Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Birthday, Betty!!!

It's my darling Betty Grable's birthday!!!
She would have been 93 today... God rest her soul...
Here's she is looking like Christmas morning!

Are those for me?!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gentlemen prefer Jane..?

I just watchted "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" for the 1000000th time....
The first time I saw this movie was when I was a little girl at my grandmothers house at Christmas time many, many years ago... The image of those red sparkling dresses from the opening scene has been clear in my mind ever since -even stronger than the "Diamonds are a girls best friend" scene!
If you haven't seen it do it now! If you have -do it again!!
It always leaves a smile on my face, I just love the silly lines they give, Marilyn is amazing in it but Jane has always had a special place in my heart. I just love her imitation of Lorelei in the court -she delivers that song!!!

I looove Jane Russell she is my favorite brunette she was so sexy, better legs than Betty and bigger knockers than Marilyn -and funny too!

Just look at this from the movie "The French Line"
She surely melts all the ice in Alaska and pops all the corn in Nebraska!
Jane's ample bosom literally popped out of the screen in 3-D. To stress the point they used the tagline "J.R. in 3D. It'll knock both your eyes out!" as part of the advertising campaign. LOL!

"If we can't empty his pockets between us, then we're not worthy of the name Woman."

The most famous photo of her from "The Outlaw"

Lovely as a red head...

-and still going strong... in yellow...

Here she is by Vargas...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thank you, again!

I won an award again! Thank you sweet Stefanie from "It's All Make Believe, Isn't It?" for thinking of me...
Glad these awards are only virtual or else I might have a problem finding room for them on the mantlepiece.. (actually I don't have a mantlepiece..)

The rules are: give this award to 10 glamorous bloggers that you love; link them in your post; and let them know you awarded them.

I love and enjoy all the blogs that I follow so it's getter harder and harder to choose I might as well begin from the top...

1. Golden girl of the West
2. Andie B. Goode
3. Blonde and Red
4. It'll Take The Snap Out Of Your Garters
5. Kitty Von Purr
6. Little Rascal
7. Millie Deel
8. Pretty Little Things
9. Sirens Sexy
10. Vintage Starlet

Thank you, ladies for the wonderful posts and pictures! Now it's your turn....

Thursday, December 10, 2009

My Birthday Girl!

I can't believe she's 12 years old today!!!! What happened?!
We are going to celebrate her by going to the Christiania Christmas Marked and then we're going to eat sushi, all at her reguest...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby Girl! I love you!

Monday, December 7, 2009

La Vie en Rose

Sorry for the whining post yesterday, I know some people have real problems.
Thank you for your sweet encouraging comments you warmed my little ol' heart...

My husband felt so bad when I told him how I felt yesterday and convinced me that we have enough money for me to go to dance class again so I'm going dancing tomorrow!

-who need stuff when you can do this?!

So today I put on my rose-colored glasses and everything seems much better, sometimes all I need is a little pink to get me through the day...


Ava Gardner

Put your arms around me, Honey!

These are for you, Stefanie...

Kittens and fans.. puurfect combo..

Diane Dors in satin sheets

..and I can still hold that pose so it's not all bad;)

Santa Baby...

Two years ago my husband and I started up a small business. Right after we opened our shop the economic crisis hit and we've had to turn every penny ever since. The vacation we went on in October we saved up for for two years and therefore we've spend hardly nothing on each other and ourselves (my birthday present from my husband was a note (not a card..) saying how much he loves me and that some day when we could afford it he would buy me an Iphone.. I was quite disappointed.. and I still haven't got an Iphone -not sure I even want it anymore...)
Our dream of a bigger appartment, or even better, a house, is put on hold and my husband had to take two extra jobs so I can tend our shop, still the money is scarse but we have a dream and we'll stick to it untill it seems too unrealistic.
Christmas is always very expensive for us -the majority of our close family -my father, my mother, my mother in law, my daughter, my sister and my husband all have birthdays in November, December and January.. and we have to travel to visit them all.
Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining, we love each other, we're healhty, we don't go to bed hungry and we do have a roof over our head eventhough it's a very small roof (we only have two bedrooms one for us and one for my daughter, so no livingroom, office etc. -just two small rooms, a kitchen and a tiny toilet with a showerhead...)
I do realize this post seems a bit spoiled-minx-complaning-ish but I do miss going out and buying stuff for myself... (and today I just have such an urge to buy myself a tiny new Christmas hat even though I probably need a pair of warm winterboots more, guess I'll have to come up with the money somehow -maybe it can be the birthday present I never got?) I guess when you're a vintage collector of any kind you're used to going out hunting and hopefully do great bargains and therefore you don't feel that you're spending as much money as some people do on designer shoes, clothes and such. I know I spend far less than my non-vintage girlfriends -far less!
Anyway my wishlist has just grown and grown over the past two years to a ridiculus lenght... I guess it's a sort of escapism... ;)

So please..

Santa baby, just slip a sable under the tree, for me
Been an awful good girl
Santa baby so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a '54 convertible too, light blue,
I'll wait up for you dear
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Think of all the fun I've missed,
Think of all the fellows that I haven't kissed
Next year I could be just as good
If you check off my christmas list

Santa baby, I want a yacht and really thats not a lot
Been an angel all year
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa honey, one little thing I really need, the deed
To a platinum mine,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with a duplex and cheques,
Sign your x on the line
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Come and trim my chirstmas tree,
With some decorations bought at Tiffany's
I really do believe in you,
Let's see if you believe in me

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a ring,
I don't mean on the phone ,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry, tonight.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Miriams give away...

The lovely Miriam from Kafferepet is doing a Christmas give away -see it here...
I gave her an award last week 'cause she always makes sweet, stylish and heartwarm posts ...and recipes which I love! Lots of cakes!
Oh, and she loves dancing... Me too!
(Hope it's okay that I borrowed your picture, Miriam)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bearskins and Bareskins...

It's freezing here! Literally!
Now is the time to light up the fireplace, put on your next-to-nothings and snuggle up on the bearskin rug....

..or ride your polar bear;)

I borrowed the lovely Anne Francis from Film Noir Photos

-and for the ladies! A classic!

Thank you!

I've received an award!
I'm so honored and it's about time I said thanks! Sorry for the delay and thank you to the beautiful Jitterbug Doll!

I'm to award this to ten of my favorite blogs and give 35 questions a one word answer.
-and so are you if you are on the list...

It's hard to choose but here are a few of my favorites in no particular order...
( I'm sure that some of them received this already...)

1. Pretty Little Things
2. It's all make believe isn't it?
3. Yesterday Girl
4. Kafferepet
5. Blonde Episodes
6. Matildas Delights
7. The Mysterious Life Of The Metropolitan Housewife
8. The Adventures of Gingeyginge
9. The Girl Can't Help It
10. Fashion Forestry

-and now for the questions...

1.Where is your phone? Purse

2.Your hair? Blonde

3.Your Mother? Kind

4.Your Father? Strong

5.Your favourite food? Candy

6.Your dream last night? Weird

7.Your favourite drink? Cocoa

8.Your dream/goal? Contentment

9.What room are you in? Office

10.Your hobby? Collecting

11.Your fear? Loss

12.Where do you want to be in six years? Sunshine

13.Where were you last night? Home

14.Something that you’re not? Loud

15.Muffins? Always

16.Wishlist item? Many

17.Where did you grow up? Countryside

18.Last thing you did? Work

19.What are you wearing? Weddingring

20.Your TV? Off

21.Your pets? Sweetie

22.Friends? Few

23.Your life? Journey

24.Your mood? Christmas

25.Missing someone? Always

26.Vehicle? Bike

27.Something you’re not wearing? Jeans

28.Your favourite store? Vintage

29.Your favourite colour? Babyblue

30.When was the last time you laughed? Today

31.The last time you cried? Seldom

32.Your best friend? Husband

33.One place that I go to over and over? Summerhouse

34.Facebook? Yes

35.Favourite place to eat? Grandma

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Gatefold

This is the Vargas Girl Gatefold from Esquire December 1943...

Look at all the noseart she inspired...

I have a few gatefolds in my Vargas collection, one of the newest and biggest (she's half "real lady" size...) editions is this lovely lady:

She is Miss January 1946 -the big gatefold from Esquire. Can't wait to put her in a frame...
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