Monday, February 18, 2013

A little bit of fun

This is the nature scene painted 
on the right side of my newest little house.....
and on the other side of the house 
is this lovely tree in bloom......
My newest little house is an English Amersham 
from the 1930-40s.
Here is the front door and the red flowers painted there....
and the greenery around the garage....
 But this post isn't about this new little house...
the only connection to this little house 
is that i found it on eBay....
as I have all but 2 of my little houses. 
I am addicted to surfing eBay. 
I can't say it is cheap entertainment
because I end up buying too many things
....99% of which are doll house related.
One thing that does entertain me, 
and IS free on ebay, is discovering the eBay ID 
that other members have given themselves.
 And that is what this post is about.
Probably because my eBay ID is so dorky, 
I started noticing others and it made me wonder
just why I picked the one I did. 
But I know why, my son was visiting 
and insisted that I sign up for eBay that very day
....little did he know what he would be starting! 
So this is just a little bit of fun, 
and if you find your eBay ID listed here,
please know that seeing it made me smile!
....and listed in the order that I discovered them......
my dog has a big head  (probably my favorite)
U8 my fish   (sorry…)
I have a Volvo    (J)
beaches and whiners   (my friendsJ)
 Wow is that for me    (!!??!!??)
love my doo wop     (ageing yourself!)
 I’m on a break     (Friends fan!)
Tight fart   (I have known a few)
  automatic pile it  
 holy mary 57   (a few might help…)
junq punqs
Lumpy bumpy 54   (related to me?)
 Big daddys money    (hoorah for her!)
Tom dick harry
 She is older than me     ( I wish!)
  Yard sharks 66  
 Flossy tusslepot   (author of kid’s books?)
Sam-duzz-dishes    (trained him right!)
Pinki dinki doo    (happy feet…)
Sentenced to shop    (hubby doesn’t believe it!)
 Doo-da    ( my sentiments exactly)
 2-crying-kids    (suck-it-up!)
Is this anything     (you hope it is)
 Beantown sistahs      (Boston, no doubt)
 Saving-for-an-Aga      (only in UK!)
 Goodys to go   (that’s what I was afraid of)
 Human beer filter    (from Australia no less!)
 Aunt-cranky     (everybody has one)
Buy play sell      (the “play” part is the best)
 Stuff-2-dust      (NOT a marketing ploy)
 Needful stuff      (sees right thru me)
Bid on me 2 win    (for the intellectually challenged)
 Ki$$ it good buy     (good attitude)
 Just like Carla Bruni
 Rednexxs     (couldn’t possibly be from Texas!)
Friggin win this     (needs a sale badly!)
 She was tempted to cause a scene     (aren’t we all at times!)
Lambs i divey      (a kid will eat ivy too!)
 Like I need more junk    (right!)
 Everything stopped for tea
Sik of worken       (retirement IS wonderful!)
 Out our way   (down in the boondocks)
 I didn’t do it     (neither did I…)
 Why not shop with me    (a bit of marketing there)
 I be sellin 1      (you hope you do!)
 its going 2 b mine 2
we got stuff too      (good for you!)
 junk whisperer      (and I hear them!)
The basement troll      ( I know her!)
 OJs mama
 mr nutball      (no comment)
 and an eBay store name……
 formerly mine and potentially yours 
           (and much too often for me!)



Sunday, February 3, 2013

Royalty is coming to the Village

Deep in the Jasmine Forest is the home of Lady the small Castle of Keystone. It is quiet and peaceful in her secluded home....actually, Lady Constance thinks it is getting to be quite boring.

 Do I see someone coming thru the leaves and brambles  toward us?
I do, I do! Wonder just who it is....
Could it be, could it actually be......

It is!! It's Lady Constance herself!
Is she waiting for someone....a secret rendezvous perhaps?
This exquisite porcelain doll is the creation of an extremely talented artist, Diane Taylor, of LaBohème Dolls. All of Diane's dolls are a one of a kind creation....from pouring the slip to painting, wigging, and the final stitch on the original creation each doll wears. Although the doll house sized dolls are my favorite, Diane makes other sizes...13", 18", and 22".  You can see some of her 5.5" doll house dolls in this gallery.   Diane will create these dolls for you, or she will custom make these lovely dolls to your specifications.
Lady Constance is Diane's creation and I am in total awe of her attention to detail in this beautiful period piece costume.  I mentioned to Diane that I liked the Tudor period of England, and she came up with this fabulous creation.....
...with the exquisite detail extending from her delicate headpiece
down to the diamond rings on her hands.
Another line of Diane's is her Gypsy Hollow Creations, one of a kind original figurative sculptures.  In her Topo Pòpolus series, my favorite is Saladmae, an exotic salad dancer/caterer....maybe it was the bucket of brownies she had with her that made me like her best...but Mary Queen of Scotch was a close second! Diane will even make a sculpture of your favorite pet dressed in a costume depicting his personality....see well-loved special pets at Strange Beasts.

Lady Constance has decided it is time for her to create a life for herself outside of the Jasmine Forest. She instructed her lady-in-waiting to pack her trunks and call for her coach to take her to the Village.
She turns to take one last look at her ancestral home....and hopes that her entourage will be along soon with her trunks....before the carriage arrives.

It's getting dark, where are her trunks and that darn carriage?