Sunday, March 29, 2009

These are a Few of My Favorite Things...

I am loving the whole Vintage Circus thing right now. The colors and the whole feel of this glam circus theme!
Bonjour My Friends. I just had a beautiful Sunday with my boys. I love Sunday's the best I think! My husband took the little prince this morning and let me sleep in a bit. A luxury I don't get to indulge in very often :) and then we spent the day together. What more could a girl ask for?

I noticed a lot of times today that instead of saying "I want" this or that, I instead found myself saying "I am so grateful" for... I realized that I have everything I could possibly need or want and so much more. I'm the luckiest girl in the world!

With that being said, I just wanted to post a few things that I am interested in at the moment. A chance to show you something else about me. Enjoy! Just a hodgepodge of random things I like.

Carol Lombard is one of my favorites! Married to Clark Gable, an incredible comedienne, and so glam. She died in a terrible plane accident and has an interesting life story.

Photographer Robert Polidori. He has some of the most incredible images taken of Versailles. I highly encourage you to take a peek at the Houk Gallery website and see them. Some of my faves!
Silhouettes! I'm loving all things in silhouette. From chairs to dogs everything looks great in silhouette! I'm going to take my prince to get one done asap. The one above is from Wren Eleven.

Alice in Wonderland themed parties! Okay, I have to admit, I love a theme. We often have fantastically themed parties where we can dress up. It's so much more fun than a plain old pot luck! We recently had a Rat Pack party and a pin up party, maybe a Mad Hatter Tea Party is order for my upcoming birthday! :)

Lisotchka's Photo Stream on Flickr I love every single image and want to become their friend! let's make some costumes and join in on the fun! Doesn't this look beautiful?

Millinery. I have a love of vintage hats and millinery materials. I love the hat stands and forms, and the silk~velvet flowers, the netting, and the different shapes. It's all so pretty. I always wonder why we don't wear hats and gloves anymore or dress to go to the bank or on a flight like my Mom used to. I guess times change. That's a good thing but I wish we were a little more glam while this change goes on :) This hat is from Boudoir Queen on Etsy. They have some incredible hats and some ankle cuffs. Yet another place to adorn your body with feathers and such!

Midday tea with the girls. I just love getting together and exchanging girl talk while taking tea with my girlfriends. This image is from Rachel Ashwell and I'm in love with the color palette and the feathers! I love anything with feathers!

Speaking of feathers. I love vintage fans especially the ones made of ostrich feathers. I'm a sucker for the downy feel, the wispy strands, the showgirl type feeling you get when you see them! I love it. I even had ostrich feathers in my flower arrangements and bouquets at my wedding. This site has some amazing vintage finds. Yellow fan

I love old movies. Fred Astaire, Vivien Leigh, Greta Garbo, the list would go on for days. I love them all. My favorites include: Gone With the Wind, Imitation of Life, How to Marry a Millionaire, An Affair to Remember, Casablanca...okay, this list could go on forever as well.

I know this is racy but I love the Burlesque costumes and I love Dita von Teese. The feathers, the crystals, the hats, the corsets, it's all too much :) I love her style too. She should keep her clothes on, she has such a pretty wardrobe!

I just purchased these Miniature Birdcages from Etsy and they are charming. I love them. oh, I love Etsy too. They came super fast and they are super cute! These are faux rusty cages, I also purchased some hot Pink and Baby Blue. They have a ton of colors and really cute things all in miniature (umbrellas, mirrors, etc.)

Pin~ups! I love these vintage in~ups. Especially the artist Gil Elvgreen. I have a book of all of his work and each one is prettier than the last. PS, they always have such pretty shoes on!

These Vintage Keys I love. I have some sitting in a Mercury serving platter laying around my study and it is so simple and makes such an impact. The old skeleton keys are so interesting to me. I wonder what kind of a door they opened. Did they belong in a palace or a farmhouse? I love the mystery of them!
I have so many more things I would love to list but this would be entirely too long of a post! I would love to hear what some of your "loves" are (of course after choosing family, friends, and the like). Have a wonderful Monday and great week.
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  1. OMG, this is stunning! I love the Robert Polidori photo. I might borrow it, I'll link back to you if I do=)
    Did you see my new tango shoes btw? Yesterday's post! Take a peek; I suspect you'll love them just as much as I do...
    Big hugs,

  2. Great post! I love the Flickr photo set. Such amazing outfits. I would love to have a 18th century gentlemen's outfit. Something fit for Louis XVI perhaps.

    I also love browsing the shops on Etsy. There are some really creative and talented people out there. If only I had the money to buy everything I wanted.

  3. Salut Judith! I love your favorite things- absolutely glamorous, yet charming as well. You know that I particularly love that fan! I'm going to that link right now to check out what else they've got (vintage hats is my other big love:) and the perfectly feminine I find. Thanks ma belle et bon lundi a toi et ta famille:)

  4. i love , love , love ALL your visuals !!!

    my mind is always taken on a journey with your pics.


  5. I LOVE your vintage key idea & the feathers. I'm heading up to the Marché St Ouen this weekend & you've given me some great ideas to hunt for! Thx.

  6. This was the best for a Monday morning! Fabulous post and I went from kind-of-slow this morning to all-reved-up after reading your post. What a great mix!

  7. I love your blog so much, especially today! Old movies, marie antoinette, versallies...these are my favorite things!! Actually -each one of those favorite movies you mentioned I own on dvd and watch a few times a year! Those are in my top 10. Thanks for the beautiful post!

  8. How could I not have a great Monday after viewing all your favorites?!!! I'm crazy about Robert Polidori's work too. His photos of New Orleans after the flood leave you speechless. A beautiful list of faves. Must check out some of these sites.
    Until next time =
    Catherine xx

  9. I want to come live in your post today! It is just where my daydreams go...THANK YOU!

  10. Just a super list of superlatives!


  11. I love the feathers, the circus and Versailles mixed together with the fantasy of Alice and Wonderland!! Plus the idea of themed parties seems divine, since I have been feeling rather too grown up! Salut du Midi!!

  12. Great post Judith! All the pics are fabulous! You always deliver!


  13. Dear Judith,
    I borrowed the photo Robert Polidori photo, it was just perfect for today's post! Thank you-s & hugs,

  14. What a unique and interesting post, I really enjoyed it, thanks!! Chrissy

  15. These are some incredible photos! Oh and the mystery of old keys. I love to wonder too! Thank you for such a beautiful post!

  16. Fabulous post and images Judith! You are back on your roll. I love your idea of a Mad Hatter tea party. I will have to steal that idea and see if I can pull one off for a friends 30th birthday party this summer. I also love Lisotchka's photos. Thanks for the tip.


  17. Those little bird cages on the music notes are quite a find! How special...

  18. Love the silhouettes and I can just imagine myself at the court of Versailles on the Flickr picture.

  19. Judith YOU made my day! Thank you SO much for the sweet and sincere comments! xoxo

  20. Great post ~ a wonderful selection of favourites and I love all the photographs! Lots of my favourite things in there too!

  21. Judith, I am so in love with your eye for style!! These pictures and descriptions just prove it even more :)

  22. Dear Judith,

    how I love the photo of Miss Garbo, havn't seen this one before and she is from my town, Stockholm.

    The wallcovering from Trianon is faboulous, where do you find these gorgeous pictures....

    Thank's for stopping by...warms my to heart from you.


  23. Wonderful choice. I almost love the same things than you ! BRAVO

  24. Hello!

    Thanks so much, that's very sweet! I love your blog even more, because I am obsessed and i mean it with all things french, paris is my favorite city in the world and versailles and especially marie antoinette's life are probably things i'll never get over! and to see them presented like this...delicious !

  25. i am loving all of the photos in your post - especially the 1940s movie pictures and anything with those gorgeous ostrich feathers!!! lovely!!!

  26. Oh I could get lost in this one post for hours I think, we have many of the same favorite things.

  27. Fantastic!

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