Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A young Jane Powell

Photos taken by Martha Holmes, August 26, 1948, Photo Credit: Life
Jane Powell, born as Suzanne Lorraine Burce began her career at an early age, singing on the radio as well as performing in theater. In 1944 she was casted in her first major role at the age of 15 with Universal Studios in the feature film Song of the Open Road. The funny thing about how she got her stage name is that Jane Powell was her characters name is Song of the Open Road. Before the film released MGM decided to assign the name to her for good.
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
Measurements: 33-22-33
Height: 5' 0½"

Monday, June 29, 2009

Gratifying glasses

These lovely vintage glasses range from $12 to $95 and can all be found at Vintage50sEyewear on etsy. I cant even begin to tell you which pair I like the best because they are all so wondrous and just begging me to take them home to wear the heck out of them.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

This is going to be me very soon

This is going to be me fairly soon with plenty of unpacking to do once we get to our new home.
I wish we had movers to do all the work!

Monday we are picking up are U-haul packing it up with all of are stuff, then heading to my mom's house to give are dogs a proper washing and fill up the truck with any things I still have at her house. After that we will be on the road, moving from Long Beach, California to San Antonio, Texas about an 18-20 hour drive!
Once we are done unpacking I will probably not look as put together as her (or have as spiffy of a chair) but we I will be tired.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A gift for you.

First I wanted to share this amazing photograph & blog I just stumbled on, the blog goes by the name of Time Warp Wives and is full of list's and tips on ways to improve your life. For instance 20 Ways to Achieving Your Goals!, How to Deal with Rude People, How to Get Along With Your Mother in Law, and also posts like this one Improving Communication With Your Spouse. Its such a lovely and well written blog I can not get over how useful and mind blowing some of these tips are.

Gifts & Giveaways

Recently my wonderful prize that feels more like a luxurious gift arrived, which I won from the Able Grable Giveaway on Miss Matildas Blog. My package was full of vintage lovelies my favorite part would have to be the 1940's sparkly vintage hat which is to die for and I know I will be wearing it over and over. Once we get unpacked I will be taking pictures of my self with my new lovely items to share with y'all.

Able Grable is a wonderful new clothing line, right now they are offering this darling well constructed 1930's inspired polka dot dress. I am enthralled by the glorious detail on this dress especially the back as well as the high quality materials which this true to the time dress is made of.

Lately I have been stumbling on so many great giveaways and I wanted to make sure you guys knew about some of these.

Dismantled Fashions $20 Gift Certificate Giveaway
To enter the giveaway go here, and also make sure to check out Dismantled Fashions Etsy shop, or DismantledFashions.com.

Miss Metropolitan Housewife's Giveaway
Which includes the Vintage Hairstyling Book, an adorable pink flower and more, to enter the giveaway go here.

Grosgrain's Children's Hopscotch Cami's Giveaway
For a chance to win one of two adorable red & yellow jumpers enter the giveaway here.

Retro Housewife Goes Green Enviorsax Reusable Bag Giveaway
To enter the giveaway for the Envirosax handy reusable retro print bag click here.

Waste Not Sak's Giveaway
Waste Not Sak's is offering an adorable Woodland Mushroom Reusable Sandwich Sak, enter the giveaway here.

Grosgrain's Boojiboo Flirty Apron Giveaway
Another great giveaway from Grosgrain, this time it is an adorable apron made by Boojiboo, enter the giveaway here.

I would love to do a giveaway for all of you lovely gals but first I wanted to get your opinions. Would you like for it to be a random drawing where I pick a name out of a hat, do you want me to choose by your answers to a question I ask, or do you want to have a poll and vote for who should win the giveaway. If you have any other ideas or advice leave a comment and let me know.

Johnny, you kind soul you

After the Chicago premiere of Public Enemies, Johnny Depp along with fellow cast and crew members enjoyed dinner at Gibson's Steakhouse late that night. Johhny Depp who has mentioned before that "money is not the key to happiness" gave the waiter at Gibson's Steak House a $4,000 tip, even though the bill only came to $4,400.

"Because he had visited us before he calls me 'Mo' and I know exactly the way he likes to be treated. He may be one of the most famous actors in the world but he is a very 'humble guy' and a really cool dude," the waiter at Gibson's Steakhouse explained. "I have worked with a lot of stars like Sean Connery and Robert De Niro but Johnny Depp is my favorite He is a very soft spoken guy who is very charming and sweet -- when I wait for him he doesn't like to be too fussed over and is not in any way demanding."

You can read more about the story here.

Now on to the even more completely gratuitous photos of Mr. Depp as John Dillinger and his handsomely dressed Public Enemies co stars.

For even more Public Enemies goodness check out this previous post.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wondrous Wallflower's

As you probably can already tell I am completely smitten by Wallflower Vintage's astonishing collection of vintage dresses. Since the wee hours of the morning I have been drooling over all of the items Wallflower Vintage has to offer. Just wishing a pile of money (not stolen though!) would fall in my lap and I could purchase every single item they have for sale in my size. Not only are all of the items beautifully and cleverly displayed they are also high quality one of a kind vintage items. From gorgeous gowns to cute day dresses every piece is perfection. All of the items listed above can be found here. If you want to be first to find out what Wallflower Vintage is adding to there amazing online vintage emporium or if they are having any sales then check out their blog here.
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