Saturday, December 19, 2009

ok one more

it's friggin magical out

dog in the snow '09

snow is cornfed's favorite thing ever.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

ball of fire

stanwyk/cooper. watch here.

note to self: old dangly clip earrings make excellent cufflinks.
and is that her necklace hooked to her belt?

sry detail is hard to make out - these are screen caps and as good as it gets. someone needs to restore this please.

doesn't that just have the glamourai all over it?

it's not the greatest movie (see stanwyk in baby face.. top 3 all time fav) but it is stanwyk & cooper.. i don't even love gary cooper's acting (in anything except morocco w greta garbo - there he was perfectly cast and maybe never again) which is why i am fascinated by him and watch him intently.. trying to figure out why he was so popular. whatever, it's stanwyk. she's a pistol. always. o and dan duryea is in it! he is my favorite dead guy, hands down. well, he's tied w leslie howard.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


i was going for scary toothy halloween pics, but this is what he gave me.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

cameos & butterflies

more images from 'the casebook of sherlock holmes' series.
i'd like to live in this room lined w butterflies & moths

and chck out her mammoth cameo:

here is my little collection of cameos.. some gifts, some thrifted.

this is one of my top 5 all-time favorite pieces. 60s transparent yellow acrylic w green plastic profile and red rhinestone. ultimate.

Friday, October 02, 2009

red tights

note to self: must get red tights

netflix just added a few jeremy brett sherlock holmes movies to watch instantly. you know i can't get enough of that stuff. victorian mysteries with the best set design and costumes and shot design and cinematography. the master blackmailer in particular is very pretty. and jeremy brett is by far the best sherlock holmes ever. he is the ruler against which all other holmes should be measured.
aside from the above red tights, that movie also features this perfect victorian equstrienne costume, complete w tiny tilt top hat and skinny necktie. maybe my favorite mode of dress in history..

that skinny tie really kills me.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

cute dogs being cute

we puppysat for this big beautiful lady the other week. you can't see in this pic but she has the most amazing glacier-white eyes. and apparently very tasty ears.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

better than tv

this is what he does given his druthers now.. often i come into the room to find him standing on the bed with one foot raised, pointing & drooling at them as if to say 'look mommy! birdies! yonder!'

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

hannibal & xerxes

i am now on the look-out for an attractive bird cage. preferably vintage or vintage style, with a bit more room so they can flit about. most decorative birdcages are unsuitable for actual birds. and most big bird cages have too-large spaces between the bars for larger birds. i will find or make the right one eventually.
corny is sitting on the end of the bed drooling at them..
they came from the spca, like most of our animals. ma had collected quite a few and i so took this pair off her hands. thanks ma!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

fluvanna co., VA

hi guys! it's been a little while since i talked to you. i took off to virginia with the girls this past weekend to enjoy memorial day out in the country. lexi's family throws a huge bbq on their farm every year with tons of kids and food and ponies and flowers. also a fair number of ticks.. ahh country life.

this is lexi's dad willy. he has the best life going.

one of 3 or 4 grills & smokers that were going at 5AM to feed everyone.

we ate like this all weekend. i had venison with every meal!

we walked the kids to the graveyard after dark one night. the girls were terrified and called the boys crazy for running ahead with no flashlights. michael (on the right) just said 'we're not crazy! we're just men!'

there are cars and jeeps everywhere like this

the kids got to see the train go by. i love this pic.. if you click it to view fullscreen you can see the conductor waving back to sarah.

veronica is in big brothers & sisters in DC, so she brought her 'little sister' and a friend to the country. we taught them how to fish and both girls caught a few sunfish.

look how proud dasia is!

this water was so cold i think i put one heel in the whole time.

the girls wanted to feed the ponies, so my drunk ass took them out into the field

lord knows what ridiculous thing i am saying here...

so many more pics and little movies on my flickr: mine, and the beautiful pics erin took.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

movie inspiration: what a way to go

on netflix, available to watch instantly. this movie kills me! pure eye candy. edith head at her best.. well she was always at her best i suppose. shirley maclaine is adorable throughout, as are her costars paul newman, robert mitchum, dean martin and dick van dyke. dozens and dozens of brilliant costumes, many on screen for only 3or 5 seconds. i caught as many as i could for you. here are just a few of my favs:

lounging at home in blue stripes & sheer crisp ruffles w matching ruffle bloomers. i am totally making myself an outfit like this.

full-skirted ballgown split to reveal tiny matching micro shorts

completely insane red rubber geisha ensemble

cutest tiny empire-waist nightey that swings around her like a bell

and in time to be some summer inspiration for you: this longsleeved white lace bikini and the best shades ever

and also this killer dramatic bikini.. so easy to diy