• A Portrait of my Nana in 1942

    February 1, 2018 Kate

    I mean, wow. I don’t think I need to explain how good this is. What’s this development style called? The wash of colour of stunning. I’ve never seen a portrait of my Nana like this. Something about it—maybe it’s her gaze or the curve of her back—has really struck me. I can’t find a date…

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  • My Great-Grandmother’s Charmion Lever Watch

    January 25, 2018 Kate

    I’m told that if you saw Hannah (my great-grandmother) you could bet on your life she was wearing this watch. That, and she’d have a left ring finger stacked with rings. In every picture I’ve seen of her that proves to be true. She died in 1978 and we’re guessing she got this watch in…

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  • My Mum’s Vintage 1950s Peter Rabbit Toy from England

    January 11, 2018 Kate

    Well will you look at this. My Mum’s very own stuffed Peter Rabbit toy from England, looking remarkably dapper given his age. Her English Grandparents mailed it to her in the early 1950s. The tag says it’s made by “Chiltern Hygienic Toys” (so glad they specified?!) and the inside actually looks like it may be…

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  • Vintage Find – Figgjo Norway Market China Set

    January 29, 2016 Kate

    So… I bought a china set? I was at the Dutch Bazaar this past fall visiting my Mum and Stepdad (they volunteer) and I got suckered in by the antiques section. I went on setup day just to say Hi and an hour later my Mum and I were smuggling a box of dishes, Delft china, and a wooden sock…

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