Saturday, March 28, 2015

Davina & The Vagabonds "Start Running"


Davina and the Vagabonds - Lipstick and Chrome


Davina and The Vagabonds Concert....

What a Fun.... Time. :)
My Friend, Allyson... bought me a ticket.... for the Event.
I Love this Band...
Friend Marc B. introduced me  to their Music... a while back....
: )
I went right out....and bought their cd.
Had it playing down the rabbit hole... Allyson heard them...on one of her visits....
and Loved them...too!
She heard they were going to be playing at The Campbell Steel Art Gallery...in Marion, Iowa...
and invited me to go with her... and her Sis... <3 
what a Gift.
: )
Tho... my images from my phone... leave a lot...to be desired... it was an Awesome... Show.
My Friend... Marc... was there... Tony....Melody... {Image Nouveau Photography ...
{Melody... is Awesome... she's the Gal...who did The Mad Hatter... Shoot...for me! } 
and her...Hubby... : )
There were so many people... there... that I knew.... that came to our table... to say "Hi!"
I didn't expect to see anyone... I knew... there....  so... I wasn't looking. : )
I...guess.... I was oblivious... to my surroundings... 
{Too Busy.... watching the Band! : ) Whistling...and Whooping it Up! : ) }
This Band... has a Big New Orleans... style....... Jazz...Sound!
LOVED The Horns! 
I visited with Davina...during one of their breaks....  she is a Doll. <3 
Marc... bought me her latest cd....'Sunshine'...{How Sweet...is That! : )
 Marc, is my Dear Friend.... Stephanie's.... Hubby...and...my Long Time...Friend. : ) } 
Davina... had signed it for me. : )
I shared the story.... as she and I.... visited....of her earlier... cd... 'Black Cloud'.... 
and how... it touched me...so.... last year, earlier... in the evening : ) 
{I was going to purchase it... after the Show... but... Marc... surprised me with it.... : ) }
What a Lovely... comment... she... wrote. 
Seems.... she understood...... the meaning... of a 'Black Cloud'...too. : ) 
Our Server...was a Belly Dancer....
She was Awesome.... : ) : ) : ) 
yes... it was a very... fun...evening. : )
I'm heading out... early in the morn.....
so... better wrap it up.
Love to ya...
and... if you get the chance... to see this Band....
GO!
They are headed to the UK... 
but...they do many Shows... throughout the Country...
They are from the Twin Cities....
and.... are Really... Somethin'. ! 
Barb C.
{When Davina... first came out....
She said....
"I am so Disappointed... that all of The Antique Shops... are Closed... here...in Marion...tonight!
I...LOVE Antiques!!!
I Yelled!!!
"Mine's Not!!!
I have an Antique Shop!!!
We Could be there...in 15 Minutes!!!"
{normally 30... but... I was driving Jethro.... : ) }
She Stood Up...from her Piano.... and started walking off the Stage....
Davina.... was Ready to Come Slide... down...the Rabbit Hole!!!
{It was...Hilarious!!! }
{It's kind of... sad.... in a way....
 When Artists... Play...'Perform'....
 they work... very odd... hours.
So...they Miss... a Lot... in the Cities.... they work.
I'll never forget.... I was working....down the rabbit hole... late... late... one Winter Night.
I was at the back... of the shop.... and heard the door open... up front.
{Yikes!!!}
I started.... making my way...to the front......saying......."Hello????"......
It was a Huge... Man... in a Big Black...Fur...Coat.....
with him...were two... Beautiful... Young... Women.
Only he.. could speak English....
They were here... {Cedar Rapids}... performing... The Russian Ballet.
They were out driving... and saw the lights.... from the rabbit hole....
and... just... stopped.
??????
: )
I...about fell over....
They were Lovely.... 
The Girls... picked out a couple... of little Treasures....
The Man... asked... "How Much?"....
I said...
"They are a Gift.... form Iowa. : ) <3 "....
oh my....
what a Memory. <3 }





This is Davina.... She...and her Band... are...Cooool....Cats! : )

Our Server... was a Riot!
and.... a Darned Good... Belly Dancer! : ) : ) : ) 

Friday, March 27, 2015

War - Low Rider

Took a Little Trip....

A Sweet Little Friend...
called the other day.....
Asked if I'd like to join her.... on a 
Little Road Trip.... Thursday...
I thought about it..... and.... thought it would be fun....
: )
I hadn't visited with my Friend.... for a long time.
She and I...had a Lovely Visit.... stopped at some Fun Shops....
and Gathered... some Interesting Things!
: )
We took the Ford... and covered many miles... in little time. : )
I was running on about 4 hours of sleep.... oh my....
and... it was The Ford's.... Maiden Voyage... with his new rear end...
and.... bed.
: )
We heard a 'clunk'.... when we took off.... I... about had a heart attack....
but... never heard it again.... ; )
So... away we went... Fast....and Low... ; )
I'm working on the Shop...today....
The 11th, will be here sooner than we know.
: )
I'm going to put a Tent up... behind the Shop... and Fill It!
There will be Much.... to Dig Through!
Love..to ya....
Barb C.
Here are some of the 'Smalls'... I gathered yesterday.... on our Whirlwind.... trip...to Wisconsin.
Lots of Ghost Mirrored Items..... Worn Velvet.... and... Vintage Buttons. : )
{I'm on a Gnarly....Vintage 'Button Kick'...Lately. : ) }
I also bought... an Unbelievable... Twin Sized... Iron Bed. : )
and... the Most Soulful... Mid 1800's Blanket Chest.
The Early Chest...has the Most Wonderful.... Turned Legs....
Well... Three.... Wonderful... Early.... Turned Legs.....
and... One... Old...Gnarly 'Make Do'... foot.... that was attached a hundred years ago....
when the Fourth Leg... was somehow... broken.... along The Chest's 'Journey'....
LOVE IT!!!
: )
There is no lid, that too... was lost.... somewhere.... on the Journey.
: )
but....
It is Beyond... Primitive.... and  So Very.... Soulful.... all Hand Dovetailed... constructed... with Huge...Single Boards. : )
The 'Till'... is amazingly... complete.....
: )

My New... Old.... Bible...
from 1854.
My Friend... found it... and handed it to me. : )
She said... she thought I'd like it.
Yes... she knows me well. : ) 

Liz and I were playing down the rabbit hole.... the other day.
It's kinda funny.... There are some Massive things... there.... yet....
some of the teeniest.... tiniest... little treasures.....
One Never knows... what one.... may stumble across.... : )
These are little...vintage... Board Game pieces...
and a tiny... little Devotional.... <3 <3 <3
 {Love the Key.... I just gave one to a Friend... for her Birthday.}
I had never seen any..like the three I bought.... a while back..... with a Heart... at the top.
John.... created a few... from vintage tin.... for me... a few years ago.
I...thought, he was the only one... who had thought of that.
Then... I find these.... made a hundred years prior... to his.
Too.... Cool. <3



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Alan Jackson - Mercury Blues


well.... The Estate Sale.... is off.

But... An Estate Sale.... will go on. : )
I went through all of the Buildings... again....today.
There....simply isn't enough... for me... to justify.... charging these Girls.
{I...really... could have used this work..... too. : ) }
: )
They... were sooooo sad. : (
I...said... "Don't be Sad!" : )
I felt... by the time... they paid me... well... there wouldn't be much left...for them.
But... I assured....them.... I wasn't going to leave them. : )
{I...Love these Girls... : )
 I...don't hardly know them.... but... somehow... I do. : ) }
: ) 
I guided them... on what to do....
and will continue... to do so.....
and... I'll be there... to help them... pull it all together....
No Charge. : )
I'm still....thinking Long... and Hard....
on that Old Pontiac.
 : )
{I...won't buy...anything early... from a Sale....
but...
I may... make an exception......with the Old... Pontiac.: )
They would love for me... to save it. : ) }
It was their Dad's...... he drove it to work... every day...for Years.
{He missed 6 days of work.... over 36 years... : )
yes... he... was a Working Man.
I... was Blessed... to have been Loved...by a couple of them... myself. : ) }
The girls.... grew up.... in it. : ) 
The Floors.... are gone.... but.... oh my.....
It's the Most....Wonderful.... Life Sized....Toy. : )
I'll take images...of The Sale.... and let you know... when the dates are set.
: )
There's some... very.... Fun.... Gnarly... stuff.... : ) : ) : )
and... LOADS of Tools!!!! : )
Love...to ya...
Barb C.
{Sadly... The Girls... threw... a Lot... away.... before they called me.
but... It's Still.... going to be a Good Sale.... to Attend! : )
I'll be there....shopping... after.... you all get through. : )
If... you ever... have to go through this...
 the First thing...you...and your Family....will want to do.... is Clean House!
Don't Do...It. ; )
Don't... Do It. : ) }

I had to post... 'Mercury Blues'....
it makes me think....
of That...Gnarly....Old Pontiac...
I'm so....
Craaaaaazy....About!!!
: )
: )
: )
{and.... who knew?
I am a Ford... Girl....
: )
but... that old Pontiac.... really...
 makes my Heart... Skip a Beat..... : ) }





Monday, March 23, 2015

1948 pontiac silver streak


Another Estate Sale.... is In The Works!

I just got home... from visiting with the Family....
Four...Daughters... that are... Awesome! : )
This Sale... reminds me... of what my Dad... would have had. : ) 
The Gentleman... that passed away... was 90... and there are some very....
Interesting....Treasures. : )
There is a 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak...Car.. there...
that I... am Totally... In LOVE with. : )
The Daughters said... their Dad... made a Point... of Firing it Up....... every year.
: )
It's... the Gnarliest... Old Car. 
oh my.
LOVE IT!!!
There are some very.... fun... old... Gnarly... things... there. : )
{and.. I... just scratched the surface... : ) }
oh my.
Stay...Tuned. : )
Love to ya...
Barb C.
{The video... above... shows a Silver Streak....
restored.....
: (
Honestly.....
The Old Gal... I Drooled... Over... today...
has this one... Beat...Hands...Down!
It's all... Original...
As Found. : )
oh my....
: )
yes....
it's...
Rat Rod... Style. : )
LOVE IT!!!!
{wait 'til you see.... the Images. <3 }


Sunday, March 22, 2015