Wednesday, January 19, 2011

happy girls

Another of the old Swiss pictures. I have no idea what the story is behind this, but I'm guessing it's from the 1940s. I just love everyone's expressions.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

i am love

If you're in the mood for beautiful photography (it would also get my nomination for Best Recent Use of Typography in Credits, if I were handing out awards).

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

some sunshine

Since it's unseasonably cold in a lot of places, including where I am, here is the next of the old photos from Switzerland:

I don't know where this was taken (although probably NOT Switzerland), but I love everything about it, except my scan job which, try as I may with different scanners and settings, I can't get quite right (the original is a tiny photo, which I'm sure doesn't help). Here, for good measure, is version #2:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

thing one and thing two

Finally, some things in the shop! If I were a cloth-napkin sort of girl* I would have been sorely tempted to keep the vintage linen handkerchiefs. Not many people I know** use cloth handkerchiefs, but I think these would make really lovely napkins, especially after repeated washings.

*Which I wish I were, but I should try to concentrate for now on eating at the table instead of on the couch.
**Only one family, in fact.