Vintage

lost art of the luggage label

have fun browsing this insanely awesome collection of vintage luggage labels

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hélène guertik

a book of fairy tales from the fifties, beautifully illustrated by russian born artist hélène guertik. from maptitefabrique

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our flower paradise

this tablecloth belonged to my grandmother, i think it’s from the sixties (mint condition). it’s pretty big, about 1.5m². i’m planning on having it framed because i love it so. made by the coca cola company! at least they’re good for something.

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the franklin fountain

the franklin fountain is an old school soda fountain (n. a counter where ice cream, sodas and sundaes are prepared and served) in philadelphia. somebody open one here, please!

via this is not my work

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tick tock

i have a thing for old clocks. i would fill my house with them if it wasn’t for the fact that the ticking drives me nuts. one day i will fill a shelf with a row of silent ones. these vintage alarm clocks are from clockwork universe

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old india

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riverside school

a wonderful set of photographs from the seventies by george plemper titled riverside school

in my early days i was employed as a science teacher at riverside school … my negatives and photographs sat mouldering in the back of my garage for 30 years before the wonders of the digital age allowed me to rescue them.

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cape town & suburbs

family friends found this book in a vintage market in geneva, switzerland – of all places. now it has returned to sunny south african shores. i think it was printed in the fourties / fifties (no date unfortunately), though the postcards inside are all probably from the turn of the century. i love the cover. more at my flickr

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