Magic Windows #1

by angeliska on August 26, 2009

Want to see into my day-to-day? My crazy-ass hyper-power robot celephone
records it fairly faithfully for me, and it’s high-time for a magic window party!

Jewels from the shop. Sometimes I cannot resist the sparkle.
Okay, I admit that I have a problem- my bijoux collection is getting a bit out of hand!

Also from Uncommon Objects– this man is made of wax.
He looked sad, so I gave him a skunk-skin to wear, and a silver acorn collar.
He seemed more hopeful after I styled him. I think he’s looking for love.

The other day, I came to work only to discover that gremlins had been cavorting
in the night and knocked my shelf down, thus destroying pretty much everything
that could be broken in my booth. Total bricolage carnage. Glass everywhere.
The universe is being a little heavy-handed in hinting to me that maybe I need
to be a little more zen with the material objects. Trying to learn that lesson.
Between the hurricane, the renovation, and the destructo-dog, I think I’m
getting the picture! Breathe, and let it all go. Yes, it has memories and magic.
Yes, it is just stuff. Oh, and by the by- to everyone who recommended a crate
for Grrizelda: You were all totally right, and I wished I listened sooner!

I loved this freaky nekko-cat vase from guess where.
It barfs flowers at you. I find a bouquet brightens a room, don’t you?
Especially when upchucked by a tiny ceramic kitty.

This is just wrong. It’s a chocolate covered Twinkie from Big Top Candy Shop.
You know you want it. I ate half, and I thought I was going to die. Crazy.

My sweetie cleaned out his closet and discovered all these punk shirts he
silkscreened when he was a kid. I’ve been feeling like dressing like I did when
I was 14, so I adopted his handmade Wind Chill Factor shirt. We went to see
Inglourious Basterds that night, so I felt I had dressed very appropriately.
Holy crap, it was so amazing. It affected me much more than I could have
ever predicted. Absolutely Tarantino’s masterpiece. So many good films out
this year! For the first time in forever, I feel like I might actually watch the Oscars.

All of the attention to detail in the film was impeccable. The rhinestones studded
shoes and fabulous hats, and the women all wore the same shade of red lipstick.
Pretty damn certain it was my own favorite, M.A.C.’s Ruby Woo. So perfect!

I love this embroidered flamenca. A gift for one of my favorite ladies!

This is my summer drink of choice lately. Redcurrant + rose syrup + soda.
It’s from Poland. If you ever see another bottle, please send one to me!

There’s been a brutal drought here, and our garden is torched.
The guardian of the succulents is protecting these hardy babies, though.

My beloved Grampa told me recently that he wanted to go shopping for a new
wardrobe. He asked to go to Banana Bay, inexplicably, which is a military supply
store. We found him a new Greek Fisherman’s cap, in dove-gray, very dapper.
He was into the camo, so I picked out this jacket for him. The print was the best,
but I don’t know what it’s camo for, exactly. Night-hunting? My Grampa is 95
years old, and he has mad style. Incidentally, he is also the least military kind of guy
ever, (he’s an intellectual!) so who knows- he said he liked the look! Tough!

Admiral Fox is also sporting the mode de guerre!
Spiked helmets are the new black, didn’t you hear?


don’t get me near that confection, my gluttonous self would’ve swallowed it whole!
your new puppy looks a dorable, i can’t wait to meet the new pet!
i love finding new interests in my grandparents. apparently my grandmother just had her cousin bleach her (all my life) dark locks bleached blonde.
perhaps i will follow suite in her support.
it’s been awhile.

by j.a.g on August 26, 2009 at 12:32 am. Reply #

bad news – I live in Poland and never seen such a syrup, ever. Maybe it’s one of these product for outside markets, who knows? You’ll probably find another one in India or on Madagaskar or in some other crazy place like that;)

by ee-nez on August 26, 2009 at 1:24 am. Reply #

always a pleasure. love love love.

by suzanne on August 26, 2009 at 1:29 am. Reply #

I’m always full of glee when I see a new post of yours full of visual goodness pop up on my Google Reader. Your writings warm my heart, inspire and encourage. So very happy to see you doing so well.
O- and strangely you can find your delectable syrup on Amazon:

by noire_blanche @ LJ on August 26, 2009 at 3:36 am. Reply #


by VJESCI on August 26, 2009 at 7:07 am. Reply #

Once again, your photojournal has astounded me! I really love the shot of you in Colin’s T-Shirt…and what a China Doll you are in the shop with your red lipstick! Grandpa Charlie looks terrific in his new duds…he is so incredibly wonderful…happy to hear the crate is working for you…love you ever and ever…by the way…want to come celebrate Connie’s transformation into becoming three years old on her birthday, Sept 1? We want an intimate family dinner with you and Colin, Grandpa, and 8800 Coastal Drive gang…
Connie gets to choose the venue (with help, of course!)

by karimomma on August 26, 2009 at 7:26 am. Reply #

Whoa! Charlie sets the best trends…hopefully, I’m coming to visit for the holidays and I can see him in person, he’s gem, a sweetheart, super smart, amazing, made YOU possible…..really I could go on all day.
Glad to hear about the crate action, yippee!!!
Miss Hera Whipzit Von Mantisleg is coming today for a week and 1/2 stay….
puppy+no expenses=heaven
Oh my! I can only guess how soft that T-Shirt is.
I’m sure we can find that soda up in Greenpoint for you while you’re visitin’ (can’t wait!…love you sooooo much) Sorry to hear about your “gremlin” experience, hope it didn’t set you back too too much.

by Whiskey Deer Wolf on August 26, 2009 at 8:33 am. Reply #

Lovely silk screened top there, Angeliska. I’m envious.

by Verity on August 26, 2009 at 11:28 am. Reply #

haha, grandpa charlie, i love you so much. amazing. let’s all get matching caps.
your posts make my heart happy!

by verhext on August 26, 2009 at 11:33 am. Reply #

what’s a google reader?
anyway, gramps looks formidable!

by c h a r i t y on August 26, 2009 at 4:08 pm. Reply #

Oh Lady! You must get yourself to Hola Aloha, the new gourmet sno-cone place by my house. It’s on Manor by El CHilito. They have rose and lavendar and strawberry basil and cucumber and so many awesome flavors, all hand-made by darling Chella. And then come over and say hi and meet our chickens and cats and dog and guinea pig!

by Valerie on August 28, 2009 at 10:14 pm. Reply #

VALERIE: Mmm, that sounds AMAZING! I must, I must!

by Angeliska on September 6, 2009 at 2:13 am. Reply #

love your blog, also, the spiky helmet is from an oddfellows costume!

by edgertor on November 2, 2009 at 4:03 pm. Reply #

Thank you! Yes, I bought the helmet from a dealer at the antique shop I work at who sells lots of masonic gear and is an Oddfellow himself-
I also have matching leggings! Love the IOOF regalia.

by Angeliska on November 8, 2009 at 10:10 pm. Reply #

Leave your comment


Required. Not published.

If you have one.