The Sky Was the Limit with Amelia Earhart!

All of us here at The Well Appointed House are very excited to see the new film about Amelia Earhart entitled “Amelia”, by Fox Searchlight pictures .

If you are interested in reading much more in depth about Amelia, you can go to her Official Website, but what I really love about her is her utter sense of gumption.  Amelia took her first flying lesson on January 3, 1921 and within six months had managed to save enough money to purchase her first airplane.  She immediately set her first women’s record by flying it to an altitude of 14,000 feet.  In June of 1928, she made headlines as the first woman to fly the Atlantic and was greeted with a ticker-tape parade in NYC and a reception held by President Calvin Coolidge at the White House.  For her flying feats, she received a National Geographic Society gold medal, as well as the first Distinguished Flying Cross ever given by Congress to a woman.  Amelia felt that her flight across the Atlantic proved that men and women were equal in, “jobs requiring intelligence, coordination, speed, coolness and willpower.”
As her career continued to soar, Earhart continued to break records.  She set altitude records that stood for years and in January of 1935, she became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific from Honolulu to Oakland, CA.  In 1937, Amelia Earhart took her last flight, nearing her 40th birthday.  She disappeared over the Pacific, never to be found.  Her legend has lived on since and we remember her for her courage and her pioneering achievements, especially for women.
With Amelia as an inspiration, we at The Well Appointed House have created a room for that “tomboyish” girl (as Amelia referred to herself) who loves airplanes and flying.
Amelia was quoted as saying, “One of my favorite phobias is that girls, especially those whose tastes aren’t routine, often don’t get a fair break…It has come down through the generations, an inheritance of age-old customs which produced the corollary that women are bred to timidity”.  We have certainly been guilty of pushing the frilly pink girly rooms in our Children’s Collection, however, in the spirit of Amelia, I would like to suggest that you consider an airplane-themed room for your daughter as well as for your son!  Here are some ideas.  For a girl, you can certainly do primary colors and keep the room clean and sleek.  Personalized our hand painted Aviator wallhanging with her name, to make the room special:

Amelia Earhart Teen's Room
Amelia Earhart Teen’s Room by melissahawks on Polyvore.com

Here are some good Airplane-themed options for a boy’s room as well!

Aviator Room for Boys

Aviator Room for Boys by melissahawks on Polyvore.com

Check out our Airplane Themed items in the Children’s Collection.  We even have Airplane Crib Bedding!
Let Amelia’s spirit live on in your kids’ rooms!

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