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Bewitched: Samantha Stephens

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bewitched (love the opening credits) is one of my all time favorite TV shows, among many others! I love Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens. I just want to jump right into her world and instantly have her perfect hair, nose twitch and lovely personality. I also love watching the show to be inspired not only for her wardrobe and hair, but also by the vintage decor. I know it's totally dated, but I love taking inspiration from the past and finding ways to incorporate that style into my home. I'm also excited because the house we just moved into is a small mid 1960's ranch house, which gives me the perfect excuse to draw inspiration from mid-century homes such as the Stephens' from Bewitched. One of these days I'm going to get my hair to lay just like Elizabeth's. I love how poufed and '60s it is! I'm also in love with her heart pendant necklace that she wore throughout the show. Apparently it was given to her by her husband William Asher, who was also the director of the show. I love how she wears it for both casual and dressy. That's generally how I wear jewelry as well. I tend to find something I love and wear it for all occasions. I'm now on the search for a sweet necklace that I can wear everyday. Perhaps something cute and vintage, like the signature heart necklace Samantha wears. 

P.S. Did you know Elizabeth's dad was Robert Montgomery? I have been a long time fan of his movies. He's so dashing! Not as well known today as other actors from his time, but very talented and quite good at comedy! Though this isn't much of a comedy, one of my favorites of his earlier films is Our Blushing Brides. So dramatic and lovely. And then a little later he made Private Lives, which is a wonderful comedy, also starring Norma Shearer. Some lost gems that are true classics. 

7 comments :

  1. Oh I just love Bewitched! I haven't watched it in ages. I should change that. And it's not dated to take inspiration from previous eras, in fact I think most people do that! I just treated myself to a necklace from elephantine because I wanted a simple one to wear with everything. Happy house decorating!

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  2. bewitched is amazing, did you watch Genie too? I love the decor as well and the clothes x

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  3. I love mid-century furniture! I love the clean lines of the furniture. It's gotten very popular as of late so nice pieces are getting expensive. :( For example, a few years ago I got insanely lucky and found a Lane Acclaim coffee table and two end tables for under $125. Someone right now is selling the exact set for $1600 and for $1100 on Etsy. Insane. Those are refinished prices, I assume. Mine pieces desperately need to be refinished. lol

    I loved Bewitched as a kid. Haven't seen it in years though. May have to check it out again. I think I have that coffee carafe in one of the top pictures. Gotta love Pyrex. :)

    -L

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  4. For more cheeky Bob Montgomery goodness, check out June Bride with Bette Davis. So much fun.

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  5. @Isaspacey Oh yes! I've seen that one and I love it! I saw an interview with Elizabeth Montgomery where she was saying how her father and Bette Davis hated each other. She also said she and Bette were good friends!

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  6. Where can i purchase the pave heart necklace she wore

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  7. Funny, I married a beautiful young woman who, years later, I realized look just like Elizabeth Montgomery!! I often wondered if there was a subliminal message in my brain....Samantha was my only TV crush!

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