Friday, June 18, 2010

Ahh those were the days, the good old days.

Out with the new, in with the old




















Sources: Kelly Carpenter, my own, in a fraction of a second, art pixie.

I often ask myself, what ever happened to writing a letter, paying for a 50c stamp and posting it to your friend, relo or lover?xx

These days chatting means on IM, surfing means on the WEB and jogging is done on machines surrounded by walls and energy filled drinks.

This year, after I had received lovely birthday prezzies from my friends, rather than facebook them, I decided to write them all personal love letters to express my gratitude and thanks. They were all surprised and loved the gesture.

These are a bunch of pictures that remind me of the Good Old Days, there’s a few scattered through of my pop, the photographs I love.
I love times when nan's and pop's lean back, stretch, sigh and say "ahh those were the days" and then embark on telling you their childhood stories.


Speaking of old, a couple of weeks ago I was driving through the main street of my suburb where a few op shops are situated. I always look in the windows as I go past just to check if there is anything new and exciting. Well on this particular day MY old dress was in the front window, of not only one but two different op shops!
The dresses I had loved and worn when I was 12 was now in the op shops windows!
How do you know they were yours? You may ask.
My mother had made them for me :)
This was very exciting.



Anyhooo, Have a fabulous weekend everybody, and think about posting you best friend, a long lost relative, or even a secret admirer a letter. If you don’t know their address, there is this thing called the phone book, you get one for free :)

Much love





20 comments:

Florencia Ravelli said...

Que fotos más bonitas!

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CHANTELLE said...

awww, that's so cute! little homemade dresses from when you were 12, naw you should've kept them! yes, i love long hand-written letters, they're the best :) the second image with the suitcase and photographs is so lovely! i love that mirror & the girl's hair in the third last photo ♥

Jes said...

I have been ranting about the same thing lately hun, Such a sweet post. Have a fabulous weekend xx

Fashionista- I am your fashion mannequin said...

Lovely pictures!!!1

Vintage and Cake said...

wow I love your blog ...what an inspiring post and sooo true. I do alway's give card's and pressie's to my best friend's and send little thing's in the post to Oz to friend's who are soo far away. It's alway's nice to get thing's in the post ....It's sad but that's why I like Ebay it's like a gift to yourself :( lame. I may write some letter's soon I think xxxx

Lane :) said...

i tried to make a mental list of all the pictures i liked but the list was just getting too long! so its much easier to say that i adore the pic with the man and the sufrboard and the trunk picture. :D so cute.

pink powder said...

Great post :)
Our generation is missing out on so much




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xx

The Stray Cat said...

old times... :)

Cupcakes are fashion ! said...

Those photos are all so awesome and cute, I love your idea of sending letters ! The old times were so cool...

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XOXO, C.

Francesca C said...

Great photos!!!!!!

Jen said...

Seriously, this is the best collection of photos I've seen all day!!

And it looks like I'm your newest follower... how could I not be?

LV in the Starry Night said...

Great pictures and amazing blog! i follow :-)

xx

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the maisies said...

amazing floral bikini. i might have to dig out my stamps and envelopes now...

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I write my boyfriend love letters all the time...too bad he doesn't care for them though. I love this post.....makes me feel nostalogic (correct word?) xxoxoxoxoxoxo

KcomeKarolina said...

great pics!!!

thanx for the comment
follow u on bloglovin'
xoxo
K.

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Kelly said...

Love the vintage vibe of these photos!!

<3 Kelly
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ORIGINAL SEED said...

what an amazing blog

Ashley said...

love this set of pics! such a nostalgic and lovely feeling to them. I agree with your sentiment completely 0- there's never a bad time to tell someone you love them.

xoxo, Ashley

rachel kara said...

Those freaky universal moments remind me there is so much more going on out there than we realise. Loved this set...stealing the black and white with the guy in front of the Ford. If any image credit let me know, about to post :)

x

Adrienne Corr said...

Love the seventh and eighth photos! And I agree that letters are much more personal and lovely
x