Friday, July 26, 2013

Bendix Christensen

 It's a birthday party for Bendix Christensen! 60 years old on May 16, 1973. This is a curious invite. It's about 8 inches long, 2 inches wide, and is silky. I believe it was white back in the 70's.

I had to look it up, Bendix, really?  Turns out it's short for Benedictus or Benedict. I love it! Much better than Benedict. Danish names I run across are so cool. I had another post with an Axel Bang in it. Awesome, right?

I'm sure it was a splendid affair, the wine list alone pretty much spells major party. Perhaps Bendix was an avid reader and thought a fancy bookmark would be the perfect invite. And if you enjoyed that wine list, it would help remind you what it was you had for dinner the night before. I hope you had many more birthdays, Bendix.

Mister Moustache

I have to assume this picture fell out of a book, but I couldn't find which book it might belong to. Oddly, many old books have pictures taped or glued in just on one edge. I cannot imagine the assembly line required for a large printing order of a book. Craziness.

This picture immediately had me thinking of Madeline, who lives in a house in Paris that is all covered in vines. There's one story about a next door neighbor boy they call "the bad hat". He causes all sorts of trouble, of course by the end of the book, they are all great friends. This man reminds me of his father.

It's a beautiful print, about 8 x 11 inches in size. The shading and coloring reminds me a bit of Toulouse-Lautrec's style. But what do I know.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Party All Night

Cute little cartoon, only about 2" by 2" in size. The direct Google translate is:

The sad thing about getting older is that you have it in the morning sometimes as if it had hosted out and party all night, even if you have not been anywhere..

Hmm, not a great translation, but I get the gist. Sadly, I understand it because I know what they mean from personal experience! I'm not old, per say, but a good night sleep is now a need, not a hey, it would be cool if kind of situation. It's gotta happen, and it has to be good. None of this cricks in the neck, have to get up and use the restroom at 3am, tossing and turning garbage. A strict lights out and crash completely until 8 or 9 hours have passed. Oh no, I do sound old!  Eh, who cares, bring on the comfy bed and pillow.