24 October 2009

Vintage Black Friday ...

... and one day late!!! Very very sorry ... So what do I have to show you this time ...

My own lovely black baby shoes. I don't think I ever wore these much but I am happy my mom kept them.

One of my all time favourite flea market finds ... this beautiful copperplated print by Arthur Elsley. I'm not really sure this is showing his own family but a often painted these children and for a number of years. Great to see they grow and blossom into young adults.

And yet another great find ... meet Joan of Arc.

If you did not already do so please visit Gypsy Brocante for more beautiful vintage black contributions.

16 October 2009

It's here again ...

... Vintage Black Friday! Oh boy ... time does fly.
For this weeks contribution we have ...

A pretty little sandstone portrait of the virgin mary. I just love her tattered look.

Then my collection clothes brushes. I bought these all in one go
and up to now did not find any more. Maybe soon ... some day ...

And finally something very dear to me ... this very old and worn photo album.
All the photo's are still there ... even one original of Queen Victoria ... beat still my heart.

Please go visit Vintage Black Friday's host Jill at Gypsy Brocante for more black vintage beauty and a list of all participants.
Have a great weekend!

15 October 2009

Oooohh boy ...

... I got the job ... I GOT THE JOB!!!

In a record breaking 20 minutes full of fun and recognition the interview had finshed and I was the proud owner of a new job .... starting coming Monday. How crazy is that?!

Ps, pic: Sharon Montrose

14 October 2009

Keep your ...

... Fingers crossed ... I have a job interview early tomorrow morning.

12 October 2009

Qoute on Monday ...

"It is good the have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end"

- Ursula LeGuin -

9 October 2009

Happy Vintage Black Friday ...

... Well, here is my first contribution to this wonderful blog party hosted by Jill over at Gypsy Brocante ...

Just love these little black dice ... I often hold them in my hands and just play with them. I just like the way they feel in my hand. As I'm writing this down it just sounds like a weird habbit to me. Do you think it's weird?

This beauty arrived just in time to join this party today. I just could have kissed the mailman yesterday morning ...come to think of it ... he is rather cute. Anyway, this black metal container was used in church to store candles in.

That's it for this Friday. Can't wait for next weeks party! Please go and check out Gypsy Brocante for more VBF contributions or even join in the fun!

Have a great weekend!

8 October 2009

The sweatest thing ...

... Today one of my dearest friends dropped the softest bomb on me. She's expecting her first baby. We never expected this to happen anymore ... what a wonderful gift.

This amazing news moved me to tears. Isn't life just fabulous!

7 October 2009

The real thing ...

... Once in a while I get the urge to clean every single drawer and cabinet in the house. It happened again yesterday. Everything went fine until I stumbled upon my magazine collection. I do love my magazines but really ... do you need to keep them for years and years!

Nope! So I made up a new rule. I will save any magazine for no longer then 3 months. When the 3 months have past I scan the contents and tear out the articles I want to save and through away what's left of the beautiful thick glossy paper.

So yesterday when I sat on the living room floor surrounded by tons of paper my eye spotted an article in which the writer wondered what ever happened to the charm of receiving handwritten postcards. Now I love the internet (way too much according to my dear husband to be) and I truly love receiving your comments and e-mails but ... I do really miss the excitement of running to the mailbox hoping to find a letter or postcard inside.

Now it so happened that the article mentioned a website where you can register, receive random addresses of people you do not know from all over the world to whom you can send a postcard to and better yet ... receive one (or two, or three or ...) as well. HHHhhmmm ... would that be something for me? There was only one way to find out. So I did register, requested some addresses (no more than 5 at one time ?!) and today send a postcard to India, France, Finland and the US.

Now the waiting begins ...

5 October 2009

Qoute on Monday ...

... Oooh dear! Where has September gone? Is it really October yet?! Okay ... 've been on holiday for a few weeks but really ... does time has to fly by soooooooo fast! I'm a bad bad blogger!!!

"Always remember you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else"
- Margaret Mead -