Friday, January 2, 2015

Big Eyes!!!

The new movie Big Eyes came out over Christmas.  It's directed by Tim Burton, who I love to pieces, and stars Amy Adams(Love her too!).  The movie was fantastic, dramatic and dark at times. It definitely had some subtle Tim Burton touches, but no burning windmills.

The movie follows the story of an artist, Margaret Keane.  Her husband steals the credit for her paintings and she lets it happen for over a decade until they divorce.  Many people still don't realize that she did the paintings, not her husband Walter.  They started a movement that became wildly popular and spawned lots of knock-offs.  Posters, cards, puzzles, and even a doll, Blythe!

My sister collects Big Eyed girls, "but not Keane (Margaret Keane the original painter) because they are too dark and creepy."  She prefers the sweeter girls in harlequin outfits and playing guitars or dressed as sad ballerinas.

Bonnie & Clyde Smug Mug by Kitty Vintage 1970's Big Eyed Girl Orange 70's Style Kitschy FUN
I've got this little beauty in my Etsy shop, Vintage Toy Addict right now.  Also not her style, but so randomly odd I had to list it.  It's a big eyed Bonnie, ftrom Bonnie and Clyde fame.  She is holing a violin case, presumably filled with machine guns, and standing in from of a 30's style car she will soon die in.  It's so random and weird!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Iron-Ons, T-shirt Transfers

I totally need this!!!
Do you remember those t-shirt stores in the mall?  In the 80's, every mall had one.  A store will countless iron-ons to pick from to get transfered to a ringer t-shirt (usually white t-shirt with colored ring collar and sleeves) or a baseball shirt (usually white t-shirt with raglan sleeves).  Problem with iron ons usually was that they would look bad after your mom forgot that they couldn't go in the dryer, or the shirt was too stretchy.  Either way, you would spend your hard earned allowance on an awesome Mr/T shirt, only to have the picture all cracked and jacked up looking after one week.  Still, where else could you find exercising cats on a shirt?  Or glitter pictures of Ponch and John from CHiPs?  Sadly, the iron on trend is gone, but there are still some die hards out there, hawking their vintage wares on Ebay and Etsy!  I came across this shop today and just had to share it in case you never got the glitter Mystery Machine shirt you always wanted.  You know my motto is, "It's never to late to have a good childhood."

Did anyone really ever do this to their Gremlin? Their website and Iron On Station Etsy Store.  They seem

to have different items on each.  I am sure there are lots of sites and stores out there with these items, in case you don't find EXACTLY what you want.  But these guys have some pretty fun stuff.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Did you want Underoos for Christmas as a kid?

My sister got a pair of Wonder Woman and my brothers had Spiderman and Superman.  I got Strawberry Shortcake Undies instead.  They weren't quite as wild and fun as Underoos.  Did you know they make them now in Adult Sizes?  I saw them at Hot Topic the other day.  So Cool!

Just In Time for Christmas - Michael Jackson and Rainbow Brite Record Players

I'll take one of each please!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Strawberry Shortcake Cleanout!

You know I am Strawberry Shortcake Crazy, and I am NOT selling my collection, BUT, I do have a few extras that I am clearing out right now.   Check out these and more on my Ebay store.  I combine shipping and am willing to trade if you have something I might be interested in.

Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Disnelyland Details - Toad Hall ~ Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

When we went to Disneyland last month I wanted to take photos of some of the little details. One of the things that makes Disneyland such an amazing place are all of the little details. One of the things we always have to remind each other is to look up. All of the stores, restaurants and attractions have decorations around the top of the buildings, inside and out, but there is some much to do and so much to look at that probably 99% of people just never notice some of those amazing little details.

Even the chimney has intricate detail.

Gates along the line route. Outside looking in.

Glad this line is going nowhere in particular.

Even a photo opportunity outside.

Inlay wood on the ceiling where almost no one will see it.

Ride in style!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Leapin' Lizards - Remember to Always Drink Your Ovaltine

 I loved Ovaltine as a kid.  My mom hated it, so I had to buy it with my own money. Annie had some strong power over me!

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