April 26, 2007

A Busy Day....

Peter went back to preschool today after a two week Easter break. He was totaly excited and really anxious to get back....'Mum, quick we have to go.....I dont want my friends to forget about me!'
bless him!
So after dropping him off, Neo and I headed to our local shops - first to the postoffice then to the dry cleaners and then to the barber, Mr Candorro for a haircut.

Love this little Italian barber, he cuts hair with such skill and flair and has been at his shop since 1973, the decor hasnt changed since then....look at the kiddies chair and brown paisley wallpaper. I asked him if I can take some photos. 'Yes, yes Signiora '
I love this old picture he had on the wall. It was set in the late 50's....look how busy the barber shop was , six barbers working full time grooming men, guess with all the trendy hair salons around you dont see the barbers so busy anymore, business is slow these days he tells me...each time a house is sold in the area, I lose another client, they are all getting on growing old...passing away. Makes you think huh? Anyway here is Neo with his new manly haircut.

Walking home we popped into the Old wares shop. I bought a bunch of Australian Home Journals....some great vintage images and patterns! The ads are so funny!

This vintage craft book is fun too! a bargain 50cents!

The mailman delivered some goodies. I got my notecards from Regina's swap....some great cards from some talented ladies!
Here are the cards I sent (you can click on picture to see the detail)


  1. Anonymous6:10 PM

    Neo looks most handsome indeed...what a big sunny smile! And those magazines will be great for all of your collages

  2. Anonymous8:34 PM

    Isn't he a sweetie?! Love the old-fashioned barbers, but he's right, there aren't many of those around now - it's all trendy unisex salons.

    Fab magazines - I have a 'Home Chat' annual from 1936 and the ads in that are hilarious!

  3. Thanks for the barber shots. A different era. Sad that it is closing. Neo is a sweety.

  4. Anonymous11:38 PM

    Neo is so gorgeous!! I think those old italian barbers are the best!!

  5. What great photos. He's a cutie. I'm just itching to go to shopping in some thrift stores.

  6. love the barbershop story... it is so nice that he is still around though sad that it is getting harder and harder... there is something so wonderful about an old fashioned community barber shop or beauty parlor. i remember going into the women-only beauty shops in india with my family and it was so much fun. xo

  7. Anonymous1:14 AM

    Aww, your son is so cute! I love the vintage hairdresser photos especially the decor. Great magazines from the old wares shop, and your cards are wonderful!

  8. Anonymous2:25 AM

    Your son is adorable. And I love the barbers. I wish I could find one like that near to us. I shall have to keep an eye out.

    Cherry xx

  9. Thanks for coming by and entering the drawing and for the kind comments, yep I do love having goodies!

    Fun barbershop you photographed, felt like 50 years ago, not nowadays!

  10. Anonymous12:20 PM

    i love old barbershops. actually, i love all things old school.

  11. Looks like a fun day! :)

  12. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Oh, a true barber! You do all the real wonderful things. Are you in never never land? And a wee boy with a haircut shopping partner? How sweet!!!! xxxoooo, V

  13. Little Neo is adorable and I would have flipped over finding those amazing magazines. They look fabulous!!

  14. what a sweet haircut on little Neo! and that Barber's chair!!! whoa!!! how i'd LOVE to have that in my house :)

    lucky me...i scored one of your cards...the dragonfly one...love it! thank you!!!

  15. Anonymous3:34 PM

    Pssst, You are a Winner!!

  16. Anonymous3:35 PM

    A big winner... :)

  17. yes, it is sad what is happening to the barbers and most small stores. mr candorro looks so friendy! i love that little chair, so cute!
    i also love that book and the cards.


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