Working my way though the DVD collection is proving rather enjoyable during lockdown. I spent a lot of last weekend's Bank Holiday enjoying a Star Wars marathon, now I'm onto old black and white movies. Last night, it was Lost Horizon, tonight who knows?
My best nine posts on Instagram this year; lots of knitting as expected. From top left, Swallowtail Shawl for Steph, Celestarium blocking, Celestarium in progress, detail of my design Mysteria blocking, antique shisha embroidery from India hanging in my living room, Gudrun Johnston's Hansel blocking, Ashton Shawlette blocking, Malabrigo Sock in Fresco y Seco, my Find Your Fade shawl.
I'm @wibboswords on Instagram if you want to check me out....
I'm rehanging pictures in the hallway today. The walls have just been painted (I will avoid telling the year-long story of leaks from the flat upstairs/insurance claims etc) in Lime Explosion which is a brave colour choice from someone who's been stuck in it's-a-wall-paint-it-white mode since about 1964.
I adopted these two chaps as honorary relatives about 30 years ago when I rescued the photographs from a car boot sale. The top one is dated 1918 and that's a Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) flaming grenade cap badge at the bottom of the original copper-covered frame. The bottom photograph has a modern mount and frame; Schofield, Brighton is hand-written below the image.
This blogging-every-day-business is not as easy as it looks. By the time I've posted a day's worth of Hove Daily Photo and Archive (although Archive postings are not as regular as HDP ones) I'm beginning to run out of NaBloPoMo steam. So for today, I'll leave you with this rather wonderful 1947 image of Billie Holiday.
I really like sentimental old postcards, particularly the 'hands across the sea' type like this one. It's amazing how many have survived in good condition - this one's 105 years old. I've uploaded several more to my Archive blog; you can find them here.
The colour-matched window display in Florian, Hove. I'd love to buy flowers from this shop but the prices are rather, er, steep for my budget.
Black cat auditions in Hollywood, 1961. Image by Ralph Crane from LIFE Archive.
More of the photos here.
Images from 50 Unexplainable Black & White Photos.
Looking through a box of old photographs for images to post on Archive, I found this elegant lady knitting in the sunshine. I love her hat and shoes.
I'm fascinated by vintage photographs and I'm gradually uploading some of my collection to one of my blogs, Archive, along with postcards, documents and other ephemera.
There's a huge amount of information about vintage photographs online as well as hundreds of images. I found the link to the wonderful Lickley-Dunlop Victorian Family Album on What's That Picture? and thought I'd share it.
Photograph All rights reserved by Don Lickley