The first place Lamont brought his Dad was to a fancy bar for a pre-theatre drink....and this is where I had to comment.
Lamont got a Martini and Fred, after not getting his much wanted draft beer, got an Old Fashioned ("where's the ice cream?"). The bartender went and made their drinks, returned and said "That'll be $2.50", to which Lamont gave him $3.00 "keep the change". Fred was in amazement that two drinks were that expensive and that Lamont gave the bartender a .50 cent tip. (He also kept asking where the pinball machines were, but that's another long lost fun thing for another time).
$2.50 for two drinks???!!! One being a martini???!!!
I know it's been a long time since milk was a buck or less a gallon, and a Big Mac was under a dollar, but $2.50 for two drinks??!!
I don't think there are many places around where you can get a martini now (and a bad one at that) for less than ten bucks. Hell, most of them are more like $14.00+ and, they're all froofy, with chocolate and sprinkles and BACON, and hey, now Fred's ice cream would make sense!
I just need to ask.....when did the price of things become so outrageous?
And, when did things become so outrageous? (Bacon? In a martini? Wtf?)
Maybe I'm just old.
That can't be it.
Maybe I just need that time machine.....who's with me?
I'll meet you in the old, tiny Cherry Webb closet at eight.
It's almost Christmas, which means CINNAMON ROLLS!!
Mmmmmm....the above are last years, we only have them once a year, so now, seeing the picture, I am craving them. Doh! Gotta wait!
Vintage Christmas shopping on our Etsy store has been going strong, loads of Christmas and other Holiday items have already flown out the door, with a variety of gifts being bought, and some great party outfits too.
We add new items every day not only for the Season but everyday vintage items too.
Here are some ideas for not only decorating your home, but yourself, and great vintage gift items for the collector on your list.
First off, though we have sold a ton of them already, there are still a few Putz homes left.
(Update 12/7/15, only three left, hurry!)
These are all a little different, and I believe the trend started in Germany years ago. These are all early mid century (40's-50's) and marked Japan on the bottom. They were personalized with different colors, shapes, glitter, fences, and tiny bottle brush trees. The windows and doors are a cellophane material, which, though many didn't survive like the houses did, you can buy replacements for. There has also been a resurgence in crafting (thanks to Martha Stewart) these little guys yourself, painting and heavily glittering them for a custom little village. The backs usually have a small hole that a little light can be threaded into to illuminate them from the inside.
Currently we do have about 8 of the Putz homes left (as of 12/7/15, only 3 left), and also a large lot of tiny plastic homes (one with a water wheel!), complete with fences and animals.
We also still have some ornaments left, and are in he process of adding as many as we can.
We have ornament lots, single special ornaments, and items that can be used to craft your own ornaments....there's still time folks if you're the crafty type!