Friday, June 25, 2010
I dont have any photos of me with Robert Redford -- but ..... A few years ago I went to a Buddy Deane reunion dance where John Waters was a guest. This picture of me, John, and Evanne Robinson was taken that night. He and Evanne had known each other since high school days when she was a very popular member of the 'committe'. For those of you who may not know, The Buddy Deane Show was the local equivalent of 'American Bandstand' and teenagers all over Baltimore rushed home to catch the show and keep up with their favorite dances and their favorite dancers. Evanne was definitely one of the favorites. John Waters once said in an interview that she was his inspiration for one of the main characters in Hairspray. John Waters never appeared on the show, but he did feature Buddy Deane in a cameo in the Hairspray film.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
It gives me a lot of pleasure to be surrounded by pretty things. Some of my favorites are glassware and dishes. This set of dishes always reminds me of a celebration - and if you ever see this pattern for sale - by all means, BUY it for me - my set needs a few more pieces :)
This pretty pale green dish is in the 'Sandwich' patternwhich was popular in depression glass.... But this dish is not depression glass. The pattern is right but this color was not used during the depression years - it came much later. That's ok with me, I love it still.
This collection of glass door knobs started with the ones that came from my husband's mother's house. I've added to the collection over the years. I purposely mixed them all together, so that in our hearts they are all from "Grandmom's House"
Monday, June 21, 2010
Here's a display of Baltimore Painted Screens. This old folk art has been gracing the windows and doors of Highlandtown since the 1920's. Newcomers are always surprised to find that you cant see in from the street - but those inside can see right through.