Magic Windows #11

by angeliska on April 6, 2010

A miraculous thing happened the other day – my sweetheart found a magical dumpster
filled with all sorts of wonderful things. The very best was this killer cotton candy maker:

As you can see, it works very well indeed. The process is quite magical, like
there’s a big spider hidden in the hot coil that spools the sugar out into clouds.
We made pink peppermint and blue lavender candyfloss, and it was the prettiest
and tastiest we’d ever had. We even started making it with turbinado sugar, so
we could feel a little less guilty about playing herds of children with it. Needless
to say, whoever was operating the cotton candy machine was the star of the
Easter party! The little yickens were totally transfixed, sugar maniacs in heaven.

Colin is so happy and proud of his sweet machine! Adorable, adored.

He also found me this cake-shaped porcelain vase in the same dumpster!
Gene Tierney presents it for our delectation. She lives on my lavatory door.

The sweetest little duckling that was gifted to me for my birthday made her
way onto my Easter bonnet – photographic evidence to follow!

I love the illustration style from this 1920’s children’s book so much.
The graceful branches, the owls and lanterns!
The pastel cicadas and the full moon. It sends me.

This little poem from the same book is a keeper, too.

Check out this kick-ass Ozma of Oz tattoo! She’s basically my very first style
icon. I still am obsessed with that style of headdress. I need to make more!

We rolled out of bed after far too little sleep for the free matinee
showing of The Dark Crystal at the Alamo Drafthouse recently.
Can you believe this skeksis lamp? I cannot. The lightbulb looks
like a purple shard! It was so fantastic seeing this film on the big
screen! It’s such a work of genius! I’m so inspired by the creatures
in this film. If by some shocking twist of fate, you’ve managed never
to see it – then I adjure you to remedy that immediately. Okay?


i can not imagine why anyone would toss out that cotton candy maker and that cake vase. omg. what a wonderful find for you all!
i really love your posts they give me an excuse to just day dream.

by suzanne meow meow on April 7, 2010 at 12:42 am. Reply #

A Skeksis (sp?) lamp! Oh wonderful horror of horrors! They used to scare the stuffing out of me as a child; as an adult I will confess that they are still pretty terrifying.
The children’s book illustration is quite lovely – do you know who the artist is?

by mlle ghoul on April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am. Reply #

What finds! That was a magical dumpster indeed! I can’t wait to see your Easter bonnet. xo

by Eliza on April 7, 2010 at 5:33 am. Reply #

I wish I’d been there with you to eat salty Finnish licorice bits and candied chestnuts while beaming up at the Dark Crystal on the silver screen! And I most certainly need to find my way to Texas this summer to sample you and Colinator’s magic sugar fluff. Seeing your little dutch spice drawers sent me into a fit of home sickness which I’ve been prone to as of late. Can you believe it, home sick while it’s springtime in NY?! Pray you guard that children’s book on my next visit or it may come up missing.
Gros Bisous xoxoxo

by Whiskey Deer Wolf on April 7, 2010 at 6:00 am. Reply #

more head-dresses, please!!
also, i would almost move to austin just to have a chance at catching a free matinee of the dark crystal at the alamo! oh jealousy!

by violetville on April 7, 2010 at 8:28 am. Reply #

Oh wonderful wonderful candy clouds!
The 1920s book so beautiful – I love images of when the 1920s drew inspiration from Japanese art.
Treasure things reminds me of the song Soldier’s Things:
Davenports and kettle drums
And swallow tail coats
Table cloths and patent leather shoes
Bathing suits and bowling balls
And clarinets and rings
And all this radio really
Needs is a fuse
A tinker, a tailor
A soldier’s things
His rifle, his boots full of rocks
And this one is for bravery
And this one is for me
And everything’s a dollar
In this box
Cuff links and hub caps
Trophies and paperbacks
It’s good transportation
But the brakes aren’t so hot
Neck tie and boxing gloves
This jackknife is rusted
You can pound that dent out
On the hood
A tinker, a tailor
A soldier’s things
His rifle, his boots full of rocks
Oh and this one is for bravery
And this one is for me
And everything’s a dollar
In this box
(I’m especially fond of the Holly Cole cover of it)

by OdetteO on April 7, 2010 at 10:52 am. Reply #

I’m 21 years old, and believe it or not, JUST saw the Dark Crystal last week. We liked it – although I have to say, I’m more jealous of the cotton candy maker than of the movie viewing!

by Michelle on April 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm. Reply #

*Ooooh* – I love the cotton candy maker. What an amazing find! My brother and I had one when we were *wee-kiddies* and it was so much fun. You make me want to buy one immediately. Haha. Yay!

by Misha/DawaiOser on April 7, 2010 at 3:59 pm. Reply #

I’m so simple. I could not take my eyes off of the pretty pink cotton candy puff growing before my eyes in the video.
I love a great curbside, or dumpster find.

by SimpleSue on April 8, 2010 at 8:11 pm. Reply #

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