Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wizard of Oz Gala
The darling Twyla and Lindsey at Two Crazy Crafters are throwing a wonderful party today in celebration of 70th anniversary of the release of the Wizard of Oz.
Alas, time ran out so I didn't come up with any crafty fun for the day so I'm just a wannabe participant, a gate crasher, fly on the wall.
When I was growing up, The Wizard of Oz was only shown once a year on television. It was a big event and very fond memory of my childhood.
I can remember the very first year that I actually got to see the "horse of a differnt color", change colors - because we had gotten our first color television set! Can you imagine now that there was a time when there wasn't color TV?!
I'm posting a photo of a collector's plate that I inherited from my mother. She seems to have only purchased the one in the series, which is rather odd.
I also inherited several sets of the Robert Olszewski Miniatures from my mom and one of the sets was The Wizard of Oz. (I've grabbed a photo off the internet as mine are all packed up, not having room to show them off. WAH!)
I'm hoping to get to see The Wizard of Oz on the movie screen for the first time in September. What fun that would be, huh?! Everyone singing all the songs and people in costume. Fun fun fun!
A big thank you to Twyla and Lindsey for going all out and making such a fun day and to all the participants, remembering and making magic today! (There is a list on Two Crazy Crafters of everyone that is participating)!