Please Don’t Eat The Daisies

Please Don’t Eat The Daisies” is a lovely 1960 movie starring the oh-so-lovable Doris Day. Playing her husband is David Niven. He plays a theatre critic in New York. They decide to move from their Manhattan apartment to the country with their 4 boys. With his success and sudden social demands in the city and her taking care of the kids and renovations in the country, things start to get tense. I won’t tell you any more, you must see it.

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blue & yellow

Blue and yellow treasures found via Etsy.

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Vintage 50’s Circle Skirt, Rockabilly, Mod Atomic Geometric Pattern

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Vintage Fabric Cotton Decorator Yellow Blue Stars Stripes Geometric

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 Vintage Metal Canister by NC Colorware – Yellow and Blue Flowers

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French Country yellow and blue light sconce

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Vintage Gerber Baby Cup

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50s inspired yellow blue plaid tie waist shirt dress

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Vintage Floral Pillowcase

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French Yellow Blue Green Floral Kenzie Scarf 

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Vintage Sports Cap

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Bette Davis

Today I post about the lovely Bette Davis. She played her first role in 1931 and her last in 1989. That’s 58 years of acting. What a brilliant and talented woman. Let’s celebrate her today!

“A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.”

“I will never be below the title.”

“I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.”

“Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it’s not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.”

“I am just too much.”

“There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.”

“Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.”

 “I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.”

“I’ve no time for broads who want to rule the world alone. Without men, who’d do up the zipper on the back of your dress?”

“I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.”

“Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.”

“The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”

“I’d marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he’d be dead within a year.”

“It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.”

She’s a feisty one.

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Cynthia – Gaba Girl

In 1932, artist Lester Gaba created a mannequin known as Cynthia for Saks Fifth Avenue. Cynthia was a 100-pound model and had life-like imperfections like freckles, pigeon toes, and even different sized feet.


Thanks to a spread in LIFE Magazine, she became almost instantly famous.


Cartier and Tiffany sent her jewelry, Lilly Daché designed hats for her, and couturiers sent her their latest fashions, furrieries sent minks.


She was even given a credit card from Saks Fifth Avenue, a box seat subscription to the Metropolitan Opera House and made the cover of Life Magazine.


Cynthia had her own newspaper column, and a successful radio show(Lester’s voice). She went to Hollywood to appear in Artist And Models Abroad with Jack Benny, in 1938 and was photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

She was invited to the royal wedding of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson in 1937.

After reaching a certain level of fame, gossip columnists actually began to write about Cynthia as if she were a real socialite making the rounds at parties around New York.

When people tried to talk with Cynthia, Baba claimed that she was ‘suffering from a touch of laryngitis’.

She was so realistic looking that in these photos she just looks like a classy little lady.

Cynthia got tons of fan mail.

She became one of the most recognized faces in fashion.

She was absolutely incredibly made.

Lester and Cynthia out for an evening.

I bet she got along with everyone she met ;-)

‘Cynthia met her demise when she slipped from a chair in a beauty salon and shattered. The press reported her death, and Gaba appeared distraught, but eventually reconstructed her. In December 1942, Gaba was inducted into the army. Cynthia retired, and it wasn’t until 1953 that she came back to the public in a TV show, but the magic was over’

What an amazing story of Lester and Cynthia and the world’s reaction to it all. Bizarre but wonderful in its way.

Read more: http://life.time.com/curiosities/cynthia-world-famous-mannequin/#ixzz1qFK1FON9

XOXO

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Every vintage blogger has got to do a post on “Breakfast at Tiffany’s“. It’s an absolute classic and Audrey Hepburn is to die for in this movie as the socialite Holly Golightly.

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 “He’s all right! Aren’t you, cat? Poor cat! Poor slob! Poor slob without a name! The way I see it I haven’t got the right to give him one. We don’t belong to each other. We just took up one day by the river. I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I’m not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It’s like Tiffany’s.”

 “Tiffany’s? You mean the jewelry store.”
“That’s right. I’m just CRAZY about Tiffany’s!”

“I’m like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don’t even belong to each other.”

“The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long, you’re just sad that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?”

‘Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then – then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name!”

“Promise me one thing: don’t take me home until I’m drunk – very drunk indeed.”

“I’ll never get used to anything. Anybody that does, they might as well be dead.”

“It’s better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear.”

 “He’s all right, I suppose, if you like dark, handsome, rich-looking men with passionate natures and too many teeth.”

“Did I tell you how divinely and utterly happy I am?”

“Do you think she’s talented, deeply and importantly talented?”
“No. Amusingly and superficially talented, yes. But deeply and importantly, no.”

“A girl can’t read that sort of thing without her lipstick.”

“It’s useful being top banana in the shock department.”

“I’ll tell you one thing, Fred, darling… I’d marry you for your money in a minute. Would you marry me for my money?”
“In a minute.”
“I guess it’s pretty lucky neither of us is rich, huh?”
“Yeah.”

“Moon River, wider than a mile,
I’m crossing you in style some day.
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
wherever you’re going I’m going your way.
Two drifters off to see the world.
There’s such a lot of world to see.
We’re after the same rainbow’s end–
waiting ’round the bend,
my huckleberry friend,
Moon River and me.”

“I love you. ”
“So what.”
“So what? So plenty! I love you, you belong to me!”
“No. People don’t belong to people.”
“Of course they do!”
“I’ll never let ANYBODY put me in a cage.”
“I don’t want to put you in a cage, I want to love you!”

“You know what’s wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You’re chicken, you’ve got no guts. You’re afraid to stick out your chin and say, “Okay, life’s a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance anybody’s got for real happiness.” You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”

Beautiful woman, beautiful film.

x o x

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Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra, daughter of the amazingly talented Frank Sinatra, had some amazing style. She pulled off the boots (in every color) and jeans look like no other. She made casual wear look HOT!

She’s best known for “These Boots Are Made For Walking“, “Sugar Town” and her cover of “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Here’s some photos and quotes.

“I am the daughter of the Chairman of the Board and thus, was raised with great music.”

“I didn’t just want to be Frank’s daughter who sang Boots. I take my music very seriously and studied very hard. It’s not a joke to me. “

“I think I’ve finally proven something to people who were cynical about me. Because they were cruel. “

“There are a lot of people who would laugh at the idea of me being a good singer.”

“I wasn’t allowed to grow as an artist. My albums were nicer to look at than to listen to.”

“The one hit song that I have tremendous gratitude for is Boots, because it has a life of its own. It’s like being identified with a brand name.”

“Love is a stranger that beckons you on. Don’t think of the danger, or the stranger is gone. This dream is for you, so pay the price. Make one dream come true, you only live twice.”

“Morrissey wrote a really gorgeous song for me. I’m crazy for that man. And he thinks I’m hip!”

“I was successful with mediocre material because of a good recording voice that people really liked at that time. “

“It would be nice to be on the charts again, nice to be recognised.”

“The Columbia years are the most sentimental for me. My parents were together through most of that time and we were a happy, sort of normal family.”

“Frank’s audience doesn’t care if a girl singer, a comic or an organ grinder with a monkey opens the show. They are there to see HIM.”

“Once I had my first hit, Dad started to introduce himself as Nancy Sinatra’s father!”

“You brought the magic back. The heart is there, the humor is there… Everything is there.”

Love her.

xoxo

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peach & sea foam green

Cute Tropical 1950s Mini Day Dress with Circle Skirt Garden Party Floral Print Pastel Peach and Green Seafoam

Lovely Peach Popcorn Handtufted Vintage Chenille Bedspread Fabric

Vintage Glass Bonsai Tree – Azalea Blossoms

Seafoam Green Books Instant Library Collection

Vintage Enamel Flower Brooch

Pinup Girl Tail Combs / Brushes

Vintage Handmade Crochet Half Apron

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living room inspiration – 60s/70s

The 60s and 70s crazy wallpaper, wood paneled walls, home decor, simple furniture, funky patterns, shag carpet, and futuristic lamps and chairs always get me!  I adore 1960s/1970s living rooms. The bright colors and crazy patterns along with the simplicity in the styles of furniture.

funky wallpaper patterns

simplistic furniture

beautiful bright colors!

wood paneled walls

futuristic chairs

shag carpet

chartreuse

bold pieces

earthy tones

funky patterns

futuristic lamp

I love that wall

simple simple

and now for my very favorite wall that I now want in my own home…

Now isn’ that just awesome?!

What era inspires your dream living room?

XO

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Fast Times

Fast Times at Ridgemont High‘ is a movie about ”a group of California teenagers who enjoy malls, sex and rock n’ roll”; starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Judge Reinhold. It’s a funny light hearted movie. Here is a little taste.

“What Jefferson was saying was, Hey! You know, we left this England place ’cause it was bogus; so if we don’t get some cool rules ourselves – pronto – we’ll just be bogus too! Get it?”

I want a relationship. I want romance.

“In Ridgemont? We can’t even get cable TV here, Stacy, and you want romance.”

“Mr. Spicoli has been nice enough to offer us some pizza. Be my guest. Get a Good one.”

“First of all Rat, you never let on how much you like a girl. “Oh, Debbie. Hi.” Two, you always call the shots. “Kiss me. You won’t regret it.” Now three, act like wherever you are, that’s the place to be. “Isn’t this great?” Four, when ordering food, you find out what she wants, then order for the both of you. It’s a classy move. “Now, the lady will have the linguini and white clam sauce, and a Coke with no ice.” And five, now this is the most important, Rat. When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, put on side one of Led Zeppelin IV.”

“What is this fascination with truancy? What is it that gets inside of your heads? There are some teachers at this school who look the other way at truants. It’s a little game you both play. They pretend they don’t see you, and you pretend you don’t ditch! Now, in the end, who pays the price? YOU! “

“People on ‘ludes should not drive!”

“Look Rat, it’s like riding a bike. Fall off; you’re right back on. Mess up a date, do it again.”

XO

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farrah fawcett

Hello my friends!

Today I’d like to bring everyone’s attention to the beautiful and sexy Farrah Fawcett.  She is probably known best for her role in the tv series Charlie’s Angels.

“The reason that the all-American boy prefers beauty to brains is that he can see better than he can think. “

“I became famous almost before I had a craft. I didn’t study drama at school. I was an art major. Suddenly, when I was doing Charlie’s Angels, I was getting all this fan mail, and I didn’t really know why. I don’t think anybody else did, either.”

“God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.”

“I’m proud of what I have got and I need an audience.”

“Marriages that last are with people who do not live in Los Angeles.”

“When you do bad things, bad things happen to you.”

” I feel like Alice in Wonderland, really… Everything is surreal.”

“But I must never forget how blessed I have been. God has given me gifts and happiness, beyond any of my simple desires. My deepest desire now is to simply live,… So with hope and determination, I’d hold on and go on.”

XO

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