Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Vintage Grace and Retro Charm

My love of vintage items comes from my childhood, in particularly from my Mother. When I was growing up in the 70's, she (ironically) didn't particularly like "vintage" items, but loved "new" and "modern" things...which are basically the same items I look for now. She is the absolute epitome of Grace...A cancer survivor herself, I've seen her hold her Father's hand as he sat through chemotherapy...only to have to repeat this painful part of loving someone 30 years later with her own son...she's buried a grand-daughter...watched over her Mother those last few days...stayed by my Father's side when he had his bypass..the list goes on...but to meet my Mother you would think she has only known happiness...she's the one you call when you need help...she's the one you call when you just need someone to talk to...she's the one you call when you need someone strong beside you.
On Bonanza
Chalet Glass on Bonanza
Growing up, she loved to have pretty things around, and collected everything from Canadian Chalet glass to Napco collectables. I guess as I get older, I'm always trying to capture pieces of my childhood :)


  1. I love this. You sound like you are talking about my own mother. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thanks so much for the comment...some things just need to be said : )


  3. Your mother sounds like a wonderful person! What a nice tribute.

  4. Thank you for the nice comment, but to be honest, it's impossible to do her credit : )

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