Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Super RAK



With me talking about anything that pops into my head and then onto my fingers here - I mentioned what a fan I was of the British Royal Family. In fact I am a fan of royal personages and history going back centuries, but since most of them have passed into oblivion not much is written about contemporary Royals - the biggest exception would have to be the House of Windsor. This is leading somewhere I promise - well, a while back a gentle reader Sheri saw this and then wrote me a lovely email offering me" The Royal Wedding Philatelic Panels Collection" - which turned out to be a gorgeous album.

Here is a snap of just two of the many pages in the album -





AND if that wasn't super gift enough she also included in the package was a stitched spring hanging pillow!! How sweet was that!!!!! Thank you so much dear Sheri!!!!! The stamps, album and stitched piece are just beautiful!!

I had a comment yesterday from Colleen asking about the movie watching over the weekend - there was a ton of it as usual - There were the Mother selections from Sunday on TCM - "Pocketful of Miracles" - 1961 - Starring Bette Davis, Hope Lange and in her first roll Ann-Margret. A really cute remake of "Lady for a Day" - 1933. They also showed "Mildred Pierce" - 1945 starring Joan Crawford and a nasty Veda, Ann Blythe - a odd mothers day movie, but what a great flick!!. A real Mother's Day film that I really love started off the afternoon - "I Remember Mama" - 1948 starring Irene Dunn and Barbara Bel Geddes. All three of these films are very superior and worth watching anytime and over again!!! On Saturday it seemed like TCM was having an adventure day - with "Adventures of Robin Hood" - 1938 starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, then "Mutiny on the Bounty" - 1935 - starring Clark Gable and Charles Laughton and rounding out the afternoon with "Captain Blood" - 1935 starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Such great adventure films from the Golden Age!!!! Last night was a tribute evening to the advertising world - and TCM showed "The Hucksters" - 1947 starring Clark Gable and in her first big Hollywood film Deborah Kerr and the big break out part for Ava Gardner - a really watchable film!!

Stitching last night was non existent for an exchange so no snaps.

Thanks for stopping by and all the nice comments!!!!

Take care,
edgar


8 comments:

Kim B said...

Stitchers are some of the most generous people on Earth! What a sweet gift!

Mel said...

What an incredible gift! :)

Carol R said...

How very kind of Sheri!

I still have a Coronation mug somewhere - probably packed in the attic from our last move. Every school-age child was given one so my brother and I got one but my little sister missed out!

doris said...

Oh, I love Mildred Pierce. That Veda was really awful. I also watched I Remember Mama, too. Great movies.

Colleen said...

I recorded "Mildred Pierce". I've wanted that movie for a while but keep forgetting to look for it when I'm out. I just added "The Enchanted Cottage" with Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire to my collection.

What a nice gift from Sheri!

Jennifer/OH said...

OMG, what a super RAK that is! you know how passionate I am about Royals of all countries and time periods.

Denise said...

Nothing said or shown about the
Saturday yard/garage/estate sales!
I waited all week for the next
installment....!!!

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