Thursday, August 18, 2011


Since it's so horribly hot, here is a seasonally appropriate selection from my collection of old photos. Since I bought these at a thrift store in Geneva*, there's a good chance that this was taken near there, which would have meant the water was nice and cool. Probably why our small swimmer looks so happy....

*I have to confess, while I'd be bereft if the internet rug were pulled out from under me, that something about the fact that a 10-second search gives me a website for my old favorite thrift store** makes me a tiny bit sad. But maybe that's just the heat making me sentimental.

**On a more practical note, I highly recommend it if anyone is ever in the area. It's big and has a nice selection of furniture (including a lot of wood wardrobes)--or at least that's how it was 10 years ago. It also had, at the time, a higher proportion of antique and vintage stuff than other thrift stores I went to in Geneva.


  1. I love finding old photographs. I always wonder who they are, and where they ended up.
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  2. Yes, I'm always curious about the stories behind the people in old photos, and how the photo ended up where it did. I also think about that with old objects, but a photo is a lot more personal.