Long Past Due

24 03 2010

Chinese Style Victorian ChairI’m a little overdue for updating this site – sorry folks. Family issues keep intruding on my schedule. That happens when your family gets Dresser set in pinkolder. Currently trying to care for my last remaining aunt (whose in her 80s) who fell on Saturday night in her kitchen and couldn’t reach the phone. She lay there for 24 hours before we found her. We’re very grateful she was still alive, although she had a broken hip and has just come out of surgery safe and sound. Now the long road to recovery begins. Before she leaves the hospital (where I visit each day) I’ll have a little time, I think, but once she heads home I probably won’t be able to post anything new for a while. No internet access at her place, and the chances of me having to live there for a while could be pretty large.

When it comes to stuff like this, you just have to put family first – particularly since we are getting pretty short on older family members. Once she’s no longer with us, my generation will be the “oldies” of our family (shudder). I’m not sure I ever saw myself in that position before…

Anyway, in honor of my aunt, here are a few more photos from her place. There’s another chair – a chinese victorian chair in gold with an oriental patterned fabric in black – it sits rather prettily in her guest bedroom, as does the dresser set. It’s an english porcelain set with pink and raspberry designs. Also from the same room is this lamp which sits on the night table at the bedside. It’s a vintage lamp from the early 1950s in the shape of a victorian lady; here, the skirt and lampshade are made from the fabric of the bedspread and window coverings.Vintage Glass Lamp

From the top of the dresser comes this vintage glass lamp (1940s) with red glass shade a crystal drops. My grandmother got these lamps, one at a time, by collecting coupons from laundry detergent at some of the homes where she worked as a cleaner.  My grandmother raised her children mostly alone, and lost one at the age of 12. In a time when women with kids didn’t work outside the home she did many things to keep her family together – from cleaning homes of the wealthy, to taking in laundry, and sending her kids out to follow the coal truck to pick up any bits of coal that fell off so they could heat their home. Considering the age of these glass lamps, they must have been “prized” back then. Today, they are still in excellent condition with no chips or nicks in the glass, or crystals.

From her dining room, a chinoiserie-style pair of candlesticks – quite tall, but rather interesting with their gold, rose and pale blue designs.tall candlestick in pale blue, rose and gold

piggy banks with coinOther images uploaded in the last couple of weeks include some more landscapes, a couple of buildings, more piggy banks, a corded telephone, three vintage autos on white backgrounds, and other varieties of stock type images. And of course you can download whatever you like from any of the sections at Free-3D-Textures.com and use them on your blog or website, or most other purposes. Just read the (very liberal) use policy. Don’t forget to checkout the textures section, and the two new sections – one contains photo edges and photo frames, and the other has some free templates in .psd format for use in photoshop.

pretty easter egg with bowIn preparing for the upcoming Easter season, I’ve upload four easter eggs with designs – these are in black and white so you can colour them in photoshopcoloring page for kids with easter egg yourself, or print them off (they’ll print on an 8X10 sheet) for your kids to colour. And one completed graphic of a coloured easter egg with a nice big bow on top. If I have the time, I plan to upload coloured versions of the black and white eggs for use, and at least one bunny…but it will depend on how much time I’ve got before I get called to duty at my aunt’s place.

In the meantime, you are, of course, always welcome to trek through the site and grab what you need for your blogs.

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