Super Dollfie Display Cabinet (of epic proportions)

Super Dollfie Display Cabinet
Super Dollfie Display Cabinet

Glass Display Cabinet

It wouldn’t be holiday without a Craigslist run.

@Organtitus is disassembling it to get through the kitchen doorway. Or we would have to bring it up the big front stairs. It is a big baby! 48″ wide x 32″ tall x 30″ deep. Luckily he didn’t know it wouldn’t fit through the kitchen door before we brought it home. But it is through now and he is reassembling it. It is big enough to fit a super dollfie sized room! Something had to go though. Bye bye antique trunk, I traded you for something see-thru.

Glass Display Cabinet - with legs

Happy Decoration Day
Happy Decoration Day!

6 Common Design Mistakes You Can Fix Today

Kluttered Kitchen Pano

 (apartment therapy)

Ooooh, I’m going to study up. Guilty on all counts!

  1. Too much kitchen counter clutter
  2. Bad furniture and/or seating arrangement
  3. Too much clutter on tabletops
  4. Bookcases not thoughtfully curated or styled
  5. Bad lighting locations
  6. Art hung too high

(ok, now where’s that “I don’t give a cup of fuck.” meme? I know I laid it around here somewhere, but with all those cluttered tabletops and bad lighting locations, I can’t find it!)

Evelina vom Krampus: rings in the holidays!

A couple years ago I begged Paul Kaiju (http://www.paulkaiju.com) to do his magic on a dollfie dream body so I could have a Devil Girl in vinyl along the lines of his Yooskie. I’d had my heart set on a Delf Winking Ari head JUST as Luts discontinued her. Wah! But then… THEN… Nofunangie was selling her Winking Ari “Tankgirl” on the promise that she would be totally wiped and live no more. Mr. Kallisti did so, and sculpted some devil girl pointy ears on the head, while I bought my Brother in Law’s Dollfie Dream 1st Edition body (optimum for the doll anus in the sculpt. I know, I’m funny that way).  We inset magnets into her forehead, Mr. Kallisti did quick horns. There will be more.

Face-up by me. I promise to take more pictures of her, Evelina is RAD!

More pictures of our Holiday palace at Casa de Crockett!

Christmas 2011

New fireplace insert ^_^
New fireplace insert ^_^

Christmas 2011

New fireplace insert!
New fireplace insert!

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011

French Prints: Fashion Plates & Louis-Leopold Boilly & Little Napoleon

French Prints at the Sugar Shack

And the craziest china cabinet we could find... full of glowy uranium depression glass and antique absinthe collectables!
And the craziest china cabinet we could find... full of glowy uranium depression glass and antique absinthe collectables!

I’ve been collecting these french prints for a few years now, this is the first time any of them has made it up on the wall!  We’ve grouped them together above a crazy art deco cabinet we got to house all the depression glass and absinthe collectibles.

The piece de resistance, a pair of large framed prints, were recently acquired at the Alameda Antiques Faire, I nearly fell over myself to get these, and the price was amazing. Shall I tell you? $75 for the pair.  The artist, Louis-Leopold Boilly, is an obsession of mine, seeing as his career straddled the Ancien Régime all the way through the Post-Napoleonic period. This pair of prints Defends Moi & La Lecon D’union Conjugal also reference the famous Before & After by Hogarth: depicting the struggle of seduction, and the exhaustion of surrender.  These are from the Directoire Period, circa 1797!

Thanks to Google Books for this quote:

“During the Directoire, Boilly produced a number of compositions, of which a good many were executed by an engraver of no very great talent, named Petit. Prints such as ” Defends-moi,” ” Tu saurais ma pensee,” ” Ah ! qu’il est sot ! ” and others in the same style are fairly common, and not particularly worthy of attention. On the other hand, certain coloured and uncoloured prints after Boilly have within recent years attained a considerable rise in value. ” — French Prints of the 18th Century

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The rest are Directoire Period Fashion Plates & Kissing Games, Famous and Infamous Madames du Lettres: Mme de Staël, Mme Roland & Mlle Lemornand, a tiny print of the Palais du Justice & Conciergerie (last holding place of Marie Antoinette and so many others who went to the guillotine), and a tiny victorian miniature of Little Napoleon himself. Oh, and don’t forget the tiny dime store vase featuring Madame Recamier, the famous beauty of the Directoire and Empire!

On Collecting: I’m fascinated by Georgian & Victorian collectors, my stepmom just sent me this Guardian UK article (by AS Byatt no less) to a new book out on the subject: Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves