Another vintage travel poster, this time a bit closer to home in Italy. Travel posters look much nicer as paintings than photos (probably because they tend not to feature tourists!), perhaps we should go back to them!
A quiet place in the middle of Paris! 🖤
My dad was so fascinated by the fact that there were close to no people, that he wanted to take a photo of me there. I don't have the perfect "Instagram-Boyfriend", I have the perfect "Instagram-Parents" 😅🤓🖤
Featured product of the week! The Dumpy Pocket Book for Visitors to France 🇫🇷. This chapter looks at options on how to travel in France 1960s style!! (To view more check out the link in my bio to my Etsy shop)
I am loving my vintage luggage stack addition to the office here. They have a way of inspiring stories about who may have owned them, a wonder of where they’ve been, what travel tales and memories were made with them ✨
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"Manneken Pis Fountain, a bronze statuette of a boy, which dates from the early 17th century. Brussels, Belgium." ⛲️✨
Currently wishing I could sculpt something strong and graceful with my hands. Statues are amazing when you take the time to look at them, aren’t they? ❤️✨
We’ve been revamping The Reveille Room as a king room. Hey, how many places even give you themed reading material?? If you’re into military history, this is the room for you! Request it when you book by phone, email, or Messenger. ❤️👍🏻❤️
A few years ago while rummaging through a used bookstore, I stumbled upon this 1906 Scottish travel guide. Aren’t the illustrations and colors simply gorgeous? 😍😍 I’m a little heart sick I didn’t pick up the other available volume of this series as it was gone by my next visit. 😭 I’m having the illustrations from a few of my vintage travel books professionally scanned at a high resolution to make ornaments for this year’s Scottish Highlands-themed Christmas tree. I’m so excited for this year’s tree, I’ve already cleared out a spot for it. 🤗🤗 🎄🤗🤗 #toosoon ? #christmas#scottishChristmas#vintagetravel#vintagetravelbook#outlander#myoutlanderobsession#outlanderobsessed#visitscotland
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Okay guys. Here it is - one of my very favourite things about June.
The day we drove out to Bragg creek to see June for the first time, I immediately fell in love with... THIS UFO LIGHT, circa 1974. Isn’t it amazing? I have seen thousands of light fixtures in my day, and I have never, ever seen a light like this. We walked away from June that day to look at other campers (don’t tell her 🤫) and I just kept coming back to those little details.
This amazing UFO light sits above our secondary dining area, which converts into a (very small) bed for our (preteen/teenage) children (it’s cozy). As you can see from the Before photo (swipe!), we didn’t implement any major changes to this area - we removed the ruffled valances (even I have my limits!) + added some art (one piece yet to come) + throw cushions.
What better way to see you off on your weekend than an #RAF Saunders Roe A.27 (Saro) London #flyingboat + HMS Repulse #battlecruiser escort? #CanadianPacific 's RMS Empress of Australia has departed #Portsmouth on May 6, 1939 as a designated #royalyacht transporting their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Canada for a State Visit. The Australia began life as Hamburg Amerika Line's smallish but very deluxe Tirpitz, a sort of mini- #ssVaterland with split uptakes despite her diminutive size and reputed to be a special favorite of Albert Ballin. You often read that she was intended to serve as the vessel on which Kaiser Wilhelm II would accept the British surrender/sail on a triumphant victory cruise. As it turned out she was ceded to the British and bought by Canadian Pacific. There was a lot of trouble with the ship's oddball turbines and she had to be re-engined in 1927. Her moment of trial and triumph arrived at 11:58:44 JST on Saturday, September 1, 1923. As the Australia was about to depart Yokohama the Great Kantō earthquake struck. The pier was destroyed and the ship tossed so violently that her captain thought the masts and stacks would be torn off. For a time the Australia was trapped, with flames on land and burning oil in the water but was ultimately able to get free and serve as a rescue ship, treating burned and injured survivors for almost two weeks. Her hull was painted black with a white sheer line until 1929. She carried troops during WW2, a job that lasted until 1952 when she was finally sent for scrap.
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A vintage mid-century TWA travel poster framed in a linen wrapped mat and our hand finished solid walnut frame. Such a fun piece!
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How lovely are these bright orange suitcases!
With the trees turning to bright orange in my backyard and the crispness in the air of the coming fall season, I spotted these little suitcases and thought of fall and travelling.
SENSATIONAL 1940’S SAMSONITE TRAIN CASE!! They just don’t get prettier than this! Interior and exterior are in fabulous vintage condition...SO CLEAN! Tray has NO CRACKS! Tray does have old nail polish on it, but it only adds to the character!! This is a GORGEOUS piece!! $59
The Countdown is on! 9 Days until the Genoa Candy Dance Festival! Check out these new Reno & Tahoe limited edition designs that will premier at the Candy Dance! See you there!
Event Info: http://ow.ly/ArOd50wgEQF
Standing on the terrace of the royal suite @sofitelwinterpalace (photo by @hsn08@tribexdigital). In the background is the southern shoulder of the Qurn, the hill sacred to the cobra goddess Meretseger. Deep in one of the wadis is the queenly tomb of Hatshepsut, into which Howard Carter rappelled by rope in order to evict grave robbers in a feat of derring-do worthy of a Errol Flynn film. After nearly three weeks of clearing debris, the excavation team unearthed the sarcophagus of Hatshepsut that she commissioned as queen, which was abandoned after her rise to kingship and later burial in the Valley of the Kings. During the Ramesside period, royal dependents of the ruler focused on a wadi behind Medinet Habu, now known as the Valley of the Queens, but in origin called the Place of the Dependents (ta-set-neferou). At Medinet Habu, incorporating the small Eighteenth Dynasty temple that Hatshepsut and Thutmosis III constructed atop an Eleventh Dynasty shrine, Ramesses III built his great mortuary temple. In a text there, the god Amun-Re describes his interactions with the mountainside behind us: "I have set your temple like the horizon of the disk, like the palace of Atum, with the result that it endures opposite me forever, beside the mountain of the Mistress of Life, so that I might appear and shine in the bark of Millions upon the horizon of lightland, my light rays reaching as far as earth, with the result that they circulate in your august temple. I travel to the mountain of Manou, with the result that my hue merges with its interior. I am happy and am joyful concerning your plans. I am content with your mighty deeds." Although the Egyptians most certainly did not see the shape of a pyramid in the towering mountain of the Qurn, hieroglyphic texts such as these as well as depictions of the cobra goddess Meretseger do tell us what they thought about their landscape. I wear a 1920s dress from @noblevintageclothier and John wears a 1930s deco suit. . #winterpalace#vintagetravel#vintageegypt#1920s#1920sfashion#luxor#historichotel#hatshepsut#vintagefashion#vintagecouple#vintagelove#truevintageootd#mensvintage
It looks like the #ssAmerica is about to overtake and swamp you in another #shipyard view from her 1946 post-WW2 refit. For a vessel of less than 27,000 tons in the superliner era she certainly had presence.