Monday, June 22, 2009

This hairstyle: my new obsession

I have an amazing friend by the name of Chris, who also happens to be in Blazing Haley. (No, he didn't pay me for these kind words...) I think he is the only person who completely understands the old soul in me. Just when I thought I was the only person on earth who enjoyed obscure country from the early 50s and sitting through 50s films without a yawn, I befriended Chris (I think you can all it befriended...). Someone who is sincere, enjoys hanging by the old cars without the sillyness of overdramatic people, one who appreciates the beauty of a walk in the fancy garden or along the beach (sorry to burst your bubble...). Good friendship right here, let me tell you. He is very unique...he looks at the whole picture rather than following a trend that might be passing by. He stays true to who he is. He is one of the few I trust and we know more about each other than anyone ever could.

I am always so interested in his discoveries and was so pleased when he came across a few movies last year (or maybe the year before). We had a movie day at his place and watched one in particular: Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) with Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss. Pretty funny for it's day and therefore my infatuation with finding a cute vintage fishing outfit (as worn by Ms. Prentiss). I was never able to find a fishing vest that was small enough to fit me...but I still look every now and again.

I fell in love with her hairstyle, too, in this movie and am seriously considering being a copycat after my family reunion next month. I'll wait just in case it's the next bad choice. Can you blame me? There are going to be professional photographers at this shindig.
Here are some more photos I'd like to share of Ms. Prentiss and her down to earth style.

*These last photos courtesy of, which has an abundance of classic photographs.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

YART Sale!

I'm participating in the Etsy wide YART Sale through Sunday, June 14th.
10% off all items in my shop!
* See shop anouncements for details

Monday, June 8, 2009

Super comments award

I was really moved when I read an email from Anne: She's passed this award on to me for super comments on her blog. I just want to say thank you. :-)

This circulating award has absolutely no rules- feel free to pass this along to folks you think deserve it.

*Thank you to everyone who reads my blog and all the great emails and comments you write! *

I would like to pass this on to someone in particular, Johanna, from Metal, Cloth & Wood. I came across her shop through the promotional tool, Little Black Boxes. I purchased the box one month and she was one of the contributors. She enclosed a sweet hairpin from her shop that was packaged with great care and love. She by far surpassed all of the other contributors with her wonderful presentation.

She is a very talented artisan. I love her musings about her dog, Dexter, her posts concerning environmentally friendly topics, and cruelty-free products. I look forward to many more of your writings. Congratulations!