a love of all things vintage and homemade

August 21st – ‘something old’ August 21, 2013

Filed under: August Break,Family,Photo Journal — vintagehomespun @ 10:59 pm
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Something old. Throughout our lives we find things, or are given things, that become very precious to us. Today’s subject of ‘something old’ gives me the opportunity to share with you something of mine that fits this perfectly.

This pendant was given to me by my Gran, on my 40th birthday. My Grandad gave it to her on their 40th wedding anniversary. She saw my 40th birthday as the occasion to pass it on, along with the wedding ring of my Great Grandmother, or Mama as we called her. There are no words to express what this means to me, neither at the time or today. They are most precious, and were given and received with much love.
I’m just glad I got home in time today to share this.

Happy Wednesday xx


August 13th – ‘home’ August 13, 2013

Filed under: August Break,Family,Home,Photo Journal,Summer — vintagehomespun @ 10:45 pm
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I did think that blogging might fall by the wayside while we are away visiting our family, away from home that is. Which made me think about today’s theme of ‘home’. Really, home is wherever we all are, as long as we are all together. So even though we are away, staying in other homes, we are all in the same place, eating together, talking together, hanging out the laundry, going for walks, and so on. For this week, this is home.

And this was the sunset as we walked home this evening…

Happy Tuesday xx


August 10th – ‘red’ August 10, 2013

Filed under: August Break,Family,Photo Journal,Summer — vintagehomespun @ 11:54 pm
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Red. It sounds so easy, but every photo I took today was not quite right, even though I saw many variations on the red theme, and then I saw this…

Three of my four children learned to ride a bike here, at my mother-in-law’s house, in her garden, and on this particular bike, which was also ridden by their cousins and, possibly, their half-brothers and sisters too. It has seen many tumbles and grazes, and a lot of family history. So I think it deserves to be recorded for posterity, as it holds a special place in our hearts.

Happy Saturday xx


August 9th – ‘taste’

Filed under: August Break,Family,Food,Holidays,Photo Journal — vintagehomespun @ 12:26 am
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Finally arrived last night at our first destination on our road trip/visiting the family.
And today had a lovely lunch in Frinton-on-Sea, ending with a delicious lemon sorbet.

And as I didn’t have a chance to post this selfie from yesterday, here it is…

Taken on the journey!

Happy Friday xx


August 7th – ‘skyline’ August 7, 2013

Filed under: August Break,Photo Journal,Summer — vintagehomespun @ 10:40 pm
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Today I thought I would share the view from my rooftop retreat. When the sun is shining and I have half an hour to spare, this is where I go…

Happy Wednesday xx


August 6th – ‘diagonals’

Filed under: August Break,Photo Journal — vintagehomespun @ 12:27 am
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Morning coffee…

Happy Tuesday xx


August 5th – ‘close-up’ August 5, 2013

Filed under: August Break,Food,Photo Journal — vintagehomespun @ 9:38 pm
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Close-up. I started to think about this as I made my lunch, so it seemed only right that my lunch became the subject of the photo.

Spelt bread, little gem lettuce, salmon and mayo – yum!

Happy Monday xx


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