Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Three Bad Girls From Oklahoma

I only know TWO girls from Oklahoma (named Ninny & Christine, who also happen to be sisters) but I'm not talking about them right now.  I'm referring to these three girls who came to live with me back in August.  I did NOT arrange them like this!  Can you believe that poor Kissing Santa is about to get beaned with a giant snowball?  And that Minnie is gonna get clobbered by a smaller (yet, for her, just as deadly) snowball?  Mickey gets the worst of it--HE'S in line to get whacked over the head with a shovel.  WHO LET THESE GIRLS GONE BAD IN MY HOUSE??!

My gosh, the violence that goes on in this house when I'm away!  Flamingos breaking other flamingo's legs and cute little dolls throwing snowballs at Santa, for pete's sake!

Here are our stockings all hung up and ready to be filled with candy and toys.  Yeah right.  You will note the one that says "Chris", which is now officially an antique just like its owner--the year I was born and in which it was made is embroidered on the other side.  1970!  Bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!  I kill myself sometimes.

(I really think that the stocking looks pretty good for actually being 60 years old, although I can't say that about myself . . .)

Remember that Block Party I went to in Slidell a couple of Fridays ago?  I took two display boxes--this one is packed full of costume jewelry and a couple vintage watches.  Fabulous!

The other box had all kinds of stuff I thought would be of interest to men AND women--tobacciana, shaving kits, WWII Army stuff, crystals, even a Playboy gift set.  Wow!!! 

And  here's what I sold:
One stinking 100 year old Kodak camera (it's in the men's box next to the REALLY POPULAR Prince Albert tobacco tin).  Twenty bucks.

Oh well, Mike and I had a nice evening together even though we couldn't afford to drink too much since the caterer was charging $4 for, literally, a big thimbleful of wine.  I'm not kidding!

On the upside, I had my biggest month ever since I started at the antique mall in April of 2008.  I made enough to pay our car note.  Woo hoo!!

On the downside, that same car's automatic transmission blew up last week.  

  Boo hoo.


  1. Lets see:





    are my responses! lol...

    Well Christmas at my house isn't half as fun. The deer don't look like they are ready to make baby deer as they still have a young one about. Talk about killing the mood!

    My Santas don't have elves to exploit or put to work in sweatshops...

    And all the angels are wearing panties with is not much excitement for the nutcrackers lol...

  2. well, hell. The gods giveth and they taketh away. Blessings to you in the New Year, my dear and as they say here..'many happy returns of the day!'

  3. Isn't ironic? Easy come, easy go is my financial status most of the time :-) Just who is your Santa supposed to me kissing anyway? Maybe those lips got him in trouble and thats why the sisters are ganging up on him!

  4. Yeah, Santa was sneaking around kissing all three of those prim little ladies until they found out about his sneaky shenanagins and now they're all mad at him. He better pack that pucker away for a while. Hey, I have that very same sleigh they're piled in! Love it!

    Glad you were able to make a car payment with your booth rent, but the transmission is bad news! So sorry, Chris!!! Ain't that the way it goes sometimes? I wish you all the best, friend.


  5. Oh man, things like that happen to me too! I just paid over $1500 to fix the computer in my car, and now it appears the catalytic converter is dying. Sigh.

    I know it will get better, I can feel it!


  6. Christine, let me just say this...I love your blog, I feel like I've met a good friend, we could be twins, and here's hoping that just once, soon, we will make a dime and be able to keep it, even if only for a short time. Our insurance broker hit us up today for our senior need a bigger policy...commercial...blah, blah, blah. I wanted to say Merry go f$#% yourself ...but I didn't. I'm a lady. Merry Christmas to you friend. And thanks for making me laugh.

  7. That Santa has a mischevious look on his face, though. I'm sure he was doing something to deserve the ladies' wrath. Cute display! Zootsuitmama

  8. Oh so funny! You my crazy friend look like you are ready for Christmas! Then there is the good news, bad news! We need to have our very old vintage pipes in our house merry merry to us!

  9. Just wanted to wish you a Merry Xmas and Happy new Year.....Cheers!

  10. What's that saying? 'It never rains, it pours!" Something like that!
    Chris, I hope you and yers have a great Christmas and a VERY profitable NEW YEARS!!!

  11. I can't believe you didn't sell any of the pins. I saw quite a few I would have loved to have. I'm glad you explained about the bad girls from Oklahoma. I was beginning to wonder!

  12. Congrats for your great sales.