I spent three months dashing off to Kinko's
for the smallest of printing jobs.
Yesterday I bought a new laser printer.
It was like I had just been let out of jail.
I went a little print-crazy.
As a result, every last sports picture that hangs in
His Bar has been covered with caricatures of some
of the men and women who have made
"going to the movies" a magical experience.
Our family room has been converted to a
mini Brown Derby Restaurant.
Betty Davis, Jimmy Durante, and other silver screen stars.
The bar stools, meant to bring old director chairs to mind, are topped with black slipcovers and computer-printed letters that spell out the names of Old Hollywood royalty.
A tuxedo t-shirt covers an old tennis tournament sweater and a clapboard rests against recently acquired soccer awards. Sunglasses, mini megaphones and boas help camouflage the rest.
the main entree will be hot dogs (bratwurst, really) with your choice of toppings.
Junior mints and other concession stand goodies are for dessert.
For a little whimsey, there are
clapboard and megaphone S&Ps.
that had the fewest lines to try and duplicate.
The original framed pictures were left on the wall and the printed pictures
were trimmed to size and taped to the glass.
It's 8½ minutes of an episode that originally aired February 7, 1955.
The first minute is worth a look.
Gold Chargers: old and cheap
Dinner plates: Galaxy, Sakura, yard sale
Star dishes: Star Candy Dish, Studio Nova, two from yard sale, two from eBay
Stemware: Rambler Rose, Tiffin Glass Co., inherited
Sterling: Burgundy, Reed and Barton
trophies: Walgreens, originally had "Best Grandpa," "Best Student," etc. on base
small hats: Oriental Trading Company
Salt and pepper shakers: online store, can't remember which one.
Caricatures: Almost all are copies of works by Al Hirschfeld.
I am linking to:
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,
Of on My Tangent for the Letter T (Talkies - the Movie Kind) and
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.