Thursday, April 8, 2010

Now and Then

I may have mentioned this on my blog before, but my 90 year old Grandmother lives with my family. She moved in about a year and a half ago and has been enjoying her little room here ever since. She is such a cute little thing -- she is under five feet tall and was always a short gal. Yesterday she wasn't herself, so I thought a trip down memory lane via some old photographs would help cheer her up. We sent a few hours looking over all the pictures she had saved from the 20s-60s. My grandma is part of the reason why I am into old things. I always loved looking at the old black photo album when I was a kid and those photos of her and her sisters dressed so fashionably is just one of my many inspirations for dressing vintage.

After the photos, we decided to play a little dress-up with some of my vintage hats and sunglasses. My grandma didn't save a lot of her old things and the things that she did, I treasure dearly. I think she had a lot of fun "going back" while she tried on the hats and sunglasses. Isn't she cute?

The old photo is from 1932 when my grandma was 12. It was taken on her grandma's farm in Canada. When I was about that age, my family took my grandma back to her grandma's farm, which is sadly not owned by the family anymore. She really enjoyed her summers there as a girl and often talks about taking another trip back. When I was a girl, I loved to hear her tell the stories about her grandma's old seller full of home canned goods and the bread and pies she would make and go into town to sell. Even now, I still enjoy hearing them....they just don't get old!

Well, I am off to see a vintage dealer at his warehouse about some vintage clothing. Wish me luck!



BaronessVonVintage said...

Your grandma looks fantastic! That's so wonderful that you are able to have such precious times with her!! Being the nosey Canadian I am, I HAVE to ask you where in Canada your gran is from? My grandmother would have been around her age; she grew up in Saskatchewan and had a girlhood that reminds me of your grandmother's. Anyway, thanks for sharing this. Just heartwarming!

Good luck sleuthing goods at the vintage dealer's!

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

how sweet! I have a 91 year old great grandma and she shares all of her old photos and stories with me too! It's amazing to hear what life was like back then! Your grandma is such a little doll! She looks amazing for 90! How wonderful to be able to live with her and cheer her up when she's down! My grandma and I visit my great grandma weekly and she loves to go out shopping with us. Even at 91, she wears me out! She is really enjoying her new grea great granddaughter, my little Olivia! Have fun at the warehouse- hope you snag some good finds!!

Heidi Ann said...

I think it is so wonderful that you still have your Grandma and her stories! I enjoyed reading about her.
P.S. And yes, wishing you luck on that vintage clothing deal!!

Anonymous said...

Your Grandmother is adorable, and was a real cutie as a child, too!

Amy said...

Gram told me she had a "good day" with Emily. You are a sweetheart to take such good care of her. Love you Honey.


Miss CherryBubbles said...
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Miss CherryBubbles said...

What a lovely grandmother you have! She looks great in those sunglasses ;) And it sounds like you both enjoyed looking at old photos very much - a wonderful way to spend a few hours.


Hi Em,
Your Grandma is a dear and you are a dear Grand daughter! I sure wish my Grandma's were alive. They are such a blessing. She looks devine in her sunglasses and hat!
Deb :)

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