Want to Cher?

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Cher, “The Goddess of Pop”, is an incredibly talented woman. She has had an amazing career as a recording artist, record producer, actress, television star, and director. She has won a gazillion awards and is undeniably a total superstar! Here’s little baby Cher.. well no, but here’s Cher as a young woman… <3

"I'm insecure about everything, because... I'm never going to look in the mirror and see this blond, blue-eyed girl. That is my idea of what I'd like to look like."

"I've always taken risks, and never worried what the world might really think of me."

"If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen."

"If you are going to wait for someone to encourage you to do something, you just better give it up."

"I don't know what keeps me down to earth, but it sure isn't ironing. I send mine out."

"Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great."

"A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones."

"Living your life the way you want to live it is the most important thing, so if you have to pay small prices along the way, it's not important."

“I wouldn't give myself any advice, because advice is kind of bullshit. Take a deep breath and don't take any of it too seriously.”

"I don't need a man. But I'm happier with one. I like to have someone I can touch and squeeze and kiss. But I don't fold up and die if I don't have a man around."

"For better or worse, I never plan my life. I focus on today. I love spontaneity. That is what has put me in some strange and wonderful places in my life."

"Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong and disposable."

“Don’t take your toys inside just because it’s raining.”

Have a lovely day, and remember cher-ing is caring ;-)

xo

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1950s Radios

Hello friends! Just wanted to share some lovely radios that are out there on Etsy.
Enjoy!

Turquoise Zenith Clock Radio

Converted Tube Radio

Peachy Clock Tube Radio

Motorola Transistor Radio

Philco Twin Speaker Table Top Tube Radio

Arvin Tube Radio

Motorola Radio Collectible

AM Tube Radio

Bulova Bakelite Tube Radio

50s Aqua Radio

Mallory Television Channel Tuner

Zenith Clock Radio

Clock Radio Converted MP3 Player

They are all so cute!!

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beatnik style

One of my favorite fashion cultures of all time is the 50s / early 60s ‘beatnik‘ era.

Here is an exerpt from wikipedia explaining the Beatnik stereotype:

“Beat Generation” sold books, sold black turtleneck sweaters and bongos, berets and dark glasses, sold a way of life that seemed like dangerous fun—thus to be either condemned or imitated. Suburban couples could have beatnik parties on Saturday nights and drink too much and fondle each other’s wives.

Striped shirts, over sized sweaters, cowl neck tops, skinny jeans, clam diggers, pencil skirts, stirrup slacks, thick/dark glasses, berets, loafers and lots and lots of black were beatnik fashion staples. What’s not to love about that? There was so much more to the beatnik culture than just fashion. It was a literary movement. Poetry slams and espresso and photography and cigarettes and eastern religious views were all big parts of the beatnik lifestyle.

Here are some fashion icons that rocked the beatnik look and/or lifestyle.

Anthony Quinn & Anna Karina

Audrey Hepburn

James Dean

Marilyn Monroe

Allen Ginsberg

Twiggy

Peter Sellers

Edie Sedqwick

Andy Warhol

The Who

Patti Smith

Bob Dylan

I dig the beatnik style. You dig?

XO

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Sharon Tate

Today I want to share with you the beautiful Sharon Tate and some of her thoughts on life.
Enjoy!

 “I really think that if you live for today, tomorrow takes care of itself.”

“I’m one of those mad, irrational characters who simply loves men. I love them because they’re men. Women, …I don’t like to compete against them or play games. It’s a waste of time.”

“I read that I’m supposed to be Hollywood’s new sex symbol, that Marty has groomed me as Marilyn Monroe’s replacement. I think I’m the most unsexy thing that ever was. I’m open for everything of course, but I’m certainly not aware of being sexy.”

“I’m happier when I’m working. I don’t have time to think much that way.”

“It’s just as difficult to be pretty as it is to be homely. People take you
from the surface level, but they’ll see an unattractive girl and think she
must have something else.”

 “They said they had a plan for me. They would train me and prepare me. I was immediately put into training-like a race horse. I had a job to stay the way I was. They told me ‘Cream your face, Sharon….Put on more eyeliner, Sharon…Stick out your boobs, Sharon.”

 “What I want out of life is happiness. I don’t want money. I get $350 a week. I drive a Buick Riviera. I have all the clothes I want. I like myself. I’m glad I’m me. I’d like to have a baby.”

“I really think that if you live for today, tomorrow takes care of itself.”

“I’m just me. If I am sexy, it’s just something I do naturally, like picking up a knife and fork to eat. I think people who try to be sexy are the most unsexy people in the world.”

“If you just take it down to bare facts, the reason for living is the reason you make it. I mean the brain was made to create.”

“My definition of love is being full. Complete. It makes everything lighter. Beauty is something you see. Love is something you feel.”

“When I love, I love hard.”

“I’m very unpredictable. Very, very impulsive. Extremely. Absolutely!
Sometimes I don’t know what I want to do from one day to the next. I can’t
enjoy anything premeditated; I just do it as I feel it. But whatever I do is
motivated by honesty.”

X O

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pillow talk

Pillow Talk” is a 1959 romantic comedy starring Doris Day (Jan Morrow) and Rock Hudson (Brad Allen). These two neighbors share a party line and argue over phone usage (Hudson plays a ladies man who is constantly chatting women up on the phone). Things get crazy when Brad disguises his voice and pretends to be “Rex from Texas” to get to know Jan. It’s a must-see movie but here’s a peek.

“Would you please get off this line!”

“Wonder how it would be to have someone to pillow talk with me? “

Julia Meade plays one of women Brad dates

Jan - Well, what am I missing?
Alma (Thelma Ritter) - If you have to ask, you’re missing it!

Brad’s friend and Jan’s client Jonathan (Tony Randall) intervenes.

 

Brad – Are you getting out of that bed, or am I coming in after you?
Jan – You wouldn’t dare!

Gosh, I just love Doris Day!

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Debbie Harry / Blondie

Are there any other huuuuge Blondie fans out there?? I not only love the music but I love Debbie Harry. She is just so… COOL. You know? Bad ass chick in a punk band with platinum hair!?
She began her music career in the late 60s.
Blondie” was formed in the 70s and man did they ever rock.
Here’s the super talented Debbie Harry and some of her quotes..

“The only thing I really wanted to be was a beatnik, and look what happened: I ended up being in a band.”

“I’m a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.”

 “I feel one of the things I brought to rock and roll was that sort of movie star glamour and image, and that’s what always fascinated me. I always wanted to be that blonde, glowing woman on film, and it was sort of automatically thrown at my feet — and I went with it.”

“You know, the issues of humanity and what is fair treatment and good treatment of a fellow human being should not really be based on a personal sense of right and wrong or judgment.”

“I have a lot of regrets, but I’m not going to think of them as regrets.”

“I could be a housewife… I guess I’ve vacuumed a couple of times.”

“Music is wonderful. Especially if there’s some kind of content to it.”

“Lately I’ve been believing that music predates speech.”

“We probably, as primitive people, made music before we actually had a language, and that’s where language comes from.”

“Morality should have to do with killing people or hurting them or stealing from them, but when it comes to adult choices, I don’t see it.”

“I think it’s a Blondie tradition that all of our albums sort of have a wide spread of styles.”

“I don’t mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it’s got my name on it.”

“Why should you force your brain cells to remember a lot of stuff when the most important thing you can do is to come up with new stuff?”

“The only person I really believe in is me.”

“You always fall for the rascal or the guy who’s got a little bit of the devil in him. You can’t help it.”

“I wish I had invented sex.”

“I feel like I have to have a voice.”

“I do know the effect that music still has on me – I’m completely vulnerable to it. I’m seduced by it.”

“I really, really like writing songs.”

“I mean I think that Blondie’s influence is a little bit in a way more eclectic than those bands.”

“Capote wrote every day. He said that’s the only way, you have to sit down every day and do it.”

“A lot of the bands were really, really different and a lot of them actually didn’t become huge but I think were hugely influential.”

“That was always what I felt was the beauty of Rock ‘n’ Roll, it was entertainment and showbiz yet it had the idea of the voice of the people, it had an essence to it which was socially motivated. Not that I want to change to world, you know? But it was sort of relevant to real life, it involved the real essence of poetry or the real essence of fine art. But it was also entertainment. That was the real vitality.”

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big news & pretty pyrex

Hello everyone!
So I recently decided to switch website hosts. I want to have the freedom to advertise and so my new domain will be http://www.ticklemevintageblog.com! It is not set up yet; I want to give everyone some time so that you know where to find me.
If you have any questions at all feel free to email me at ticklemevtg@gmail.com.

And now for the lovely pyrex!!

 

1./2./3./4./5./6./7./8./9./10./11./12./13.

xo

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Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot.. the French model, singer, actress, and animal activist. She was a major sex symbol of the 60s and rightly so!
She recorded 80 songs and starred in 47 films by her retirement in 1973.
Here is the beautiful woman and some of what she had to say..

A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.

Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.

Fame had brought me so much unhappiness.

I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life. Death was like love, a romantic escape. I took pills because I didn’t want to throw myself off my balcony and know people would photograph me lying dead below.

I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy.

I have no private life at all. I am a hunted woman. I can’t take a step without being questioned and surrounded.

I absolutely loathe luxury. It is the one thing I cannot stand.

I am all right when I work. I am not superficial and I am not ungrateful.

Do you have to have a reason for loving?

I don’t think when I make love.

It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.

I leave before being left. I decide.

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.

The myth of Bardot is finished, but Brigitte is me.

Thanks all! Have a lovely day!

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typewriter treasures

I LOVE typewriters and while browsing all the beautiful typewriters online I have found some really neat typewriters and typewriter-inspired items on Etsy. I’d like to share them with you guys, of course. So here we go…

Super Cute Typewriter Eco Cotton Tote Bag 

Revitalized Olivetti “California Love” Typewriter (they have tons of crazy cool designs to check out)

Typewriter Keys Wall Decal 

Typewriter iPhone 4 Case 

Typewriter Keys Necklace

Customized Typewriter

Typewriter Key Ring

Teal Antique Typewriter Coasters

Black Royal Typewriter USB Keyboard (This blew my mind!)

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