Dark Angel

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 .

Flashback Friday: She’s all smiles

November 13th, 2009 by Susannah

When you have kids they’re barely out of the womb and people start looking for family resemblances and wondering who looks like ‘the baby’…


Left: Me in 1975.  Right: Caitlin last week, 2009. This is what happens when you ask for a smile. Eloise was blessed with my hair but Caitlin got my smile haha

I’m a bit short on time today but I wasn’t going to let NaBloPoMo get the better of me! I’m heading out to see Tori Amos at the Regent Theatre tonight so will be home too late to post! I’m really looking forward to it! Back on track posting tomorrow…

It’s a lovely old theatre

Eloise on the moon

November 12th, 2009 by Susannah

Eloise on the Moon - Melbourne Museum 2009

I’ve got a few Paper Moon and ‘prop photo’ posts to come over the next couple of weeks. I’ve been gathering quite a collection. Unfortunately I’m a bit snowed under with a pressing work deadline this week, so in the meantime, if anyone is in Melbourne and looking for something to do, go and take your own Paper Moon photograph at the Museum and ride the roller coaster (and beat the heat at the same time – BONUS!). They have a Paper Moon set up in the Melbourne Gallery as part of the display on Luna Park. Eloise wasn’t very obliging when we were last there, so I am itching to go back! My heart skipped a beat when I first discovered it. Oh how I love the Melbourne Gallery, I could spend hours in there (although Eloise isn’t too keen on the ‘spooky house’). What I would give to have an original Coles Book Arcade ‘tin egg’! I think I definitely have my Dad to thank for my appreciation of Australian history.

More to come…

Thrifty Thursday or not?

November 11th, 2009 by Susannah

Thrifted Kids Clothes (matching overalls and skirt)

How are fellow Melbournians surviving the heat? It’s just been too hideously hot to do anything, let alone take photos of all my thrifted goodies. So here’s a photo of my two treasures taken last Sunday (Caitlin wearing thrifted summer overalls and Eloise in a matching thrifted skirt – not bad for $7 all up!). I had good intentions and I did attempt to photograph some lovely handbags I’ve scored lately, but failed miserably! I’ll save that for another day.

I’m rather pleased with myself. This makes eleven posts in eleven days. That’s a record for me and it proves I can do it. It’s especially good considering how busy things are getting around here with Christmas fast approaching. The party season certainly has arrived already in these parts! Not to mention the crazy work deadlines, school orientation sessions and dance concert rehearsals. Nuts!

And now it seems the heat has me so confuzzled I think it’s Thursday and it’s only Wednesday. Thank goodness it’s only Wednesday. I have too much to do this week! Maybe Thrifty Thursday will go ahead afterall…

By hook or by brook

November 10th, 2009 by Susannah

Autograph Book

I picked up this lovely little autograph book when I was on my honeymoon in New Zealand several years ago. It was discovered in an antique store in a little village on the North Island (possibly in Huntly?). We were on our way from Auckland across to Rotorua. The book was a gift to ‘Jess’ from her Mum on 23rd of November 1915. Most of the entries date around 1915- 1920, and some are marked with the name ‘Waitoa’, a small village on the North Island not terribly far from where I purchased the book.

Autograph Book 1915

I enjoy looking through old autograph books and I love how they look. Sometimes they contain illustrations, pressed flowers and other treasures.  They also showcase many different types of handwriting! Some of the entries in this one were not very politically correct and really highlighted its age. The book also has lovely end paper!

autograph book
Contributors include: M. McNaull, Gilbert Sealy, M Black, Jessie McNaull, W Turnbull, L.R.Lindemann, W.J.Hyde, V.J.Sealey, Margaret Weekes

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