Friday, May 13, 2011

What Did You Want To Be?

 Domestic: relating to the family and household
As a young child we were asked 
"what do you want to be when you grow up?" Well...
I wanted to be a pilot like Amelia Earhart and a wife and mommy! My dreams came true, well in a kinda~ round~about~way! My son Nathan became a pilot and I his co~pilot ;)! I love flying with him! It's heaven! 
I get emotional when I think he can fly.
My love for wanting to be a wife and mommy came from the wonderful examples of my Mother and Grandmothers. They were always doing & serving! I now have a empty nest but I am still doing & serving and lots of fluffing! Just a natural thing.
My crafting even has a domestic look to it! LOL!

What did you want to be? Did your dreams come true?

 Now turn up my music (my Playlist is at the bottom of this page) and make sure you play:
Que Sera Sera by Doris Day! 


NanaDiana said...

MaryJane- A beautiful post- I love that your dreams came true-even if some of them were in a roundabout way!

Your images are beautiful and I adore your banner. Life is grand, isn't it? Hugs-Diana

A Vintage Chic said...

Such a lovely post, Maryjane! Yours was the first one I tried to leave a comment on yesterday and couldn't...then realized the problem Blogger was having! What a mess! So glad it's resolved...

When I was young, I was going to be an archeaologist--AND a mommy. That was my dream. I was going to discover a lost city like Pompeii...I got lost in my thoughts about it...I still remember that!

Thanks for bringing up those memories...I LOVE your sweet vintage banner and all those images--beautiful!

Hope you're having a wonderful day, my friend!


Julie said...

I wanted to be a star on stage. Then a mommy. Singing and acting.
Love your blog. But love your music even more!!!!!!!

C'est moi Claudette said...

MJ I adore your banners.
Dreams do come true. You are the perfect example.
Doris Day LOVED HER SO MUCH. Always sang her songs.
I wanted to be a go go dancer on Hullabaloo, then a stewardess.
I still dance like there's no tomorrow : )

Cindy said...

Love your banner, MaryJane. I have always wanted to be a homemaker, even as a hippie teenager and college student. I feel like I'm living my dream!

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

I love all your old cards. I think I have that same old sewing pattern you displayed. I love your garland idea. Beautiful posting. xoxo Have a great day! Kim

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio has left a new comment on your post "So Domestic!":

What a wonderful post! Let's see, what did I want to be when I was young? I wanted to be a forest ranger! I loved hiking in the national forests.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Cozy Little House has left a new comment on your post "So Domestic!":

I wanted to be an artist or a writer. But really I just wanted to nest too.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

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I always love to read your post. Such a bright spot to add to my day. Your blog is so inspiring to me. It is like when I would go to my grandmothers as a little girl, such a happy safe place to be. Hope you have a wonderful day...~Cherrie~

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said... has left a new comment on your post "So Domestic!":

Mary Jane, I love your pictures. Brings back MANY a memory or yore.

I always wanted to be a nurse & mother, & I loved to write. Was allergic to penicillin so couldn't be a nurse ...

Have a beautiful day ~

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Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

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What sweet images! I wanted to be a ballerina...and DANCE! Happy memories! ♥

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Lysie has left a new comment on your post "So Domestic!":

hi maryjane,

what a smile-inducing post. all of your images and thoughts are so warm and delightful.

i remember that when i was little, i wanted to be an illustrator for hallmark cards. as a writer and tinkerer, i'm not too far off base!

wishing you a sweet day, sweetie!


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Blanche has left a new comment on your post "So Domestic!":

You have such a beautiful blog, I've really enjoyed reading and looking through it!!

I wanted to be a Mom and maybe a teacher but mostly a Mom! I was very blessed to have an amazing Mom and I wanted to be just like her! I hope I'm doing her proud!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

rosaspicks ( has left a new comment on your post "So Domestic!":

What did I want to be when I grow up, I'm still not sure I know! For a long time I wanted to be a stewardess- I guess now we call them 'flight attendants.' Now I'm hoping to be a jewelry designer when I grow up!

Mimi Sue said...

Dreams do come true. So glad they did for you. Have a wonderful weekend. Mimi

Comeca Jones said...

For as long as I can remember Ive dreamed of cooking meals and laundry fresh out of the dryer I always wanted to be a Mom and a wife.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

What a cute banner Mary Jane! I wanted to be a park ranger, zoo keeper and a teacher. Since I've home schooled 4 boys, all those dreams have come true! :)

Julie Harward said...

I always love your post, they are of my heart also. Well, I wanted to be an airline stewardess, in those days that sounded so exciting to me, glad I didn't do it though! LOL

Elsie said...

Maryjane all I ever wanted to be was a wife, mom and a grandmother and now I hope some day I will be a great grandmother.(Like my mom) I have enjoyed being all three. Your last image of the girl in the bonnet is my birthday card I got when I was very young. I still have it and I thought all this time it was made especially for me.LOL (just kidding)

Connie said...

I was lucky enough to find your blog while visiting another blogger. Your banners, hankies, vintage patterns,and vintage trailers bring back so many memories for me. I wanted to be an airline stewardess after reading all of the Vicki Barr bookies in grade school. Unfortunately, I had to start wearing glasses when I entered high school. This was before contacts so that went by the wayside. I married my high-school sweetheart and we celebrated at 50th wedding anniversary last year.

The only thing I still want is a vintage trailer. Had an aristocrat in 1970 - wished I had her now.

Love your blog.

Jacqueline said...

I wanted to be a nurse or a teacher but most of the time I wanted to be a part of the Partridge Family or the Osmond family...tee hee.

Cindy Adkins said...

I wanted to be a MOM! and my dream came true! Oh, I love, love this post--it is amazing! I love all your vintage and that's my favorite era...and it's hard to find things from that era to work with...Wow, I love it all.

Cindy Adkins said...

I am your newest follower! And I have a precious Maltese named Jamie--he's my little sweetie pie!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

HI Maryjane
Thank you so much for visiting my Blog, Adorn, today.
I love your post and the wonderful art.
I wanted to be an artist. As I child I was so content in my own company with colouring books and pencils, progressing to sketch books. I also liked the idea of being a Librarian.

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

I love all of them
I ´d like to be a momy!!
c@ from Chile

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, I love your blog. And the post is wonderful. So many things I wanted to be, but most of all wife and mom...and it all came true. Thank you for visiting my little blog and leaving your sweet comment. I so appreciate it. Hope you will come back again. I will be visiting you again. Hugs, Karie

Sunny Simple Life said...

Great vintage eye candy!! I am living my dream. Wanted to be like my mom. Content stay at home mommy and housewife. I feel lucky to be able to do it.

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

MaryJane, I'm not quite sure what I'll be when I grow up. But at least part of me will be just like you!

Thx for sharing


Holly said...

Hi Mary Jane~
What a wonderful post! I'm glad that your dreams came true. As always, it is such a joy to stop by your place and say hello.

deb said...

Omg Im so glad I found your blog....I love it..AND its always nice to find bloggers in southern cal where I live!!!!!! I will be a regular visitor!!!!!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SWEET COMMENT OF LOVING MY BLOG, Those kind of comments are truly what really makes blogging the best. The support and friendships. YOUR blog is beautiful and sweet. I adore vintage stuff, I have looked around and love what I am seeing. I am your newest follower. Have a super night. XO-WINKS-JEN

corners of my life said...

A pink stove? Now how fun would that be!

dana said...

What a beautiful post! So glad your dreams came true!

I don't recall even thinking about what I wanted to do. . . I just kinda stumbled into college (I thought I was going to 'beauty school', but nixed that at the last minute) and found a major! Later, I dropped out for a couple of years and found a 'husband'! :) We returned to school and finished our degrees...then later, started a family. I was teaching. . . but I soon realized what I really wanted to do was be a wife and SAHM! Later, I was able to do that and have loved it! Guess what...our son's name is Nathan, too! :)

I love your garland! Happy Pink Saturday! dana

Heidi said...

I remember when I was about 16 telling my mom that all I wanted to be was a mother! My dreams came true and then some....we have 3 grandchildren!
I have worked all my life, by my joy is being a mom!

Sarah said...

What a great post! I always wanted to be a writer, a journalist, and a teacher. Early in my marriage, I was able to work as a writer and editor for a local newspaper. Now I'm a teacher to my 8 homeschooled children! God has a neat way of working things out! :)

HaPpY (late) pInK sAtUrDaY!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I also wanted to fly!! Didn't have the money for lessons, but I did get to fly in a few 2-seaters thanks to some pilot friends of mine.

I also wanted to be an artist, a vet, a teacher, a counselor, a nurse.....and so on. But, in the back of my head I always knew I wanted to be a wife and mom more than anything. Glad to see I'm living my dream. And by the way, am also an artist and a counselor before I became a SAHM. Simple, yet fulfilling!

stricksonne said...

i love your pics!!!!!!! greetings, angie