Collecting Colour: December is Red

Collecting Colour: December is Red

Here we are! At the last month of the year and the last of the ‘Collecting Colour‘ challenges. December’s colour is red and… I kinda love this colour, which I think is well represented by the many vintage and every day red things in my life. Here are a few of my favourites… I love […]

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Collecting Colour: November is Forest Green

Green floral vintage 1950s dress

This month’s ‘Collecting Colour‘ challenge is ‘Forest Green’ and when I think of this colour my thoughts wander to outside. I think of gardens. I think of the countryside. So… this month, I’m sharing with you a few images from my daily, outside world! Out and about in the garden… Along my usual route to […]

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Exercising… with household utensils

Exercising… with household utensils

I’m by no means a serious exerciser but I seem to be talking a lot about exercise this week… although I’m not sure how helpful this series of exercises with household utensils is… Feel free to call me silly but… this broom exercise kinda looks fun! I think if I had the choice between doing […]

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Collecting Colour: October is Gold

Collecting Colour: October is Gold

I’ve always favoured silver over gold so when photographing this month’s gold collection I was a little surprised to see I had more gold pieces of jewellery than I thought I did! Most of the pieces aren’t originally mine. The opal ring and floral brooch first belonged to my Grandmother and the opal necklace was […]

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Collecting Colour: September is Pink

Collecting Colour: September is Pink

When I saw this month’s Collecting Colour was pink I thought, no problem! I like pink! It appears, though, I like pink less than I thought! It might have something to do with being asked by my father what colour I wanted my room painted at age eight. Naturally, pink was my favourite colour at […]

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What (1950s) type are you?

What's your 1950s type? Baby Doll.

Women’s magazines always have personality type quizzes in them and The Australian Women’s Weekly was no different. In a 1958 issue, they ask if you can find yourself among seven basic types. Are you part Baby Doll, part Duchess with a dash of Siren thrown in? Or, you could study your favourite type to turn […]

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Floral Inspiration for Spring

Shirley Poppies from 'The book of hardy flowers', 1915

It’s not very original but to me (and probably you too?), spring means flowers. Spring has only just started to shine its face on me and in anticipation of all the pretty blooms to come here is a little floral inspiration to welcome the new season in. I think my favourite flower would have to […]

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Collecting Colour: August is Orange

Collecting Colour: August is Orange

I was a little surprised by this month’s collecting colour challenge. I’ve mentioned before I don’t really wear orange and I don’t usually like the colour… but it seems I like it more than I thought! I would be lost without my tea and the giant orange mug (while not as dainty as its pretty […]

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Collecting Colour: July is Navy

Collecting Colour: July is Navy

Navy. I’ve always been in search of the perfect navy dress but am yet to find one. Perhaps that’s why I discovered I had so few navy things in my possession for this month’s ‘Collecting Colour‘ challenge? I like dark colours but it appears navy isn’t really one of them! The only completely navy items […]

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