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Christmas Kittens

Christmas Kittens

I love this time of year, the level of kitschness can, quite legitimately, go up a full 20 degrees and no one really minds. After all, with Boney M serenading you in every store and gaudy tinsel strangling you at every till point you have little choice other than to be swept up by all the cliches?

One dwindling Christmas tradition I do miss is good old fashioned Christmas cards. As a kid my Mum used to string ours up like bunting and decorate the lounge. Now we simply dont get any. Does anyone still send them?

Anyhow, in my quest for some nostalgia I stumbled upon these gorgeous Kitty Christmas Cards. Aren’t they just so adorably kitsch? I love them. I think next year I am going to make a point of sending out actual real paper Christmas cards to all my friends and family.

Source of the Chirstmas Kittens: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Travel the world

Travel the world

My recent trip to Kalk bay yielded some really gorgeous vintage finds. Amongst them was this cute little vanity case. Perfectly intact with its original travel stickers on it and all. It’s a pretty little gem, with a burgundy vinyl cover and a lovely geometric paper lining. The lid has a gold monogrammed R on it along with another old sticker which would indicate that the owner of the case had stayed at the Wilderness Hotel at some point, many moons ago.

Seems that the sticker on the side of the case was probably pasted on when it sailed onboard the Portuguese cruise ship “Infante Dom Henrique” (part of the Companhia Colonial de Navegacao fleet). The “Infante Dom Henrique” operated between 1961 – 1975 during which time she sailed on services to Portugal’s colonies (Beira in Mozambique). Probably stopping in Cape Town enroute. Sadly there isn’t a date stamp on it, nor a passenger name. None the less I am sure this little burgundy case has seen lots of exciting things in its day. Which brings me to the gorgeous vintage travel posters. I have always had a soft spot for them, and it seem appropriate to post some gorgeous examples now.

Travel the world
Travel the world
Travel the world
Travel the world
Travel the world

All posters are from here