Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Way-Out Wednesday: Veg Is Murder

Welcome to Way-Out Wednesday!


Today's pick is something I've never had the pleasure of seeing before. It's a perfect mix of wacky-meets-macabre and therefore I adore it. It's a vintage bank -- but not just any ol' bank. A bank of doom.


Not so fast there, sparky. Don't be deceived at first glance of Doom Bank. It seems innocent enough at first. A bunch of cracked-out, possibly schizophrenic, likely acid-tripping, hippie vegetables. (I like to imagine they have voices like Janice from the Muppets. "Like wow." ) You know, just hanging out, pondering some of life's big questions like why the beet in the middle apparently has a set of cajones.

But then, turn it around and you'll see that they're actually sitting IN A POT...


...that's ON FIRE...


That's right, kids, the vegetables are being COOKED and they probably don't even know it. And if they do, the illicit narcotics they're on are making it OK. At first I felt bad for the poor unsuspecting critters, but now I secretly find it amusing that they're an hour away from being borscht. Is that wrong? Then I don't wanna be right.

Freaking awesome Vintage 60s Chalkware Neon Veggie Soup Bank is currently available on Etsy from seller Daisy Fairbanks.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Prints Charming Sunday: Luck You

Happy New Year and welcome to the first Prints Charming Sunday of 2011!


2011, good grief. It's weird writing "2011". It feels so wrong. All those ones make me uneasy, like computer nerd speak.

Nerd 1: "What did the 001101011011000100 say to the 111001011011101010?"
Nerd 2: "I dunno, what?"
Nerd 1: "2011."
Both nerds: "hahaha"

Whatever. But mostly what gets me is that it's gonna take me the next 6 months to stop writing "2010" on all my checks and just when I'm finally ready to accept it's 2011, it'll be 2012. And then the world will end so I guess I won't have to worry about screwing up any more checks. Well played, 2012! Well played.

Since it's the wee beginnings of the new year, I thought we could use a hearty dose of good luckery and positive mumbo jumbo, considering 2010 lacked sooo much of it. So while this vintage novelty print may be more suitable for, say, St. Patrick's Day, a good luck charm never hurt anybody. Unless you're the leprechaun from Lucky Charms. Poor guy had to live in constant fear of the hit out on him, with everyone always after his lucky charms. So unless you're a leprechaun from a cereal box, I suggest you behold this Vintage Vested Gentress 4 Leaf Clover Print Wrap Skirt, available on Etsy from seller Clovas: