Monday, January 16, 2012

did you know that the Waltons are hip? well they are

This past Fall I had a bad cold and stayed in bed one day watching a Waltons Marathon. I watched this series when it first was on in the early or mid 70s and loved it and I loved it even more this time around. First of all, if you are even remotely in to etsy, pinterest or blogworld, and the handcrafted, DIY movement, you will notice upon tuning in to the show, that it could very easily fit into this artsy time we live in.
They made the most delicious pies, cakes and well, everything from scratch. Hello!! Pies are very hip now along with all yummy hand baked from scratch anythings.
Simple rustic yet homey decor. Very in . Drinking ice tea from mason jars!!! Using mason jars with wild flowers in them to decorate the really cool canvas tent they put behind the house for Grandpa to sleep in so he would be able to see Walton's mountain and recover from his serious illness?? It worked, Grandpa made it! Looked like a blogger wedding site!
John and Livvy's 25th wedding anniversary where they drove to a town nearby to get professional photos taken, all the while the youngins were secretly planning a surprise party for them, saving paper bags for luminaries, and foil gum wrappers to make shiny table decorations and John making a gazebo to surprise Livvy on the mountain!!
Jason being in a bluegrass band playing in barns with hay to sit on and lights strung for decoration?? Church picnics with colorful pennant garland and PIES and home made canned goods! Yep, and when the kids grew a little older, the girls in their simple cotton 40s dresses, the boys looking very hipster in their vests with oxford shirts and ties, caps and suspenders.
Who knew they would be all the rage three decades later than when they were filmed?
I didn't know, but now I do. Next time you are going through the channels and you see this show, tune in. You may just get inspiration to do something creative or artsy!


  1. OMGosh! This post is fabulous!!! You know, it never occurred to me but you are right - the Waltons ARE hip!! John Boy as a hipster- I LOVE IT!!

  2. I watched them all in the '70s; I grew up with the Waltons! And I've been watching all the re-runs lately too. If there were more pics of the sets, the styles and the making-what-you-can-with-what-you've-got(s), they'd be all over Pinterest right now. You're spot on! :)

  3. so glad i ran across this , your awesome & right , we are going to build a small house for me and my husband no upstairs) but the floor plan is the same for the downstairs & front porch , even to this day i weep when i watch the show is so touched me the love in that home , i wish i had grown up that way,