July 28, 2014

The Pot & The Kettle

The Pot & The Kettle, illustration by Rhoda Campbell Chase

I found this gem of a fable tucked inside a first grade reader from 1917. Sharing it today just 'cuz I'm dragging my feet getting started with the week. More about its origins here.

July 24, 2014

Doll House no 401

Doll House no 400

Years ago I picked up a baggie of small wooden houses at a Catholic charity thrift shop in Mobile, Alabama. I had no idea they would spawn a series of four hundred Doll House pieces! Not sure how many more there will be....you can never know with these kinda things.

Doll House no 399

A trio of new Doll House pieces are ready to enter the world (shop!) today. Two of them are petite and nestle in the palm of your hand like a small talisman. I'll leave out any reference to uni-boobs here.

July 22, 2014

Assembling Tea For Two

Thought you would enjoy watching the latest assemblage come to life. I believe I'll call it "Tea For Two". Next step is to remove everything so I can work on the box before gluing each element into place. The video will come in handy when it's time to piece the puzzle back together.

A big THANK YOU to each of you who shopped and tweeted my Christmas In July sale. It was a big success! All the packages were mailed off yesterday so keep your eye out if you're expecting a Sushipot art object ;)

July 18, 2014

Xmas In July Sale

Grampa's Toy Shop, Illustration by Stuart Pratt, 1922

Even during these long summer days Santa's elves are busy. They're tinkering away in their workshop building toys for all the nice little boys and girls ;) I'm thinking it's the perfect time for a big sale here at Sushipot. If you've had your eye on something now's the time 'cuz this will be the one and only sale this season.

Sushipot's Christmas In July Sale
 25% off (no coupon code needed)
July 18th thru July 20th
Ends Sunday at 11:00 pm cst

July 7, 2014

Around Downtown

We spent a few hours on Friday exploring downtown Springfield and snapping random pictures (including spilled Cheerios in a parking lot). A perfect summer afternoon browsing the treasure trove of vintage goods at Hakaar's Bazaar and coffee time at The Coffee Ethic. Our summer is humming along and I'm feeling the need to slow down a bit. I'll plan to pop back in here mid month.

July 4, 2014

Happy Birthday USA

National & Historic Flags of the United States from Webster's Elementary Dictionary, 1941

We're heading out in a bit to buy some fireworks and food for tonight's celebration. Wishing you a happy & safe 4th of July.
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