Hats are tricky. Especially tall ones. Lamb is sometimes subjected to the indignity of a hat gone awry. Whether it’s unbalanced and cocked way too much to the side or, horror or horrors, has fallen completely off Lamb’s head, an adjustment needs to be made.
This very thing occurred the other day as I swept through the upstairs hallway with my camera in hand. A quick glance to the left revealed a missing hat and a missing flower. Everything came to a halt as I apologized to Lamb and quickly rectified the situation.
Lamb is once more The Lamb with the Party Hat. As penance, I promised to take a picture to show you that dignity has been restored.
A big thank you to reader Margaret who informed me that our Ukelele Girl is a clothes brush. They were made in the days when women had vanities and/or a place for all their perfumes and and rings and things of a toilette nature. Mystery solved! I, of course, went immediately to eBay and saw some similar items – but not Ukelele Girl herself. The body is made of porcelain, by the way. Things of this nature were so much more stylish then, don’t you think? Now I’m reduced to using one of those lint brushes – plastic, of course.
I had an edition of Heidi on my bookshelf as a young girl, part of a group of books my mom had as a child. Somehow all of those books ended up with my middle sister, and so I find myself drawn to titles I used to see and no longer have: Daddy Long Legs, Heidi, Little Women, Anne of Green Gables (the whole series) and more. If I could find them in the same editions, I’d be over the moon. But for now, I buy them when I see them, as long as they are vintage and in good condition. I don’t want new editions. I want vintage. I love vintage books, of course, but in this case I want vintage because they remind me of my mom. The mom who instilled a love of reading in me, for which I am forever grateful.
Do you remember the post where I asked you what your Five Favorite Movies were? I edited the text later that day and added Cinema Paradiso to my list. You know what? I would have to say that Cinema Paradiso and To Kill a Mockingbird are locked in a happy tie for My Favorite Movie. We watched it on Monday night (it’s on Netflix). Then we watched it again last night. I’ve seen it many times, as has Don. We are both reduced to tears at the end. Every time. It’s simply beautiful. A gem through and through. It was released in 1990 and won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film – deservedly so.
Have you ever seen it? If you haven’t, I think you’d love it.
I’m off to write a little post for Just Let Me Finish This Page.