Saturday, 4 September 2010

My Sasha Dolls displayed in the spare bedroom.

Still have a few more photos in this room to add including the main one of loads of dolls on the line of bookcases.
My studio baby always has a prime position sitting on the bed.

Bedside displays on dressing table and small chest.

Sasha on bicycle by french windows leading into the conservatory.

My Sasha Dolls in my home continued. In the main bedroom.

A later 1960s studio doll occupies the bedroom chair.

Look this is a photo of me.

A minty-minty Single Fringe girl wearing the smaller checked dress.

Bedside chest displays.

Dolls on small bookcase as you enter the main bedroom.

My Sasha Dolls displayed around my home.

The living room although there are still several more photos to add
Ian guarding Fritz's motor bike whilst he is 'out and about' somewhere.

Sideboard in dining area.

Two small corner table displays on either side of the living room by the two double settees.

Dolls that have need attention or have just been attended to for one reason or another (clothing changes, hair restyled or shoes tried on) on the pouffee next to where I sit.

Display on the nest of tables that separate the dining from the living areas.

Mainly NPs and an odd baby or two on the antique pine chest as you enter the living room.

The Hallway.

The Mary-Jane canvas sneakers to try with the Snoopy outfit arrive.

...And fit perfectly on my 1970s Trendon waif although no room for any socks.

These are now going to be worn with this outfit instead of the sandals or shoes as they are just what this modern, trendy little set needs.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Sasha and Gregor enact the now famous 1945 film Brief Encounter up at Carnforth Railway Station in Lancashire.

In Kendal's Sasha Blog version Laura Jesson is played by a 1971 Trendon Sasha Brunette Gingham and Dr. Alex Harvey by a 1971 Trendon Brunette Denim Jeans Gregor.

Brief Encounter portrays the story of a suburban housewife in a loveless, unaffectionate marriage who ventures into the nearby town of Milford once a week for shopping and a cinema matinee.
Returning home from one of her weekly excursions she gets a piece of grit in her eye from a passing train whilst waiting on the station platform. This is gratefully removed by another passenger, a doctor, who is a general practitioner who works one day a week as a consultant at the local hospital.
Both are in their thirties, married and with two children.

The train scenes were filmed at Carnforth Station in Lancashire and this station is still open today. It has recently been renovated and many views seen in the film can still be recognised including the famous station clock.
This poster showing Carnforth Station can still be purchased today.

A shot taken from the actual film showing the station Master going into the refreshment room.

After the offending piece of grit has been removed they both go into the refresment room to have a cup of coffee whilst awaiting for their respective trains.

Another poster that can still be purchased.

Inside the now famous Refreshment Room.

Enjoying each other's company the two arrange to meet again. They soon discover their innocent and casual relationship quickly developing into love. For a while they meet furtively, constantly fearing chance meetings with friends.
They steal their first kiss in the station's underpass.

Returning to the platform after the 'stolen' kiss.

A fond farewell for another week taken from the film.

They realise that a future together is impossible and not wishing to hurt their families they decide to part when he is offered a job in Johannesburg, South Africa.

They agree to meet for a final time at the railway station refreshment room to say a sad and final goodbye but unfortunately a talkative acquaintance of Laura's invites herself to join them and is soon chatting away totally oblivious to the couple's inner misery. (Forgot to take another Sasha with me and Jac and Fritz refused to act the part of the female aquaintance.)

When they hear Alex's train arrive they realise that they have been robbed of a final passionate farewell so all he can give her is a light squeeze on her shoulder as he leaves the table to get go.

As Laura hears his train pulling out from the station she dashes onto the platform. The lights from a passing express flash across her face as she conquers her impulse to commit suicide.

Laura then returns home to her family where her negligent husband suddenly shows that he has not been completely oblivious to her distress and takes her in his arms.