Monday, 7 December 2009
Den Making on a Sunday Afternoon
So that was the thought behind this shoot. I wanted a nostalgiac feeling, the den making and playfulness of a rainy day. This box has been sitting in our conservatory for about month- it's the one that the blue egg chair came in (see 'feeling the blues'). I have to admit, it was filled with gadgety things, cushions and blankets until this afternoon, as my little brother had commandeered it immediately on arrival for his very own hide-out.
The images are divided into three parts. In a den, you often play 'house', so we set up some of the figures from the doll's house I had when I was little. Also, I always read in my dens. So lots of classic books for me! And very aptly, we have a rather large collection of different editions of Alice in Wonderland. To finish, no den is a proper den without some food and feasting!
The skirt I am wearing here was bought by my mum at a jumble sale when she was eighteen. How I wish there were still jumble sales that would yield such treasures now. There is a close up of the beautiful fabric at the end because I love taffeta.
The shoes were found in a charity shop (where else?) in their original box, I think made in Italy. And again a close up to show them in detail.The cardigan is my mum's and the belt is a vintage family one. The long socks are from H&M and the vintage watch is one I got from a flea market.
So what were your favourite childhood games or activities? I'd love to know...
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