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Thursday, 19 January 2012

I want...

oooo theres always something I'm lusting after...Gary Oldman...(Sorry husband)..seriously I am obsessed with all things vintage, in particular things I remember from years ago. I have such fond memories of my childhood, especially up until the age of about 12..then we moved and senior school happened which was a complete trauma for me..but I won't bore you with that. Anyhoo..I can remember things vividly, things, objects, cups, saucers..and I keep my eyes peeled on ebay for bits and bobs.
I have to blame 'flickr' for some of the things that have been added to my never ending list. (Now I know I do get some visitors from abroad so please forgive me as I don't think this will mean much to you!)
Somebody has loaded up the entire catalogue of ARGOS from 1976, 1985 and 1986.  For those of you who are not familar with 'The Argos' catalogue, it basically sells everything you can think of from wine glasses to golf clubs, and these retro editions are right out of my past!!
And this weeks obsession is finding a red folding kitchen chair..which acts as steps too..but I think this is going to be very difficult to find...especially cheaply!!
Anyway dear bloggers..if you fancy a bit of nostalgia check the old argos books out on flickr!
Sam xx
PS the above vintage advert isn't from the Argos was never that well illustrated!!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

A New Blog..

Hey Bloggers..

I'm gonna set up another blog...cause I realised after speaking with chums that maybe my interests in old movie stars and the silver screen would be better suited to a platform on the own.

As there is the illustrator Sam..

She will stay here...

and the Sam that loves to make Bears from time to time...

She will stay here too!

and the Sam that loves all things to do with making my home 'homely' and thrifty bargins.. she will stay put too!

But as I have a HUGE love for old films and movie stars..they are going to have a new home...
I'm not expecting anyone to read it...I think it will be more for myself so I can record what I watch and be honest that is what my blog is about. I've never been interested in having a facebook page...getting hundreds of visitors or anything like that (Between me and you..I don't like Facebook at all..there I've said it!)......but its lovely that I get some bloggy visitors and comments from time to time.

But for one last cheeky mention here...about a movie related subject...can't wait to see The Artist..

Apparently the little doggy steals the show!! Tooo cute!!

Happy Saturday this space for my as yet to be named movie diaryxx


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Ageing on Film

Hey Bloggers...hows you this January evening, where ever you are.

At the moment I am filling my spare time with one of my favourite pastimes...watching old movies..

You see I'm a film addict..and most of my favourite films are from the late 30's until the late 1970s...from spooky film noir's to, musicals and 1970's disaster movies...I love them all.

One thing that is so apparent to me is the way that for some film stars, being famous and on the silver screen, has recorded how they look act and age...which I think is lovely, but also quite strange in a way.

Here is the beautiful Deborah Kerr, I think here she is about 27. I have a HUGE soft spot for her, she was an amazing actress, and she was so elegant and beautiful. She is a role model to me, especially as she is a fellow redhead.

And here she is in her mid to late 30's...similar age to me right now...

And this was when I think she was in her early 70's... I really want to take a leaf out of her book, and hope to look like that when I reach her age..

And who do you think this is...her smile gives it away I think.. in her very early 20s..possibly younger..

and here she is in her late 30s..

and a bit older, from the time when she was in her own TV series..

and a little bit cute is she is...Doris is a huge animal lover.....

I can't believe that Doris is almost 90!!...its hard to imagine.

Here is a very young Maggie Smith, if you have never watched her in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, you are in for a treat!!

I love her hair in this photograph...If I was going to have a short hair do it might be like this!!

Don't you just love Maggie in the Harry Potter movies?

Anyway I will leave you with a quote from Doris Day..

 “The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.”

....heres to growing old gracefully like these ladies!!

Happy Hump Day dear Bloggers!!

Sam xx

Thursday, 5 January 2012

This week...loving Faye

Just a quicky extra...I mean she's holding a kitton!! couldn't resist!
S xx

Charity shop bargain of the day...

Jane Shilton vintage Kelly Bag...£5...
Still hunting for bargain eiderdown...and lots of other things like a vintage standard lamp for my kitchen, oh and not forgetting a tiffany standard lamp for the living room. Since moving to our new house I've gone soft furnishings mad!! I'm determined to fill my new looking old kinda Artsy Crafty house into a real life cozy cottage...I'm so impatient though!! Off on an ebay hunt again!!
Bye for now!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Eiderdown for sale?...

anyone? wheres my manners...happy new year bloggers!!
I really really REALLY want one...and I keep going on ebay and get out bidded!!

I am looking for a bargin though...or a swap?...a bear?

I know its a long shot but I thought I would ask....

Happy humpday!!

Sam xx

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