Saturday, September 28, 2013

Splish Splashin' in the Rain


c.1912 Rain Drops Novelette 
vintage song sheet graphics

Ain't no little drip drip here...
        it's all splash,

vintage French paper doll with raincoat and umbrella
thanks to origamibears!

Yep, we have enough rain now,
thank you God.

c.1907 'Brother Noah Gave out Checks for Rain'
vintage song sheet graphics courtesy of Indiana Music Libraries

I sure am glad that Noah went through the earth-covering drench and floods instead of me.
Still, some days here it seems like God is going for another flood.....

vintage paper doll with rain gear

But God keeps His promises.
He has set the rainbow in the sky to remind us
that He will never flood the entire earth again....

c.1922 'After The Rain Song'

I think I'll go outside and look for one today!!

Just to make sure He hasn't changed His mind!!!

c.1919 'After the Shower'

Which is, of course, pure silliness.
God doesn't change His mind!

paper doll with raincoat
courtesy of

paper doll with coat/raincoat
courtesy of

I know that other places around the globe have received scads more rain than we have here in the Rocky Mountains and foothills, in the form of
hurricanes and floods and tornadoes
and all sorts of weather-nasties that bring
 bucket-loads of water.

c.1908 'Any Old Port in a Storm'

whenever things happen to yourself 
or your friend down the street
it seems so much more immediate, more real
doesn't it?

vintage paper dolls with pink raincoat

My heart goes out to the many many people
that have lost their homes, and loved ones.

c.1907  'I Miss You like the Roses Miss the Rain'

vintage Lace On doll with raincoat, hat and boots

I thought today would be a good day

vintage paper doll with raincoat and umbrella
Don't forget to add tabs!

vintage French paper doll with raincoat, hat and umbrella

"The sun'll come out
tomorrow!..." clip from musical 'Annie'

'It Takes a Little Rain with the Sunshine to Make the World Go Round'

vintage paper doll with raincoat and galoshes
courtesy origamibears

Well, that concludes my rain-filled blog of today!

"The older one gets the more one feels that the present must be enjoyed;
it is a precious gift.
Comparable to a state of grace."

-Marie Curie

c.1920 "Rain"

If you are stuck inside I hope my 
plethora* of paper dolls 
and vintage song sheet covers 
have inspired you to have some fun....
in spite of the rainy day!

*wonderful word! it means: lots and lots!

paper doll set by John Axe - personal use only please!


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"Autumn's Fair Maid"
original Collage Paper Painting by inkspired
using all recycled junk mail

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rootin' Tootin' Cowboys...and The Lone Ranger!


vintage Zane Grey magazines with vintage toys & badges

Welcome to my Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy Blog Special!!

Today is a cowpoke-punchin' plethora of kitschy 
and genuine Western Hospitality!

(Oh, that was fun to write!)

1956 Movie Poster for "Frontier Gambler"

Git ready fer some gen-you-ine Cowboy Fun!!!

Cowboy Art

scene from The Lone Ranger with Tonto and The Lone Ranger

Oh, those silly cowboys.
Always funnin' and pointin' guns 'n such!

Wyatt Earp, famous Western figure and gunfighter

High Ho Silver, Away!! Lego Lone Ranger

vintage 1950s Dell comic book of The Lone Ranger

An' let's not forget those Gals.....
....and what gals they were!!!!

antique Cowgirl Postcard

Annie Oakley, famous Western sharpshooter

by David Stoecklein

Them Western Wild Wimmen', now they come
in all sizes, shapes and perty outfits!

"Red" in The Lone Ranger, played by Helena Bonham Carter

retro style western jacket with leather fringe and trim

custom made cowgirl boots with spotted calf hair and leather

"Sittin' by the fire 
too close in your jeans 
can git mighty plenty hot
in an uncomfortable spot!"

- cowboy wisdom

Here's a nice little paper doll set for yah!

'course, you know wherever there's pretty lil' gals,
there's bound tah' be some fellers too....

paper dolls courtesy of

Which reminds me of the all-important Cowboy accessory...
The Cowboy Hat!

genuine horseshoe hat rack

The gen-you-ine Cowboy Hat
comes in a variety of shapes.
Like these....

"Los Musicos" collage portrait

'Buck n Bum' cowboy hat

vintage straw cowboy hat

"Never squat with yer spurs on!"

- cowboy wisdom

vintage 1980's cowboy boots

vintage frontier play set

Some of yah mighta' been hearin' bad things about a 
Wild West Movie Pitchure recently.
It's called

The Lone Ranger

(not to be confused with 
The Lone Ranger TV series...)
The Lone Ranger TV series

Well, let me just whisper a tip in yer ear...
It'a a good 'un.

Them critics 'n nay-sayers 'n fancy interest groups...
they sure got the saddle on the wrong critter with this one!

Take yer lil' gal or yer cowboy and git on over 'n see it!

scene from The Lone Ranger, with Johnny Depp as 'Tonto' and Armie Hammer as 'The Lone Ranger'

Now, friends are mighty importint' to yah
in the Wild West frontier.
Pick 'em careful like, and they'll never let yah down.
Whether they have fur,
or hair,
or whatever on thar' heads.

Tonto, from The Lone Ranger, played by Johnny Depp

vintage Wild West 'Bob' paper dolls

Tonto and The Ghost Horse, from The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger with his trusty steed Silver, and his BFF Tonto

Paint Horses fabric squares

The Lone Ranger and Tonto from The Lone Ranger

Australian Cattle Dog

There's plenty o' down right dirty rotten scoundrels
to mess yah' up....

General George Armstrong Custer, Wild West mess of an Army officer and treaty breaker

Billy the Kid 
famous gunfighter, charming boy-face and too-ready-to-pull-the-trigger gunman

...and here's a nasty Wild West rumor,
yet to be confirmed or denied....

my all time favorite Gary Larson The Far Side cartoon...

Well, if it's time to pack yer bags and come 'n visit...
Ya'll are welcome any time!!

Here's some packin' idees...

antique hide-covered box with hand forged iron closures

handmade glazed horse biscotti

vintage deerskin fringe jacket

Some Fun Stuff fer the trip:

vintage 1950's The Lone Ranger frame mat puzzle

Lego set Tonto and The Lone Ranger

Dell comic book The Lone Ranger from 1952

an' some stitchin' fer yer fingers.....

'Bronco' embroidery pattern 
I think I found this on TurkeyFeathers' blog

and remember....

Happy Trails to all y'all!!

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c.1907, courtesy of Indiana Music Libraries