Friday, January 30, 2009

Larrys quote of the week.........

Hey, somebody stole my porch glider..............I would like to tell you some jokes but, they aren't clean enough for blogland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Later, Larry

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Frozen TOT!!!!!!!

I just got an SOS from Theresa of Time Worn Interiors........She's iced in. She says she has no electricity and no water!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeek What no shower? She is about to have a come apart but, wanted everyone to know why she is not blogging. One of life's little necessities you know..... Unfortunately, she says it may be a week before it is restored. And apparently they have declared a state of emergency, Well at least Theresa has........ Bless her heart.........


Lordy, we are going to have to get ourselves more blog 'gigs'. I believe you all are overloading the innards with ALL THESE GREAT COMMENTS!

I am accepting reservations for any further comments in order to keep the blog from exploding. Please, TRASH, there is no free gift or contest here. So don't think you're gonna win yet another blog-test by commenting every hour (nice try, tho). And all you out-of-towners stop camping out at my house! All you'll get is a shoe full of a doggie pile if you stalk around looking for Lauri.

Good grief. Poor little Lauri has to go out of the house wearing a disguise. She didn't like my Groucho Marx get up. The Gorilla suit didn't fly either. Her son's hunting dogs tried to run her down when she went to the barn. The Taliban Burka was a nightmare. Tequila Night at the local Mexican joint was a flop. The shots kept running down the front of her veil. I think she'll need to wear one of Sharon Nut's lampshades (see her latest Post on Sweet Repose) and paint her truck pink. They've actually had to widen Highway 9 at her street in order to keep traffic flowing. Personally I think we need to install a toll here on the blog. Business is slow...GOTTA DO WHATEVER IT TAKES!

Carry on...but please, no pushing or shoving. And please put all firearms, MACE cans and microfilm cameras out for inspection.
ox lulu

Sunday, January 25, 2009

PORCH Magazine

I am so excited to tell you about this magazine. Sweet Polly at Counting Your Blessings, asked me about putting my necklaces in her magazine a few months back and I just got it in the mail. And LOOK, I'm on the COVER, can you believe it???????????? You have to go over to her blog, or to and get a copy, IT IS Fab-u-lous, (as TNT would say). It is all about bloggers and their businesses and this copy has all photos of textiles, metals, rustic, porcelain, and etc. You will LOVE it. And I must say the photos she took of my junk necklaces, are amazing..........She is a wonderful photographer and just made them look stunning. They look so good, I almost didn't recognize them..............I was thinking, oh my, there's another copycat and they are good.........then I realized its MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.......... I just can't tell you how thrilled I am to be a part of this. And to know that someone other than me and lulu loves our stuff. So here are some photos, and get on over there and get yourself one of these, its a huge magazine 60 pages and you won't be disappointed, and I am counting MY blessings right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The last two photos are just some more examples of this great magazine and of Polly's photography............Cheers, Lauri

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

3quarksdaily: January 2009

Hi.  This is lulu.  My sister, aka The Green Goddess, had a poem published on the blog 3quarksdaily.  She writes so lovely...and I am not just saying that because she's my sister.  This blog also publishes works by Nobel Prize Winners and other impressive individuals.

  Her piece is titled Mirador.  Her name is Randolyn Zinn.  It appeared Thursday, January 15th.  I apologize for taking 7 days to post this, R. 

I hope all of you enjoy her poem.  She wrote it while in Spain in the Andulusian region.  Ole ole!


3quarksdaily: January 2009

Two-Headed chippy Cobra Woman back in basket...

We've retracted our hood, put our fangs on DEFCON 5 and are ready to play again. There is one positive aspect of venting and spewing: Lauri woke up and had shed 20 pounds! I awoke to find all those tiny lines and laugh wrinkles GONE! who KNEW? Although we like the new 'us' we don't advise this type of make-over/diet. It tends to be a little stressful. Makes us mean. Ornery. you get the idea.

So, we had our show at Lakewood. I'll be honest and say the show was good for some and bad for some...guess which side we landed on?.... Oh well, next month is....another month!

Lauri is working away to finish a nursery for a client. Poor little lamb's hands are just about to fall off from all the stitching! Hopefully she'll post the photos. It sounds so adorable.

I, lulu, am knee-deep in taking all the holiday stuff out of my garage and reorganizing it for cold storage. Can I just tell you how much I loathe and despise this kind of chore? It's freezing cold here (25 degrees Fahrenheit) so I have opted to stay warm and make jewelry. I have a new stash of goodies (thank you Sweet Nut Repose) to whip up some crazy stuff!

We're just getting our 'blog legs' again. We wore ourselves out with Christmas. I think we need to plop ourselves at a warm & sunny locale next January. Perhaps by February we'll be back in blogging formation!
Thanks for the support and words of encouragement!
oxoxox lulu for 2chippys

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


To Whom It May Concern:
Thanks to you , I have taken the necklace you trashed (when you stole the vintage medallion) and turned it into something EVEN MORE GORGEOUS!
Perhaps you just couldn't live without it. Perhaps you are hungry. You could have asked me if you could buy it. Good luck trying to use it around these parts. I've let my friends who deal in vintage jewelry to be on the lookout!
Perhaps you are just a mean person. Whatever, it was thievery. A violation. Yes, I took it personally. I guess that makes you feel better about yourself.
I won't let anything stop my creative process. Even for low-lifes such as yourself.
The necklace in question is the one of the far left on my 'for sale' items on the right side of the blog.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Stormy weather..........It seems the thunderclouds are gathering here in chippy-ville......Why we must revisit this odious topic pains us......We'll probably be kicked out of the Jewels for what we are about to unleash........

The COPYCAT saga continues, remember TOT, when she had a stalker copying all her good ideas, and who can forget Sweet Karen of A'musements, the crime committed against her involved a shop owner/dealer, actually copying her HANDMADE goodies!!!!!!!!!!!! It's amazing how some people can justify their blatant actions. So, it's our turn (AGAIN). It wasn't bad enough a dealer attempted to rip off our JuNk Jewelry look at Lakewood 400, a few months back, but now some Copycat, has decided she can do the same thing. Now don't get me wrong I like CATS, I have 3 of my own.............We have so many friends, dealers, icons, divas as one person told us this weekend a friend of ours was, we admire and love their designs. We go to great pains to honor others, ideas, and give credit where credit is due. It's too bad not everyone has enough CLASS to do the same. And I know this is where I should say something about how it is a form of flattery and all that noise..........But, you see I am from the South and we don't take no SHIT................... and if that offended you you may want to change the channel now.......... Cause this is war.............You see my Mama aways said, "If you can't say something nice, come sit by me!!!!!!" And I know Voodoo, and I am just now breakin' the dolls out of the box, you see it has worked on my husband for years................. So if your sittin' around tonight and feel a pain in your lower extremities, its me!!!!!!!! And on the other hand if you are gonna copy me you need to be cute, I can't have no hags copying me................get it........ I feel so much better now.......The 2chippys

Friday, January 16, 2009


Here we are all set up and ready..............All this stuff is for Sale......................

Here is a picture of me wearing my new necklace from Miss Sharon at Sweet Repose, its so me, don't you think. ( Please ignore the double chins.) Lulu and Lauri

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

She sent me lefty.........

I am just amazed........She sent me lefty!!!!! I can't believe it. For almost a year now Lulu and I have been corresponding with Sharon at Sweet Repose. We already figured out a long time ago we love her, without even ever meeting her. She is just a peach. I emailed her before Christmas about this cool Skull and cross bones necklace that she made, cause my name was written all over it. And she said she would send it. Well, I was expecting a few little treasures inside but, no way I thought she would send lefty. Lefty of all see she has had him for a while if you go back and look at several post she has had him in there looking all cute and making me want him. You see I'm not used to getting baby heads with a body attached. Especially a MALE body, the girls are going to flip their wig............Well, if they had one. This is just the sweetest thing she could have done. She sent me lefty.......I love it(He has a tattoo). And not to mention this fabulous necklace. In the cutest little treasure chest you have ever seen, It is chippy and fab.

It is so me, Don't you think..........And in the box was all this cool bling, junk, the best junk. We love getting a package from her anyway cause she always has all this cool stuff in it. We junkers love other junkers cause they know what we want. I love it. She sent some stuff for lulu too, but I called her and she never showed up. I think I'm just going to keep her stuff.
Hello. This is lulu....I pity the chippy fool who keeps my stuff. Some of us have booths to 'fluff' and manage! IF you were NICE you'd meet me halfway... Thanks advance! xo lulu

And check out the cool soap. It smells heavenly, its sand dollars, or Venus nipples as she called them, I told her they looked more like an implant. Oh, well I don't care I just love the soap.

Thank you sweet Sharon for all your generosity, you are just the best, And we are coming to Iowa to see you, as soon as we can find it.......Is that in the United States?.......Love Ya, Lauri (she sent me lefty!!!!!)

Monday, January 5, 2009

It pays to be a JuNkeR........

Check this out fellow junkers, I am down it the basement today, trying to figure out where in the hello I am going to put all these Christmas decorations, and I can hear my angel boy (my son Adam) upstairs looking for me, saying, "Mom, come and see if you want any of this stuff"..........Ahhhhhh, these words are like music to the ears of a junker........So I go up and see him looking like Pigpen off of The Peanuts cartoon, and he has like 3 huge boxes of junk. Seems he has been cleaning out a building for his boss and scored some good junk.........And this is just the first load out of the dishwasher, some ironstone bowls, some jadeite plates, a gorgeous gold rimmed egg tray, love the amber tiara punch bowl and 12 cups and so on. I have taught him well, I am so proud......................(the cat was already there) Cha Ching, Lauri

THIS JUST IN........

Our little brood of Babys IS BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD! We thought they were pure as the driven snow. I guess TOT was right when she said bad things about them. We love them just the way they are. If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, as the quote goes, then consider us an eight-lane expressway with a Breeze Pass!!!
ox lulu & Lauri

Thursday, January 1, 2009

What is it about a fire????

What can I makes me so lazy.......I got about a million things I need to be doing and here I am sitting by the fire......doing nothing. Is it just me??? I am completely hypnotized when I see a fire. Can't get enough of it. Can't get away from it. I just love a fire.........Well, somehow I did manage to get over here to the computer and post this. Here are some pictures from the lovely lunch lulu and I had pre-Christmas Eve.
Here's lulu holding her pitchers, I felt bad cause she cried when she saw them. She had mentioned wanting some pitchers a few months back and I couldn't wait to give her some of my favorites........
Here's me wearing my new junk necklace Lulu made me, It rocks!!!!!! She also gave me a butter pat, so she is my BFF. And some great vintage labels and scroll patterns for my scrapbooking and lots of cool ideas. She's a peach........Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and here's hoping for lots of junk to come our way in 2009........Cheers, Lauri