Saturday, June 29, 2013

If the Shoe Fits

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It's a beautiful blog peppered with vintage fashions. And, while you're at it, look at this lovely lady's Etsy shop of vintage clothing: Yessiree Petunia.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

A Disappointment

I promised to keep you darling readers updated on my fifties vintage clothing search- sadly, I found nothing. The destination shop contained mostly seventies clothes, or else the articles came in incredibly large sizes. Looks like I'll have to stick to red lipstick and cat-eye eyeliner for now. Wish me luck!
With ever so much love,
The eclectic authoress herself

Home & Garden

House hunting is quite an entertaining pursuit- if only I needed a house! I visited two open houses in my area today, just for entertainment, and continually wished I was at a house-buying age. This does, however, give me an excuse to rave about soapstone countertops, crown molding, bead board, and HGTV shows. Among these, I must recommend a few:
"Flip or Flop" features a couple who flip- buy an renovate- houses at auction.
"Rehab Addict" features a single mom who restores old homes to their former glory.
"Renovation Raiders" features a team that completely renovate rooms while the owners are out to dinner- with only one of the owners knowing about it!
Happy watching! These shows can all be found on HGTV.

Friday, June 21, 2013

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24. Faux bangs
Learn how-to with this lovely blog, Elegant Musings, that I have discovered:

Where To, Miss Fifties?

Do not worry, my readers, this is not some shocking exposé about age. I refer to the time period- the curly haired and sock hop music 1950s of which I have become so recently enamored. I thought that a nearby antique store was actually hosting a sock hop dance (swing music and all), and became quite excited. Upon calling, however, it turned out that this event was merely a sale at which people could receive prizes for fifties costumes. Still, the thought of it has put me in a fifties clothing mood, and today I set out to a vintage clothing store to find some! I will make sure to keep you updated on my progress.
With ever so much love,
The eclectic authoress herself

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Timely Announcement!

"Call the Midwife" season two has recently arrived on that blissful being we call Netflix as well as in stores- now there is simply no excuse for not watching!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Once Upon a Television Program

Another list of lovelies is here for my darling readers, this time of television programs. Please enjoy!

1. Sherlock
Written by Doctor Who's Steven Moffat, this BBC modern-day remake is a six-episode must see. Starring Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and Benedict Cumberpatch (Star Trek, Amazing Grace), Sherlock is based off actual Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories.

2. Downton Abbey
This BBC drama features Maggie Smith and Dan Stevens, revolving around a wealthy British family dealing with the changes that occur from pre-WWI to the war itself to the Roaring Twenties. It contains drama, love, heartbreak, and treachery- a must-see.

3. HGTV Star
This Home and Garden reality show premiers each summer hosted by Color Splash's David Bromsted. It's first episode aired two weeks ago. Formerly Design Star, the show brings in ten promising designers and puts their skills to the test.

4. Elementary
It's the American Sherlock, with Holmes a recovering addict and Watson (Lucy Liu) his sober companion. Located in New York, Sherlock assists the NYPD, takes revenge for his murdered lover, and battles his nemesis, Moriarty.

5. The Mentalist
A different sort of cop show, in which former fake-psychic Patrick Jane had resumed consulting work with the CBI. He assists in- and always solves- homicide cases, all the while obsessing over serial killer Red John, who killed his wife and daughter.

6. Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife is a new BBC program, it's second season coming out in a few weeks. It shows the life of midwife Jenny Lee, who works along midwives and nuns in the 1950's East End of London. She deals with poverty, danger, and love. The series is based off of an actual midwife's diaries.

Monday, June 10, 2013

An Uncommon Switch

I suppose some of you have noticed the new format of Uncommon Lovelies. Please tell me what you think- is it easier or harder to use? Is it prettier or less appealing?
With ever so much love,
the eclectic authoress herself

Sunday, June 9, 2013

An Eclectic Destination

I, the eclectic authoress herself, will soon be departing for the ever-famed City That Never Sleeps... Excuse the cliche, but New York won't know what hit it!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Once Upon a Recommendation

A view of hair chalk for my lovelies...

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21. "Of Mice and Men", by Steinbeck

A novel of migrant workers and radical ideas by the author of "East of Eden" and "The Grapes of Wrath".

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19. "The Offshore Pirate", by F. Scott Fitzgerald
20. "The Popular Girl", by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Both of these are short stories by the Lost Generation author of "The Great Gatsby" and "The Beautiful and the Damned".