Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy 75th Anniversay to my beloved Gone With the Wind!

75 years ago today~ June 30, 1936 ~ Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind was published! I'm sure Windies everywhere are celebrating!
In the summer of 2003, my husband and I took a GWTW vacation. (Thanks again Kevin!!) We visited The Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta, The Road to Tara Museum in Jonesboro, the Scarlett on the Square Museum in Marietta, and then drove on up to Savannah, GA.
Here is a slideshow of some of the photos from the trip~ minus Savannah~
It was so awesome to stand in the same room where Margaret had typed out her masterpiece.

Those smokey pics and hoodlums hanging out on their cars... that was at our hotel one night. The entire place was full of street racers. Long story~ but we got our money back.

I've been trying to cut back on my GWTW spending and collecting. Recently, I was SO excited to have won a blog give away prize! A 75th Anniversary edition of the book! YAY! I probably would not have purchased this for myself and am a very happy camper! 75th Anniversary Gone With the Wind

Thank you very much dear Kate! Please visit her at Southern Belle Simple~ a darling blog!

Peggy, we cannot thank you enough for your talent.

For more Windie fun, please visit the following sites!

"It's Windie in Kansas!" (a gwtw event coming this November!)

Gone With the Wind Museum in Branson, MO~ JUST OPENED!!


Christie said...

What an awesome tribute to the
75th Anniversary of Gone with the Wind...I loved seeing your pictures at the museum Nikki! I bet it was something to see everything in person too :)
Hope you and your family have a Happy 4th!
Big hugs,

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Nikki! It's been waaay too long since we've chatted! I always enjoy seeing all your wonderful photos and momentoes linked to anything GWTW. I still haven't finished my Scarlett cross-stitch! LOL It is by far the most detailed piece I've ever worked on and I love it, tho. I need to visit all the links you've so sweetly provided.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Gabrielle Clayvon said...

I live here in Atlanta, and I am just as obsessed about GWTW as you. I have visited The Road to Tara Museum and was so disappointed when I arrived and the women working there informed me that the Tara was just a movie set facade. For years I was under the impression that I would be able to visit and see Tara as it was featured in the movie. They also told me that the movie facade of Tara was housed in an old barn owned by the son a deceased GWTW memerabila collector. I was so upset that something of that magnitude is locked away rotting in someone's old dusty grimy barn.

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Hello Gabby~ Yes, it is very sad. At least The Margaret Mitchell House has the original Tara door. I hope they do something with the other remains and are brought out for the public too see soon.

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

Hi Nicki, I love Gone with the wind too.. Wonderful movie, and book.. How wonderful that you got to go on this vacation.. Know you enjoyed it.
I sent you an email about the Olivia Walton wrap dresses. hope you got it..
thanks for stopping by my blog. Judy[sew blessed maw]