>Are you a Betty or a Peggy (or a Joan)?


(Pretend this post was published on July 4th, 2010, as I originally intended it to be)

Happy 4th of July everyone! This is one of my favorite holidays, and though we’re sad we can’t celebrate as we usually do in Atlanta with our family, we’re excited to spend time with friends tonight and watch the D.C. fireworks from a rooftop in Alexandria. A day off tomorrow will also be nice. We’re headed to Mt. Vernon, which I’ve been talking about since we moved here almost a year ago.

We’ve been watching a lot of Mad Men around here lately, still catching up on Season Three. It’s such a fascinating show- one of the best on t.v. right now. Thank goodness for Netflix and Hulu, because we certainly don’t make time to watch t.v. as scheduled anymore. In today’s Washington Post I noticed that they’re running a contest looking for the most Mad Men-esque home in the D.C. area. You can enter a photo by July 11 and they’ll pick a winner and document the winning home in the July 24 edition, in time for the start of the newest season of the show. Does your home have a 50s or 60s Modern look to it?

Don Office

MM image

slim aarons 1961

In case you’re interested, while searching for images for this post, I found this article from the L.A. Times about the set decorator for the series and her secrets on the best vintage shops in Pasadena. Oh, and if you’d like to create the Mad Men version of yourself, try it out here.


(that’s supposed to be me and Don hanging out in Rome)


4 thoughts on “>Are you a Betty or a Peggy (or a Joan)?

  1. >I love Mad Men. Margaret C. got me started on it. My most favorite thing about it are the costumes. Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. I would have loved to dress they way they did. Can't wait for the season premiere later this month!!Can't say that I am any of the three (Betty, Joan or Peggy) but probably closest to Peggy.

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