Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Walk Down Memory Lane...

Hi folks...no crafty stuff to share today but I am sharing some old photographs that my little Sis found and who would have thought I would now have a collection of my very own vintage photos...they sure did take me on a wonderful walk down memory lane...taken many many moons ago...over 60 years ago in fact with a Kodak Brownie camera and hey the quality isn't half bad. If my memory serves me right I think I was about 4 here and little Sis was 3...taken in my Grandma's back garden at 2 Jubilee Cottages Kirkton of Skene which is just down the road from where I live now and I often pass the old house on my way home.
here is me digging around in the dirt...it was obvious then I was never going to be a girlie girl...with my best friend Bustle our Springer Spaniel and I still struggle to control that birds' nest hair.
Back when Summer meant Summer...check out the sandals...Clarks if I remember right...kids nowdays don't go out to play with pretty Peter Pan collar/puffy sleeves dresses and now I know where my habit of going sockless whenever I can comes from...
we are a little older here...in the garden with Sleepy the Cat and Pongo the Pekinese who belonged to the lady who made our matching polka dot dresses...
and the obligatory studio portrait...hair controlled by ribbons and faces scrubbed until they shone. This was way before colour photography was popular and I think the photographer coloured the photograph with ink just like using Tim's Distress Markers to colour Paper Dolls.
I'll be back tomorrow to share the cards I made with the stamps that Simon Says Stamp sent me from their new release launching today at noon EDT in the US and 5pm in the UK.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

12 comments:

misteejay said...

Lovely pictures Kath. What treasures to have. Most of the photos of my sister & I when small were taken in my grandparents garden. My gran was fond of putting ribbons in our hair LOL Toni xx

Janette said...

Lovely pictures Kath of a world long gone but still loved by many of us, I love browsing through old pictures and it's funny how you can remember the moments....enjoy yours...x

Stamps and Paper said...

What lovely memories Kath...i was dressed the same even down to the sandals! Times such much nicer back then I have lots of happy memories of spending with my grandma when I was young...

Anne

Enfys said...

Such sweet photos of you and Maureen Kath, what little cuties! Think your mum and mine shopped in the same shop, I had those Clarks sandals every summer!
En xx

Sandra H said...

Beautiful photo's Kath and you haven't changed a bit what lovely memories and to think your living near by must be such a comfort to you take care x

Thelma said...

Lovely photos. Rather envious as I had older brothers who went to boarding school because Dad was in the Royal Navy and so most of my photos are of me on my own. Would have loved a sister.

Linda Simpson said...

What fabulous photographs and I bet the memories came flooding back. I had the Clark Sandles too. I hate shoes and if I could get away with wearing no shoes I will :) Thank you for sharing.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Redanne said...

What a wonderful walk down memory lane for you and your sister, the photos are lovely! I remember my brother having long blonde hair and there was always a hand coloured photo of him hanging up in the lounge... needless to say he hated it but I loved to tease him... Hugs, Anne xx

Cheryl Johnson said...

I have enjoyed your blog for some time now and decided with these wonderful treasure of photos, it was high time,I commented. I always wanted dresses like these, however, my mother thought corduroy overalls and long zippered searsucker sunsuits wass how I would dress,from toddlerhood, all the way through elementary school, except during school days, when I wore corduroy jumpers and StrideRite shoes. Your photos are adorable and they brought back many memories of my youth. Love your art space. Have a fabulous weekend, Kathy!

Christine O said...

I so enjoy your posts! Your inspiration, humor, and joy of your everyday life is a wonderful treat.
Hugs to you from across the big pond,
Christine

mimijudy1975 said...

What a wonderful treasure for you and your sister to have these pictures now. I wish there were pictures of me growing up, but I do have the yearly Olan Mills 8x10 for ages 1-6. . I'm always taking pictures of my grandsons and grandaughter. Teenage boys still allow me to take one or two when I visit.
I love your sweet dresses and bows. Your posts are so heartwarming .

Barbara said...

Love the pictures. What a treasure!

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