kiekies

kelsey has shared over 300 of her vintage family photographs on flickr. they are so cool, i must have looked at every single one. i wouldn’t be surprised if one day i start breaking into people’s houses just so i can sit in the dark looking at their old photos… what the what! ps: kiekies means snapshots in afrikaans ;)

rose tinted glasses

many of the images i’m drawn to lately are some shade of pink, even though it’s not a colour i readily introduce into the scheme of my own life (psh, i don’t really have a scheme)

wild women

kate told me about this flickr group called wild women of the past, which made me almost giddy with excitement. i recognised the images of one of my favourite flickr members giuseppe, whose collection of vintage italian photos are highly recommended. click on the images for sources…

resurrection fern

you know, i’ve never been a crochet kind of gal, and i’m not into collecting things like stones or shells – stuff i usually associate with south african holiday homes or your gran’s house. so naturally margaret oomen‘s beautiful crochet bound pebbles and stones took me by surprise. she says, “one of my favorite quotes is frank lloyd wright : study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. it will never fail you”

amazing technicolour dreamworld

extremely colourful imagery hits the spot today.

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this got me thinking back to joseph & his amazing technicolour dreamcoat by andrew lloyd weber.  my parents had the soundtrack of an early nineties production (1991?) – the one with jason donovan as joseph… and as a youngster i used to sit in the lounge and sing along to it aaaaaall day. oh man! i kind of dislike musicals now (or at least, it takes a pretty great musical to keep me interested) – probably because i sang any dream will do until it was coming out of my ears.