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)!


  1. Sally, thank you so much for your kind words and interest in our Wizard of Oz celebration! It is Not too late to join the fun. I will have Lindsey link your name in our list of participants as soon as she gets home from work. Thank you so much for participating in the fun! Glad you enjoyed it. Have a nice weekend. Twyla

  2. Hi Twyla! You're so sweet! Don't worry about linking to me, if it works out, that'd be fun, but if not, that's absolutely fine with me. I got caught up in the moment and carried along the yellow brick road! :)

  3. I saw it once at a local theater on the big screen - it was pretty amazing as was my other favorite I see on big screen every Christmas...It's a Wonderful Life :)

    Great post :)

  4. Hi Sassypants!

    Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. :)

    I bet that was so much fun to see TWOO on a big screen!

    I don't think they've ever shown It's A Wonderful Life here (Los Angeles) at a theater??? We watch it every Christmas at home - I'd love to see it on the big screen too. I'm going to try and research that now, you've got me curious and excited! :)


  5. Better late than never ... they are lovely pieces and wonderful memories too I bet.
    Thanks for sharing and Happy Wiz of Oz Gala!
    Sandi Fantasy & Fancy

  6. Hi Sandi!

    Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog! :)

    I so wanted to join in on the fun, I couldn't resist.


  7. Hi,
    Loved seeing some of your collection. I'm looking forward to seeing WOZ on the big screen ,too. You are invited to drop my party.8-)

  8. Hi Myrna!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! & for the invite to your WOZ party, that's so sweet of you!


  9. I hope we get to see it on the big screen! That would be so cool! Thank you for participarting in our party!


  10. Hi Lindsey!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I had so much fun at your Oz Gala! Thank you for letting me barge in. :)