Monday, August 31, 2009

FOR THE LOVE OF PYREX!

If you're like me, you have a love of pyrex cookware/bakeware.  I have a growing pyrex collection, myself!

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As I have stated previously, I am in LOVE with the show Bewitched and Samantha's kitchen on the show. After falling in love with the PYREX used on Bewitched, including the juice quintet, casserole dish and mixing bowls, I decided I, too had to have them.

Go to this amazing website to see what products Samantha used in her KITCHEN!

So a while ago I posted about retro kitchens and I included photos of vintage PYREX glassware. I recently ventured out to some antique shops with my mom and sister and came back with my first very own vintage PYREX bowls!

The bowls are the Butterfly Gold patterned mustardy-yellow from the late 1960s. Also seen in my photo below are some vintage Fire King custard cups.

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What I really want to find are bowls and dishes with the starburst and snowflake designs.

Can you believe there is a fansite devoted to the love of PYREX???

You can also see a FLICKR album devoted to PYREX here.


Happy Collecting! :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

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Friday, August 28, 2009

GIRLY GIRL



I love Audrey for many reasons. I love that she was so down to earth and sometimes kept quiet and to herself. I love what a passionate person she was and how she always gave great thought to what she was about to say. Sure Audrey had people around her helping create what became her "signature look" (heavy eyebrows, etc) and sure she wore fancy dresses and fancy jewelry. But she's the perfect example of being glamorous while still maintaining class, charm and dignity. This is the main difference between Audrey and most Hollywood ladies of today.

I say, It's OK to be a girly girl!


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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"A STAIRWAY TO NOWHERE"

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It would be a shame if the summer were to go by without doing a post on one of my favorite summer (and all time) movies, The Seven Year Itch!

I really love the apartment in the film. Fo me, when I fantasize about an apartment in New York City, this is it. I found several photos from here which showcase the great apartment. I love how everyone had little mini "bars" in their houses and apartments then...Complete with an ice bucket and tongs. I also love their bookshelves and furniture!

I wish I had photos of the exterior and back porch... I'll be on the lookout.

One of my favorite quotes is when Marilyn asks, "Where do those stairs lead?" And Tom Ewell's character says, "Nowhere." And Marilyn says in typical Marilyn fashion, "A stairway to no where!" I LOVE HER!

Enjoy and have a great night!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

OFFICIALLY IN MY MID-20s!

Yup, 25 years old today!
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I "incidentally" (hint hint) share the same birthday as my favorite guy on TV, too..........Can you guess who?.......


I have made it clear to my husband that he WILL be enduring a feature birthday flick of my choice tonight to celebrate :) .....And he knows exactly what that means: SHIRLEY or DISNEY. But which to chose? I admit he has sat through a few films, but being that it's my birthday he has no choice so I'd better pick something good! Any suggestions?


Shirley always had the best birthdays didn't she?

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Every birthday I always think about that episode of I Love Lucy when Lucy thinks everyone forgot her birthday! It's hysterical... and I admit, I too sometimes get the birthday blues.



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But it's really not about how many friends you have it's having that one person you can count on, and if you're lucky, a family who loves you no matter what!

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I feel so grown up!

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This was the year I got married, to my wonderful prince who I love more than anyone in the world!

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Things That Made Me Smile Today...

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1. Actually Having Fun Cleaning My Apartment.......Unfortunately did not levitate above the...what is that a freezer?
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2. This Photo................
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3. Which Pants Would You Actually Wear?
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4. The Movie Manhattan!
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5. This insanely plastic looking model from the 60s!........Dahling, What luscious lashes you have...And so NATURAL too!!!! ;)
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6. CAKE! Who Could Resist?!?!?
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And Finally,

7. Ruby Slippers!
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{photos via tumblr & flickr}

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

JUST TO LET YOU ALL KNOW...

I've been working on a few on-going projects. First, I have been working on my own biography of Vera-Ellen for almost a year now and will hopefully be able to share some information that has taken me months and months of research.

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Also, I am also working on a Shirley Temple project and plan to share photos of my entire collection that I have been working on since I was about 5 or 6 years old.

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These projects (and more) are going to take a few more weeks but know that I'm working on it! I am also working on making this blog look more attractive and more "hands on." There just aren't enough hours in the day it seems! I have so many ideas and start about 30 projects at a time because I get so excited.

Know that I'm extremely passionate about what I do and if you stick around and follow my blog I promise you won't be disappointed!

What DO I do? A lot of things! I am working on the "About Di" page and will announce when that's finished so you can check it out.


I want to share some photos of Anna Karina. She is such an inspiration to me stylistically and creatively. I was told we resemble each other and I had never heard of her. After watching some of her films and reading interviews with her, I, of course became fascinated and just in awe of her! It was weird, after I was told I resemble her, I saw Anna Karina everywhere, (I mean her movies, etc) in random places like this one authentic french restaurant I went to in Seattle. Quite random.


Have a fabulous day!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's such a nice day, I think I'll...

Drink a Milkshake

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Walk Around the City Taking Pictures

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Hit up The Supermarket

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Watch The Seven Year Itch

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Bake Something!

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Get into some mischief!


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