Monday, January 26, 2009


RETRO FITTING or...



....babies got a brand new top.

Once upon a time, long, long ago in Grandma J's world...which is really just a Compound now, I showed you one of my favorite personal possessions on
Vintage Thingie Thursday.


It was my Alf Lamp. Remember Alf? The Alien from the planet Velcro Melmac?



This is what my poor Alf lamp looked like when I posted it on Vintage Thingie Thursday. The lampshade was uh, borrowed from him.....



That's right it's Grandma J's mixing bowl Astro Bear's aka Phillip Johnny Bob, space helmet.


Recently, I tried to research Alf lamps, so I could get him a good replica topper.. but I found none anywhere...not eBay or Amazon. I did find an Alf phone, which was a stuffed animal with a phone attached it to for $85. Evidently Alf is still in demand by alien lovers. So I went in search of a replacement fitting a star.





So here is Alf....all spruced up and on my old abused antique dresser. Actually it's my craft supply dresser since I no longer have a guest room......be that as it may, it's now Alf's new home!




Say, "Welcome home, Alf"

10 comments:

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

So what you're saying it, when I come to visit the compound, he'll be in my room? Good. I love Alf.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

"is" not "it" (Commented before coffee. Big no no. Just one day after I vowed never to do that again.)

Mental P Mama said...

That Alf looks so much more dignified now. Yay!

Busy Bee Suz said...

So cute. The new shade is much more fitting for an alien star like alf.
I miss your vintage thingy thursdays.
I was thinking of starting a "old crap I have in my house Wednesday"
I have a bunch of that.

Life with Kaishon said...

Welcome home Alf. I know he will miss you this week when you go away! I was running out the door to work, and I ran back in to say hi to you : ). I can't start my day without you. Hope you have a happy Matinee Monday? : )

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

He LOOKS PERFECT sitting there! I bet you smile everytime you walk in and see him!
OKAY...WHAT IS THAT NOISE?

hollywood said...

I spent about 2 months a few years ago totally addicted to that game......I even bought the upgraded souped up version and I had never bought a video game before.

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

ok..I figured out the noise!
Kept me there for 45 minutes just playing!
Additive...gotta get that! :)

Anonymous said...

Okay, I know where the name Phillip Johnny Bob came from, Junie B Jones! Zach is really into the Junie B Jones books and that name is in the book series. Is it supposed to be a unique name?

Grandma J said...

Phillip Johnny Bob was the name submitted by a child, who no doubt reads Junie B Jones books. I knew who it was. I bet Zachy loves reading them!