Darling Street

When our summer holiday started in mid-July, the first thing we did was pack our bags and head west to our friends’ summer cottage in Kemiönsaari. In many ways it was a bit like going abroad. Neither of us had ever visited the archipelago before so we didn’t quite know what to expect. Also, in those parts you’re much more likely to hear people speaking Swedish than Finnish :). Windmill… Read more

Vintage postcards part 2

Oh, just check out the gown that she’s wearing! So graceful and elegant. Constance Talmadge (1897-1973) was a star of the silent movie era, making over 80 films. This postcard was found in the charming historical town of Porvoo a couple of summers ago. This reminds me that another daytrip there would be nice to do this summer!

Vintage postcards part 1

I don’t have a big collection of vintage postcards. I don’t even actually collect them but every once in a while I see something that I simply must have. When there’s something about a certain image that touches me on a deeper level. Many times I don’t even know what that certain something is, what makes one picture more beautiful and appealing than the other. In my neighborhood there’s a… Read more