Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Who Knew Shopping Could Be So Seductive?


So, where was I?
Oh right. When last we left I had just pulled my hair out of the electric guillotine known as the car window, splashed a forgiving waitress with leftover soda, showed up at an auction two weeks early and lost the french tip on the fourth toe of my left foot. And it was only 9:15 am on Saturday morning. The rest of the day was just as productive.


As you'll recall, I accidentally found a marvelous book sale. THIS is what I found. (Gal, you
will love this) It's a gorgeous Time Life book on the life of Jacqueline Kennedy.
Perfect condition. Beautiful photographs. Two dollars.

As fond as I am of the Kennedy clan and all the elegance Miss Bouvier bestowed upon our land, I doubt she ever got her hair caught in the car window.
Let's just forget that part, shall we?
Moving on.


Next stop. The Antique Shop. Let's open the gate and go inside.







The weather was perfectly overcast with no humidity. Inside.....I felt bathed and awash in color and light.























Take a look.Can someone say retro?

No. Not me. The furniture, wise guy...





I loved it! They didn't even mind the photographs. I asked this time. They were flattered. Very cool. Groovy. OK.

I'll stop with the sixties jargon. Mmmmmaybe.






I found
Stained glass serenity...





Tantalizing blue Tiffanys






See-through splashes....



and sensual shapes


begging for attention
Closer....closer....

















Til the lanterns laughed at
Cupid watching in the mirror.....


Tsk Tsk-ing my corner peeking...........

Sneaking
up
on phallic symbols.



Freud would be so proud. (Jackie wouldn't say that would she....)


Who knew shopping would turn into a composition of juxtaposed form and flash?
Certainly not I.






Intrigued, I was, with the sensual ramifications of my romp (sorry....I just had to say that. I've always wanted to say "ramifications of my romp") My mind was spinning and twirling with blog post possibilities when SMACK ! I ran into these.
(you knew that would happen didn't you Trav?) and my sunglasses got twisted in the camera strap underneath the yellow moons. Off with her head?! Well, at least her Dime store shades.










When's the last time you found a room full of moons?





P.S. **Tomorrow the tale of Ringo, Paul, George and John. They were in the window I tell ya...**
copyright Mimi Lenox images and words 2006-2009 All rights reserved.

22 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Well, I've been on a book buying binge lately. does that count?

Thom said...

What a charming and sensual end to the tale. And to think you included Jackie O

Mojo said...

Oh my Queen... Jackie has nothing on you. Nothing!

And if I'm not mistaken, it looks like you have a new camera, n'cest pas?

Akelamalu said...

How kind of the shopkeeper to let you take photos for our information and amusement! :)

I love that animal print chair - send it over!

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

Only you could take the ordinary and make it extraordinary... and yes, I do believe Freud would be proud ;)
Thanks for the smiles :)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You're always lurking around taking pictures for our enjoyment!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Seductive? How about "addictive?"

The Gal Herself said...

You're right! I'm always happy to see JBKO! She's my all time heroine. And yes, I believe she would comment on Freud. She was said to have a wicked, sophisticated sense of humor (which I take to mean dirty, but with a patina of the intellectual).

To go from Jackie to the Beatles ... you do seem to be in some psychedelic, groovy time tunnel.

Mimi Lenox said...

Charles - Yes! I always knew you were seductive.

Mimi Lenox said...

Thom - Glad you enjoyed. But it's not the end of the tale!

Mimi Lenox said...

Mojo - I've actually had it a while but I'm still learning.

Mimi Lenox said...

Akelamalu - I loved it too!

Mimi Lenox said...

Dawn - I'm glad you are smiling....

Mimi Lenox said...

Jean-Luc - That's me. A lurker. Oh joy.

Mimi Lenox said...

But I'm glad you enjoy my quirky lurkiness!

Mimi Lenox said...

Nick - That too!

Mimi Lenox said...

Gal - I'm in a time warp lately, that is for sure, but good to see you appreciate my grooviness today.

Lois Grebowski said...

Diggin' that fun store. Lots of photo ops. JBK was such a beautiful woman.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Great photos. But you knew that. :)

Starrlight said...

What a lovely post! Made me want to crawl inside my computer for a mini vacation =)

Travis said...

Well that misfortune with the sunglasses was kind of inevitable, wasn't it?

LOL!

Mimi Lenox said...

Lois - I am really enjoying the book!

Hi Bud....Starr - Be my guest at Bloggingham. Anytime.

Travis - You know me so well!

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