Where does the time go?

September 7th, 2006 by Susannah

Hello there! Happy Spring! I have let things slip here much to my distress. I’ve been working like a crazy person, suffering one toddler bug after another and just generally struggling to keep on top of everything. But here I am, back where I belong!

This month I have taken on the $99 Thrift Challenge being run by Apron Thrift Girl. I must say it’s already day 6 and although I have bought a few bits and bobs I haven’t really struck gold yet. I hope to have better luck as the month wears on so stay tuned. Any excuse to do a bit of second hand shopping!


I did find this photo in one of my favourite haunts on Monday. I was on my way home from a handover meeting after pulling an all-nighter and I felt like I deserved a little reward (I am way too old to be working through the night anymore! Erghh!). Flipping through boxes of old postcards and photos this image just stood out amongst the awkward poses and stiff expressions. It’s so candid and natural. Quite an unusual composition for it’s time. Unfortunately it’s unmarked. I wonder if someone clever could date it by the style of sewing machine? I am not sure what that thing is in the foreground on the right. Any guesses?

It was lovely to come back from holidays last month and find so many lovely postcards waiting in my mailbox. They were all so different. Lots of inspiration and varied techniques! Click to view: nikki-shell {postcard:blog}, pyglet whispers {postcard:blog}, Tiny Happy {postcard:blog}, Natasha Fialkov {postcard:blog}, MissyMuh {postcard:blog}, Applehead {postcard:blog}, Tiff Fendick {postcard}, Phantomcrimes {postcard:blog}, Maggie Grace Creates {postcard:blog}, Annette Sheaffer {postcard}, Natalie Willis {postcard}. You can also see more —->here

5 Responses to “Where does the time go?”

  1. thebutterflycollector
    September 7th, 2006 10:22

    wow, I think you’ve found a wonderful treasure! You should frame this, it’s just lovely! Guessing … it could be a glass cover for a plant or one of those old fashioned cake covers ? A birdcage? Anyway love it! I am linking you up to me today, really enjoying your posts and now I can click right over to you! oh and an invitation, I launched my new site this week, would love it if you can to take a look … http://www.madamebutterflygallery.com.au

  2. house-n-baby
    September 7th, 2006 23:04

    To me it looks like an old whale oil burner.
    It looks like a wick set in liquid, yes ?

    Beautiful composition. The girl seems to me to be stifling a smile and keeping her head low – I like it 🙂

  3. Clair
    September 8th, 2006 11:46

    Good to see you blogging again :), What a beautiful photo. And i love the fairy one too.

  4. Kyla
    September 12th, 2006 16:47

    I am so intrigued by your finds! They are so beautiful. Where do you store your cards and pictures? Do you have them in albums or set them out in frames or????

  5. katef
    September 14th, 2006 23:27

    I just happened upon your blog and I just had to stop and comment on your wonderful collection of vinatge postcards!

    I have recently been given my grandmothers photo collection and have fallen in love with staged postcard photos among the other snap shots… I’d just love to spend a day hunting through antique shops for more, but with two toddlers this is probably as close as I will come to that for a while so thanks so much for sharing!

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