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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Bigger the Figure

We watched a cute little movie called Igor Friday night.  It is quite kid-friendly, funny, and has a great soundtrack including a number of Louis Prima songs.  This is one I had not heard before, but fell in love with immediately.  I couldn’t resist sharing.  For a full review please visit my husband’s blog, Gentlemanbeggar.

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Vintage Ad Friday – New Specs!

Courtesy of VintageAdBrowser

My inspiration for this week’s ads came from the eye appointment I have this morning. All week I’ve looked forward to picking out new frames and naturally sought some vintage inspiration.

Courtesy of VintageAdBrowser

While browsing some of my favorite blogs I came across a cool video about selecting frames in the 1940s. Hope you enjoy!


originally seen on GlamourDaze

Photo Realism

I recently discovered the work of Glennray Tutor and am completely fascinated. He paints with oil on canvas and creates works that look like photographs. He has an amazing talent which blows me away. Visit his website, GlennrayTutor, and view more of his incredible work.

Vintage Ad Friday – Lustre Creme

Ad Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens March 1968

I found this ad while perusing some vintage Better Homes and Gardens Magazines I found recently at my favorite flea market. I’m having so much fun with these magazines and I look forward to sharing more of them with you. This ad is just so cute and pretty. I love all the pink!

Girl With A Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring
by Tracy Chevalier

Girl with a Pearl Earring is a painting created by a Dutch artist named Johannes Vermeer. Little is known about the artist and nothing is known about the girl in the portrait. Tracy Chevalier imagines who this girl may have been and shares with us her story. This was a wonderful book. I truly enjoyed each moment. The characters come alive through the eyes of Griet. We also see the difference between the lives of people living side by side in the same city and yet in different worlds. When reading historical novels or watching historical films we see the differences between then and now. Often I find that those differences aren’t so many or so great. We encounter people every day living in the same town or city of whom we know nothing. We are so far apart and so different and yet living side by side. Have we really come so far?

This book has been made into a movie. I thought I’d share with you the movie trailer. I have watched the movie as well and enjoyed it! It is quite good.

Decorating Blast From the Past

There are some things I really like about the Victorian look, but these big roses may be a bit too much!

I like the slide projector in this photo. Does anyone else remember the old slides? Do they even make slides anymore?

I love the shelving in this picture. As a book lover I’m always on the lookout for great shelves.

The bright colors in this room are fun and would be great in a child’s playroom!

The lighting in this room is pretty cool. I’ve seen quite a bit of modern light fixtures around the world wide web that are quite similar. Just google IQ light and you’ll soon see what I mean.

I just love the contrast between the dark paneling and light upholstery.

All of the above came from the Fall/Winter 1971 issue of McCall’s You-Do-It Decorating.

Classic Craving

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