Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Happy New Year's Wish from 1910!

Happy New Year, dear friends!

I wasn't planning on doing a post today, but thoughts kept jumping into my head and they wouldn't leave me here I am!

Made a quick card today with a beautiful image from Karen, The Graphics Fairy. She finds the most wonderful vintage images, and is always so generous in her sharing--thanks, Karen!

Here's my card:

...and a couple of close-ups...

Love that glitter!

Love this old vintage abalone button!  This was in my husband's grandmother's stash...

What a gorgeous vintage calendar from 1910--what a beautiful year!  I love this woman's image and all I could think of was how much it reminded me of my great-grandmother, Pauline Udall Smith.  Here she is in 1909--one hundred years ago...

Isn't she beautiful?  Here she is with my great-grandfather, Asahel Smith...their wedding photo from of my very favorite old family photos...

The next year, January 1910, my grandfather, Rudger Smith was born. Here is a beautiful postcard birth announcement we have from February 1, 1910, from Pauline to her cousin Pearl:

and on the back we see that baby and mother are both doing fine...!

Here's their beautiful family a few years later with a new brother for grandfather is the little one standing in a dress...!

Thanks for indulging me in a little look back at my family 100 years ago...and from Pauline and me, a very Happy New Year to you all!


  1. Your family photographs are absolutely beautiful. I'm enchanted. Their vintage clothing and their proud poses are charming, indeed. Your card is also adorable. I wish you and your family a healthy and happy New Year.

  2. Oh my goodness Julie ... your card is absolutely awesome and I just LOVE your family photos! You are so fortunate to have all these wonderful treatures!!
    It was wonderful talking with you today ... a fabulous way to kick off my new year!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR once again to you & yours!!!

  3. Hey Goober...I put a post on my blog just for you and you never even looked............thanks! OOh, and happy new year, I love you!

  4. Julie, what a beautiful card! I don't know how you do it every day, and each one so fresh and pretty. I just love this. I loved seeing the old pictures of your great grandmother and grandfather as well. Aren't old pictures fun!! I have several that I truly treasure! I am wishing you and your family all the best in 2010! May it be a truly wonderful year for you all! Love and hugs my dear friend! xxoo

  5. Beautiful! You are so lucky to have these treasures. Enjoy!

  6. Happy New Year, Julie! Wishing you and your family many blessings in the coming year!

  7. Julie, great sharing, as always, Happy New Year to you, may it be filled with creativity and sun shine. Hugs

  8. Great post! I do think the woman on the card is so beautiful and your story about your family is so interesting!

  9. Julie, what a sweet post! I just love geneology and love reading about yours, too! Pauline was a lovely young lady. So great that you have that postcard. Hope you have a wonderful new year! Twyla

  10. Happy New Year and thank you for sharing your beautiful new card and family pictures. Can't wait to see what you make next.

  11. I, too, chose that image from the graphics fairy for my New Year's post.

    How cool is that. Your card turned out so lovely. It is nice to see what can be made from The Graphics Fairy images.

    Blessing to you,


  12. Hi Julie

    A wonderful card and image and yes, it does show a resemblence to your Great Grandmother.

    There is something about the way they used to take photographs in those days that were just so elegant. I have one of mine which I think was taken in about 1920 and the pose and everything is just wonderful.

    Happy New Year and thank you for your friendship and inspiration in 2009.

    B x

  13. Hi Julie,
    i'm new to your lovely blog and I'm so glad I could come across it. i love it and love your old family photos in today's post. so precious.
    Happy new year!

  14. Your card is beautiful, but I like the glimpses of your family photos even better :) Rudger is such a neat name! Happy New Year!

  15. HAPPY NEW YEAR Julie! I rang in the new year sleeping in my bed! lol

  16. Happy New Year Julie!!!
    Even though these are not photos of MY family...I LOVE them just the same! You are so fortunate to have these photos of your family and know all of the history too. I'm not so fortunate, therefore when I see old photos, I buy them and then they become my extended family!!!! :)
    And the card? oh it's beautiful!!!! Doesn't it feel great creating while the new year rolls in????
    everything vintage

  17. How wonderful to have family memories from 100 years ago, they are beautiful! I a m so pleased I have just discovered your blog for the new year xxx

  18. Thanks for sharing some of your family history. Its wonderful to look back and it really makes you wonder what their lives were like.
    Your piece today is beautiful, so much depth and Love those little calender pictures around the sides.

  19. Dearest Julie, I have missed your enchantingly gorgeous posts and creations so much over the past little while!

    Thank you so very much, sweet friend, for your wonderfully kind and dear comments recently, they mean a tremendous amount to me.

    I truly hope that your year is off to a sparklingly fantastic start, and that each the days that follows will continually be even more amazing for you than the last!

    Immensely big hugs & endless joyful wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  20. I love your card. I always grab Karen's images but don't have the creativity to do with them the things that you do. I enjoyed the old photos of your family too. Your great-grandmother was very pretty, and frequently the people in those old photos look so serious that you can't see how attractive they are. Have a wonderful New Year.

  21. Wow! I can't believe you even have such old photos and the birth announcement. What treasures. Love the card and what you do with glitter!

  22. Hey Julie
    Thank you SO much for visiting over at my place and for entering my giveaway.
    Love your blog.
    Happy New year to you
    Hugs, Tina

  23. HI Julie and Happy New Year! Another wonderful vintage creation by you girly! How cool that the button is actually apart of your family history. You are right the image looks alot like your great-grandmother. Thanks for sharing and I'll see you over at the Crafty Secrets thread!

  24. What a wonderful post. 1910 is the year my grandparents got married.Love all the vintage images and the card you made is beautiful.

  25. Happy New Year Julie......I loved looking back 100 years at your old family lucky you are to have such wonderful treasures!!

    Take care my friend
    Love Ruth xxx

  26. Beautiful family photos and memories! Love your card and the image is beautiful:)