Sunday, March 27, 2011


People say that change is for the better. I disagree. I found this photo at an estate sale the other day. What a great shop.
I had to go and see if it was still there. Well it is but it has changed. What a pit!!!! Sad

Monday, March 14, 2011

Drinking to forget and other random stuff

I show alot of things that I find on this blog. This time it's different. This is a picture of something that I missed. Another dealer got to it first and it is currently for sale in a local antique mall.

This is a great hand drawn illustration. If you are drinking to forget....Please PAY WHEN SERVED!!!

I spotted this along the road last week. I WANT IT!

Friday, March 11, 2011


I see beauty in the strangest places.

I also like things that you only have to buy once!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Waisted Spirals

Iron Gates For Sale

These are really a nice set of iron gates. They are definitely pre war and probably date to the 1920's. All hand wrought and heavy as f*#@. They measure about 56 1/2" tall and about 34" wide.

Some of you may not understand my attraction to things like this. Let me explain it like this. These gates were made entirely by a black smiths hands at a time when men actually worked for a living. That man had hands like catchers mitts and calluses as thick as pink pet erasers. He created functional works of art that will outlast us all and I like that.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

California Girl

I went down to San Diego's Big 3 swap meet last Friday and what did I find? This...

I have a habit of doing things wrong. Most were buying vintage speed equipment and other things rare and valuable. Hell, I had a friend that was pushing a cart with vintage tool boxes stacked to GOD. While these people were buying the things that I should have been, I set my sights on this pretty lady. I don't know, she just spoke to me. She wanted me to save her. I like her. She reminds me of a 1940's Catalina Swimwear ad.