Posted in A Visit To The Shop, Etsy, tagged Auntie B's Wax, Bobby Brady, Cindy Brady, Etsy, Greg Brady, Jan Brady, Marsha Brady, Peter Brady, The Brady Bunch, TV, wine, wine charms on March 14, 2013|
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Here’s the story of a lovely lady, who was bringing up three very lovely girls. All of them had hair of gold like their mother, the youngest one in curls.
Here’s the story of a man named Brady, who was busy with three boys of his own. They were four men living all together, but they were all alone.
‘Til the one day when the lady met this fellow and they knew it was much more than a hunch that this group must somehow form a family, that’s the way they all became the Brady Bunch.
Mom always says don’t play ball in the house!
Glasses! Oh, no, mom! Not glasses! They’ll make me look absolutely positively goofy!
Adios, Johnny Bravo!
I don’t snitch, I just tell it like it is.
All day long at school I hear how great Marcia is at this or how wonderful Marcia did that! Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!
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Back when I was just a little bud of a crafter I used to watch all sorts of shows about crafting and recycling/repurposing. In those days I would set up the VCR to record shows like Martha Stewart Living and The Carol Duvall Show while I was away at the day job.
Martha not only had crafty ideas she also had cooking and housekeeping ideas too. I loved watching that show with its sweet intro music and calm nature. Post prison Martha annoys me, and so does her new live show. It’s all too rowdy and loud and Martha without a script is horrendous. Well, that’s my opinion at least.
Carol would have all sorts of guests on her show who would demonstrate how to do all sorts of crafty things. There would be people who could show you how to use the latest rubber stamping products and others who could show you great polymer clay techniques. It was all crafts all the time and was a well full of ideas from which I could draw.
Husby and I used to spend our Saturday nights watching HGTV which had a great decorating line up. Some of those shows also had how-to demonstrations, like how to sew cafe curtains or how to paint a hardwood floor.
These days I’m hard pressed to find shows on crafting or decorating. DIY seems to be all about remodeling and HGTV is all about home buying instead of decorating and crafting. I miss my simple shows – I don’t have any desire to tear my kitchen apart and build a new one.
Well, I’ll always have my trusty internet to give me some inspiration and how-to tips. Somehow, though, it’s just not the same.
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Posted in Drink Charms, Nostalgia, tagged '70s, Auntie B's Wax, Danny Bonaduce, David Cassidy, drink charms, nostalgia, retro, Shirley Jones, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, TV, wine charms on November 13, 2012|
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Do you remember Tiger Beat magazine? I never bought a copy but would look at it when I was buying candy at Reed’s Drug Store. Tiger Beat was (and still is from what I understand) all about teen idols, music, and fashion aimed primarily teenage girls. Back in my day the popular heart throbs on the cover of Tiger Beat were Bobby Sherman, David Cassidy, and Donny Osmond. Which one of those was your favorite?
I was more of a John Denver fan myself, but nothing beat the coolness of the David Cassidy and The Partridge Family. Remember that show? I didn’t really think Keith Partridge was that dreamy, but I though Laurie was just about the coolest with her long straight hair. Of course Shirley was the best mom in the whole world, always knowing what to do. And when they were performing she always dressed like Austin Powers.
Why oh why couldn’t my family be that groovy and travel around in a painted school bus to sing at Holiday Inns around the country? Well, a young girl dreams.
Now that I’m not so young The Partridge Family adorns my wine glasses once in a while. A set of Partridge Family drink charms are available in my Etsy shop for you too! If you really want to go all out, pair them up with a set of The Brady Bunch charms and you’ll have the most far-out party ever!
Come on! They’re all so sappy they’re cool! These charms are a retro gift any child of the ’70s would love. See you at the shop!
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Posted in Drink Charms, Etsy, Nostalgia, tagged Auntie B's Wax, Batman, Cat Woman, drink charms, Joker, Penguin, Riddler, robin, TV, video, wine charms on August 13, 2012|
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Ever heard the phrase guilty pleasure? Of course you have. I’ll be you even have one or two. Lately I’ve been hearing about TV shows being a guilty pleasure, mostly those reality shows like Real Housewives or The Bachelor. To me there is nothing “real” about those types of shows and frankly I have no time for them. My guilty pleasure is on another channel.
Every Saturday at 6:00 p.m. I tune into MeTV to watch something even more unreal than reality TV ~ the original Batman series.
Don’t judge me.
Totally unreal but more hysterical than you could ever imagine. I remember watching Batman when I was a kid, but these days it’s even better because they show two episodes back-to-back. The first episode ends with a cliffhanger and the conclusion immediately follows. I don’t have to wait for a week to tune in “same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.” What’s better than that?
I’ll tell you what’s better. I offer some really fun Batman drink charms in my shop. And not that angsty, dark Batman you see on the big screen these days ~ it’s the totally schmaltzy Batman of ’60s TV. Because I love nostalgia.
Holy Merlot, Batman!
All of your favorites! Batman, Robin, Cat Woman, Joker, Penguin, & Riddler
It’s a little embarrassing to admit I spend Saturday nights with the Caped Crusaders. Maybe I’ve got a weird affinity for men in tights. Or a fascination with things like the Bat Computer, Bat Ropes, Bat Spray, and Bat Pills. Most likely I like to watch shows from my childhood and wonder how it is I turned out to be a functioning member of society growing up with such ridiculous influences.
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