All posts tagged: Vintage

Lovely


I wish this were my secret getaway.  Isn’t this gorgeous?  elephant fetus! If I could splurge on one store this would be it…Anthropologie This brings back memories of the old tire swing my sister and I used to play on. another secret getaway a bamboo forest- how cool is this?

vintage images


I went to this circus.  I found out a long time later that they abused their animals.  :(  Riske’ ooh la la john rawlings photography- Makes me want to lay out in the sun today.  I think I will.  :) lovelovelove I think this might be a Rawlings photo also   USS Mt Vermon silly

Old farms and picnics


I love vinatge photos like this one.  They remind me of growing up near the Kankakee River in a small town called Shelby, Indiana a summer day 1951 Simple and lovely Ozarks Who doesn’t love a picnic? What a cute silver tea pot.  A real old country buffet Nebraska I love that they brought their own table and tablecloth.  Check out how many bottles of wine they have.  One for each I think.  LOL  A family and their farm animals.  What a cute little set up. 

Wild Fire Tallulah Bankhead 1902-1968


She was a pistol!  loved jazz music smoked like a chimney and drank like a fish  was an exhibitionist with a flamboyant personality       “my father warned me about men and booze but he never said anything about women and cocaine.” “(on why she called everyone “darling”) Because all my life I’ve been terrible at remembering people’s names. Once I introduced a friend of mine as ‘Martini’. Her name was actually ‘Olive’.” “”Codeine…bourbon…” (Tallulah Bankhead’s last words)” flirted with women and men equally “Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don’t have time.” Bankhead Outrageous, outspoken, and uninhibited are just a few adjectives that described Tallulah Bankhead’s personality. Most people who met her never forgot her -and she made sure of that! At the age of fifteen, she stormed out of her home state of Alabama like an April tornado, determined to gain attention and recognition. She did achieve stardom working in virtually every medium – stage, screen, radio and television – but her fame was attributed more to her outrageous antics than for her work. …

Old Photos


Old photos acquired from around the internet.  I think they are fascinating.  Maybe you do too?   WW II France Black boy reading with some onlookers.  Little Black Sambo was originally written in 1899 and was a favorite book at the time.  It was only later when Sambo became a racist term that the book became controversial.  The story was well loved because the little boy was resourceful and outwitted some tigers.  He was well dressed and smart.  Like many other books at the time Sambo was crudely drawn in the image of a picaninny.  The book was later changed to Sam and the Tigers and images changed to reflect a more realistic looking black child.   A bit of African American history for you.  A girl and her dolls.  Looks like she’s not giving any of them up any time soon.  some men hanging out a farmer 1899 classroom 38th Steet and 7th Avenue in New York 1936 girl with a  jell-o clown 1936 General Store   Well, guess what?  I have a whole bunch more of these …

Audrey Hepburn 2


Audrey Hepburn official website: http://www.audreyhepburn.com/ Born Audrey Kathleen Ruston 4 May 1929(1929-05-04) Brussels, Belgium Died 20 January 1993 (aged 63) Tolochenaz, Switzerland Other name(s) Edda van Heemstra Occupation Actress Years active 1948–1989 Spouse(s) Mel Ferrer (1954–1968) Andrea Dotti (1969–1982) Domestic partner(s) Robert Wolders (1980–1993) wikipedia profile of Audrey Hepburn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audrey_Hepburn  this is a video about how to style short cropped hair to look like Audrey Hepburn’s : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHbMPTqiDLg this is a makeup tutorial on an Audrey Hepburn look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGJcqtdeOlI