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!