Wednesday, June 11, 2008

family photos

My grandmother's house... It always amazes me. I swear, I've looked at everything in each little nook and when I go back - I find something new.
I went to visit her last weekend and I found a photo album in her living that I've never seen before, all full of photos from my dad's baby years.
I found some great pictures I want to use for sprucing up Thirteen Eighty-Five's website..... there were a bunch that aren't right for the store but are still amazing anyway!

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Dear cousin of long ago - standing on the left. You are wearing my dream dress, paired with amazing shoes, and adorable hair on your head.... and your mum's not lookin' too bad either!



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This is my grandmother, with some cute dog. I'm really hoping that this dress still exists somewhere. I bet it does. I hope it does.


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I love this silly thing on her head, whatever it is.

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This is my dad as a little guy. He looks totally crazy... but I love all the little details of the house - and the birthday cake, and the opened present!

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For this last one, I don't have any words ...

11 comments:

L. said...

I love looking at old photos - you get so much inspiration from looking at them. I love the first dress and fingers crossed, your grandmother's dress is around somewhere.

anja louise verdugo said...

Those are awesome! I gotta say, I am jealous. I have only seen a couple old family photos from my relatives. There must be a secret stash out there that i don't know about or something. My friend had an amazing collection from her grandmother, including old dance cards with her grandfather's name penciled in many of the lines... so cute, before they were married!

nevers said...

That last one is astonishing -- all of them are great, but the last one...!

Sally Jane said...

I love old family photos and you've got some really amazing ones! You're right. I have no words for that last one. I hope you find that dress. What a treasure that would be. Your grandmother's house sounds like a little bit of heaven.

xo, tara said...

oh! how lucky you are to have all those great oldies in your grasp...

how come pictures were SO much better back then? i hate that we figured out how to make the picture taking process all digitalized and 21st century. i wish cameras still took pictures that looked like that.

AlicePleasance said...

I heart old photos, places and stories :-)

jessica ann said...

these are so lovely it hurts!

Effie said...

I. - I definitely agree! I always wish I could reproduce the garments and accessories in old photos ... I think that's why Anthropologie exists though...

anja - you really need to find them, they have to exist! but if your parents are anything like my parents (not nostalgic in the slightest) it might be a tricky search.

nevers - I totally agree with you, when I saw it my jaw dropped. My grandmother said something really funny when I showed it to her, but I can't remember now.

tara - I know..... My niece is almost a year and it makes me sad that her baby photos are all online instead of in a photo album.....

Diana said...

Beautiful pictures, they each tell a story.

The Whimsical Brit said...

I hope you don't mind but i copied a pic of you onto my blog for fashion inspiration and to talk about the amazing vintage you sell my blog is one man's trash is another man's treasure and i only set it up 2day!

leah said...

These are so lovely! I really enjoy looking at old photos - I love imagining the stories behind them.

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