The Moonspinners

Reading 'The Moonspinners' by Mary Stewart

I don’t read anywhere near as many books as I used to, which I’m currently trying to change, but the books I do read are ones I find while searching for vintage. One book I found recently was The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart. Back in my teenage days I was quite the fantasy bookworm and […]

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1950s Murder Mysteries with Doctor Blake

Mattie O'Brien in The Doctor Blake Mysteries

Crime shows and period dramas. It’s what the ABC (in Australia) does well and after combining both of these genres with the wonderful ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries‘ I was keen to watch the ABC’s new show ‘The Doctor Blake Mysteries‘. So far I’ve seen a few episodes and I have to say I’m hooked. Set […]

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I've been watching 'The Paradise'

The Paradise (Season 1)

My love for finding new period dramas to watch is, these days, equally matched by the TV companies ability to produce them. It’s definitely a good TV time for vintage loving ladies! There’s a new season of Downton Abbey (YAY!) but I wanted to talk about a new show I’ve started watching called, ‘The Paradise‘. […]

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Dreaming of riding scooters in faraway cities

London, 1961. Photograph by Norman Parkinson

Roman Holiday and Amélie. Two of my favourite movies featuring two of my favourite leading ladies, riding on scooters through wonderful cites with dashing gents. One day, I’d love to ride on a scooter through Rome or Paris. It’s just a little bit fun… … and romantic isn’t it?! For now though… seeing as I’m […]

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Time for tea with The House of Eliott

Time for tea with The House of Eliott

Lately I’ve been enjoying many cups of tea (and a dark chocolate peppermint frog or two) while watching The House of Eliott. It seems everyone except me watched this show during the 90s and now I’ve finally gotten around to watching it… I’m loving every minute of it! The show follows the story of two […]

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Time to see the movie 'W.E.'

Vanity Fair editorial shoot for the film W.E. by Tom Monro

Sometimes, I really think I must live under a rock! How I did I not know about the movie W.E. until just the other day? I stumbled across these beautiful Vanity Fair pictures that promoted the 2011 movie and I didn’t waste much time afterwards to see the movie itself. The story of Wallis and […]

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Walking the period TV show timeline

The Period TV Show Timeline

Gushing over Colette (from Pan Am’s) wardrobe and impatiently anticipating Season 5 of Mad Men has me thinking… Yes. I love watching TV shows set in the past. That’s pretty obvious! The increasing popularity of these TV shows has seen their numbers multiply and, if you’re anything like me, we’re currently in period TV heaven! […]

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Colette: Pan Am's best dressed

Colette: Pan Am's best dressed!

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say Colette is my favourite character on the TV show ‘Pan Am‘. Her winning personality and wonderful wardrobe had me smitten from episode one. Pretty, smart, kind and French… what’s not to love?! I also might’ve been slightly infatuated with her wardrobe after seeing her tote this John […]

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A girl called Jane

Jane Eyre 1943 — Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles.

Jane Eyre is one of my favourite books. I’ve read it many times and as anyone else who loves a particular book is likely to feel, when I heard yet another film adaptation was coming I waited with baited but sceptical breath. It seemed to take forever for the movie to be released here but […]

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