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Blatant Advertising

It’s been kind of quiet on the blog because I’ve been spending most of my time doing a major overhaul of the house.  I’m organizing, and in order to get organized I’m getting rid of a lot of “stuff.”  I’ve sold books, CDs, and DVDs to Pendragon and Amoeba, clothes to Pretty Penny and Crossroads etc. etc.  Now I’m at the furniture stage.  Anyone interested in my DWR bookcases?  You can check out my enticing Craigslist ad here. SOLD

DWR says: “When fully loaded, the bookcase virtually disappears behind the books.”

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Just watch the Sapien bookcase disappear!

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A Dangerous Link

Harvey Clars is a small auction house just a hope skip and a jump from Rockridge on Telegraph underneath the 24 (the fact that I call it the 24 as opposed to “24” reveals my Southern California roots apparently).  I’ve heard that one can cultivate a serious addiction between the random, “fun,” and odd items in their catalogs and the extremely low prices.   Honestly I’m a little scared to step foot in the place lest I succumb to the addiction and turn my house in the Rockridge version of the Winchester Mystery House stocked with memorabilia from Clars, but I may not be able to resist the temptation of the spectacle much longer.  What’s catching my eye in this weekend’s catalog (buyers beware!):

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Lot 15: Marotte Folie German bisque head doll

Marotte Folie German bisque head and shoulder plate with a curly blonde wig and hand-painted features with fixed blue paperweight eyes, and an open mouth revealing four teeth, the head sitting atop a music box concealed within a drum shaped torso on a celluloid handle that also serves as a whistle, dressed in a jester’s costume, impressed 3200 AM (Armand Marseille) 12/0 DEP, with origninal box, 11” to hat

Pretty psychotic looking I know, but there’s something about the combination of heavy eyebrows, big earrings, and prominent chompers that makes this girl my totem and taboo all rolled into one.  You must read the description carefully–the celluloid handle also serves as a whistle!

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Lot 106: Chinese Underglazed Blue Porcelain Vases/Lamps

(lot of 2) Chinese blue-and-white porcelain vases, now mounted as lamps, the first encircled by stiff leaves to the neck, with the body further decorated with stylized patterns on a leiwen ground, vase 17.75”h; the other painted with mock animal head handles to the neck above dissolving archaistic mythical beasts, vase: 17.5”h

There is only one bedside lamp in I.’s and my marital bedroom.  A year and a half later we are still married, but two moderately matching bedside lamps would be a welcome addition to the family.

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Lot 519: Multi-tiered, sectional circular bookshelf

Mahogany multi-tiered, sectional circular bookshelf having shaped finial, faux classic literary selection dividers, rotating top, with lion bask ring pull handles and paw feet, 66”h x 34”d

Either so wrong it’s right or simply wrong wrong wrong!  I’m still fascinated by it either way.  I can’t imagine where in the world it would go, either in my home or any other, but the fact that Clars has it has me tickled.  The strange lion’s head at the base–is that a door knocker?  Is this bookcase in actuality a vortex to another world?  Will C.S. Lewis meet me on the other side with a tray of Turkish Delight?

Happy bidding!

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Yesterday I came home to a 3rd sofa

Yes, a third sofa for my under 1,200 square foot craftsman.  

It’s working its groove thing in my dining room right now.  And has no feet.  Yet.

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Non-Obama post

I was browsing Eddie Ross’ blog today: http://www.eddieross.com/ and am inspired by his Before&After-an Ikea Sofa Makeover post.

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Alls well that ends well, right?

I suppose it helps if you have a nice big room with clean lines, a well-organized book shelf, lucite coffee table, and a bunch of orchids on hand; but lucky for me, I do!

I’m seconds away from impulse buying a pink slipcover.  I know, I know.  But honestly I think it’s just the jolt of color my tried and true neutral toned living room could use.  

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mmm…pink sofa…yummmmmmm

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