st nicolas

creepy st nicholas

is that the creepiest santa ever or what?

girl with a pearl earring

vermeer embroidery

vermeer embroidery

dudes, i just bought this hand embroidered girl with a pearl earring for R50! (it’s on the left, in case you couldn’t differentiate the two – amazing, huh?) on the back it says “29th october 1975″. i can just imagine some old lady painstakingly churning out copies of the masters with her embroider-by-number sheets. sorry about the poor picture quality, i quickly snapped this with my phone – you should see the detail! oh my goodness, i think it’s the best thing i’ve ever bought.

retro oh oh

bardot

i have to apologise for my lack of postage, i have been without internet for a few days (what a feeling). i have collected tons of pretty awesome vintage pics lately though. enjoy!

woodstock 1969

woodstock

40 years ago this weekend: love, peace, music, mud & tons of drugs. the photos, stories, videos etc make me nostalgic for something i could never have experienced myself (make sense?). i would have enjoyed seeing creedence clearwater revival, the who & other greats.  anyway, love me some hippies.  photos: life mag

now & then

looking-into-the-past-02

i LOVE now & thens! when i first saw Jason Powell’s “looking into the past” flickr set, i thought to myself, ” if i had a blog, that would go on it “. well, i do now (serious). there’s also a group pool with some pretty groovy submissions from other flickr members.