Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Little French…and Girls in Sweet Dresses…

Good afternoon, my friends!

What a gloomy day we’re having here…where has the sun gone?!  Oh, well…the roses look beautiful in this light, so it’s alright!

Just a few things to share with you today…I’ve been busy having fun with my daughter who finished school last week…one more day for daughter number 3, and then summer’s in full-swing!

First, a little card…

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Isn’t she sweet?!  The image and sentiment are from a new stamp set from Crafty Secrets called Bonjour Merci…so many fun French sayings and sentiments & images, including  this adorable little girl, of course!

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Just used my watercolor pencils for coloring…a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds on the flowers and butterfly, Platinum Stickles all around, lace, ribbon, buttons, and we’re all done!

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This image reminded me of a few pictures I have of little girls in pretty dresses which I thought I’d share…

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Me, about 1966…in a cute little dress my grandparents brought me from their trip to Germany…

Karen with ball

My mother, Karen…about 1942…

Shirley with kitten

My mother-in-law, Shirley—very excitedly holding a little kitten—about 1934…

Velda about age 2

My grandmother, Velda…about 1917…

Sarah Mariah Follett, 4 yrs. old, about 1870

My husband’s 2nd great-grandmother, Sarah Mariah Follett when she was 4 years old, about 1870…

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My 3rd great-grandmother, Lois Pratt Hunt, in the 1840’s…

Hope you enjoyed this small window into little girls and their dresses through the last 160 years…!

One more thing to leave you with…a sweet little birthday card given to my mother by a friend when she was a young girl…

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(Double-click to enlarge!)

Hope you have a most wonderful day….see you soon with something new…