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A little early…

Sunday, November 29th, 2009 by Susannah

…but it’s the closest weekend to the 1st of December and two little girls (and one big girl!) couldn’t wait any longer!

ELoise Ornament - Christmas

I bought the ‘Eloise & Skipperdee Go Caroling’ ornament pictured above the year my Eloise was born. It’s become one of our favourites! (released in 2004 as part of the Heirloom ornament collection by Carlton Cards)

Christmas Fairy

This delicate tree ornament was given to me by my mother inlaw last year. It’s gorgeous and made out of translucent papers. It’s one of a pair of ‘Dancing Fairies’ designed Danish designer Jette Frölich.

We don’t do a colour theme. Our tree is full of ornaments we’ve collected over the years including a couple from my childhood. Lots of surprises hidden in the branches that the girls love finding. They buy one new ornament each year to add to the tree. This year in typical almost five year old fashion, Eloise chose this one. ‘Don’t mess with the dress’ (you’ll get it if you’ve seen the movie haha).

Almost December. So exciting!

Dark Angel

Saturday, November 14th, 2009 by Susannah

WeeklyGem20 - Dark Angel

Featured Gem 20
Real Photo Postcard
‘Dark Angel’

Date: Unknown
People pictured: Unknown
Studio: Harrison Imperial Studio Pendle St, Nelson
Postcard Back: blank/unused

Notes: Who are these girls dressed as? Possibly religious, based on mythology, seasonal? A play, a dance? The girl in the middle with the wings looks very striking in her costume. Here is a closeup .

The Little Fairy Paper Dolls

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 by Susannah

The Little Fairy Paper Dolls

My Mum found this treasure for me at Berkelouws on the journey home after their last visit to Melbourne. Isn’t it wonderful? It was published in 1951 by Merrill Company Publishers, Chicago. There are 4 dolls on the cover (Little Girl, Little Boy, Pink Fairy and Green Fairy) each with perforated edges, and 6 pages of clothes to cut out inside. It is in near perfect condition. Amazing considering it is around 57years old.

Little Fairy Paper Doll - Page sample

I adore paper dolls. It all started when I was seven. There was a girl called Helen who lived at the end of our street. She was a few years older then me and she used to hand draw little paper dolls and clothes to match and I thought she was so very clever! I wish I still had the one she gave me. Unfortunately I have no idea what happened to it!

The Fairy Float

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 by Susannah

The Float - Gem 18

Featured Gem 18
Real Photo Postcard
‘The Fairy Float’

Date: Unknown
People pictured: Unknown
Postcard Back: Blank

Notes: Unfortunately I don’t know anything about this photo except that it possibly originated in the USA. The detail on the float is incredible and the costumes and star speckled fairy wings are simply wonderful. The more you look the more you see! See the dog on the front porch? (Don’t forget for a limited time you can see a larger version of the image by clicking the thumbnail in the top right column)

The Float (detail)

Sincerely Yours Flora

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 by Susannah

Featured Gem 13

Featured Gem 13
Real Photo Postcard


Date: Unspecified
People: Flora
Studio: Connard – Artist and Photographer – 181 Oldham Road, Arnton-U-Lyne
Postcard Back: Blank. Front signed ‘Sincerely Yours Flora’

Notes: How brilliant is Flora!? A fairy princess? A fairy godmother? Perfectly posed to grant your wishes. Her costume is fabulous right down to the wonderful butterfly detail on her dress. The backdrop is perfect adding that ‘enchanted wood’ fairytale feel.

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