Saturday, September 15, 2012

Saturday Stuff and Things

Hello, Peoples!

Welcome to the September 15th edition of Saturday Stuff and Things.  Let the random begin!

Thing 1

On Thursday, I wore my all-time favorite scarf which is printed with birds in what appears to be synchronized perching.  Here is a close up of one of the bird groups:

I've always assumed that whoever designed this scarf (it's unmarked) didn't actually base the bird activity in reality until the fabulous Amber of Butane Anvil (read her, she layers like a pro) sent me this link to this picture:

That's right, birds really do hold synchronized perching competitions.  They call them huddles, but I think we all know what's really going on here.

Thing 2

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That's right, I got a spam post about spam.  Awesome!

And Some Stuff

Yesterday after work, my friend Alex and I went to a vintage flea market at one of Salem's historic estates:

 Deepwood is one of my favorite places.  They have gorgeous gardens, which is where the soiree was held:

As you can see from the ticket above, the theme was Alice in Wonderland, and they did a great job of decorating.  It started by going through the rabbit hole:

And once you were in, there was the caterpillar and his hookah:

And the Mad Hatter's Tea Party:

There were playing card guards:

And, of course, Alice:

The vendors got into the spirit too, using lights and diaphanous fabrics for their tents:

And, on the way out, a Cheshire Cat (Pumpkin):

I bought a few things there, including a ram's head belt buckle, a pair of cameo and garnet earrings and this hand-painted glass lamp:

It needs to be cleaned up a bit, and I'm going to have to replace the wiring, but I absolutely fell in love with this lamp as soon as I saw it.  

I hope you're all having a wonderful Saturday!