Mad Men

Dear Golden Vintage

I have a little bit of an obsession….with the show Mad Men.

Timeless Vixen Vintage

First of all you have to remember that I grew up watching old movies and later always designing clothes inspired by the 30s, 40s and 50s. 

First Love

My husband and I watch every episode.

I love the clothes, behavior and they are always making little references to things that are current faux pas. 

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I laugh every episode at something that wasn't funny in their era.

First of all….who EVER smoked that much?


I didn't grow up with smoking parents…but this has to be extreme.

Posies For Lu Lu

Sometimes I think I have emphysema after watching an episode….especially the first few seasons.

I will be so bothered about Don Draper's behavior that I almost take it out on Kelly and all men in general.

Swanky Vintage

The best is when I am thinking about the dang show all day and want to talk to Kelly about it as if THESE PEOPLE ARE REAL!!!

Thank goodness for the break.

I needed to emotionally regroup.

Anyone else addicted to the show?

If you have never seen it….go and rent the first seasons…and you can thank me later when you take up chain smoking, tacky decorating and putting a tracking device on your husband!

Our next party is going to be a Mad Men themed party.

I will be Betty Draper..of course and Kelly will need to buy a wig for Don Draper hair.


I better start buying the candy cigarettes, making the deviled eggs and mixing the martinis.


Thank you everyone that has been checking out my new photography blog.

I am already having so much fun and I love that so many of you have decided to do it too!


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  1. Michelle

    We love the show. I get angry too, but Don is so likable in a weird. womanizing way.
    Those dresses are amazing!

  2. Jackie

    I AM completely addicted and John and I laugh that the men in advertising never looked that good (except him, of course). We had a Martini party last Oct. and all dressed like that – all the guys wore white dinner jackets and black pants and we all wore Betty Draper dresses and had big hair – so FUN!!(of course, the martinis helped).

  3. stephanie

    I am pretty sure I shoulda been born in this era!!! LOL I love the classiness of it! simple and yet it!

  4. Sue

    I must be living in a box, ’cause I haven’t heard of this show, and now it has come up for the 2nd time in 2 days! I will have to check it out – if for no other reason than to drool over the clothes (thanks for the pics you shared – they’re fabulous, darling!!)
    Sue E.

  5. Rachel

    I absolutely LOVE that show. I love the fashion, I love that the characters are both loveable and hateable at the same time. I do not, however, love the smoking. I did grow up with parents who smoked – all the time! YUCK!
    Don’t rent the seasons. You can watch 1-3 online at

  6. Flower Patch Farmgirl

    Lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve it! We get all excited as soon as the theme song starts playing. I am hooked on Joanie. She plays her role so fantastically well. The show is so s-l-o-w, one of the things I love about it. It’s such a time capsule of that era! We have watched each season via netflix and the dvds have super fun bonus features that focus on the fashion of the day.

  7. koralee

    I have heard of that show but never have watched it. I think I saw them all being interviewed on one of Oprahs shows. I would love to watch it just for the fashion. I wish I had all of my moms vintage frocks…I would be in heaven. Sending you many blessings for 2010.

  8. jamie

    I really Must check this Darn Show out. Love all the Inspiration. Happy New Year, Jamie, Oh, I Adore Big Love too, can’t wait for that one!

  9. Elaine Power

    Hi Jeanneoli, I havent watched that show but I can imagine the smoke is blowing, I think half of the movie world smoked in the 40’s shame they didn’t realise then how bad it is!!.
    Love the dresses so elegant! Will be off now to view your new blog (how do you do it?) you clever girl πŸ™‚

  10. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

    I have never even heard of it. Is it HBO or something?? I loved all the dresses you showed though… I could definitely get in to that. What a fun party that will be, hopefully minus the smoking:)

  11. OMG! I of course have heard of this show but I had no idea what it was about, never seen it. I had no idea it was from this era. I’m now off to add the first season to my netflix account! See…it was meant to be that you stopped by my blog which lead me to yours to read about this. haha. I’m sure I’ll be thanking you later. Let me know if you end up making the Pineapple Vodka. xoxo

  12. Donna

    LOVE Mad Men AND Big Love!! -And I DO remember people smoking that much! We do have people with emphysemia and lung cancers from all of that!
    Yep, love the clothes and Don Draper etc, etc and will miss it till next fall!!!!

  13. amy

    never seen it, but by the look of those heels and those dresses, the show has got to be fun to watch for fashion alone!!

  14. Mindi

    We just started watching season 1 this weekend! We stayed up way too late last night watching! At first I didn’t really like it I thought it was too over the top with the drinking/smoking/womanizing… but I llllloooooooovvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeee it!
    I can’t wait to see the rest!
    Love the dresses and shoes you posted!

  15. tracey

    I’m so out of the loop…you have a photography blog now??! Very cool, I will check it out!!
    I’ve never even heard of the show Mad Men…I’m always so behind on everything and trying to squeeze in a few more things at the end of the day, that watching tv has truly fallen by the wayside…I would love to try and catch an episode though!
    Happy Monday Jeanne ~
    πŸ™‚ T

  16. Rebekah

    Oh my, yes! Only we still have the last 2 episodes of the season that just ended on our DVR- unwatched!!! My husband just hasn’t been in the mood and I haven’t wanted to watch them without him. It seems to get more and more depressing with each new season. I still love it, though.

  17. Kimberly

    I love those dresses!!! I have never even heard of that show but you are making me want to watch it!!! I would love an excuse to smoke candy cigarettes again πŸ™‚

  18. Tracy

    My husband and I are obsessed with Mad Men. Helps that all the people on the show are perfectly cast for their parts. Oh, and that I’m slightly in love with Don Draper. It’s OK – the husband understands. He’s in love with Red. πŸ˜‰
    And I sorta want to take up smoking after watching that show. The only reason I haven’t is because my father-in-law is a smoker, and lets just say it is far less attractive than Don Draper sparking up.
    Happy New Year, sweet friend! LOVED your Christmas card!

  19. Kristen

    I love they way they use to dress back in those days! My Mom use to have coat with the fur collar but, her’s was cream colored.

  20. Sweet Repose

    I was born in this era 1949…my parents did the parties, they didn’t smoke but all of their friends did and chain smoke it was!!! Drinking Pepsi out of bottles, all the fun little canapes’,petal pushers and poodle skirts, girdles and garter belts and silk stockings…girl, you have never worn such an uncomfortable(pointy) bra in your life! AND…walking to school in a skirt in the dead of an Iowa winter, shivers me timbers just to think of it!
    But you know, there is a certain comfort in all those memories, the times were slow and families ate together, oh that wretched can of mixed veggies…YUCK!!! Embrace the idea of it, they were the good ol’ days!
    I just popped over from The Nest in Iowa, you have a wonderfully creative blog…and yes, I love The Mad Men too!!!

  21. Rachel

    You have some awesome vintage lovelies! πŸ˜‰ I parents love old movies so I grew up watching them to. πŸ™‚ Happy New Year! I’m lovin your photography blog! πŸ˜‰

  22. Janet

    I’ve got to watch that show! Looks like so much fun! And Don Draper — what a handsome guy!

  23. Beki - TheRustedChain

    I’ve never watched it!
    But maybe I should. Because Jeanne said so.
    I ordered that mistletoe candle because you said so. And love it! But if you said it stinks, I’d probably agree…
    Happy New Year to you!

  24. Tami

    I have watched every episode of Mad Men and I Love it! What is up with Betty leaving her hubby? So sad, but well deserved!

  25. Christy

    (A little late commenting), by I love this show! Totally agree about the smoking and womanizing! Being a “modern day” woman made me kind of gasp at that, but it was what it was. You know what suprised me though, was the littering! The episode where the Draper’s went on a pic-nic & left all of their trash on the grassy hill. The show is great though!

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