January 16, 2014

In Silhouette 1971



In 1971,
I was in love with Donny Osmond.

I loved pickle and cheese sandwiches.

I liked to ride my bike to the 7-Eleven and buy a Pink Thing and a Reece's Peanut Butter Cup.

I was taller than anyone in my class.

I loved reading my Trixie Belden Mysteries.

I was wildly infatuated with Lee Majors as Heath Barkley, on The Big Valley.
I watched it every day after school.
I wrote him a letter and was sent an autographed photo.
My infatuation continued thru the Six Million Dollar Man and The Fall Guy.
All that good guy saves the day thing, I guess.

I secretly liked Nick Barkley, too.
All that bad temper and black leather.
I knew I wanted a grand house like the Barkley's.
I wanted to be Audra and sweep down the staircase in my fine 40 lb. dress.
I have since changed my tune about adding 40 pounds anywhere.
  
My mother had this made in 1971, including two more of my younger brothers.
They have been passed to me and I'm going to update them with new velvet trim.
I don't care for the red velvet and gold frame.
I'm thinking mocha velvet and cream frame.
Not so much Barkley...but definitely more me.

Linking up with:
Revi's Thrifty Life Thursday







27 comments :

  1. i loved reading trixie beldon books. i was more bonanza-raised than big valley.

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  2. Love this trip down memory lane!! The silhouette is precious.
    Mary Alice

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  3. What a beautiful little keepsake. The mocha and cream redo sounds perfect.

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  4. I have one of me at about 5. Actually, I think I have 2. And you know how I feel about Trixie!

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  5. I think silhouettes are pure artwork-love them:@)

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  6. such a cute post, tina!

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  7. I loved Trixie more than Nancy! Such a sweet silhouette. A cream frame and mocha velvet would update it. Came over from Revi's.

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  8. Look how cute that is!!!I think I grew up under a rock...I had no idea who Trixie was! I loved Bobby Sherman and wrote a letter to him!

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  9. How very, very precious that you have those, Tina. I was all grown up in 1971! I love that you have them now. xo Diana

    ps- I loved Trixie Belden AND Nancy Drew-

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  10. Oh, this post brings back so many memories! When I was in about second grade--around 1971 or so--our teachers at school made silhouettes of us. I wonder where mine is? I loved Big Valley, too. I had crushes on Nick, Heath and Jared. Loved them all. :-) And Trixie Belden was my favorite!

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  11. What a wonderful treasure that your mother saved for you! You were just as cute then as you are now. :)

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  12. What a great keepsake to have! And I loved going down memory lane with you.

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  13. Tina,
    in 1971, I was 21! That was oh so long ago! Sweet silhouette, your plan to up date it sounds perfect!
    Rebecca

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  14. Thanks for the great reminder of Trixie Belden...I used to wake up on the first of every month and the first word out of my mouth was, "Rabbit" and then I'd make a wish. Do you remember that?
    xo

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  15. What wonderful memories. I was in college kicking up my heels in 1971. xo Laura

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  16. What's the pink thing? Zotz? Those other slightly chewy things 7 Eleven had? How about a frozen coke or a Slurpee?

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  17. Ah memories, memories...so fun to have those silhouettes passed down to you...

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  18. I can't believe Bliss doesn't know what a pink thing is? They were so good. Something special-we both loved cheese and pickle sandwiches! Did you put mayo on your sandwich. I did - just a schmear - because I hated mayo until I was adult. But thinking about the sandwiches now makes my mouth water. I have silhouettes of my kids that are framed in this same shape. No ribbon on mine though. They were cut by one of the artists who looks and cuts freehand. Amazing. I think yours would be lovely with red velvet.

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  19. I was too loyal to David Cassidy to give Donny much thought - although Donny aged far better LOL
    Trixie Beldon and Nancy Drew - OBSESSED !!!
    Love your cameo!
    XOXO

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  20. Love this! My mom kept my sister and my silhouette pics, too! I have them now :)
    Susan

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  21. I love these. I made one for my daughter and the girls in her cast when she was Jo in Christmas with Little Women. We have it in her room it had to be in an oval frame too. I would love some velvet with it. Can't wait to see yours.

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  22. I have one of those silhouette pictures too. And I loved Trixie Belden. My best friend had the whole set and let me read them. She always provided me with awesome reading material. After Trixie Belden, we moved up to Flowers in the Attic. ;)

    -andi

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  23. Love the silhouette...and Mickey Dolenz...president of his fan club Spearman Chapter

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  24. I really love silhouette's and have been meaning to do some of my grandchildren. We did one in school when I was young but it has been lost for my years.
    Ann

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  25. Tina, you have the most beautiful blog. Every time you change it it's lovely. I really love the pears and the pussy willows.

    I have an old Tiger Beat magazine from 1973. Donny Osmond figures prominently. And the Williams twins. Remember them? ;)

    We had silhouette plates hanging on our kitchen wall of each of us kids. Funny, I was just thinking about them the other day. This is a fun post and I think your choice of trim and frame will be lovely!

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  26. I loved Trixie Belden books. I have so many memories of reading them with my girlfriends. Your silhouette is beautiful.
    Julie
    www.franklysouthern.com

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  27. I loved Trixie Belden books. I have so many memories of reading them with my girlfriends. Your silhouette is beautiful.
    Julie
    www.franklysouthern.com

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