Monday, February 14, 2011

Thirteen Eighty-Five at 1385

I've been wanting to take photos at my grandmother's house for a very, very long time - my grandmother passed away almost 3 years ago and the house has been empty ever since. I've talked to Jeff about doing a photo project there - but I think I've been too overwhelmed by wanting to find clothing that was special enough.. My parent's are working towards cleaning/renting it out and I knew it was basically now or never. These simple 80s silk blouses are somewhat of a departure from the normal shop stock, but it's nice to do something a bit different. And simple is good, especially when it involves silk - and my best bud and his beautiful new 5d Mark II.

Chairs

2311_francesca_gram house_012

Revlon

Please.

1385 - Barbie Stripe Shirt

1385 - Grey Linen Geometic Shirt

1385 - Grey Linen Geometic Shirt

Strawberry Towel Rack

1385 - Silk Red V-Neck Shirt

1385 - Silk Red V-Neck Shirt

1385 - Silk Gem Toned Stripe Shirt

1385 - Silk Crew Neck Blouse

Tapestry Chair

1385 - Black Silk Sack Dress

1385 - Black Silk Sack Dress

1385 - Silk Pintuck Tie Neck Shirt

1385 - Silk Polka Dot Shirt

1385 - Silk Polka Dot Shirt

1385 - Purple Ruffle Neck Blouse


Jeff and I ran out of light as the afternoon dwindled away - there were more blouses and rooms to photograph. Luckily Ashley is helping me with the blouses tomorrow, and I plan on dragging Jeff back in March to photograph the rooms we couldn't get to.
All of these will be trickling into the shop throughout the day.

60 comments:

Emily said...

Your Grandma's house is AMAZING!!!!! :) Lovely photos.

auxpaysdesmerveilles said...

Gorgeous pictures! What an amazing house your grandmother has.

Kimberly June said...

These pictures are stunning. Really lovely.

Solanah said...

This was her HOUSE? Wow, looks amazing! How nice you got to get in there and take photos, though I admit I was distracted by the house, and will have to take another look and see what you're wearing :)

xoxo
Solanah

art deco dame said...

I love it!!

Shelia Day said...

These are lovely. I really wish I would have photographed both of my grandmother's homes (one moved and the other died), but everything just moved too quickly. You are fortunate to have these lovely photos to treasure.

Avalon76 said...

My God, that vanity! What beautiful photos!

Kelly-marie said...

Oh my goodness, beautiful you and what wonderful taste your Grandma had! That house is my dream come true.

Happy Valentines day xx

Miss P said...

The photo of the empty chair made me feel a little sad....lovely photos.
Px

Janelle said...

I would LOVE to do a shoot there! You got some great photos. Did your grandma have a salon in her house?

Iz bakinog ormara said...

these photos are awesome, I was thinking it must be a photo editorial of some famous photographer, they're so good. the light is great! My congrat.

kelsey louise sykes said...

oh my goodness. her home was beyond perfect. was she a hairdresser? she has the most cozy and yet elegant home. i'm sure she was a divine lady. really enjoy the photos, thanks for sharing.

erin said...

the loveliest light!

Katy said...

These are such beautiful photos.

Vanessa Samp said...

every photo is mindblowingly beautiful. it's so good to go back to the source. glad you did this. rad!

Sara said...

great shooting

Carmen said...

You're lovely <3

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auntie-lovie said...

Wonderful post! Don't ever let anyone tear that pink & black tile out.

Stef / Diversions said...

Amazing. Your Grandma's house is beautiful and the lighting is etherial.

KnittingPony said...

Wow these are wonderful photos! What an amazing house. I LOVE the bathroom tiles, and I love the shot of you reflected in the dressing table mirror. Thank you for sharing.
Mel

Paper Heart Girl said...

What gorgeous outfits and photos! The light is beautiful! I'm seriously in love!! xxxxxx

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Mandi said...

Wow. Just gorgeous. Beautiful photos, and beautiful setting. I can see how it is the namesake for your lovely wares!

I've also been wanting the 5D, and probably will make it my next camera purchase.

Dustjacket Attic said...

I love it...wish the house could be left and lived in as is. Fabulous salon chairs and all the little pieces in that room...amazing.

Love the shot of you in the mirror, fab.
xx DJ

Crystal Lee said...

beautiful photos & love the 80s silk tops on you. your grandma was a true relic. I love it.

hollymachelle said...

What a wonderful tribute to a special place.Beautiful!

Gabby said...

These pictures are utterly amazing! I love your Grandma's house. It is the perfect backdrop for any vintage inspired photoshoot. If I were you I would take that vanity in a heartbeat.

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Dakota C. Walsh said...

Oh, how gorgeous. I love that mirror shot especially, for some reason; it's quite haunting. But all of these are wonderful; and what a house!!

tara-lynn said...

stunning!

Rosie said...

wow wow wow. crazy amazing.

Amara said...

Oh My these pictures are lovely! Everything is so beautiful and perfectly placed. And you are just a doll! Sweet sweet photos.

Karen said...

So amazing! I just ♡ this.

Brown Paper Packages said...

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Lexie, Little Boat said...

every time you mention your grandmother's house i get a little panicky inside because i think our grandmothers must have been kindred spirits -- she is a collector and keeper of beautiful things, just like your grandmother was! it makes me happy when you post about her treasures.

My name is Giacobba said...

beautiful house, beautiful clothes, beautiful photos!

casey said...

Oh wow--what a great set of photos to document her house with. They're so, so beautiful! And I'm with Solanah: the house looks amazing! Loving all the old salon pieces scattered about... how neat!

♥ Casey

kendal croix. said...

Such lovely colors and patterns.

hannah, heart city said...

your gram had incredible taste. and i love the simplicity in your outfits- the one in the kitchen just about kills me!

Kara Marie said...

wow so beautiful. so many treasures!

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

i love these pictures! and it seems like they will be special memories for you to have captured; to always remember her house and your times there.

Jo said...

Stunning photographs! You look so beautiful! x www.lostinthehaze.com

thevintageblues said...

Amazingly beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing her beautiful house with us.

Cindy said...

Your grandmother's house is truly special. Thank you so very much for sharing these photos with us.

xo

Delaney Gates said...

Such stunning photos. Especially love the one with the black and white striped shirt.

Carissa Clark said...

Every single picture is absolutely lovely!

P U R P L E - D E E R said...

I want to live in your grandmothers house...these shots are absolutely divine.

The Attic People said...

This house is so pretty. Gorgeous photos :)

LadyNoir said...

cute^^


xx

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Peter Goodall said...

Gorgeous pics..

mary van note said...

Your grandmother's house is so perfect!!! I want to live there!
These photos are amazing!

My CoCoon Vintage said...

I had posted a comment days ago.... but I guess my silly computer hadn't sent it properly.
I love the photo of you in the mirror. Really reminds me of the femme fatales from the 60s film posters. Lovely!

Laura said...

i just found ur blog and im absolutely in love with it! im following you!)

-laura
http://thesemanyyears.blogspot.com

SOFIE said...

AMAZING PHOTO!

I really like your blog.

I recently bought my first DSLR and now I am practicing like crazy!

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I forgot to include my blog address :)

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Rebeccak said...

Her house is amazing - so nice you now have photos to remember it! That dresser is just gorgeous!

I just got back from a visit to my nan's place too - check it out: www.black-swans-pond.blogspot.com :)

Melissa said...

Hi Francesca,

Totally met you several times in Boston through mutual friends, then randomly stumbled upon this. What a small world.

Love these pics, love the blog. Will definitely be coming back regularly and I also need to take a peek at the etsy shop :)

Betsy said...

aw my grandma is from Salem, Mass and that kitchen is EXACTLY the layout of hers. amazing!

Love_Again said...

amazing photos! your grandma's place is a DREAM!x

Valencia Lia said...

Your Grandma's house is really so gorgeous!! I would love to move over if I could :)

Kristin said...

Your looking lovely! I like your striped shirt.

robyn/rare treasure said...

Wow! What a beautiful house...love it!

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