Monday, August 19, 2013

Dinky-di & true blue....!


A wonderful time was had at the Polka Dot Vintage Market yesterday.. Jack, Steffe and all confident  'portraiteurs' (?) out there would have been tres proud of me..not one, but three portrait shots :)) On the lookout for a birthday present for my great nephew we were drawn to the colourful display of Conky the Magic Kangaroo books and as an added bonus we met and were totally charmed by author Ken Holman who not only signed my books but regaled us with an outback yarn or two! As well as being loved around the world.. what child doesn't enjoy a kangaroo story, Ken's books have been placed in the heritage section of the WA State Library. You can order them on line..I'm just saying :)
Below left, seriously if I look like this when I'm a 'genuine vintage model' I'll be well happy, she was 'racy & lacy all the way down to her toes' fabulous! I overheard two men walking in front of me saying 'I wish we had a camera'...I mean, who goes anywhere without a camera, right ?? To the right we have Greg the 'maharaja' who was more than happy to pose, especially with Aimee :) Altogether a colourful affair, plus we came hope with some pretty cool 'stuff'..Happy rest of the weekend in the Northern Hemisphere.. take care and stay safe....


37 comments:

  1. Lovely and colorful pictures.....nice outfits they have.

    Greetings, Joop

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  2. That does look like such a fun day and I love your captures! They're all so colorful!! Aimee has a beautiful smile! Thanks for sharing the fun!!

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  3. Beautiful smiles gallery for a certainly great and happy day!

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  4. The vintage market looks really interesting, I can look at stuff like that for hours. I like to buy old things like that rather then new junk from China.

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  5. Fantastic portraits and hey, there's no age to like children's books, right? I wouldn't mind this!

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  6. Aimee eat rouge! What fun......


    Aloha

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  7. What a fun venue to capture the unique and interesting. And yay for getting to meet the author of those adorable books. :)

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  8. Good portraits!
    'Racy and Lacy' probably charged for pictures!

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  9. Great portraits Grace. And you are correct, never leave home without a camera.

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  10. Looks like a fun place and lots of people. Love the "rouge" in the photo of Greg and Aimee. I would have bought some of that glass for sure!

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  11. Looks like lots of fun, great photos. Have a good week. Diane

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  12. A lot of character in Ken's face. Terrific shots!

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  13. So proud of your portraiture!!! You did great, Grace. Enjoy your week.

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  14. Interesting and entertaining books.
    I love vintage markets.
    You, very well in the picture.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  15. You caught fantastic portraits all around! What character and beautiful smiles everywhere! (Ah, you've well-reminded me to never leave home without a camera:)

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  16. I could be happy with all that glassware! How clever of Aimee to seek out a colour coordinated photo subject partner.

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  17. That is my kind of place, Grace! I love vintage. The shot with Aimee is super!

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  18. What a fun market. Love all of the colors...especially the glass.

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  19. It certainly was fun, but also work for us! Thanks Gracie for including our presence in the last shot. We were really pleased our plain black & white gazebo signs stood out from all the color. You did an amazing job as always, for Ken and his books. (He came over to us later to swap fudge for a book to join my collection...) I've spent a fortune on Indian dress trimmings from the Greg over the years and Aimee looked like the perfect advert for the markets - just gorgeous!

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  20. Based on my one experience in Australia, I think all kangaroos are magic. Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

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  21. Wow what a collection Grace. I hope you get to read the Kangaroo story to your great nephew.

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  22. Glad that you enjoyed this special event, the pictures are wonderful, so beautiful smiles!
    hugs and a nice week ahead,
    Léia

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  23. I always make it a point to take a camera with me everywhere I go! You just never know what you'll see :)

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  24. Oh my, you have a lot of colourful people overthere, did you buy the white knitted outfit?

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  25. Great to see some lovely and slightly eccentric Australians Grace ;-)

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  26. Sounds a colorful market! love it specially the glassware..

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  27. I´ll keep my eyes open for Conky - might become a pressie for little Niece (in 10 years, she wont´start learning English before grade 5).

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  28. I'm sitting here wishing we had something like this going on last weekend. This looks like loads of fun! You got some great photos and I don't think any veteran intrepid reporter could have done a better job of giving us the whole picture.

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  29. What fun you must have had there! :-)

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  30. I would have liked to be there... with my camera!

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  31. I love this kid of place! So colorful and so much going on. Great photos!

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  32. I can't believe I missed this one, Grace! Fantastic. Your portraits are super. Now, how hard was that?

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