Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Township Tales

On another work trip to the townships, I experienced all of the "rural things" that make visits worthwhile.


Lwazi Mhlanga of Lwazi Mhlanga Photography captured a few great pictures which share the experience. See the pics [and his story]. I've always loved photo's and these are worth the love!


Have a look,
http://lwazimhlangaphotography.blogspot.com/2011/05/reminders-of-home.html


Have a super pre-election evening!
Nastassja

Friday, May 6, 2011

Things that make a Home Smile!

In another post, you see pictures from our Anniversary Photoshoot with Marelize Schmahl Photography. The below were taken then too.

Our home is small, and that's often when detail matters most - so here're just a few of the little touches that make our home sweet. 



WE'VE DECIDED THAT THIS WILL BE THE THEME IN OUR HOME, AND MARRIAGE - LOVE WILL MAKE EVERY DECISION; LOVE IS THE HEAD OF THIS HOME





SOPPY AREN'T WE? YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE HALF OF IT, HEARTS ARE EVERYWHERE ELSE TOO



WE WENT FOR AN URBAN RETRO LOOK, SO THIS COAT STAND FITS RIGHT IN



ON THE HUGE BOOKSHELF, ONE OF THE SHELVES IS DEDICATED TO MY COLLECTION OF TEA POTS - MOM'S YELLOW VINTAGE (AND BLUE, AND ORANGE HEHE), AND MY OTHER EDITIONS



AGAIN THE BOOKSHELF, AGAIN WITH LOVE



ALSO ON SHELF, SWEET TOOTH MOVIE NIGHTS



SOMETHING BORROWED - THIS IS MARELIZE'S THAT SHE BROUGHT ALONG AS A PROP - AND I THINK IT'S THE WORD OF THE DAY
See the other pics, on the full shoot here 

Photographer's website

Domestic Bliss!

You don't have to know me well to know that I'm not camera shy. I grew up quite the poser - modeling in front of the TV until someone asked "Werk jou pa by PG Glass?" - "er, whatever!"


So it's no surprise that I like to commemorate EVERY occasion with pictures. How much more when it's your First Wedding Anniversary!?


I had this idea in my head - I wanted something that told the story of marriage, particularly in its first year. I would name this picture-perfect marriage - Domestic Bliss. Our Wedding Photographer came on board and thought it would be fun to play pretend; I'd be a Stepford Wife for the day!


What was particularly special about the shoot, was that it was done at home. Soon we'll look back at these pictures and remember our first ever home, and that's something worth having.


I'd describe our first year of marriage as 'playing house' - I had fun with the idea of cooking, cleaning, etc. during this year because I am excited and thrilled that this is OUR home, our life, our marriage.


Come photo shoot day, we played house some more! Have a look...



















Thanks to Marelize Schmahl Photography for these awesome pictures! We had so much fun.

See more pics, on the home decor here