a day in another life

16 Jul

Visited the local Canadian Pacific Rail Museum this past week. I love vintage, by-gone eras and kitschy Canadiana in all of its glorious forms, so of course I thoroughly enjoyed the day trip and snapped way too many photos. There is such beauty in antiquity that often makes me long for a simpler life from another time… I can easily see myself living in a small cottage with an old wooden front door, gorgeous views with lace window coverings, an old Remington typewriter for letter-writing, a Singer sewing machine to hem and make clothes, a collection of film cameras for family portraits, tins of tea and sweets on the kitchen cupboards, a crate of empty glass milk bottles to be filled at the neighbours farm, a Trans-Oceanic radio playing soft jazz tunes in the background, and a simple bathroom with embroidery, a gold framed mirror and a double tap faucet sink.

6 Responses to “a day in another life”

  1. Miss Walker (@Gali_gal) 16/07/2012 at 12:38 #

    Beautiful items :D!!!

  2. Yes! A small cottage!! With a garden of course. Lovely photos and post Jessica. Also, the new layout of your blog is striking.

    • naturesmyfriend 16/07/2012 at 17:28 #

      I wish there had also been a garden there to add to the fantasy – should have taken a photo of the hanging baskets at the museum – they were magnificent. Thanks for the compliments about the blog re-design; a lot of work, but worth it.

  3. kimi 17/07/2012 at 22:56 #

    I am easily won over by your romantic depiction of a simple life with these gorgeous antique objects. :) Very nice self-portrait as well ~ the mirror reflecting you right into your dream world. Lovely!

  4. collinsfamilyblog 23/07/2012 at 17:02 #

    Really like the old Singer sewing machine . . .we have one that is very similar. Also liked the Remington typewriter. Love antiques!!

  5. healthygirlandthecity 24/07/2012 at 11:01 #

    wouldn’t simple be great?! love the old typewriter and sewing machine – thanks for sharing!!!

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