Monthly Archives: June 2012

Vintage Vacation Photo #4

On The Road

(First grade drawing ‘Leaving For Summer Vacation’- Martha B. )

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Nine Kites

Paint By No Numbers

Playing House

A Blooming Interest

A Page From…

…Design*Sponge Newspaper, Summer 2012.

Newspapers are available at Anthropologie stores or ordered online.

(Photo- Martha B.)

Budget Bride #20

A series of posts showcasing bridal dresses under $700.

Budget Bride #20. Limited edition cotton maxi dress with embroidered cutouts. Click image to enlarge.

Available at Free People- $250.

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Budget Bride #19

The Bride Wore…A Hippie Dress?

Thinking Out Loud- Maine

Ever since I was a kid and my family vacationed in Maine, I wanted to live there. The idea of finding an old home on the rocky coastline was a dream I carried for a long time. But like a lot of dreams it never happened. You know the kind I mean. The dream you have as an eight year old to become a great singer only to find out later you can’t sing in key. So…I put the dream of moving to Maine on the shelf right next to the one of being a singer.

(Photos- Ira Lippke for The New York Times)

Movie Gems

Movie Gem- ‘The Station Agent’ ( 2003)

What does a dwarf named Finn have in common with a grieving woman, a talkative Cuban and a chunky second grader? More than you might think. My husband and I watched ‘The Station Agent’ and were instantly captivated by the characters. Finn is a quiet man working in a model train store. He spends all his waking hours avoiding the stares and ridicule of people. His boss, who is his only friend, dies and leaves him an abandoned railroad station in a rural town somewhere in New Jersey. Finn walks the tracks near his new home seeking solitude however that’s not what the future holds for him. He may be short in stature but Finn has a very big heart.

Vintage Vacation Photo #3

Then&Now- Mycro Cameras

Then- No…I didn’t misspell the word Mycro in the title. In this case Mycro refers to the name of one of the tiny cameras (also known as spy cameras) offered post World War ll. The Mycro (top photo) was developed in Japan and required 16 mm film. It was an instant hit there and abroad.

Now- You can find these highly collectible cameras on ebay.

(Top photos- Andreas Feininger for Life Magazine, 1949)

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Then&Now

Grab Bag- Camera Necklace, Vintage Cameras

A Real Dandy

Aquilano Rimondi wool jacket & pants, Ralph Lauren shirt & velvet vest, Charvet dot tie, Marni star brooch and Miu Miu shoes.

Giorgio Armani herringbone suit, Tucker by Gaby Basora floral shirt and Charvet striped tie.

(Photos of actress Emma Stone by Mario Testino for American Vogue, 2012)

A Page From…

…Glamour Magazine, June 1960.

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