Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Theriault's is having an online auction (paper dolls)

This is a paper doll by Margaret Evans Price who was a big influence on Mary Englebreit.

Click on image to go to auction.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Zeek and Camille's Backyard

I started watching Parenthood for the set designs (plus I am a fan of Lauren Graham). Now I have to have a table out in our back yard with a white string light canopy. The set designs are by Steven Jordan.

They also have a beautiful night-dining table in the opening credits for Brothers & Sisters:


Antique nail bin on Craig's List. This would look so good in a large rustic log home. Too big for my house. Click on image to go to the listing.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Vintage Paper Dolls

I have been obsessed with vintage paper dolls lately. It started when I was reading about 20th century women illustrators and I didn't realize HOW MANY women designed paper dolls. I can hardly keep them straight. Frances Tipton Hunter, Emma Musselman, Lucy Fitch Perkins, Gertrude Kay, Rose O'Neil, Grace Drayton, Jessie Louise Taylor, Shiela Young, Ruth E Newton, Margaret Evans Price, Corrine Ringel Bailey, Janet Laura Scott, Fern Bisel Peat, Emma McKean, Berta and Elmer Hader, Maxine McCaffrey, Hilda Miloche, Orphah Klinker, Betty Nye Marshall, Helen Pettes, Betty Bell Rea, Frances Brundage, Queen Holden. I'm trying to say you can't really study early women illustrators without looking at paper dolls. There are a few that are really good, a couple are breathtaking, and many are beautiful and colorful illustrations.

Some links:
Teri Pettit
Picasa (also search "paper dolls")
Paper Goodies
Flickr Vintage Paper Dolls Pool

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy: A Lost Generation Love Story

Everybody Was So Young

This is the story about Gerald and Sara Murphy, expatriate Americans who moved to the French Riviera and became friends with Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Cole Porter among others. They made life a work of art but they also faced great tragedy with courage. They invented sunbathing. You may also like to read "Living Well is the Best Revenge"Calvin Tomkins' account of the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy.

Tender is the Night was inspired by this couple.

"It was like a great fair, and everybody was so young." ~ Sara Murphy

via Pigtown blog