Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Good-bye.....

For various reasons I have decided not to carry on with this blog. I would like to thank everybody who has been reading it up to now especially Anairam from fra(a)iing, Kendalee from Dance of a Painted Lady, Linda Sue from All I Ever Wanted, Lynne from love dream live at home, Denise from Mormar, Corinne fom Hidden in France and Mila from Loveology. You guys always gave me special encouragement with your fabulous comments and I enjoy catching up with you on your blogs, and reading your blogs. I'll still be reading your blogs and hopefully keeping in touch.

I have started a fashion blog in the meantime (not the reason I'm giving up this blog), I'm not sure that fashion is everyone's cup of tea, but if you'd like to check it out it's called FashionAbility, and the link is here.

I might start another creative/inspiration type of blog in the not too distant future focusing on journal art, with my photography and other photography I enjoy.....something along those lines. If you'd like me to keep you informed, please do drop me me a mail, I'll keep this blog's mail address open and will check in also incase anyone wants to keep in touch with me.

Thanks again to everyone who has followed my ramblings, and also to all the wonderful blogs on my blogroll for all the amazing inspiration you so generously share.

I'll leave you with one last fabulous link, for anyone who enjoys classic vintage fashion photography, make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, and prepare to disppear for a few hours into the world of Agent Lee which I have loved doing in some of my spare moments since I discovered it a couple of months ago. The link is here.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Vintage photo love






I'm loving these beautiful, old daguerreotypes, I think the scratches and smudges add to their beauty. The link is here.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Saturday night....ordinary but loving (at home)

Sorry about the lack of posting this week, and thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my previous post. This week, both hubby and I have been overwhelmed with work....and to confess, in my spare moments, I have been checking out NY Fashion week....give or take here and there, overall the collections were bland and disappointing...maybe London will be better. Anyway, Saturday night saw the hubby (Gareth) and I watching DVD's, on his computer screen in our combined study/art space. As you can tell from the pics below, my life is pretty much run of the mill at present....but as my dad likes to say, at least ordinary is better than disaster.





Sunday, September 7, 2008

Corners of my home

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My Journal It's Sunday evening here as I write this, and while I don't quite have the Sunday night blues, I wouldn't mind the weekend lasting for a bit longer. This afternoon I sat out in the garden reading my book, and it was so lovely I wanted the afternoon to last forever.....

Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday inspirations

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Magical bokeh photography by ianton. Pretty things Emma Cassi via Hidden in France

pretty things

Roses in vase polaroid by Cath Muscat via All Things Bright & Beautiful, Artist Jonathan Viner via Creature Comforts, polaroids of lavendar and beach by Porter Hovey, Couch from Atlanta USA company City Living, and pillows from Swedish decor company Himla via Keltainen talo rannalla.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Dreaming of....

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I want to go to Palermo. More beautiful photo's at The Cherry Blossom Girl.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Dance with me.....



I don't usually post music on my blog, and it's not something I plan to make a habit out of, but I wanted to share this. I am totally in love with this song and with this video at the moment. It makes me happy and I hope it'll make you happy too. Also, I think it's just such a stylish little video, it reminds me of the French cinema of the sixties, and I think that if you enjoy my vintage photo posts you'll probably like the video. The song is "Dance with me" (it's a remix) by the band Nouvelle Vague.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunday is peaceful

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These are some journal pages I did about a month ago. The Sunday was the day my step-sister and her family left to live in Australia. I haven't been doing much journalling over the past few weeks. I'm getting bored with my journalling style, I'm feeling like I need to be doing something different, I'm just not sure what yet. Step one will be to buy a new blank spiral journal, once I've got around to that I can start experimenting.

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spring plantings

This is what I planted in my garden today. It was another gorgeous Spring day, if a little windy. I planted basil, oreganum, white viola's, white geraniums and pink carnations. I've never tried growing carnations before, but I saw these beautiful fabulously bright pink ones when I was at the nursery and they jumped out and said "Buy me! Buy me!" So of course I did. I spoke to the plants nicely as I planted them, and welcomed them to their new homes, all the while saying a silent prayer that the dogs wouldn't get to them. I adore my dogs, but when it comes to the garden, it's an ongoing battle......and one that I intend to win!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy.....

I am so excited, my spring posies made it on to Apartment Therapy. The link is here. Thanks so much to Apartment Therapy. I really am delighted.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Happy Friday

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Some of the images and things I'm liking at the moment. Just happy that it's Friday....although kind of scary that the days fly past so quickly. Before I know it I'll be sitting on a rocking chair with my knitting....best I improve my knitting skills:) I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Picture credits: Fffound, Fashion Victims, Vaporiss, Superbomba, Net-a-porter, Style.com

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thank you so much to Eilandkind for giving me this award. Eilandkind means island child in South African Afrikaans, and she is lucky enough to live in what looks like heaven to me, the US Virgin Islands. Here are some pictures from her lovely blog below.



In turn I'm passing the award to:
fra(a)ing
Dance of a painted lady
All I ever wanted
A girl & her journal
Red velvet

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Vintage photo love

David Bowie


Jack Kerouac


Sophia Loren


Audrey Hepburn


Paul Newman


Marilyn Monroe


Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall


Brigitte Bardot


Twiggy

Picture credits: Foto Decadent, We Heart It, Vintage Photo's at Livejournal

Monday, August 25, 2008

Spring posies

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It's so lovely in Johnnesburg at the moment. We are having gorgeous, sunny Spring weather, and flowers and blossoms are bursting into bloom all around. In my garden, things are flowering really well, with some plants that have never bothered to flower before finally deciding to show off exactly how splendid they can be.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I love Saturdays

Citronella scented geraniums in my garden



Photographers Gentl & Hyers at Edge Reps.




These Plaster Dolls from Etsy are just the cutest ever. The top doll is wearing Luella Spring Summer 2008 and the bottom doll is in Prada Fall 2008.



Sarap's beautiful collages at Etsy. From her page, "This collage features magazine clippings, old photos, text, and bits of patterned paper. Part of the beauty of these pieces is the bumps and crannies that add to the overall texture."


Journal page