Friday, July 11, 2008

Grandma's House

One of the family's favorite keepsakes is the beautiful Victorian-style house that my mother grew up in. Actually, the family no longer owns the house, so you could say the memories and photos are the true keepsakes. The house is still standing and still has the beautiful woodwork, stained glass windows, and hearth as when Mom and Dad were married there in 1950. I had the opportunity to go into the house a few years ago. I had not been in it since I was very, very young, but the walls seemed to gently wrap around me as though Grandma and Grandpa were still in it.

Well, I could go on and on about the house, but I chose instead to celebrate it in a series of family heritage cards. This one shows the exterior of the house, probably the most common view of it. Other views actually make it look like a totally different building, that's how interesting the design is. Other cards in the series feature vintage photos of my grandmother and actually miniatures of her handwritten cook book recipes. I'll show those in future posts, so ya'll come back!


Lauri said...

What a great idea! I hope you show more of these. I wish I had more old photos of my family! I love hearing about other people's heritage.

pattie said...

Oh to sit on that porch and sip a glass of lemonaid...pure heaven I would think!

Allison said...

This is so lovely...a great idea to incorporate the vintage photo and key!