Tuesday, March 29, 2011


What I might do today -

I should probably do some laundry.

I need to dye my hair (as usual) but can't decide on a color.

I could watch Gavin and Stacy.

I could stay in bed.

I might work on the gypsy tent I'm building in our backyard.

Maybe I'll make vegetarian Indian feast for our supper (or order it in).

I'd like to read all day.

I'm thinking I need more jewelry so I might shop for some vintage silver rings on Etsy.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do today but I do know that Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Etsy Elegance

In the interest of being fair and balanced, positive and cheerful, and things like that - here are some gorgeous things I love from Etsy.  I used the word 'goddess' as a search.

Love this hippie hostess dress!  I could really lounge around on my red velvet sofa wearing this - except it's a vintage size 7 which I think would fit my cat.  From DianaDwain.

 Flowing earth mother flower child dress from dinosaurdrygoods 

We just saw a set of these Hindu goddess glasses at a thrift store but they were too faded.  This set from vintagequeen looks bright and vibrant.  Nice.

My kind of goddess dress from MajikHorse - a favorite shop.

These earrings from ShinyChick would be perfect with that black dress.

I might need this vintage magic poster from KingPaper.

Goddess pendant from Glamaroni.

What could I do with this 1920's lace from the RevolvingStore ?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Life Less Ordinary

I have a bunch of errands to do today.  There's such a difference between the way things are and the way I imagine them to be.

I need to get new tires for my car.

Oh, that's right - this is my car.

I need to go get our six-year-old some riding boots.

For riding horses, not unicorns.

I need to get some nice salad ingredients for supper.

Nothing so exotic, I guess.

I need to pick up my husband's shirts...

at the dry cleaners.

I have to find out some details about the camper we want to buy.

Well, ok, this is more what it actually looks like.

Monday, March 21, 2011


I have an Etsy shop - Babylon Sisters vintage and handmade.  I love having an on-line shop .  I love Etsy.  For me, it's all good.  Lately though I'm a bit worried because Etsy is having some kind of privacy issue.  I don't really have the attention span to figure it all out but the main thing seems to be that if you buy stuff on Etsy someone might be able to see what you bought.  Not the end of the world - or so I thought.  I couldn't imagine how this could possibly matter because I assumed (wrongly, it seems) that everyone was buying things like tea towels with squirrels on them.

or maybe a tote bag...

with a squirrel on it.

Turns out the problem seems to be that people are buying sex-related items on Etsy (with or without a squirrel) and then when your prospective employer or in-laws google you, your entire Etsy buying past is right there - I guess.  Anyway, I chose to block adult content from my Etsy account a long time ago because I never thought, well, I just never thought.

I do think, however, that lots of people have lots to be embarrassed about when it comes to Etsy.  It's supposed to be a vintage or handmade marketplace. I understand that Etsy makes the money so why would they care.  There's a popular and well known website that points out so many awful things on Etsy.  I'm glad they do it but I wish their job wasn't so easy.  Anyway...

I'm too nice to be Regretsy so my entries are just called - Seriously?  This is what you need to be worried about people seeing you bought.

It's not even the eggs that are for sale, it's the picture of the eggs.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Streisand Effect

This is just the sort of thing I really enjoy.  I was reading an article on-line and saw a reference to the "Streisand Effect".  WHAT?  How could I not know about this?  I adore Barbra!  I even always remember that she dropped that other "a" from her name!

Basically the idea is that she didn't want anyone to know which house was hers so EVERYONE had to know which house was hers.  Of course they did.  This got me thinking about some other Effects...

An obvious one is the Marilyn/Madonna/Lady Gaga Effect.  Madonna did this whole Marilyn thing - A LOT.  That's fine but now...

She can't really complain when Lady Gaga goes cavorting around with every idea Madonna ever had.  She kind of has a look like she might like to complain but, see, she's backed herself into a corner with the M/M/LG Effect.

Then there's the  "Kirstie Alley Effect" or, as I like to call it, " No You Didn't ".   This is when you talk about something so much you have to pretend it actually happened.  A risky proposition.

Even riskier though is the Willis Moore Effect.  This is when you become disgruntled with your husband and run off with someone half your age.  So far so good.  The full Willis Moore Effect is only felt when your husband not only doesn't try to win you back in the usual ways, he actually thinks it's AWESOME that you're now with the dumb guy from That 70's Show and he's still Bruce Willis.  Darn.

The Beckham Effect is an interesting one that I actually got to experience first-hand at a soccer game in Houston.

The fans sitting behind me looked like some version of this.

Or this.  These 4 or 5 guys, under the full force of the Beckham Effect, spent the whole game spilling beer down our backs and hurling insults at Beckham.  They even included poor Victoria who didn't seem to be there although I'm sure she has the utmost concern about what the hot-dog eating public think of her.

Finally then is the Proust Effect beyond which, against your better judgement, you keep on writing because someone might find you interesting or informative...

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Rose is a Rose...

I found this oil painting of roses at the flea market yesterday. 

So romantic country shabby chic!

I love vintage rose print fabrics.

Rose print wallpaper and dishes are so sweet and old-fashioned.

Love these cushions.  Roses updated.

Gypsy rose shawl from my Etsy shop.

Romantic hats and hat boxes.

Roses in a vivid way - bohemian rose shawl.