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.
made the most delicious pies, cakes and well, everything from scratch.
Hello!! Pies are very hip now along with all yummy hand baked from
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!