

My Sweet Gypsy girl playing kissy face with a stuffed Buffalo

I couldn't believe the amount of mounted creatures we stumbled on......they were everywhere...animal safari in the pastures of TX.

I just can't discuss odd without mentoning my affinity for dolly heads....these sweet girls are from my friend TOT's booth at Marburger I just love her style!
Have a great weekend friends.....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Don't get me wrong I do love to bake.  I just never seem to get to it as much, unless it's a birthday and I throw together a  cake.  Wow, as I write this I'm realizing I've become pretty lame in the baking department.

No more first day of Spring cake, shamrock cupcakes, Valentine cookies, Yule logs, homemade sticky buns for Christmas morning (the yeast kind), Banana bread...just because the bananas are going brown, or zucchini bread because I have an overabundance growing in the garden.....darn I don't even do the veggie garden anymore. Okay it's official I have become a lame-o baker, since all but one of my birdies have left the nest. 

I'll have to go with store bought sweets today.....
here is my contribution to the Porch Club bake-off....does this count? Seriously they're so yummy!...maybe even good enough to open a chain of doughnut shops...hmmmmm?
I could make excuses and say that I was going to bake today but had so much work to do on the new...project(details coming soon) but, I won't.  Only half of that statement is true.  I never intended to bake today......
Here's hoping you have a  rainbow sprinkled creme filled Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I heart Silver Sunday

Lockets of love! It's time to celebrate St. Valentines Day in a Silver Sunday kinda way.....
I've pulled some of the items I heart on etsy.  For this month's Silver Sunday.

The rose is red, the violet's blue
The honey's sweet, and so are youThou are my love and I am thine
I drew thee to my Valentine
The lot was cast and then I drew
And Fortune said it shou'd be you

If you're interested in finding out more about these items click on the picture and it will wisk you away to some more etsy love!

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
I like my Valentine's Day Silver
How 'bout you?......

Have a wonderful love filled Valentine's Day,

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A couple of cold kiddos on the porch....well not at my house today!
Hanging out with the grandbabies today we had a sweet Valentine treat...don't they look darling?
Gypsy Grandbaby number 1...enjoys every bite, every sip of her hot chocolate with marshmallow fluff and a decadent cookie in her neat and lovely mannered way...
...and then there's Gypsy Grandbaby No. 2...well let's
just say she thoroughly enjoys a good cookie dunked in hot chocolate, even if it's coated with marshmallow fluff.  
I'm joining Jill on the porch today....hope to see you there.
Don't forget Silver Sunday is next weekend! For any of you that haven't visited before....we'd love to have you join us...we party the second Sunday of every month so come and 
show off your glittered, glitzed, glammed, tarnished, shiny, treasured or freshly found silver treasures...
Next Sunday!