Saturday, June 29, 2013

Grace Kelly in Rear Window ~ Barbie Saturday

No matter which Alfred Hitchcock movie I'm watching, I'm always in awe of the heroine's clothes. So, when Mattel came out with Barbie as Grace Kelly in not one, but two outfits from two different Alfred Hitchcock movies (Rear Window and To Catch A Thief), I was delighted. Mattel also issued two more Grace Kelly dolls: The Romance and The Bride. These dolls are based on her first meeting with Prince Rainier of Monaco and her subsequent wedding to him.

Rear Window is my favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie with Jimmy Stewart as the wheelchair-bound photographer and Grace Kelly as his fashion editor girlfriend.

This outfit is actually my favorite one from the film. Here are the two stars on set receiving direction from Alfred Hitchcock.

You can see how closely Mattel's outfit (and accessories) match the original dress worn by Grace Kelly.

I love how the waist is accented with a skinny black belt. Mattel did a great job with this black and white dress. Pictured below is the back of the Rear Window Barbie box.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tea Cups and Roses

Today's tea cup and saucer set is a very pretty one, made by Sadler. I love Sadler China and have some tea pots by them as well.
I love flowers (I kinda love everything!), especially roses. Both my rose bushes are blooming, so I decided to add some real-life ones to this tea cup.

I think, this summer, I'm going to set up an arbor and plant climbing roses all around it. I saw one at Lowe's that comes with a little bench, so you can sit under the arbor. I can already see myself curled up there, napping or reading book after book.

The saucer and cup are edged in gold along with the handle.  I like how most decorated saucers feature both sides of the tea cup's design. The "front" side of the cup has the large rose, while the "back" side has the smaller one.

You may see a water drop or two as I'd just rinsed these before taking the pictures and missed some spots when drying.

The back stamp reads: Sadler, Wellington, Fine Bone China, Made in England.

 Thanks so much for visiting me today!

I'm linking up to:

Terri at Artful Affirmations for Tea Cup Tuesday
and to Martha at Martha's Favorites