Thursday, February 14, 2008

Very Vintage....




These are some images that I scanned from an album that my Grandmother Lena created so long ago.


She filled the pages, some thirty odd in number, with cards, poetry and sentiment that was so abundant in the 1880's.


Some of them are advertisements from mercantile establishments in San Francisco and in Honolulu, before Hawaii was a territory.

I keep the album wrapped up and in a drawer. I don't take it out very often as the pages are so brittle.


I'm fortunate to have this and some of the beautiful crocheting that she did. I am able to know her just a little bit through these precious things that were hers.

Wishing all a good weekend...

Best

6 comments:

Monica said...

Oh my goodness! Those are so beautiful and precious. What a treasure!
Have a good weekend Ellen!

amy said...

great finds!!!

Nora Bee said...

Wow, those are great. I love the one of the house. You are so lucky to have those!!

Amy said...

How wonderful to have this album! Priceless! The images are so sweet, how great is it to think of your grandmother carefully cutting and pasting?

marylou said...

Simply beautiful. Ahhhhh, a different time and era;) I am lovin' it and needed it right about now....maybe you too?? Sending much love to you and wishes for Spring to arrive. I KNOW that will be the best medicine for whatever is going round!!
Huggin' you, Marylou

Hurrayic said...

These remind me of a valentine card that my grandfather sent my grandmother soon after the birth of my dad. Very precious.

BTW - come and see that you won a 'runner up' cat.