Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Importance of Pretend



I have always been a pretender. Ever since I was a child all I ever wanted to do was imagine I lived in some magical world.... somewhere. I while back I was playing with some vintage suitcases, chairs and birdcages that I had painted white. I got my daughter to get in and have a play whilst I took some photographs. I had forgotten about these images until this morning when I found them on my Mac. I thought I might share some with you today.
PS: Thanks for all your sweet kind words yesterday. xx

41 comments:

  1. How sweet! love the vintage feel of the photo!.

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  2. How sweet is that!. I love to watch kids pretend...and I remember my kids pretending...all those cakes and cups of tea I consumed...lovely.

    Made me smile just remembering all the pretending.. Thank you.

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  3. Such a cutie--One can't help wonder what is going through her head.

    Melinda

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  4. So darling...
    Funny maybe the bluebird has flown over to my giveaway...come see!

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  5. Oh Sweet Sweet Sweet1
    Your little daughter is scrumptious! So sweet!
    I have always been a bit of a dreamer...pretender!
    I've NEVER grown out of it...still dreamin and pretending! ;o)
    xxooxx

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  6. Hi my blogging friend, how adorable that you have passed on your love of magical worlds to your daughter!Have a lovely week! I'm holding a scarf giveaway with a choice of 3 to choose from, over on My Passport to Style, details top right of my sidebar incase you want to enter! Sharon xxxooo

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  7. I agree, it's so important that littlies have the chance to use their imaginations which is often limited with the toys there are these days which seem to do everything for them. Cute photo :)

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  8. At 36 years old, I STILL love to pretend. As a matter of fact, my blog is dedicated to everything dress-up!

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

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  9. i canntot stand ow precious this is.
    i love adorable blonde haired baby girls.
    such amazing pics.<3

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  10. Hi Simone, I love that cage..I loved playing pretend too..I hope my comments are getting to you, my computer is so slow at the moment, I don't think it left my comment for your birthday blog, so Congradulations again if you didn't get it, you inspire me all the time, not just with your style but with your warmth and genuiness, cheers Katherine

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  11. Simone what gorgeous photos, she is a little sweetheart.
    Alison

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  12. These have a very warm and dreamy quality to them, Simone. Well done! xx

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  13. Those photos are precious. The second one is my favorite.

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  14. Hi Simone. I'm a new blogger from Melbourne and just found your site! I too love designing spaces on NO money - just second-hand stores, some elbow grease and, like in your post today, a bit of imagination. I'm currently furnishing and styling my parents new beach house in the coastal town of St Leonards, Victoria for the cheapest price possible! I'm gonna blog about it soon. Oh, just became a follower of yours too!
    Kristine
    http://thepaintedhiv.blogspot.com.

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  15. simone...que lindas fotos!!!!!!beautifullllll!!!!
    sweet and lovely moments!!!tomorrow l will go on a little holliday to the north of our country..to salta and jujuy..l am very happy! and l will not be conected !have a beautifull week full of inspiration as always and see you next week!!!besos simone! ah! you look very pretty in the new photo!!!!!chau!!!!besos!!

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  16. This is so precious, and I totally agree! I used to pretend I was running my own cooking show outside with dirt dust for spices, and mud for dough...and I would talk to the 'pretend camera' for the show! lol I just remembered that now, thanks to this post !!!

    thanks for sharing.
    i'll look for your follow button...
    come by sometime!

    ciao
    carmelina

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  17. I agree with you Simone, that plays a huge part on a kids life, to be able to dream and be what they want to be, when they want to be... even if that "what" is a stinky bearded pirate haha!

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  18. I LOVE listening and watching as my girls play pretend. I am so amazed that they even instinctively know what's real and what's pretend. My favorite is when one's the "Mom" and the other is the "Sweetie".

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  19. Lovely photos Simone! & Well done on your 1 year of blogging, your blog is certainly an inspiration & I am really glad to have found it.
    I lived in a world of make believe as a little girl! (& still do sometimes!)
    Jas
    x

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  20. Amazingly sweet indeed...I love pretend...as a child that is all I did...I think I need to revisit pretendville. Have a great day. xoxo

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  21. The magic of a childs imagination....oh if we could only keep it. Lovley blog.

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  22. Hee thats funny the lady's comment befor me was exactly one of the things I used to do, gorgeous picks & love the bird cage Elaine :)

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  23. Such a sweetie, great photo's! Love your blog, love all things vintage and beachy too! I am happy to be your newest follower! Deb

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  24. Just adorable. Love the bird cage. A wonderful shot you could blow up and put on your wall.

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  25. Pretending or roll playing is so great for kids. I just adore these shots, so sweet.
    xoxo

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  26. Oh these are so sweet Simone:) What a nice surprise find they would have been:) Gorgeous memories! Wishing you a wonderful week as always ~ Tina xx

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  27. Such sweet photos Simone, thank you for sharing them with us. Pretend play is so important and I love to hear and see little ones getting involved in this type of play, it's very cute.:)

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  28. How wonderful to have these divine photos of your darling little girl. Leigh

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  29. Hello Simone! This afternoon I have a surprise for you in my blog. I hope you like it.

    You have to send it to twelve blogs.

    Fantastic photos.

    Kisses, Ana

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  30. I love it!!!
    congrats for the blog <3

    *Follow me*
    http://wovbubbless.blogspot.com/

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  31. simone... so precious.. this warmed my heart... xx

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  32. your the best kind of mommy simone :)

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  33. What sweet photos to keep forever!!

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  34. Beautiful photos Simone! And Happy 1st Birthday for yesterday... your blog is one of my favourites xx

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  35. Lovely pictures, very nice blog as well.

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  36. congrats on your first year! i live on the west coast of the united states and read your blog every day! enjoy your musings on the beach and life! your pictures are always lovely!

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  37. What a beautiful picture, I am off to explore more of your Blog.
    I am having a Easter Candy Cup Giveaway.
    Stop on by for a chance to win!
    Join the Fun
    www.saturdayfinds.blogspot.com

    Hugs, Diane

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