May 31, 2010
May 28, 2010
Just when you think that there is absolutely nothing of interest at the charity shop you stumble upon a treasure. Amongst all the old books was this old cardboard box brimming with embroidery patterns from the 50's and 60's. A quick rummage revealed not only patterns, line drawings and inspirational illustrations, but also two envelopes addressed to a Mother Superior at a convent in the South. By the size of the cardboard box I imagine there were no idle hands at this convent.
May 27, 2010
May 26, 2010
This little album was given to me by my dear friend Kat. It is basically a holiday memoir and it makes me smile whenever I look at it. Digital cameras might give a more exact replication of what you see, but alas none of the grainy romance of film. Remember the excitement of collecting your rolls of film after the hols?
Posted by the vicars alter ego at 8:34 PM
Sometimes I find old photograph albums at flea's and wonder what happened to the owner and what he/she might have been like. (I make up stories in the same way you do for your dolls when you are small.) This tiny album was found in a big old bathtub filled with old pics in Brooklyn. The leading lady looks really sassy and I imagine she loved dressing up and posing...
May 24, 2010
May 22, 2010
welcome to my first whistle. it is a quiet start, but this unassuming birdie sings a loud song...........
Posted by the vicars alter ego at 6:33 PM