Sunday, February 13, 2011

What I bought at the Porn Bed Sale

Friday's junking adventure was interesting to say the least. I mentioned here that I was heading to a sale that included a round bed.

Turns out it rotates(!) and vibrates(!) too. It was priced at $1,200 ~ including a matching dresser and this tasteful lilac painting.

So I passed on the pimpy purple passion pieces, but I grabbed some other great junk...

A Farmer Brown's Penny Candy jar, groovy wood bookends, napkins, vintage corn cob holders, a sweet vintage necktie, dainty Grafton floral sugar and creamer and (just because a girl can never have too many) a dozen tart tins and a bag o' safety pins,

this small metal toolbox and a piece of linen embroidered in 1871.

At another stop I found the treasure of the day. I've been looking for a head for ages. I found her tossed in the linens at Value Village. I would kill for her eyebrows. Sadly, her hair has seen better days and I'm ordering a month's worth of Acutane to see if we can clear up her skin...

But look at her in her spring finery!

What should I name her?

21 comments:

Pixie said...

ahh...love the head! My daughter is in beauty school and sent me her head. I have had it all over the house and recently put it under the covers on my hubby's side of the bed!

Marilyn said...

That was an attention grabbing blog title!!! What ??? are you going to do with that head!!!

Jackie said...

I love the lady head. I have a male head somewhere in storage. But he doesn't have enough of that vintage flare for me... She, on the other hand, is totally working that hat!

Rose H (UK) said...

What great buys, I really like the Candy jar and the head is totally transformed with that sweet headgear :o)

Andy's Attic said...

I knew I should hve gone to that sale!! I'm just too lazy to get up early and drive for an hour. The head looks like a "Dutchess" to me.
Annette

Shara said...

I bought a couple of those heads in a boxlot once - scared the beejeezus out of me when I lifted up some junk to reveal decapitated heads!

I would name her Edith - after Edith Head, the famous costume designer. Head, get it...heh heh.

Outofmymind said...

You should name your head HEADIE Lamar after the hollywood actress Hedy Lamar. I would have gone for the Porn bed, but updated to colors for it. What a fun bed!!!

Vintage Whimsy said...

I can't believe you left the porn bed behind. hahaha

Your head, well not *YOUR* head but the head you bought looks like a Esmarelda to me.

Vintage Christine said...

I vote for Edith Head--or maybe Edith's Head. Of course if you name her that she'll have to wear round black frame glasses and that hair will have to be dyed black and cut into a bob and . . . or you could call her Bozo and keep her like she is. I agree, those eyebrows are divine.

flyingbeader said...

I went out junking yesterday too. All I could find interesting was buttons. I bought two bags of vintage from women clothes & a big jar of military buttons. My husband is wanting me to use them in my pocket monster designs, but sometimes it is just fun to look at them.

trash talk said...

I'm not surprised that you found tart pans in the sale with the bed...was there a mirror on the ceiling by chance as well?
Hedda would be a fun name. I read somewhere strippers get their stage names by combining their first pet's name with the street name they grew up on. Try that formula and see whay you get!
Deb
P.S. I can only imagine the google searches you're gonna get with this one!

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

I thought for sure you were going to say you bought that purple bed! LOL

Great finds, enjoy :-)

kluless said...

I think I heard her whisper "Lola" and those are showgirl eyebrows for sure!

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

I am going with Marie Antoinette

Sally said...

She looks like an Annabel to me - it sounds so innocent...but there is also a hint of mischief there!
The eyebrows are just so perfect - Ah...I remember the days when I had eyebrows...!
My Desert Island luxury would have to a supply of eyebrow pencils these days!

Kim G. said...

I think her name should be Violet in honor of all of the purple goodness you found that day. Love the penny candy jar! Happy Valentines!

Amber Von Felts said...

Wow! That bed is pretty amazing. I wonder if anyone shelled out the big bucks for it. It def. needs a red velvet upgrade, that lilac crap wasn't doing the porno bed any justice! As for your head, I like the suggestion of Marie Antoinette! Get that girl a wig! Hah hah!

aimee said...

I immediately thought of Violetta, which is close to Violet, suggested by someone else. And in regards to strippers' names, I once read that the porn star name game is played by combining one's middle name with the name of the first street one lived on!

EverydayMe said...

adorable head... I like Marie Antoinette with that hat it's the perfect name!!!! {{hugs}} Michelle

janjan said...

Definately a Dolores. As for strippers names - somehow BillyBoy Blue Central doesn't sound too good.

julia said...

Is that hat for sale?? I need it. Seriously.