Vintage

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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candle ah bra

at first i thought whoa, a chandelier with no lier (that’s what i imagine the hangy bit to be called). but no, it’s a candelabra – a beautiful one at that. why have i never seen one like this before? somebody buy it for me, please. from AMradio.

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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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betty

this lady is in almost all my ouma’s photographs – i think she was her best friend, and somehow i imagine her name to be betty. you can see her in a stunning bridesmaid dress here ;) – to see more of my vintage family photos visit my flickr.

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the heart asks pleasure first

from pillpat

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