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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tuesday Tune ~ Doris Day's 'Silver Bells'

G'Day and welcome friends to this week's #TuesdayTune party! I'm so glad you stopped by to visit me today in my little corner of the world Down Under!

Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz


I can't believe that it is already the second Sunday in June! The second weekend in June is also a great weekend for us because we have a public holiday on the Monday to celebrate the Queen's birthday!

I would love to show you the silver Christening mugs that belong to Maddy, Big Al and Mr Attorney. I have been wanting to show you these for quite some time but Mr Attorney's was so badly tarnished I had to send it to the jewelers to get it professionally polished. I am so glad that I did as the results are amazing! The three mugs were polished as they had been on display in our den and were quite tarnished from months of neglect. I am now keeping them in the china cabinet in our dining area.

Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz

Look at how shiny they are!

Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz

They are so shiny my reflection keeps showing up in all of my pictures-Gee I hate that!

Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz

These mugs were all Christening gifts from Mr Attorney's Aunt; Maddy and Big Al's Great Aunt.

Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz

Mr Attorney's is stamped with Perfection EPNS A1.

Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz

The children's mugs are both from Whitehill.

Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz

I love the sweet little handles on these mugs.


Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz

You can see some of the tarnishing on Mr Attorney's mug in this picture. It is over 40 years old so I think we have done well to get it this shiny.


Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz

I will definitely make sure that I keep these gorgeous mugs in the china cabinet from now on so they aren't exposed to air. I don't want them to go black again!


Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz

I don't have a silver Christening mug so I will show you the silver birds that sit on my coffee table instead!

Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz

I love these little birdies as they remind me of Spring!

Since it is Silver Sunday the last thing I thought I would share with you is a silvery Tuesday Tune! The perfect song to share has to be "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" sung by Doris Day.


Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz


Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1922) is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist. During her entertainment career, she appeared in 39 films, recorded more than 650 songs, received an Academy Award nomination, won a Golden Globe and a Grammy Award, and, in 1989, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures! (Source)

Born in Ohio, her entertainment career began in her late teens as a big band singer. She developed an early interest in dance, and in the mid-1930s formed a dance duo that performed locally in Cincinnati. However, a car accident in 1937 damaged her legs, halting her dancing career. While recovering, Day took singing lessons and at 17 she began performing locally. In 1945 she had her first hit recording, "Sentimental Journey", and, in 1948, appeared in her first film, Romance on the High Seas.

Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz

In the 1950s she appeared in a series of romantic comedies, including Pillow Talk (1959) with

Rock Hudson. Her singing career was just as exciting as her acting career, and her hit from the 1956 Alfred Hitchcock movieThe Man who Knew Too Much, "Que Sera, Sera," won an Oscar. After starring in a TV series (1968-72), Day finally turned her attention to political activism on behalf of animals.

Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz

Her interest in animal welfare apparently dates to her teen years when she was recovering from her accident and she took her dog Tiny for a walk without a leash. Tiny ran into the street and was killed by a passing car. Day later wrote she was wracked with guilt and loneliness and this inspired her, in 1971, to co-found the organisation Actors and Others for Animals. She appeared in a series of newspaper advertisements denouncing the wearing of fur, alongside Mary Tyler Moore, Angie Dickinson, and Jayne Meadow.

Tuesday Tune, Doris Day, Natasha in Oz

As of 2009, Day was the top-ranking female box office star of all time and ranked sixth among the top ten box office performers (male and female).

She is truly an amazing lady!

I hope you enjoy listening to Doris Day.


If you have ever shared a song on your blog I would so LOVE to hear it! Please feel free to link up any song you would like to share from any of your posts, new or old, to this week's

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Thanks so much for visiting and thank you to Beth for having me for Silver Sunday and to Mary for having me for Mosaic Monday.

Best wishes for a fabulous week,
Natasha In Oz 
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