Saturday, January 30, 2010

Old but lovely

I've always wanted to collect something. The closest I've got to collecting something was having a book of stamps when I was about 10, but that book is long gone, most likely buried under piles and piles of barbie dolls.
I was in the op shop the other day (looking for frames) when I found this lovely little thing.

A bit battered definitely, but I love it none the less. It was pretty cheap too.
It was when I came home and sat it next to my great - grandfather's camera and my polaroid...

that I decided I am going to collect old cameras :).

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Holidays are coming to an end

Since tomorrow is the last day of holidays for me (unfortunately), I thought I'd share with you some bits and pieces from the past few weeks...

The beach I spent a week at. It was beautiful.

A bunch of paper boats my friend and I made. We went to her dam, hoping to see them float, only to find there was no water!

This is at my aunt's place. She has an amazing garden, and despite the fact that this little feature was small, it was one of my favourite parts. You're meant to put candles in it but I think it looks like a birdcage.

And finally here is the little place where we brought cherries from when we were travelling to the coast. It's handmade signs and cute little verandah put a smile on my face. The man who sold us the cherries had an Italian accent and told us his cherries were 'good enough for the kings'.

All in all,
a pretty good holiday :).

Monday, January 25, 2010


Nikoline, an 18-year-old with a camera.

I found this wonderful photographer on someone's blog a while ago, I have no idea who's it was. Anyway, I think they're simply gorgeous photos, don't you? This is what I wish my winters were like. Plus I want her clothes!

This last one has inspired me to find out whether I can work my great - grandfather's old camera.


I've received an award from S and O Productions, thank you so much :).

I pass it on to...
Worried Shoes
Owl vs. Dove
Little Lost Love
A Little Yellow Button

Hope you all had a lovely weekend, what did you get up to? :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A question for you...

I'm always doing something to my room. There's always a bit, that in my eyes, needs to be fixed or adjusted. At the moment, it's my group of frames. They all sit in the middle of the wall, and I've gotten a bit sick of them. So I took some down, put new ones up (thanks Nan and op shop), and moved them all over to the side of my wall. I quite like how they look now. But a few of them are still empty. And I don't know what to put in them.

So here is my question for you, dear readers. What do you put in your frames? I know the obvious answer is pictures, but there are tons of possibilites. Embroidery, postcards, quotes, polaroids, photos, prints, letters. Let me know, post some pictures if you like, give me some ideas :).

Images via weheartit.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

One day we will lose our teeth

Yesterday morning my 3 year old cousin and I had a conversation about how one day we will lose our teeth, and then we will only be able to drink lots and lots of milk. She is very sweet. So is her brother. We're home from my Nan and Pop's today, I kinda wish I was still's just nice being there.

I love this photo. It's somehow empowering I think. Please let me know if you know the source.

Treehouse Point

TreeHouse Point is an intimate alternative for individuals and groups who seek comfort and style in friendly and natural surroundings. All accommodations are well designed and artfully decorated, with touches like handmade beds, original art and charming vintage furnishings.

I've been meaning to post about this for a while, I've always loved treehouses. When I was younger my friend had an enormous treehouse with three levels and I was absolutely fascinated by it. The idea of treehouses as accomodation is great.Everything about it looks perfect. People describe it as that, along with magical, remarkable and beautiful. I definitely agree from what I've seen!
Go here for more info.

P.S. Sorry for the lack of posts. I am/have been at my Nan and Pop's house with cousins etc :).

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bedroom Love

Lovely room of Kara. She also has a blog.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Hello again!

I'm back. The computer's fixed...well enough so I can go on the internet anyway.
I've had a good couple of days lately. I went to a friend's house yesterday and we mucked around, took photos, made pirate hats and paper boats. And today I went down to the river. I've never been much of a 'river person', I usually spend all summer at the pool. But it's actually really nice there, I think I'll be spending a few more summer days floating along in the water. Also today I put the t - shirt from this post on layby.

And my Polaroid Spirit 600 arrived in the mail yesterday!

As you all know, the film is very expensive at the moment. I took one photo (only slightly planned) to check if the camera worked. It did. I left it, and when I returned, I was not happy to see that the little number on the camera had flicked down to 8. A quick check of my sister's room solved this puzzle. She'd taken a photo of herself! Note to Alana: This is not the way to please your sister.

My lovely little camera in it's new spot :).

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Computer's still broken.

So I don't quite have the time atm to reply to any of your comments, as I have limited time on this library computer. Unwise little me didn't book before I came, so I only have time to share a few photos with you. I'll prebook next time!

Her flickr. Go have a look see.

P.S. Got a Polaroid Spirit 600 off Etsy. Yay!

Monday, January 4, 2010

It's like forgetting, the words to your favourite song...

The computer's going to get fixed tomorrow I think. I swear it may as well be a snail with the speed it's going at. So I don't know when I'll post again, but I won't be too far away. Ttfn! :).

Pretty images via wehearit. The second is my favourite cause I had (have perhaps) a camera identical to the one the little boy has.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Market Finds - Lally

While we were on holidays, we went to markets along the beach. I was pretty happy with my purchases.

Simple little things - a pet rock, hair pins and a ring.

My favourite was the ring, hands down. It's actually made out of a key from a broken typewriter. I found it at a store filled with wonderful jewellery, all made out of recycled materials. But not the junky stuff. Instead everything was made from spoons, knives, forks, scrabble pieces, antique buttons. I fell in love with pretty much everything in that shop. As I left the guy handed me a card, it said Lally : Jewellery Redefined. Perfect slogan, don't you think?

They describe what they do as making beautiful jewellery from antique and vintage items, I think you should definitely head over to their website and check it out.



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