Posts Tagged ‘retro’
welcome to decorate! pilgrim post. in these posts i put together polyvore rooms inspired by a draw! pilgrim print. this time its the letter Z from my alphabet series.
no one does burnt orange and brown like those folks in the 70s, so above, i took their lead and put together a sophisticate retro space. product information here.
i love challenging myself to come up with fun kid’s spaces, and this room takes some inspiration from camping. thick blankets, a picnic table for drawing and that fun log fire lamp give it some outdoorsy cheek. and mess is always allowed in rustic rooms, of course! keep that tower of books coming! product information here.
this autumnal room mixes up the colors and textures of food, and leather with a big pop of color from the wall hanging, and the mixed glass ornaments. settle in here on a crisp autumn evening for a fondue supper! product information here.
“Einordnung” – Issued by the Deutsch Sparkassenverlag bank publishing agency. The title might freely translated as ‘keeping one’s place’ or ‘adaptation”
Publisher: Deutsch Sparkassenverlag GmbH
False eyelashes were invented by the American film director D.W. Griffith while he was making his 1916 epic, “Intolerance”. Griffith wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks, to make her eyes shine larger than life. A wigmaker wove human hair through fine gauze, which was then gummed to Owen’s eyelids. “Intolerance” was critically acclaimed but flopped financially, leaving Griffith with huge debts that he might have been able to settle easily – had he only thought to patent the eyelashes.
via useless facts
a long time agoin the kingdom of make believable knitsthe children declared their independenceand moved across the valley to live with the friendly animals.they were happy until autumn when it came to their noticethat the animals coats were growing thicker and warmerwhile their own clothes were getting thinner.
as winter approached, envy grew into hostility,until the animals, alarmed for their lives,sent the tiger in delegation to persuade the childrenfrom persisting in their foolishness.
“children” said the tiger,“your pride threatens the peace of our land.rob us of our coats and you rob yourself of friends,and when our coats wear thin on your backs youwill be lonely and cold too. let us carry you home where youcan enjoy the fruits of the affectionate adults.”
the children heard his words and metin council to deliberate the matter.a few thought it more romantic to sneak homeunder cover of darkness and gather yarns to knit forthemselves. but the majority said this was not a timefor romance. “all we can knit anyway is scarves and whowants to go around all winter wrapped in a scarfwhen we could have cardigans and dresses and caps and slacks.let us return and reconsider independence when weknow better how to care for ourselves.”
secretly relieved at being outvoted,the few joined the many and they all set out at onceastride the larger animals. the adults were likewiserelieved and decided henceforth they wouldtry to give their children a greater sense of freedom.
and so you will notice as youread through our book that while the children andtheir animal friends play happily together,the grownups are not anywhere to be seen.they are behind the scenes knitting.
signed,the fashion director
D, D, D, D
Daddy dear, oh daddy dear
Do dogs have dreams, do ducks have ears?
Do dragons dance, why do gophers dig holes?
Do gophers dress up in their dirty clothes?
D, D, D, D
Dogs dream of meat and their dreams are delicious
Ducks do have ears but they don’t do the dishes
Gophers dig holes to hide their candy bars
Dragons don’t dance and they don’t smoke cigars
D, D, D, D
Daddy dear, oh daddy sweet
Do dandylions roar, do daisies have feet?
May I have a drink of water and a dish of tadpoles?
Daddy how deep is a doughnut hole?
D, D, D, D
If dandylions roar then your daddy is deaf
The daisies drank the water so the tadpoles left
Your eyes are droopy darling daughter and you’re dizzy in the head
The toads are eating dinner so it’s time to go to bed
Little dolly go to bed
Music by Bud Luckey
Lyrics by Donald Hadley
Lyrics from The Original Sesame Street Lyrics Archive
As seen on Sesame Street Old School: Volume 1