All Of The Ladies

April 2, 2014 § 4 Comments








A couple of weeks ago I recieved a package in the mail from a man in the US who had contacted me via email to see if I would be willing to take a load of vintage postcards off his hands. Not quite sure what to expect, but never one to say no to freebies I gave him my address and a week later was unwrapping (with exclamation after exclamation) a giant bounty of the most incredible late 1800’s – 1920’s postcards I have ever seen! Half were well done copies and the rest are originals.

I also received some cds with digital copies of postcards I have yet to see (the only time I begrudge owning a laptop without a cd drive). These are just a sample of the bunch, and I am still discovering new favourites every day. I think I need to get a beautiful old photo album to store them in.

Aren’t they absolutely magic? Big thanks to Charles, if you’re reading this, you made a gal’s day.



Garden Glory Part 2

March 20, 2014 § 3 Comments















Seriously wishing I was back at the Gardens today, I’ve got a serious mid week slump and am dreaming of the weekend. But in other news I am off to the bank this morning to finalise some pretty juicy finances that will be used for some pretty special things, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!


The Last Rose Of Summer

March 10, 2014 § 4 Comments












1970’s does 1930’s dress – Clara Fox

Shoes – Seychelles from The Loved One

Slip – thrifted

Vintage fabric hair flowers – gifted to me

On the long weekend just past, Jesse and I visited the Royal Botanical Gardens to wander about in the sun before heading to check out the Melbourne Now exhibition. As my fourth year anniversary of living in Melbourne just passed, I kicked myself for not having visited this utopia more often. The gardens are so massive that I could spend days exploring, had my trusty red shoes not begun to torture my hooves.  This gorgeous rose garden (which smelt SO sweet) is actually just on the outskirts of the Gardens, where I got caught up in the blooms and Jesse had to drag me away (not before pocketing some petals).

We took many more photos in the gardens which I’ll post in the coming week, instead of overloading you now with greenhouses, secret ponds and forest walks.



Take Me Out To The Ball Game

March 4, 2014 § 5 Comments

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1940’s Dress – Clara Fox

1940’s Hat – Thrifted in Brisbane

These photos were taken by my darling, one rare morning off together whilst we took Busby on an outing around Edinburgh Gardens. We ventured up into the bleachers overlooking the oval. Viewers of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries may recognise this location as it featured in an episode of the last season. I love the iron landings on the late 19th Century grandstand, and the original gates and ticket box still remains. I’m not the sporting type normally, but if modern day football was this classy I could take in a game or two with a pimms on these stands.

And of course, how could I not include a photo of my one and only?

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Family Affair

March 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

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These are some photographs my father sent me a little while ago of my Grandmother Alma (his mother) and my Grand Auntie Edna. I never got to meet my fathers family as they all passed before I was born, but I’m sure by the look of these photos we would have gotten along swimmingly (who doesn’t like a koala bear?).

I have some nice blog posts coming up soon, Jesse and I are finally getting our weekends days off together after a long while clashing work timetables that left us without a day together for a good solid 2 months (hence the lack of travels and lonely weekday solo flaunts). I’ve also managed to pull myself out of the mind dawdle and social hibernation I’ve been in since the beginning of the year so look out! Sometimes life gets ya down but it’s always nice when you finally come out the other side of it.



February 7, 2014 § 8 Comments




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Feeling moody, can’t do anything except lounge about in silk velvet eating peaches. Might take Busby down to the creek for a swim later, or might just stay in bed and read. Can’t even get it together to write a decent post, sorry.

Three days off doing nothing really takes it out of me.



Paint Me Like One Of Your French Girls

January 28, 2014 § 2 Comments


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1910’s Lawn Dress – Ebay

1930’s Hat – Vintage Garage

1920′ Hand Stitched Collar – Gift from Jesse

1920’s Style T-Bars – Lost & Found

Antique Jade & Crystal Earrings – Gift my mother bought whilst in Venice

These shots are from last Saturday when I met up with the always dreamy Dyana Gray at The Wilde, who took some preliminary photos of myself and Louise (in first image)  for some paintings she’s working on in light of  her upcoming show in the same space. The upstairs of The Wilde (which I never knew existed) has a strange but great vibe like an early 20th Century Australian club lounge that’s seen a  few hazy beer soaked nights, and in the cold light of day it’s dilapidated walls are quite beautiful.

The show will probably be around March/April so I will keep you updated. I’ve seen some works in progress of other lady friends that are real stunners, and I can’t wait to see more. As a big fan of women’s portraits and Dyana’s work, I’m super excited to see this show, and grateful to Dyana for including me,


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