knitxcore.: A/V Club: The Waltons.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A/V Club: The Waltons.

av club

I've been trying to think of a way I could present visual inspiration as I come across it in daily life. I wanted this feature to fit seamlessly into my already existing school inspired posts (works cited, book reports, vocabulary lessons).

So, welcome to the knitxcore a/v club!!!

I find little things here and there that inspire the things I create, and make me feel like what I'm doing is important and relevant.

This is also is a way for me to personally document things that I would like to be able to reference later. No amount of Omega-3's is going to help me remember every single thing that stumble upon.

the walton

Today, David and I were watching "The Waltons". (I'm sort a Hallmark Channel junkie). And I got to thinking about how much a television show from my childhood has inspired so many aspects of my adult life. We didn't have cable when I was a kid, so reruns of old seventies shows was just about all that we could tune in with those funny rabbit ear antennae.

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As a kid, I probably wanted a house full of inflatable furniture and lava lamps. But as I look around my real life "adult" home I see all sorts of parallels to America's most charming family. I tend to favor really classic, simple furniture and things that seems to have a history behind them. Don't get me wrong, I love a little mid-century personality, but my home has a cozy sort of quality that I think Olivia would have approved of.

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I can't help but smile when I look at this picture!!! It makes me wish I could quit my job and move into an 19th century farmhouse, adopt a couple of ginger kids and milk cows into my golden years. (I think I have the wardrobe under control already).

I always get these sort of weird nostalgic feelings towards thing I've never experienced.

What's inspiring you this week?


Coming Up...

-The Never-Ending Braided Rug.
-A Work in Progress; The Bathroom.
-The First Roll of Film From My Diana Mini
-Acrylic Stash-busting + Vintage Craft: God's Eye

...and much more


Applesin said...

Too crazy! I watched Martha today (we need to talk about the absurdity of that statement)and almost watched the Waltons after...

Erika Lee Sears said...

What's inspiring me lately.. I just watched Gidget and just love that late 1950's style and talk. Oh Moondoggie. Have you seen that movie?

eat my shorts said...

I know nothing at all about The Waltons, but what I do know is that the set for the house is the same one used in Gilmore Girls for Lorelai and Rory's house.

I don't know if knowing that makes me sad or awesome, but I'm erring on the side of awesome just to be safe.

Natalie Suarez said...

awesome! LOVE IT :)


Jessi said...

I only remember the watching the Walton Christmas special every Christmas

Anastasia said...

I need to watch some movies while i have hours and hours of free time :|||| i always wanna just move into a farmhouse and play with animals forever (coz yknow thats what farmers do)

littlebirdbigcity said...

When I was in my teens and early twenties I became obsessed with my mother's childhood. She grew up on a farm riding horses through the wheat fields every time she wanted to escape family life. I still get a little jealous when I compare it to my suburban upbringing. I think I carry a little bit of hers with me still.

hibou said...

I'm loving all these series you're cooking up! My inspiration at the moment is the creativity that is forced out of you when there's no $$$. Seriously. It's actually a cool feeling!