welcome to your first ever installment of WTF wednesday!
that day reserved for scratching your head at the wide variety of whackadoo things human beings have created.
i come across some weird, bizarre, crazy shit in my travels as a vintage hound, and will share some of them here.
here is a charming 70’s cross stitch wall hanging. meant for a children’s bathroom. why is the boy holding a sling shot. no really, WHY?
who wants to boogie board on a confederate flag? how about a confederate flag with a pitbull in a chain collar? sometimes i’d like to kick america in the jimmy.
here’s a sweet and loving 70’s wooden plaque from bryson city, NC. the only non-vice expense in his budget is dog food. (kevin hung this one up at his law office – asheville bankruptcy lawyer.)
even the handi-men in hawaii wear aloha shirts.
we went to look at our ‘dream house’ on town mountain. the internet said it had a pool. the location was perfect. the view divine.
the house had been completely washed away by water. sad trombone.
as with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.
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i was born in 1976, the heydey of the t-shirt.
in those days, t-shirts were soft, made in the USA, and the graphics were hand-drawn, bold and colorful.
|5th birthday party in an apple schnapps t-shirt|
my grandfather, flops, was a liquor salesman in providence, rhode island. he would get boxes of booze-related promotional giveaways to pass on to bar owners. he passed a lot of those t-shirts onto my brother and me. lucky!
|poured in the USA boss berry schnapps raglan tee|
our nightshirts were schnapps t-shirts.
|happy birthday yukon jack whiskey|
we wore a “pott & coke” shirt until it disintegrated. (pott is a brand of rum) (we were 5 years old)
one of my first t-shirt memories is this cruzan rum shirt. so simple! so soft! so beautiful! we also had the matching beach towel.
a good 3/4 of my wardrobe is now and has always been designed for men or boys. i don’t like being ‘dressed up’ and value comfort and texture over everything.
|10 years old in a men’s surfers alliance t-shirt|
i continued loving t-shirts as i got older. i got them as souvenirs. i started going thrifting in high school looking for old t-shirts.
|budweiser ringer and a bichon |
over the years, i have amassed a closetful of about 100 soft, thin vintage t-shirts that i wear every day. i still have and wear a handful of the original t-shirts flops gave to us in the 80’s. yukon jack is a clear winner.
in the coming months, i will highlight a few of my favorites here. stay tuned!
High Sierra Music Festival jammed on this past weekend in California.
I was not there, but a slew of Skippy Haha Vintage shirts made the trip.
Behold members of ALO and Tea Leaf Green happily sporting SHV torso shields on stage.
(L to R) Josh Clark in Lynyrd Skynyrd t-shirt, Bo Carper in vintage western, Trevor Garrod in embroidered 70’s western, Steve Adams in Hot Tub t-shirt, and Dan Lebowitz in picnic gingham button down.
Viva rock! Festivaaaaaaal!
last week 2 nephews, my brother & sister in law stopped here amidst a 2 day road trip for a total of 14 hours and during the entirety those 14 hours it rained steadily and was under 50 degrees. it was great to see them nonetheless and they will have to come back and enjoy the outdoors soon.
here is our ever-expanding gallery of kids’ art and vintage cross stitch. if any of your kids want to be featured, please send away!
my friend who works for makerbot sent me a sweet box full of 3-D printed with “a corn based eco-safe bio plastic.”
we have labrador stoppers of many shapes, stretchy fun bangle bracelets, a hot pink unicorn cat, a dunny, and fantastic dog butt hooks in green and –
nacho! already hung nacho butt for keys. phuckyeah!
spring has really sprung around here. everything is changing like crazy. it’s neon.
|he sees cows|
on thursday i found this heathered gray vintage 80’s sweatshirt with an airbrushed picture of “Pretzel” the beautiful long haired long tongued dachshund dog.
Supermama of Supermama vintage alerted me to the “mamie ringer t-shirt” on ebay. they’re asking $5000 for it. i would be happy with 1/100th that. “Pretzel” will be posted this week.
blisstexas bought this fun fiesta san antonio shirt from shv and posted a few pictures from the actual festival this weekend. it is awesome to see a shirt get a great new life!
we have plants in the garden, and in pots on the deck. ferociously friendly nachos on steroids still. todos buenos!
these 5 different trees have made themselves into a little family. from afar they look like 1 tree.
update on the oil pulling – went to the dentist yesterday and the very sweet hygienist i’ve been going to since 2007 said my teeth were ‘the best i’ve ever seen ’em.’ i haven’t had any head cold symptoms in 4 months now. i am keeping it up!
i’ve been spending a huge amount of time the past 2 months getting a skippyhaha.com website together where i can sell my vintage clothing. it will take me months plural for me to load all 1200 items into the new site, but slowly but surely i am getting there and i hope to have it done by june. the site is live now and open for business, but i want to get everything up there before really publicizing it. but i like how it turned out and it is getting there!