Friday, February 8, 2013

Ladies and (a few) Gentlemen

This is a house of mostly girls.  There's me and Tallulah, of course, but also these girls:

And these:

And there are a couple of guys thrown in:

These two are my favorites:
I just noticed that my fingers and camera appear in the mirror. Sheesh!

Most of them have been thrifted, a few came from Tuesday Mornings, of all places, a few others from antique stores here and there.  I love them posed in front of the 1940's mirror I thrifted a month or so ago.

I pair them with my collection of airbrush pictures from the 40's and 50's.

My collection started with these:

They hung in my grandparent's house for as long as I could remember.  Now, I hunt others down at antique and thrift stores, but it's hard to find them in both good condition and at affordable prices. 

This one is one of my favorites:

I saw it at an antique store in Orange County, fell in love with it, but it was priced at $75, and that was a bit steep for me.  Fast forward six months, and I found the same one for $25 at an antique store in Kentucky, when I was travelling with my sister and brother-in-law.  Of course, I snatched it up, begged my bro-in-law to pack it in his suitcase amidst his clothing, and prayed that it wouldn't break on the plane trip back. It arrived safe and sound (thanks, Mark!).
These are my latest find:

I love the pink background, with the daisy border.
I can't believe it's been two weeks since I last posted, and almost that amount of time since I've even read anyone's blog.  I've spent that time doing some thrifting, and working on craft and decorating projects that I've been putting off for months.  Hopefully, I'll be self disciplined enough to get a post up this weekend, but I wouldn't hold your breath on that : )  I'm not famous for self-discipline.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Thank you for your visit, and thanks, in advance, for your comments. I love reading them.


  1. They're all beauties, Julie! And I'm totally in love with your rose blog banner!

  2. What a beautiful collection! LOVE those old prints too!

  3. Wow, that mirror is awesome! And those prints you just found are fun.

  4. Oh Julie, I love the dolls and the pictures. I have a little collection of the figurines too, but mine are little girl dolls and lots of cute animal things. I have also seen pictures like the one you bought and loved them, but both the price and having a place to put them stopped me from buying them. I am SO glad you found the one in Kentucky, what a stroke of luck. Or was it meant to be? I'm thinking that. Quite often just the exact thing I am looking for pops up when I am searching, so maybe it is just determination and fate at the same time. It's there, we just have to find it. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving the wonderful comment. I am excited. I'm also so excited you are going to try to find the magazine, I feel honored that you would even take the time!
    I looked on a map and Cumberland gap is on the far east side of the southern edge of the state of Kentucky. My grandma was from Clinton, which is the far west side of the southern edge. At first I was thinking we might be cousins!!!! I think the distance is a bit too much though!
    Have a wonderful week!

  5. You have such a beautiful collection! Thanks for sharing Julie!


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