Monday, July 11, 2011

Vintage Photo Shoot with Paige

It turned out just as I had envisioned ...
Paige, my little vanity dresser, a few vintage things,
and our photographer friend
on a summer evening
in my backyard.


Shasta daisies were in full bloom
and Paige was ready to pose.


It proved to be a challenge to photograph
the little dresser...with the mirror!
Who would have thought that the reflections in the mirror
would be part of the picture?
We had to shoo off a couple of brothers
who decided to do a little bike riding in the back yard!
And a neighbors house kept showing up where we didn't want it too.


Jenny, our photographer friend,
cheerfully got down on Paige's level
for the best shots.
It was a hot summer evening, with the gnats & mosquitoes
making a nuisance of themselves.


Paige pretended to have a tea party.


Here you can see that Grandma is in the photo too...
as the little girl in the picture frame,
behind Paige's shoulder. 

She even got to pretend to be a bride...
using Grandma's wedding veil.


Sweetly posing...


Now I have decisions to make...
which photos to have printed--what size--how to display...
and this is only a select few of the ones I have to choose from.

 I am so very happy with the way they turned out.
My thanks goes out to
Jenny Grissom
of
Grissom Portraits



Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Dresser


I think I was about 3 years old when I got this little vanity dresser.
I always remember having it.
It was in my bedroom when I was a little girl
& I would sit & primp or fix my dolls hair.

It's old....
My Uncle Ranny made it for me
out of plywood & orange crates.
I think I was about 3 years old
when he gave it to me.

As I grew older it was stored away in our basement.
Later, my little sister came along & it was hers to play with.
At some point, it was stored under the house in Overland Park
and later brought out for Karen to play with when she was at
her Grandma Brown's.
Years passed & it finally came home with me to Indiana.

My nieces came along & when they came to visit us
& I remember getting the dresser out of the attic for them to play with
when they played with their dolls.
One time I saw one of them carrying it around & I knew it was time
to put it away for a while before it was broken.

And then my granddaughter's came along & once again,
it came out of storage.
They have played with it for several years,
but recently I've noticed that they are about to outgrow it.

Tonight I'm having a friend take some pictures of Paige
with the little dresser before she gets much older
and doesn't care about it.
Once again...it is just a piece of wood.
But it has a history with me and I want to pass that history
on to the ones that I love.

Hopefully, fun photos to follow!