Dust to Dust/March 2012
I was given this Acanthocalycium about a month ago by the plant society that I belong to, and now it’s blooming. This is actually the second flower in one week, but I didn’t snap a photo of the first one because I didn’t realize that these blossoms only last one day. The flowers are about the same size as the cactus itself!
Gardening, drinking, making crafts, talking about flora and fauna with my husband, and generally trying to forget Monday-Friday. What are you up to this weekend?
I really want this book. The title roughly translates to “Colouring Book Stories”. It is about learning how to draw and has the most magnificent illustrations.
See this flickr set for more images.
Ilse Firbas / Malbuchgeschichten
Illustrated by Heinz Kiessling
This is a fantastic vintage sticker activity book I found on Flickr, scanned by Maptitefabrique. There are so many other great books in the set “Livres d’enfants avant 1950” (Children’s books before 1950). Here are many more vintage children’s books spanning different eras. Be sure to check out this book & this book.
I hope you all had a great Christmas holiday if you celebrate. We had a sunny quiet day at home eating, watching movies, and hanging out. My sweet husband gave me a lovely vintage rose gold signet ring that I’ve been eyeing for a little while. Hope your holiday was nice and not too stressful either!
I took these photos of a vintage linoleum pattern that was scattered across the basement floor of a church. After posting these on Flickr, I searched through other people’s documentation of vintage linoleum floor patterns, and it made me lament that linoleum has sort of died out. People used to do such cool, artful things with it- from inset patterns like the one in my photos, to lovely wallpaper patterned tiles.
“Original papercut design, intricately cut and depicting several popular motifs including ballet dancers, windmill men with heart-shaped windows, pierrots, Ole Lukoie or sandmen, flower garlands, palm trees, storks, and gnomes [..and dated] 1870.” Recently sold at a Christie’s auction for $24,000.