Monday, March 28, 2011

Lou Donaldson ~ Say It Loud

Sooooo happy this record is part of my collection!
Here's some reference reading:

It's a Soul Party!

Coming up in May, Shawn and I will be guest DJ's spinning soul, rocksteady and early reggae alongside DJ J-Bird of Boss Sounds and with The Satisfactions headlining! Another fantastic night planned and promoted by Boss Sounds Productions in Santa Rosa! I know it's a bit of a drive for most of you out there, but it's definitely worth the trip! Santa Rosa knows how to put on a party and sure can show SF a thing or two! See ya there!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cute Collections!

I have this little built-in shelf area in my apartment. The shelves are so small and shallow, I'm not sure what they were used for before, but for me, they work nicely as a home for my collection of small items, Momiji, Critter Splitters, Tim Biskup totems, Happy Owl Glass owl pin and handmade items from El Ponk and Dada Func, amongst other little fun items I've picked up along the way.

The cute little Momiji doll, Coco, was a gift from my BF. The blue enamel plate behind her is a piece from my collection of vintage enamelware. The popcorn/elephant domino was left by a visiting friend.

The skull is from El Ponk. It's from the Ramones series. The little guy on the scooter I brought home with me from Thailand. The little pig was a housewarming gift from the same friend who painted the lady tile in the background.

Another pic of the skull, plus a handpainted sparrow on vintage pouch by El Ponk.

My set of Tim Biskup Stack Pack totem figures with a few other fun items!

More Critter Splitters and Tim Biskup totems + other figures.

A close up of Coco Momiji doll and Critter Splitters!

The first Momiji doll, Flowers, given to me by my mom, a vintage metal buddha, the chrome script from my old Karmann Ghia and another handpainted item from Dada Func.

Finally a few pieces of artwork from my collection. Two Tim Biskup, one by my friend Fredo and the last one on the bottom is a collage of photobooth photos on a vintage hanky made by my friend El Ponk.

Balenciaga is coming to the de Young!!!

I'm anxious for the Balenciaga exhibit to arrive at the de Young museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco!!! Cristóbal Balenciaga was a Spanish fashion designer who opened his first boutique in 1918. He was a master at bringing ultra modern shape, volume and femininity to his collections. He spawned several proteges who went on to become quite notable designers in their own rights, including Oscar de la Renta (1949), Andre Courreges (1950), Emanuel Ungaro (1958), and his most famous and noted protégé was Hubert de Givenchy.

You can find out more information about the designer and the upcoming exhibit here:
Balenciaga and Spain Exhibition Opens at the de Young Museum in San Francisco
and here: de Young Museum exhibition page
And the Wikipedia:

...on another more light note, Balenciaga's designs remind me of an old "I Love Lucy" episode called "Lucy Gets a Paris Gown"

...and on yet an even lighter note, here is Mattel's version: "Lucy Gets A Paris Gown™" | Barbie Collector

Hope you enjoy and make sure to check out the de Young exhibition coming soon!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Poster Design collaboration and upcoming show!

This poster was created as a collaboration...the artwork was done by a friend of First Round Promotions and I did the layout. Thanks to Jim of First Round Promotions for keeping me busy creating posters for his gigs! This show is bound to be a great one! The Meatmen are back and ready to shake the house down! Check it out!

Sunday April 10th
Doors open at 7pm
Oakland Metro Opera House
630 3rd Street
Oakland, CA
You can buy advanced tickets here:

I love Etsy Treasuries!

Thank you to Oceanside Castle for including my turquoise pottery in their "Primary Colors" treasury! You can check it out here:

Thank you also to Erin Olson for including my red melamine dish set in her fun treasury "Life's a Picnic"! You can see it here:

Treasuries are a great way to share special finds from fellow Etsy sellers shops...with all of the tens of thousands of listings, it's near impossible to find all of these things it's fun to be showcased!!! Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Where It's At! Friday March 25th!!!

Come down to Mad Dog in the Fog for Where It's At! We spin a fine selection of soul, funk, disco and rare groove all night long! Check out the Facebook invite here:!/event.php?eid=208507369176057

We'd love to see ya there!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Leanna Lin's Wonderland now has my Eleflaunts!!!

I love Leanna Lin's Wonderland! Leanna has carried my Hoot! owls and is now also carrying my "Eleflaunts"! This is the box with the first selections. Will be sending more soon!

Leanna Lin's Wonderland
5024 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Tue-Fri 11am-7pm
Sat 11am-6pm
Sun 12noon-5pm
Mon Closed

Here are close-ups of the Eleflaunts in the shop:

...and here they are at their temporary home until they go home with you!

Go visit Who's Your Betty? in Oakland for Questionetc. & Tessy's Treasures creations!

Who's Your Betty? has been a wonderful supporter and retail outlet for my owls. I recently dropped off a few of my "Eleflaunts" too! Who's Your Betty carries so many fantastic gift items, including my plushies & the cute handmade baby booties of Tessy's Treasures, handmade by my mom!

Who's Your Betty? is in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. Stop by and say hi!!!
5517 College Avenue Oakland, CA 510.597.9897 1/2 block south of Rockridge BART. Store Hours: Monday ~ Friday 12 ~ 7. Saturday 10 ~ 6 ...

Here's one of my owls center stage in the front window!

Here are the new Eleflaunts!

Baby booties by Tessy's Treasures! Handmade with love by my mom! The cloth ones are reversible and the felt ones are super cute with lots of decorative embroidery and appliques.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Queen of Kitsch!!! New blog has spotlighted my Etsy shop!

Thank you Queen of Kitsch for spotlighting my vintage Tupperware coasters on your blog! Click on the link to view this fun blog to see the wonderfully curated selection of brightly colored items shared from various Etsy shops...mine included!

This gal is super nice and I am so honored to have been chosen to be part of this post: Etsy Eye Candy - The Rainbow Collection!!!

Besides the fact that she seems to love Vera...we both appear to have the same attraction to exclamation points!!!!
and check out Anthropologie for a select collection of Vera items:

And don't forget to check out The Queen of Kitsch's Etsy shop! She makes adorable items for baby and mama!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New Booties Arrived from Tessy's Treasures!

My mom makes these adorable booties! I've been keeping Who's Your Betty, a local boutique, stocked with her creations! She just started making the fabric ones and they are reversible! The felt ones are all hand embroidered and so creative! If you like what you see and want some for yourself, contact me or if you are in the Oakland/San Francisco area, stop by Who's Your Betty on College Ave. in the Rockridge neighborhood!

Who's Your Betty?
5517 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 510.597.9897
1/2 block south of Rockridge BART

Store Hours:
Monday ~ Friday 12 ~ 7
Saturday 10 ~ 6
Sunday 12 ~ 5

Thursday, March 3, 2011


The 2011 March Sale
The Bay Area’s most sought after warehouse sale returns!

Saturday, March 5, 2011 and Sunday, March 6, 2011
10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Admission is FREE for the March Sale weekend.

The legendary White Elephant Sale, WES, presents for sale an extensive offering of quality used vintage clothing, fine jewelry, Asian collectibles, tools, furniture, sporting goods, and more. The annual sale is made possible by donations by the public.

The theme of this year's sale is "Wild Wild WES" and promises to be the biggest and best treasure hunt in the West!

First-time shoppers are advise to arrive early, wear comfortable shoes, and use the free shuttle service from the Fruitvale BART to the Sale warehouse.

We accept cash, checks with ID, debit and credit cards for payment of purchases.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Saturday Night come help us celebrate 21years of the Mad Dog at Wake The Town!

You won't wanna miss this Saturday night! Wake the Town is celebrating 21 years of Mad Dog in the Fog! Hotshots of Rocksteady & Reggae all night long! We also welcome our very special guest all of the way from Glasgow Scotland, Michael Finnie, as well as our special guests Bryan Martin and Dr. Scott from SFVRS. Early start time at 8pm...all of the way until 2am! Yes, that's 6 hours chock full of boss tunes all on original 45rpm vinyl! Look forward to the party and hope to see ya there!