Saturday, October 16, 2010

Barbara Billingsley } June Cleaver on 'Leave It To Beaver' Dies at 94


Barbara Billingsley 1915-2010
Image: Everett Collection
I just learned about the death of one of my favorite TV personalities while watching the nightly news. "Leave It To Beaver" ran from 1957-1963 and I honestly think I've seen every episode multiple times. Barbara Billingsley portrayed June Cleaver, the perfect stay at home mother of the time. I can still hear that theme song in my head. She handled all of Wally's and The Beaver's problems with such love and grace. RIP. Read more in The Wall Street Journal.

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Vintage Halloween Images

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Have you picked out or made your costume yet? I found the two vintage Halloween post cards on Google Images. The two early photos are ©stevechasmar on Flickr. He finds the most amazing old photos and he has posted sets with a Halloween theme for the past three years. They are so much fun. Are you scared yet?


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Vintage Tin Carousel for Books } I Want One!

Somebody should start manufacturing this carousel now! Isn't it wonderful? What a great idea to use it for books and magazines. I love seeing vintage store display items used in interior design. Have a great organized weekend.
via desiretoinspire.net


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Friday, October 15, 2010

Have A Great Weekend Just Hanging Out

HaHa . . . Have a great weekend just hanging out. via


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Designer Pumpkin | Louis Vuitton

Make this delightful Louis Vuitton pumpkin by drawing the logos all over with a brown oil-based Sharpie pen. Instructions here. Happy Crafty Friday.
Photo by Colin Cooke.


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Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Swan House at The Atlanta History Center

This is The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center, a beautiful old showplace that is open to the public. I've never been there even though I was born in Georgia. We moved away before I was a year old.

The Swan House is a classically styled mansion built in 1928 for the Edward H. Inman family, heirs to a cotton brokerage fortune. The mansion was designed by famed Atlanta architect Philip Trammell Shutze and provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of an Atlanta family of great privilege during the 1920s and 1930s.
photo: ©JLMphoto via Flickr

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Rare Audrey Hepburn Stamps | Auction in Germany

It seems hard to believe, but a block of 10 stamps printed in the last decade, is almost certainly the priciest Post-War stamp item anywhere.

The entire 2002 print run was ordered to be destroyed after Hepburn's son, Sean Ferrer, objected to the cigarette holder dangling from the actress' mouth and refused to grant copyright. But the Finance Ministry had already delivered advance copies of the Hepburn stamps to Deutsche Post for approval. Thirty of these proof copies escaped destruction when an unknown employee pocketed them and used them to send letters postmarked from Berlin. [read more]. The auction of this unused sheet could bring in excess of $1 Million Dollars.

The proceeds (100%) will benefit UNICEF and the Audrey Hepburn children's foundation. This October 16th auction will be worth watching for sure.

UPDATE: Auction Sale Price -- this rare sheet of stamps fetched 430,000 euros (£377,324) [$601,000 USD] at a charity auction in Berlin, two-thirds of which will go to help educate children in sub-Saharan Africa.


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Bronze Hand Door Knocker | Perfect for Halloween

I found this very realistic bronze hand door knocker via Google Images with no clue for the source. This would be great on any door for Halloween but I find it a little too creepy for other times of the year, don't you?


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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Life's Little Instruction Book | Volume II | Page 25


The pages from this book are very popular with my readers.


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Be Happy With Who You Are

Cats can teach us so many wonderful things, can't they?


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The Queen of Hearts Pug

Just in case you ever wondered what a $300 Halloween costume for a dog looks like, here it is! via Halloween Hounds


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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vintage Leather Luggage

This is my kind of luggage but there's no chance it will ever come back for real use because of the extreme weight. I bought a leather suitcase rather like this one at an outdoor market in England and lugged it all over from pillar to post until I could check it in as part of my luggage at the airport. My arms were completely pulled out of their sockets by the time I got to my seat. I still love it as an interior design element. photo via Encore! Life


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Embroidery of a Homemaker

It's the story of a happy home told in embroidery. via


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Upholstered Antiques with a Twist

Antique wingback chair covered with coffee sacks; I love this look in this setting, don't you? via


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Monday, October 11, 2010

Perfect Office

I love this so much. All the natural light is wonderful in this amazing office. I love all the vintage and antique furnishings, accessories and architectural elements too. Very nice indeed. Do want!


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Amazing Coastal Cottage With Sheep

Wouldn't this be a wonderful place to visit? I would love to have unfenced sheep wandering all over the place. The world is full of so much loveliness, isn't it? Enjoy your holiday Monday.
image: rosie brown photo via decor8 + Flickr


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