Tortura: The Sounds of Pain and Pleasure (Bondage Records, 1965)


You can listen or download here.Greetings again my naughty readers. Today, we’re going to look at one of the most bizarre non-music records of the 1960s.

Not much is known about this album. Yet it remains one of the most collectible non-music LPs for it’s rarity and, um, oddness.

Tortura was produced by Los Angeles based Flag Publications, noteworthy for it’s um, kinky products. Which of course includes ÔÇťadult and juvenile discipline, transvestism, home movie and Polaroid hobbyists, exotic… Read More

The Telephone Gossip Bench


The telephone “gossip bench” was a throwback to the early days of the telephone. They were often found in hallways and foyers for privacy. They had space for a telephone and sometimes a directory or drawer space. They typically date from the 1900s to the 1960s (but I remember seeing a few in department store catalogs as late as the 1980s.) But as more people began getting their own phones in their own rooms and private lines, they became obsolete.

However, they’ve found new uses today as a book nook or laptop/netbook desks.

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SEATBELT

7.2 x 30 x 3.5 cm
I indeed did own my dream car: a mid-eighties Volvo 240 station wagon, cornflower blue. A perfect form married to absolute function. Except that the function part didn’t work out so well.
After only a year-and-a-half together, I donated the thing. And knowing what “donated” means (see: metal cube), I extracted the seat belts before I bid her adieu. I thought maybe someday I’d use them for something.
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Kellogg’s Just Right Cereal


Kellogg’s Just Right cereal was introduced in the USA in 1985. My mom bought a box and I remember us trying this, only getting a few bites in until we had to dump the rest of our bowls into the trash. It was nasty.

My peers in high school had the same opinion and we called it Just Sucks. The cereal was basically a fruitcake in a box. It had bran flakes, corn flakes, dates, raisins, almond bits and oats and pretty much targeted at the yuppie bunch.

This cereal had a massive ubiquitous TV advertising campaign for it (perhaps the largest I had ever seen for a cereal) and discount offers that moms of that time couldn’t resist. But everyone under the age of 30 hated this commercial as much as the cereal because it was guaranteed to pop up at least 4 times an hour during day… Read More

My new SHOP!

WOW.. I did not realize how long it has been since I posted to my blog! I have been super busy getting my new shop ready for grand opening this weekend!! I am so excited to have a bigger place!! I just got the outside painted today, I will post before & after pictures of it tomorrow! Here are some inside shots!




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BUSY DAY!

I had a busy day at the shop! We finished painting the out side!! We reupholstered this beautiful chair, and added a seat to this fabulous rocking chair for the shop’s front porch!! Getting ready for GRAND OPENING THIS WEEKEND!

SHOP BEFORE (Hunter Green)
SHOP AFTER!!! Gray with white trim & Black door!
Door & Trim AFTER!
OLD Light fixture!
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China Cabinet Make Over

I had the pleasure of doing a Makeover for this beauty! It is going in a SALON!, So I knew I had to make her look BEAUTIFUL! She was a Blond, but I decided she needed to be dyed (painted) black! After she was painted, Then I figured she needed some curls! I used this awesome paper (disposable table runner) from Cake Vintage Click on the link to see more! http://www.cakevintage.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=KP401  I have used this before, but I used decoupage. This time I used the 3M 77 spray! I LOVED IT! **TIP** Before you start painting something that you want to add paper or fabric to, take the back off, it is way easier to paint it because you can work on both sides, and you wont get paint on the paper/fabric. It is also easier to put the paper/fabric on! Once you finish painting the piece, place the newly covered back panel back on!  She is ready for her debut at the salon Bella Couture in Melissa TX!! 
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Chapter 4

Well as you all know, I have been pretty busy, so I have not had a lot of time to write chapter 4!  SO…Here ya go! If you have not read chapters 1-3, you might want to do that before you read 4!! A little over 18 years ago, my husband the “DUDE” and I were having lots of problems. I know a lot of people would never tell things that happen to them because they don’t want others to judge them, or they are too ashamed, but I feel like I should tell you these things. Maybe, to help you get through your hard times, or to just use what we went through as a testimony of what God can do, IF YOU will allow Him! My husband has NEVER laid a hand on me, he has never even called me a bad name, however, he did have a problem with drugs and alcohol.  Like most people who have that addiction, he neglected his bills and things we, as a family needed, so he would have what he “needed”. I was miserable. Being a stay at home mom of 4, the kids would get the brunt of my unhappiness. I woul… Read More