1886 – Bringing a Victorian mansion back to life!

I just have to share the wonderful project of my friend Chantal Filson who purchased a Victorian manor from 1886 (and extra cottage from 1860) on 5 acres in Allegany County, NY this year. She is bringing this amazing home back to it’s original glory and will eventually be hiring it out for weddings and functions and for film productions.

Chantal has worked in Hollywood in costuming and has always loved the era of the property she has purchased (now aptly named ‘1886’). Her attention to detail when refitting the house is astounding and it is looking stunning! If you’d love to have your wedding or a function there in 2017 check out the website. www.1886location.com

You can also follow the (sometimes hilarious) everyday accounts of her progress on her Facbeook page.

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Summer is here again…

Yes, summer is here again…for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere anyway. You wouldn’t know it was summer today here in Perth though as it is currently 16C and raining! Just the way I like it 😉 Here is a group of wonderful old Aussie travel prints from the 1920s and 30s. Of course, the graphic designer in me can’t help love the Art Deco influence in some of them. Enjoy.

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Rottnest, isle of girls – 1926

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Australia calls you – 1926

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Bondi the beautiful – 1929

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Bondi Beach – mi 1930s