Today I'm transporting you back to 1956, Elvis, Ellington, USA winning 32 Olympic Gold medals, New Zealand winning 2. The first "Smarties" TV advert shown in the UK with the popular slogan, "Sweetest, treatest, best to eatest". Even if you weren't born in 1956, I think we all remember Smarties as they are still as popular today as they were 56 years ago. Why 1956 your wondering...Well, while researching for inspiration for this weeks shared post I came across "Mrs Polly Rogers". Polly is a delightful "young", not "old" lady who lives in the era 1956. Polly has her own website and TV channel where her charming and witty personality transports you back to the 50's, guiding you through instructions to make her decorative crafts. If you were born out of this era, imagine the setting and styles in the movie "Pleasantville", and this is Polly.
Here is what Polly has to say about herself:
"My life is relatively uncomplicated. I take care of house and home, the hubby, the kids and the dog. I guess you could call it my thoroughly atomic wife-style life-style!
Oh yes and there's my TV show which is all about making your home life as beautiful as possible on a shoe-string budget. We create projects of all kinds by being clever with those illusive pennies in the cookie jar!
So put on your hat, tie on an apron and we will master the art of creative domestic science together and I promise to share all my tips and tricks with you!"
I decided that Polly deserved more than a "spot" in my weekly inspiration and decided to devote a complete post, so after contacting Polly, I'm sharing one of her decor crafts with you today. You can either see Polly's step by step image instructions over at her website. Or be transported back to 1956 where you can watch Polly's TV instructions to making this pretty walnut wreath below.
Make this Walnut Wreath with step by step images on Polly's website or
watch Mrs Polly Rogers delightful Video below