Sunday, January 29, 2012

Romance Remembered

Time escapes me...  I should be emailing you all more of lately, but time escapes me.  I can barely keep a current post up.  Work - and life in general - has the best of me for the moment. 

Valentine's Day is approaching, and with February - the end is near (of winter, of course).  As my Boompa used to say - February is here, and the end is near... and I am a lover of all things 'spring' so I, too,  anxiously await her arrival. 

But, until then, I'll share some sweet romance with you all...




My vintage typewriter find...$10.00.  She dates to 1917.  Fancy little keys she has.  Just imagine the messages she used to pound out... and when!!  And my sweet roses...who, I ask, can ever tire of photographing the undulating lines of a rose?







Not I, said she...






...not with these sweet reflections in my crackled mirror.







For love here and gone...timeless.
If the entire family of roses could speak throughout all of history... just think all of the stories they would tell...







Young love...







...Dan and I at the alter.  The red depression glass vase was a gift from him one birthday many years ago.  We use it all the time... it was just a few dollars.  The important thing was that he knew I loved vintage glass.  Cost -- irrelevant.







Old love...
my grandparents...now deceased.  This tiny picture is of their young love back when they were first married at twenty years old... a marriage that weathered 59 years.  A tiny vintage candid shot with her old camera, somewhere on some lake with a little fishing shack.  Good times bought on the cheap during hard times.  1940.  Stuffed in this little frame that I bought at an antique/craft shop when I was 16...and has stayed in that little frame ever since.








This pair of Wellington doves he gave her as a Christmas gift in their later years.
She liked it so much that he bought several more pairs of Wellington birds for four subsequent holidays...and then she told him she had enough birds  (smile).







Valentine's Day brings of riot of expectations with it,doesn't it?
Love notes to your sweet...







...love captured, love lost, love reborn, love reformed.






I think one finds that the stronger and more secure your love is, the less you need.
That's what she meant when she said she had enough birds.






One doesn't need to be showered in gifts when love is forever.  Permanent.  At least that's how I feel anyway.  Time shared together is worth its weight in gold...







...because your life can change in an instant... and your time is just a memory.


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21 comments:

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I so can relate to how time escapes, I feel like I am always behind, with everything. Blogging takes up so much time, and instead of inspiring my creativity, seems to be hampering it. The roses are beautiful, and your photography is really great. Love you vintagetypewriter, and have been looking for one. Sure hope I fine one for $10. Love the picture of your grandparents. Hope to see you at the Three French Hens Market in Morris this summer. Thanks for sharing your creative inspirations at Sunday's Best.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful post, and the photos of your roses are stunning!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Beautiful pictures and oh my, the typewriter:) I have a picture of my mom and dad during the 40's and it's my fav! I'll be doing a post with something I bought at Pier One today, as soon as I get it hung.LOL

♥Rondell

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Andrea, the vignette on your old dresser is beautiful. All of it...the roses, the crackled mirror, the typewriter, the doves, your wedding picture, and your grandparents picture.
Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment on my bakers rack.
Barb

Full Circle Creations said...

Such a sweet post. I too have a red depression glass vase. In fact I have four of them of varying sizes. My largest looks a lot like yours. They all belonged to my great grandmother. I use them and love them.

Holly

Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

Such lovely photos. Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

You sure painted a picture of sweet memories! And I love what you said in the comment to my post. "I wonder what they grew up to be". :)

lynn said...

such a beautiful post, andrea:) i esp. love the roses in the old mirror--tfs!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a sweet post, Andrea. I especially loved seeing the photo of your grandparents. So sweet!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

What a lovely post! You first grabbed my attention with the pink roses (my favorite!) That's such a sweet photo of your grandparents, and I LOVE the old typewriter! I'm your newest follower. Glad I found you (on White Wednesday)
Cindy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those roses are so beautiful and that old mirror just adds to their charm!

Anne said...

What a sweet post! and that colour of rose is my all-time favourite!!

Thank you for visiting me & leaving such sweet comments.

Have a happy week.
xox

victoriantailor said...

Very sweet, love that valentine garland,

Helen's Decor said...

Andrea, you've inspired me with this Valentine post. I love it...and how you made me think of inherited things tell a beautiful story of love. Thanks for visiting me, too. Helen

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Your photos are Beautiful, the stories are Sweet & Memories are always Priceless.... Love the shot of the roses in the fabulous old mirror... Thanks for sharing & hope you'll stop by~
Have a wonderful week
Cheryl

kpaints said...

I had a lovely visit to your blog..great photos and I love Betty!

Great photo of your grandparents...what a treasure.

ImSoVintage said...

This is such a sweet post. Your roses are simple gorgeous. I can just imagine the fragrance.
Laura

Red Rose Alley said...

Andrea,
oh my, those pink roses are so pretty. I wanted a picture of pink roses so badly for my poem, but couldn't find the perfect picture. I wish I had this one. I love the old typewriter. Your grandparents picture is a treasure, and the stories were sweet. I love old pictures of loved ones. This was such a beautiful romantic post.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hi Andrea

I have missed your lovely blog and photos.

What a lovely post to read!

The roses are simply beautiful.

I hope that all is well with you and your family.

I am busy trying to play catchup but think that it will take me a long time as I have missed so much!

Have a lovely weekend.


x Fiona

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Hello there, I am your newest follower! I just love your romantic post. I am passing on my Liebster blog award to you, for lovely blogs with under 200 followers! I will send you a direct link to the blog post when it is ready and you can get the details if you want to participate and nominate other up and coming bloggers.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Amber @ Junkaholics Unanimous

Debbiedoo's said...

What a beautiful post and such a pretty display Andrea. I also love your 2.00 picture frame from Good will. Great find.

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