Sunday, January 29, 2012

Operation Bagdad Pup …… Please Help

To  donate to this very worthy cause click HERE.  Many Thanks ~ Nadia

Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Favorite Find….

  My new favorite find happens to come from a wonderful jewelery designer named Susan Cesa , of Backstreet Creations. Find her amazing vintage inspired  lockets made with a modern twist  HERE , on Etsy. Reasonably priced,  each locket comes nicely wrapped in a little gift box with lovely pink organza ribbon. These make a perfect gift (especially with Valentine's Day just around the corner).  I promise, you will not be disappointed ! ~ Nadia

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

If You're Gonna Wear 'Em….

If you wanna really  rock in your riding boots… look no further, than  the real thing. Find them  HERE .
 ~ Nadia

Monday, January 23, 2012

I Think I love You …..

Find your true love…… HERE   ~ Nadia

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thoughtful Words ...

 "Success is not final, failure is not fatal : it is the courage to continue that counts. " ~ Sir Winston Churchill     ~ Nadia

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fernbrook …..

  Sometimes you just find the perfect old home…. the one that makes your heart sing and feel warm inside. This lovely  Queen Anne Victorian home in Wyncote, Pennsylvania  has inspired me  since the first time I ever layed my eyes upon it. From the warm, perfectly painted clapboard exterior, to the woodwork and layout with all of it's little nooks and crannies…. This home has soul. The soul of those who lived in it over the years and gave it the love and  history, and the soul of the current owners whose evidence of great  care  has allowed it to be so beatifully mainted still today. For more details on this lovely warm soul of a home and listing information,  click  HERE . ~ Nadia

Monday, January 16, 2012

Room…. For Sale

 Safe to say, I enjoy my daily troll on Ebay looking for interesting old house stuff. Today, I happened to run across an entire  solid Mahagony room complete with fireplace, coffered beams and wains cotting. For $18, 000 this room could be part of a great New (Old house). You can even have your new /old room  delivered ! To find out more about this great potential project, click HERE.  ~ Nadia

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Year Was 1912 ...

It never ceases to amaze me what life was like one hundred years ago.  I think it was a marvelous time to live. ~ Nadia

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Admiring Maya….

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~ Maya Angelou
~ Nadia

Monday, January 9, 2012

Alpha Girls… 1912

Image from 1912 of the Tony Girls School, Washington, DC.( Image from  Shorpy ) ~ Nadia

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Return of …. Pan Am !

ABC's Pan Am

 Looking forward to my favorite new show returning tonight ! Pan Am… Sunday's on ABC , at 10:00PM Eastern.  

Off to somewhere amazing

Frankfurt, Germany

Luckily,  I have  my very own real life Pan Am Stewardess as my most lovely and wonderful Mother- in- Law.  Travelling the world entire, and meeting her future husband, my Father- In- Law( who also happened to  be a Pan Am Pilot) were just a few of the many adventures she encountered.

Back in the day (the 1950's to be exact), Pan Am Stewardesses had to be skilled and formally educated  as a nurse.  In addition to airline safety procedures, Pan Am Stewardess's were formally trained in etiquette and all social graces. Weight restrictions were strictly enforced… (I think that may be still a good idea today !) .The wearing of a girdle was required, as well as the lovely white gloves and pill box hat. The uniforms were flawless in there tailoring and style. The epitome of elegance, glamour, fashion and dreams come true; The idea and memory of the Pan Am Stewardess' glory days of flying was, and in many ways still  is, an iconic vision of what little girls often dream of .

 Now, you know to see the world( and get paid for doing it)  is not a bad dream to believe in. I do really know….. my dream to one day fly the skies when I grew up, came true. Although the glory days of flying  are somewhat changed today, the mystique and draw for the job is still firmly in place. I do miss flying the world like the girls from Pan Am  sometimes. But like life… all good things must come to an end as  we evolve into new chapters ahead. Watching this great series    I  too reflect,  like my dear Mother- In- Law,  fondly looking back on those days as some of my most, ( our most) cherished memories.  ~ Nadia

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Art Of Flying….

One hundred years ago,  in 1912, the art of Flying was in full swing. This Fly Boy was a test pilot for the Curtiss airplane for the Army Air Forces.  ( Image from Shorpy )