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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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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.”

XOXO

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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!!

 

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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!

xxooxx

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american graffiti

American Graffiti” is a 1973 film set in the Summer of ’62 (although many of the cars and songs were released post-1962) about the last night before leaving for college. My boyfriend and I watched this movie last night to lighten the mood after watching Gus Van Sant’sElephant” (a story based on the Columbine High School massacre), which was incredibly made but hard to watch. George Lucas‘ “American Graffiti” did the trick alright!

Here are some photos and memorable quotes from the film.

“Hey, what do you say, Curt? Last night in town… you guys gonna have a little bash before you leave?”

“Hey… zit makeup.”

“You think I care if you go off? You think I’m gonna crack up or something? Boy, are you conceited!”

“That’s bitchin’ tuck and roll! You know, I really love the feel of tuck and roll upholstery.”

Shhh. Listen, listen! Look at it this way. Now, you got three choices. One, you chicken out and in that case I let Ants tie you to the car and drag you around a little bit and you don’t want that. Right?”
No.”
Two, you foul up and Holstein hears you and, well uh… you don’t want that, right?”
No, I don’t.”
Three, you are successful and you join the Pharaohs with a car coat and a blood initiation and all that, huh?”

What’s your name?”
My name? Mud, if anybody sees you.”

“Girls don’t pay – guys pay!”

“Let’s catch ’em at the light. Jump out and flatten their tires.”

“Hey, you know a guy around here with a piss yellow deuce coupe, supposed to be hot stuff?”

“Man, I can’t keep track of all you punks runnin’ ’round here backwards.”

“You know, what, Terry. I had a pretty good time tonight”

“Get your bugaloos out baby! The Wolfman is everywhere.”

I can’t wait to check out the sequel, “More American Graffiti“.

xoxo

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Meryl Streep

Let’s talk about Meryl. I think she is lovely. She’s got this classic beauty. She’s soft and tough all at the same time.

“The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor, but it’s a completely random process.”

“I think the most liberating thing I did early on was to free myself from any concern with my looks as they pertained to my work.”

“I have a very good life – I’m lucky enough not to be deprived.”

“How you first meet the public is how the industry sees you. You can’t argue with them. That’s their perception.”

“Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.”

“We are who we’re going to be when we’re very old, and when we’re very old we are who we were when we were 8.”

“I didn’t have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do. “

“Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too.”

“Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they’re men.”

“Instant gratification is not soon enough.”

“I want to feel my life while I’m in it.”

“You win an Oscar, it can double the audience that you had before.”

“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.”

“I’m all over the place.”

“My job is usually to express emotion as freely as possible.”

“Everything we say signifies; everything counts, that we put out into the world. It impacts on kids, it impacts on the zeitgeist of the time.”

“I think your self emerges more clearly over time.”

“There are improbable things suspended in space, like the earth.”

“I’m never so sure as I was in my mid 20s.”

“I’m curious about other people. That’s the essence of my acting. I’m interested in what it would be like to be you.”

xo

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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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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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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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dazed & confused

Dazed and Confused‘ is a movie made in the 90s, starring (to name a few) Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Joey Lauren Adams and Milla Jovovich.  The movie takes place on the last day of school in May 1976. It focuses on the relationship between the kids soon to be entering high school and the new seniors who are eager to finally rule the school. The costumes are fantastic and it’s a pretty funny movie to watch, not a whole lot of substance but definitely an enjoyable flick.

It was the last day of school in 1976, a time they’d never forget… if only they could remember.

I did it when I was a freshman, and you’ll do it when you’re seniors. but you’re doing great. Now fry like bacon, you little freshman piggies. Fry!

Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington, man, and everyday George would come home, she would have a big fat bowl waiting for him, man, when he come in the door, man, she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man.

Yeah, well, listen. You ought to ditch the two geeks you’re in the car with now and get in with us. But that’s all right, we’ll worry about that later. I will see you there. All right?

You guys know anything about a party?
No, sir.

Chicks don’t wanna here anything, man. The girls in our classes, they’re all prudes, man. It’s the girls ahead of us, man. They were wild! Our class, they’re worthless, man!

Hey you guys know what that song is about? Its about the aliens. We’re the aliens man, we’re the savages. We’re the savages man.

 I may play ball next fall, but I will never sign that. Now me and my loser friends are gonna head out to buy Aerosmith tickets. Top priority of the summer.

[talking about Gilligan’s Island] Think about it. You’re basically alone on a deserted island with two readily available women. One a seductive sex-godess type, the other a healthy girl-next-door type with a nice butt. So guys have it all, the madonna and the whore. Women get nothing; we get a geek, an overweight middle-aged guy, some nerdy scientific type, I mean…

I’d like to quit thinking of the present, like right now, as some minor, insignificant preamble to somethin’ else.

Watch them fly… away

Man, it’s the same bullshit they tried to pull in my day. If it ain’t that piece of paper, there’s some other choice they’re gonna try and make for you. You gotta do what Randall “Pink” Floyd wants to do, man. Let me tell you this, the older you do get the more rules they’re gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep on livin’ man, L-I-V-I-N.

So if any of you haven’t seen this movie, I suggest you do that!

XO

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