12 June 2010

Vintage Postcards


When we moved to the London area I vowed to try and get into the city at least once a week.

Yesterday I planned a visit to The Photographer's Gallery on Ramillies St.
I read that it was the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography.
Being a girl that can not resist a photo, I decided it was the place for me.

After a wander, I proceeded to the Gallery Bookshop.
My favourite part of any excursion.

I can never resist postcards and added these few to my collection.

How gorgeous is Angelica Huston in the one above?
Herb Ritts was the photographer.
A beautiful image.

The rest of the cards follow the storyline of my day.


After visiting the Gallery, I felt the need for
a little time out and stopped into a cafe for lunch.
(photo: Saul Leiter/Paris)

I like to relax, write,
and watch the crowd pass by.

As you can see below,
I am still thinking about Mrs. Greville :)


and the man in the white suit below.


The photo above was taken by Jacques-Henri Lartique.
I wonder what ever happened to the notion of using parasols in summer?

With that I moved on, weaving in and out of one shop after another.
Wondering when I would eventually find the perfect summer shoes.
If only it was as easy for me as the ladies below..


I love that some things never change and am secretly thinking that
these cat eye glasses just might be the thing for me.
Maybe as a pair of reading glasses:)

All thoughts now focused on the weekend!
Finally :)

Wishing you a wonderful one!

Jeanne

postcards of lovely ladies here

PS....
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16 comments:

  1. Ha I knew that was Angelica Houston the second I saw it! Beautiful picture of her! Sounds like glorious day, sitting, writing, eating, people watching! I'm a little jealous but happy for you! Give those cat eye glasses a go, I'd love to see them on you!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Such great images and LOVE those cat eye glasses Jeanne! x

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  3. Sounds like the perfect day....apart from the shoe part !! I must be the only woman who doesn't like shoes !! I love clothes and fashion but shoes leave me a little cold. I can hear thousands of sharp intakes of breath out there in blogland !!
    The photograph of Angelica Huston is fantastic.....and I love your postcards.
    Enjoy the weekend, Jeanne. XXXX

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  4. Sounds like a perfect Collage of Life day! I'm not sure about the cat's eye glasses on you. Though I could see you with cat's eye sunglasses, scarf, and the "office chair" convertible!
    Have a great weekend!

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  5. I love sitting in a cafe on my own with something to write on, half working, half watching.
    Have a great weekend Jeanne

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  6. I bet those cat eye glasses would look just fabulous on you, Jeanne. You have the perfect face to carry them off.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend!

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  7. Such lovely images. I adore that photo of Anjelica and the dog. I would attempt a recreation if Edward wasn't so big! I chuckle at the thought.

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  8. Beautiful photographs, it sounds like you a had wonderful time. Wishing you a happy weekend :)

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  9. Oh no cat's eye glasses please Jeanne - too much Dame Edna going on there!
    Millie ^_^

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  10. May I PLEASE come along on one of your fabulous outings? What I love the best is- a small outdoor cafe~ good coffee, people watching and jotting a few notes! I could do that for hours in Lucca!!! It really is the simple things that bring the most joy! That photo in black and white of Angelica Houston is- gorgeous! I hope your weekend is full of sun! Thank you for the on-going giveaway hints~ you're the best Jeanne!

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  11. I love all things vintage; postcards and cats eyes glasses too. Perhaps it is because I am a woman of a certain vintage ;)
    Sounds like a lovely way to spend a day!
    Best,
    Colleen

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  12. Hello Jeanne,
    Thank you so much for joining my blog, I feel so honor...You blog is amazing!!! It brings me a lot of joy to know that people like you would like to see my little side of the world. BE VERY WELCOME to my blog... Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  13. I`m back on my notebook again and the first that catches my eye are your lovely thoughts and fotos you are taking attention to (hope, this is right english.... :) I`m n o t so sure. I really love photos which includes style, grace, beauty and colour or the old style of the 50`s, 60`s.
    The Angelica Houston one is really beautiful.
    Have a happy weekend and greetings from "over the sea", Beate

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  14. Lovely stills out of another part of life before this era. Vintage is always lovely to behold when in pensive moods.

    Your day would have left you richer and lovelier.

    Thanks again for sharing this with us.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  15. I love vintage postcards and vintage accessories!
    I happen to have a collection of cat-eye glasses and pretty twin sets, and full skirts!
    pve

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