Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

The Retro Home

For this week’s challenge I decided to share a few photos I’ve taken round the house.  My house is old, a lot of my furniture is old enough to have become fashionable again and I like antiques and old things generally so I decided to try to give my pictures a retro twist.

Cottage circa 1915

The Mid Century Living Room

I love my glass etched Mexican on the sliding door, the buffet that belonged to David’s parents and the china cabinet we bought to match it. Many of my ornaments are family things and others were gifts so of course they are all priceless.

Two variations of the same room.

In the Garden

Not as old as it looks.
Garden shed may have been an old apple pickers hut.

And finally a few of vintage items.

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I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.


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