Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Michael Jackson Lives!

We all know he's not dead; he just went home. And apparently, home is inside this kitsch 1978 plastic Yap's musical mirror that I was endeavoring to photograph this morning.

 Oh, wait...  false alarm... Let me bring this into better focus.

Aw, shucks. It's not Michael Jackson, it's my son Wyatt, popping up unexpectedly in the reflection. Just imagine the price I could be asking for this wind-up musical mirror if it had been haunted by Michael Jackson. (And yes, I've seen allegedly haunted items for sale on Etsy, believe it or not.) 

Of course, it should have been a no-brainer that this particular Yap mirror wouldn't have appealed to the King of Pop or whatever he's called--the song here being "You Light Up My Life" of Debbie Boone fame.

Okay, now that I've had my fun, I'll show you the actual listing as I posted it on Etsy this morning.

Plastic Music Box Mirror by Yaps, "You Light Up My Life" Tune

Actually, these mirrors are pretty cool if you like kitschy plastic tackiness as much as I do. I nabbed them over the weekend; they came from the estate of a woman who, I was told, saved virtually everything. 

While researching these, I found a number of other Yap's musical mirrors available and I will have to rein myself in lest I embark on yet another collection of dubious taste, though when I see goodies like these, it's very tempting. (Hey, I don't call this blog "The Sheer Trash Roadshow" for nothing!)

Vintage Yaps Sound of Music Box Frame


70's Yaps Apple Blossoms & Roses  ~ Butterfly ~ Fan Music Box Happy Day Again  Stand Up  Mirror
Vintage Yap's Mallard Mirror Music Box KITSCH
Vintage Yaps Poppy Flowers Mirror Music Box Copyright 1978
1970's Vintage Yap's Hong Kong Music Box with Dancer Holding Ballerina and Flowers on Mirrored Top ~ Tortoise Brown -- FREE SHIPPING USA

You see what I mean? 

Frankly, I'm nearly drooling over the one with the moving ballet dancers as a potential birthday present for my jewelry-loving, soon-to-be-four-year-old granddaughter. She makes an instant beeline for my bedroom to adorn herself from my costume jewelry stash every time she visits. And she's fond of dancing. She's probably a bit young for such an item, I suppose. But one of these days!

The Many Moods of B, with apologies from a doting grandma.

I hope you'll check out these terrific sellers whose items are featured in today's post:







And if you didn't see this previous post, you might want to check it out for some background:



  1. I'm not sure which would scare me most jumping out of a mirror.... Michael Jackson or Debbie Boone! That ballet dancer one is awfully cute, as is the unicorn one.... I think my granddaughter would like it! Your grand is so cute, btw!

    1. Yeah, the Debbie Boone one is a bit creepy! I'm loving the duck mirror a lot, too. :-)

    2. cute and funny. i love all the mirrors. each one would be a nice gift for any girl or women, young or old.