I’m a fan of FX’s The Americans. So I was thrilled when I spotted the mod round brown Sculptura phone aka “the doughnut telephone” in the Jennings’ master bedroom.
I like to spot the vintage in TV shows; it’s just something I do. And spotting this retro phone made me hold onto it a bit longer… But now the Sculptura, made by Western Electric’s Design Line for Bell Telephone circa 1975, is up for sale.
The photos of Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as Elizabeth and Philip Jennings in the characters’ bedroom set on The Americans came from set decorator Kelley Burney. More info on the difficulties of finding items for the show’s set in this article at Slate.
Her photo circled the world. Including on this 1920’s postcard from the Netherlands.
Hubby and I own this gem of a vintage photo; but now you can get it on cards, napkins, etc. for your very own holiday sharing.
Need a way to keep the family’s interest this holiday weekend? Make some celebrity bingo cards! You can adapt this easily to include characters that might be seen the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, use the names & jersey numbers of football players to keep non-football fans interested during game time, etc.. My favorite way to play, however, is during episodes of Charmed. Virtually everyone has been on that show! Seriously, it was like a bewitched version of The Love Boat or Fantasy Island.
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This green barrel-backed chair was one of a suite of six from Elvis Presley’s Hillcrest home in Los Angeles. It’s rather as one of these chairs was used in the 1970 family photo shoot with Elvis, Priscilla, and Lisa Marie. It is going up for auction on August 14. Via.
Weird Al Yankovic’s Tacky, a parody of Pharrell’s Happy. Another track off of Weird Al’s Mandatory Fun. (I love the digs at social media lol)
Secondhand Rose found lots of amusing little Rieslings, among them this long little doggie. You might find the pinup wine varieties sweeter drinking companions.