Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Back to Unc's...

Uncle Rooster's is our neighborhood tobacconist, head shop and all around place to get social with the counter culture.
Unc's had always been a promoter & supporter of the local music scene. They used to have music  lessons upstairs until the popularity of hookah lounges demanded the space.
There is still always something fun to do upstairs, and cool people to hang out with. The hookah bar is busy, and there are special snacks available- herbal teas, sugary treats and of course, brownies. There are usually even plenty of half burnt or burning roaches lying around for the cheapskates & moochers!

Unc's stocks a great collection of back issues of important but hard to find counter culture magazines & comics like  High Times, Rolling Stone, Mad Magazine  & The Fabulous Freak Brothers ,so it functions as a relaxed reading room as well.

Downstairs is more business-like, with colorful displays of incenses  & other burnables in every flavor

The display case is overflowing with a great variety of glass bongs, and metal, glass and bone pipes.

Unc also carries a huge variety of rolling papers- from modern classics like Zig Zags, to colorful vintage Persian, French & Europan papers & cigars. Yes, lava lamps abound here too!

New shipments of glassware are always tested for quality!

Unc sells cigarettes, cigars & mary jane and all the paraphernalia associated- matches, ash trays, stash jars, snuff & snuffers!

                                                            "All things air-bourne"

Monday, March 14, 2016


Last year right after Easter I got all excited to make an Easter display.
I'm posting it this year ahead of Easter so I can feel like I'm on top of things.
As we speak, I am wondering where I put it away last year... 
I wanted to take new pictures with a cute tablecloth.....
can't find it anywhere.....
clearly still not on top of much.
I made all of the candy & boxes. My excelsior is way huge...so much for hand cutting.
The sugar eggs were fun to do.

               My Cadbury Cream eggs aren't gooey or shiny enough but the boxes of wrapped chocolates were fun.
                    Not sure what villain broke all the eggs open though...who does that???

The lamb is just a vintage plastic toy, untouched
There's room for lots more stuff!

Maybe these? Not exactly Easter, but....had to toss in a little Harry Potter reference! Though I cheated on the any flavor beans. They look really cool in the light though.

But this is just a strange interlude...now back to Thwilville.....