Saturday, March 27, 2010


Mmmmm lovely... Coco Chanel movie with Audrey Tatau was a beautiful movie about Coco Chanels younger years. It was very interesting and the costumes and sets were fabulous. Watch it! Here is the "Coco Before Chanel" - Official Trailer [HQ HD] for you to get a sneak peak from Youtubes watchCulturetainment.

I also watched the movie Fame that was made in 2009. Here is the official trailer for Fame from hitfixcom on youtube.

My favorite part of Fame was that my 16 year old son enjoyed it so much he sat and folded 7 loads of laundry while watching it. Yay!

Teacups and an Alice Video from youtube

Green, gold and gorgeous.

Unusual shape, I think this one is very old.

Feminine and flowery.

Another one that reminds me of Grandma Oelrich. I'm pretty sure she had one of these tucked in her cupboard. She seemed to favor teacups decorated with scenery.

Wispy Grey leaves.

Pretty purple flowers.

This is one of the sturdier teacups, but still pretty.

One of my favorites.

Peachy Pink swirls.
The teacups are reminding me of a tea party in wonderland today so I'll leave off with this clip.

Many people seem to have found inspiration from the latest Alice in Wonderland craze. This is a very creative video from gallantandkeen on youtube.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Gift Exchange Fun

So I was browsing around and found this lovely blog
They are having a Favorite things gift Exchange, doesn't that sound like fun. I decided to sign up so that I can share some of my favorite things and recieve someone elses in turn. Maybe you would like to join to? You have until April first to email Nicole and tell her that you want to participate.

Monday, March 22, 2010

I won a pretty spiral bracelet...

in the one world one heart contest. It finally came and I eagerly opened it. It looked pretty, I went to take it out of the bag and it fell apart. One of the threads must have broken on the way. I'm going to try and see if I can figure out how to fix it. It's a lovely plummy purple and white in a spiral design bracelet. Thank you Jackie Lewis of Jax's Beads for your lovely prize.
P.S.-If you have any tips on how to fix it let me know as I have never worked a stitch like it before.

Monday, March 15, 2010

My Son Jordyn's Very Short Story

I woke up to the sound of whirring and felt confused and freaked out in the head because I didn't know where I was or how I got there. I groggily opened my sleep encrusted eyes and saw viscuous dirt, food and other weird crud encrusted tar black, and taco explosion yellow slime that resembles the underside of a neglected old fridge. I'm laying uncomfortably propped up with my head and shoulders against a crumbling cardboard box and smell the remains of old vegetables, other food and rust. Dim, yellow lighting coming from behind the fan on the tiled moldy ceiling illuminates the aged yellow plastic walls. I turn my head towards the sound of water dripping tck... tck... tck... tck... against something that sounds of plastic or rubber. I look towards the sound and see a shelf stocked full of fly ridden meat. I retch, gagging and swallowing to stop myself from spewing chunks. Looking away from the disgusting cuts of decomposing flesh I see a rusty red and silver metal door. On it in black sharpie are the words, "You lose."
( He would like feedback please. )


Lately I've been reading and watching lots of movies. I had a week off of work and wasn't feeling great so I spent alot of time at home sleeping and whiling away the hours. I watched one on Youtube called Kitty (1945) that was charming, the story was interesting the acting good and the costumes were amazing. You can see it here: . I also watched Whip It which was a cute and inspiring story. I am not a rollerskater and never have been. I've never been a tom boy and dislike bruising. After watching this movie I almost wanted to try and ignore all that and go be a rollerderby girl. Hahaha. You can see a trailer for it here: . I also saw Couples Retreat which for the most part was pretty bland, although I got a couple of laughs out of it. Watched Public Enemies too you can see a trailer for it here . Its about Dillinger and was overall an entertaining movie. I enjoyed the costumes and sets, but it dragged on pretty slow towards the end and wasn't overly memorable. I read a book about Katherine Hepburn that was charming and interesting, she was an amazing woman. I also read a book called A Complicated Kindness it was a very interesting read told from the perspective of a teen mennonite girl and it tells how she copes with growing up when members of her family keep going missing. It was worth reading and I'd recommend it.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lovely old china teacups

I collect them. They are so delicate, and charming. I bought this one from a lady who was selling a box full. She didn't love them but I did. I bought several from her.

I can't remember where I got this one, but isn't it lovely. The details inside of the cup are such a sweet surprise.

I think I bought this one for cheap at the St. Vincent de Paul store. I've never seen another one like it. I love the dandelion seeds inside and memories of making a wish and blowing.

I can't remember where I got this one.

This one I bought from Value Village. Every time I see it It reminds me of my Grandma Oelrich who passed away years ago. She had a modest collection of tea cups and this was one of the patterns she had.

I only have a few teacups that I've collected the bread and butter plate for as well. This one came as a set from the WIN (women in need) store downtown. It is a very fragile, and dignified looking set. I imagine it was used on old ships like the Titanic.

This one would have been a favorite of my other grandma I'm sure. She passed away years ago and she was Irish. It is also a good time of year to bring it out and use it. Happy early St. Patrick's Day.

Isn't this a sweet set. When I look at it I imagine a bunch of little girls having a tea party. It is very delicate and feminine.

This one is over the top decorated. Gold and Roses all over. I hope you like this peek at part of my collection. If you like them let me know and I'll happily share somemore of my collection with you.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

An Alice in Wonderland Giveaway...

If you head over to you have the opportunity to win these very lovely Alice inspired goodies.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I recieved the sweetest little goose today!

I got another package, Yippee! This goose came in the mail today. Isn't she darling I won her in the OWOH contest from, she came with a tiny book and a brush for her fluffy fur. On that note I'll leave you with this, which I think is from Mad men, though I've never watched it. It seems like a show that I would probably like.