Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gibson Girl...

the idealized American girl of the 1890s as represented in the illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson.
of, indicating, or resembling the characteristic clothing of the Gibson girl, typically a high-necked, fitted blouse or bodice with full puff sleeves and a long skirt with a flared bottom and a tightly fitted waistline.
1890–95, Americanism

Our last name was "Gibson" and my Mother loved to share stories and show me old pictures of 
the "Gibson Girls"

And, as a little girl, these prints were hanging in my Mother's bedroom for as long as I can remember.
And now I am ready to hang them in my bedroom...
The prints are signed and dated, these two are Howard Chandler Christy 1905 prints. And thanks to Google I was able to learn quite abit about him. How wonderful is that?
Howard Chandler Christy (January 10, 1873 – March 3, 1952) was an American artist and illustrator famous for the "Christy Girl", similar to a "Gibson Girl".

A recent find...
Whilst out shopping for vintage treasures, my daughter found this delightful glass decanter with Gibson Girl etched upon it with gold lettering. Now how could I resist, I ask you?  It is now washed, cleaned and sparkles and sits upon an old French armoire.

Thanks for visiting, sweet friends...


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine musings...

Valentine indulgence

Valentine outfit

Valentine sweetness, 

Valentine Vintage Love
La Joie de Vivre

Valentine Sizzle
gil elvgren

“I don't pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.”  Anonymous



Tuesday, February 7, 2012


pot·pour·ri  noun \ˌpō-p-ˈrē\
  : a miscellaneous collection:  hodgepodge:  odds and ends 
Today,  a little of this and a little of that...
Hipstamatic; Lens:  John S  Film:  Blanko  Flash: Cherry Shine

Don't believe what your eyes are telling you.  All they show is limitations.  Look with your understanding.  Find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly.    Richard Bach

My sweeet charm from Lisa Leonard  arrived with my "One Little Word" for 2012
Like many, I have the new iPhone 4s and am surprised and delighted with the camera quality. I also recently discovered a fun little book...
A guide to Mobile Creativity by Stephanie C. Roberts

I am now in the process of crafting my toolkit and experimenting with lots of different apps, LOL

 Taken with the  Instgram iPhone app
 Taken with  Hipstamatic iPhone app
Lens:  John S
Gilm: Kodot XGrizzled

My {View} from 10,000 feet high
Lens:  Buckhorst
Film:  Kodot XGrizzled

So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land.Peter Pan