Saturday, February 16, 2013

Elizabeth Montgomery















Some beautiful pictures of Elizabeth Montgomery.
Make it a movie night! Here are three movies starring Elizabeth Montgomery. I saw the first one last night and it was such a good movie. It was definitely a change from seeing her in Bewitched though. This is a more serious film, and it's also made to be an informative piece as well.
The second movie is one I haven't seen yet, but am hoping I will enjoy. From skimming through it, and reading the summary, I feel it will be sort of a dark and mysterious movie. Watch to find out!
The third movie is one I also haven't seen, but also one I hope I will enjoy. It looks like it takes place in the early 1900s, which is something I always love-when movies are filmed in another era than my own. You get to be a part of history almost, in another time. So I'm hoping I will like this movie!
1. A Case of Rape
2. The Victim
3. Mrs. Sundance

50s Barbies





Recently I've been looking up pictures of old Barbies. I've been going on Ebay and Etsy, looking at true vintage dolls. But then I found this great website called Barbiecollector.com and found some beautiful Vintage Reproductions. There are so many pretty dolls. So, to start off, I wanted to show you a classic, the "Let's Play Barbie." The Let's Play Barbie Doll comes in 3 different assortments-Blonde, Brunette, and Redhead, each displaying a distinct 50s style. Fashions are also included, which are beautiful and elegant 50s dresses along with casualwear.
 I love looking at old Barbies and seeing how they differ from today's new ones. Anything vintage appeals to me more, including Barbies! Their look comes right out of the era I wish I was living in! And their clothing are fashions I'd only dream of wearing myself! So, I am going to start a new blog series, in which I will feature a new type of Vintage doll or Barbie in particular. Stay tuned for more beautiful dolls and lovely fashions!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Picture Discs

I found the coolest records today on Urbanoutfitters.com. These appear to be 33 1/3s, from what I can tell. These are absolutely one of a kind! I've never seen anything like them. They are truly the coolest things! 2 beautiful pictures, 4 classic artists, and 6 hit songs! Each disc costs $29.98, worth every cent of rarity it will be worth in the future, and probably even the minute you bring it home. Variety includes Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Nico, and Marilyn Monroe.

A Snowy Morning





Don't be fooled, this wasn't from the recent snow storm (that gave way to 2 1/2 feet of snow)! This was a picture I decided to take one morning after a light dusting of snow. I thought it looked beautiful beneath the rising sun. You can even see it glimmering! This kind of snow is the best. You don't have to shovel, and it's pretty to look at. I just love seeing how it twinkles under the morning sun! 

Free Gift


A few weeks ago I ordered a couple of things for myself on Modcloth. When I opened my package, I was surprised to see two heart shaped hair clips. On the back, it had a little message written "A Free Gift For You!" I was just as excited about this free gift as I was my package. And I have to say, although a lot of things on Modcloth are out of my budget, I know that this company is very unique and creative, and knows how to get customers. Little things like these, and the Modcloth roadtrip, and the $15 surprises are things that get people excited. They are things that make people want to come back, whether this store is out of their budget or not. It makes people sort of "hopelessly devoted" (if you will) to them. So, I just want to take this time to show appreciation for this wonderful company, and let it be known that I will continue to buy from this store,  even if it's little things like the recent nightlight and calendar I got. Visit Modcloth.com to check out their unique sense of style, and have it become a part of your wardrobe/life as well!

Dick Van Dyke

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

1940s Photoshoot








Playing around with makeup, fashion, and the camera and making myself look like a 40s sweetheart.

History In Hartford

 Mansion/storage house.
 Mark Twain House.
 Harriet Beecher Stowe House.
 Mansion/storage house.

 Harriet Beecher Stowe House.

 Mark Twain House.



 Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.



 Mark Twain House.












This holiday break I visited two historical sites right within my state; in fact, right within my county. Although these two historical houses are only about 20 minutes from where I live, I never remember visiting them. And if I ever have from a field trip from school, I certainly didn't remember. However, now that I'm older, I find history fascinating. American history in particular. I find myself exploring the past a lot of times. And not by the requirements of a teacher either. On my own. I think that's a wonderful way to learn. To voluntarily take time out of your own schedule, and not school's, to learn. And since I'm taking U.S. History this year, it gave me an extra background and understanding of who these two famous authors were.

So, the first day I went to The Harriet Beecher Stowe House. I took a tour of the house, which was just lovely. I also took a tour of the mansion next door, which surprisingly enough, was used for storage, even though it was nicer than Harriet's house. In this storage mansion, the house (along with Harriet's) was decorated for Christmas. This added an extra layer of beauty to the already fancy mansion. What I loved was that they had a table set up to make colonial Christmas crafts, such as crackers. To make a cracker, you simply take a toilet paper roll, wrap it in tissue paper, put in some peppermints  and tie the ends with ribbons, and give them as gifts! I made one, and I sneaked a few ribbons in for my hair too. ;)

The second day, I went to The Mark Twain House. And if I thought Harriet's house was nice, that was almost a shack compared to Twain's. THIS was a mansion. It was simply spectacular. The whole house, from top to bottom, was just beautiful. It, as well, was also decorated for Christmas. But even if it wasn't, it would have been just as nice. It had sort of a quaint style, one perfect for a family. And that, he had. Twain had three daughters, so we got to see their room as well. I think that was my favorite. I loved their little rocking chairs, and their dolls and dollhouses. It was so precious and perfect for any little girl even in today's society! My second favorite room was his garden room, which is the circular part of his house that includes the open windows, letting the sun shine all throughout the living room. This room included numerous plants, and it was said that his kids thought of it as a jungle, and when Twain told them stories, he got down on his knees and acted as if he were an elephant or other jungle animal.

Overall, my experience in these two houses was magnificent. They were both tremendously beautiful, I learned a lot, and it was a great way to feel connected to history. I know that I always say I wish I was growing up in the 1960s, but this visit kind of made me want to experience the 1860s! I don't think I'd mind too much if I were growing up in that era!