March 2010 archive

Mademoiselle Monday: Mlle Welch

“Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict.” -Raquel Welch “We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.” -Raquel Welch “I was not a classic mother. But my kids were never palmed off to boarding …

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The Littler Boudoir: Dollhouse Boudoir

This is for the little girls…or those who are still little girls at heart. One thing I never got to do with my daughter is decorate a doll house, which I regret. When I was younger, my best friend had a wooden doll house that she and her mum decorated. It was darling. They wallpapered …

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Drying Off

Raise your hand if you like these towels (I’m raising my hand…you are too, right?). I discovered these on today. Aren’t they lovely? Currently the brown/cream towels are the only ones that would match my boudoir bathroom, but in my dream boudoir, my bathroom would be black and white with accents of pink. The …

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Reclaiming My Throne

I really do love a dressing table/vanity in my boudoir. Not only do I think it looks charming, but it makes getting ready more of a sacred ritual. Ever since my vanity was destroyed from being broken twice during moves (once by my dad and once by my husband…if they’re reading this, they should still …

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Hollywood History: William Travilla

While the subject of the monthly Hollywood History lesson on My Little Boudoir is typically an actress, this month the lesson will be much different (but not too far away from the roots of My Little Boudoir). Meet William Travilla. He is responsible for this… Born on Catalina Island, just off the California coast, William …

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Grandma Ellen

This past Sunday marked one year from my Grandmother’s passing. So, I wanted to take a moment today to create a post in her honor. I was very close to my grandma Ellen, who I also called “Grameo” (I guess as a child I heard somebody on TV say Daddy-O and thought it would translate …

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Mademoiselle Monday: Mlle Olsson

“One of my nicknames is ‘Slugger,’ referring to the fact that even when I get knocked down, I get back up again.” – Ann-Margret Olsson “I was very flattered by the sex-kitten thing because I never thought of myself as that.” – Ann-Margret Olsson “The critics had an image of me, and they wouldn’t accept …

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Thinking Outside the Boudoir: Annie

For those of you just recently visiting My Little Boudoir, this post is part of a monthly series called Thinking Outside the Boudoir, where I share my fascination of homes from the movies. While some may not be practical for everyday life, or represent my overall ideal decor, I would love to spend some time …

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Pop Art

I just love this pop art from the Room Service store! They would ad such a fabulous modern twist to the boudoir. 1

Glamour of the Good Old Days