Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pretty things - Part 1.

 Last week Abraham had a few days off, so we took Aesop out of school (naughty, I know..) and headed to visit my Mother-in-law for a day.
Kaye is living in a house that has been in the family for a long, long time. It belongs to an elderly family member who has recently gone into a home. I think I've mentioned in on my blog before, the place is magical. It is like a museum, with very little touched (or thrown away) since the 50's and 60's.
I asked, and was kindly allowed, to photograph some of the things in the house this visit. I wanted to document it all before any major changes happen!
There are a million photos, but I thought I'd share a few. I'll do it in two or three parts over the next few days, just to keep things interesting. I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I do!

(A rainbow of petticoats, to change the look of the sheer-fabric 50's dresses. Oh my, style was so good back then.)
 (I took a photo of myself in each of the mirrors in the house - I felt like it made the photos more personal, or something.)

(I love that the walls in the hallway are painted lime green - so unexpected!)
 (Yes, a whole room just for pot plants. Apparently there used to be more plants and things, and it would attract lots of little skinks (lizards). Imagine exploring this room as a child!)

 I can't wait to show you more, and also the huge garden that Kaye, and her Partner Chris, have put in. It's got me al inspired to change a few things around here. Hopefully it will inspire you too!


  1. OHMY! so pretty! i can't wait to see more :)

    i'll bet you were drooling over the dresses? the detailing is so amazing!

  2. Oooh I'd love to go to their garage sale!!!

  3. Ohh it should be a museum! Lots of lovely things! ANd I have pretty much that exact slipper pattern, complete with the same style of drawings passed down to me.

  4. You can imagine what that place was like to visit when you were little. It was like being in a time machine. Or a curiosity shop.

    It's very, very touching that you have taken these photos and managed to show just how mystical the house is.

    Also, that plant room was teeming with potted plants and succulents. It was so frightening! Especially if you had just read Day Of The Triffids. *shudder*

    Love you :)

  5. wow! can't wait to see the rest of the pics xx

  6. Oh my golly. How fabulous! I love thoses petticoats. Reminds me of my Nan's

  7. I love houses like this, where every item tells a story! Thanks for taking us on a tour. I love the wallpaper and the pattern of the dress in closeup. Looking forward to seeing more photos!